Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Benefits of Authorship

Earn SDMS CME Credit

Published authors may be eligible to receive SDMS CME credit once an accepted manuscript is slated to be published in a JDMS issue.

Articles with Accompanying SDMS CME Tests: JDMS Authors will automatically receive three (3) times the number of SDMS CME credits that the SDMS CME test is worth for an accepted article. The SDMS CME credit will be reflected on their SDMS CME Transcript before the article is published in the scheduled printed JDMS issue of the JDMS.

Articles without Accompanying SDMS CME Tests: JDMS Authors will receive 0.75 SDMS CME credits for an accepted article published which does not have an accompanying SDMS CME test. SDMS CME credits for those articles will be included on the Authors’ SDMS CME Transcript by November 30.

Authors do not receive SDMS CME credit for articles not accepted for publication. All SDMS CME credits are granted to authors on published manuscripts who are SDMS members at the time CME credits are awarded. SDMS CME credit is not available to non-SDMS members.Authors whose article(s) have been published in the JDMS may receive free SDMS CME credits. SDMS CME credits are issued through the SDMS CME Tracker if the author is a current SDMS member.

Policy effective for articles published in the JDMS beginning January 1, 2018.

JDMS Open Access

All JDMS published articles are publicly accessible one year following print publication. Authors may receive additional ‚Äčcitations after that time as their work is recognized worldwide.

JDMS Rewards Program

Authors whose article(s) have been published in the JDMS will receive a discount off their upcoming SDMS membership renewal. The "JDMS Rewards" program works this way:

Publication Reward*

JDMS publication of one original research or literature review article

100% SDMS membership dues discount
JDMS publication of two original case studies 100% SDMS membership dues discount
JDMS publication of one original case study 50% SDMS membership dues discount
*All membership discounts are applied within a month of issue publication. Discounts will be applied to the customer's account and available through your current membership expiration date.


The manuscript's first listed author is eligible to receive the JDMS Rewards Program discount.


JDMS Editorial Staff

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