[Purposes] This paper introduces a classical quality management method, PDCA cycle, in order to improve the effect of journal review. [Methods] By introducing the basic concepts and characteristics of PDCA cycle, we analyzed the role of PDCA cycle in the review of medical academic journals and its enlightenment to the review work. [Findings] The application of PDCA cycle in medical academic journal review has brought remarkable effects, such as further improvement of the review system, clearer review standards, advancement of expert database construction, more timely feedback of the review results, and more obvious review effect. [Conclusions] In the review of medical academic journals, supervisors, sponsors, and publishers should take an active part in it, guide practice with PDCA cycle theory, improve the effect of review, form a virtuous cycle situation, and realize the integration of management theory and practice of review.
Medical academic journal,