The Journal of Adolescent Health (JAH) is the official publication of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. One of the Society's primary goals is the development, synthesis, and dissemination of scientific and scholarly knowledge unique to the health needs of young people. Last year, we initiated a strategy to amplify important contributions to the field culminating in the inaugural JAH Distinguished Dozen . The process of selection of articles is based on results of peer review. JAH now asks all peer reviewers, “Does this manuscript merit special consideration in the journal's monthly and/or annual collections of particularly important research?” Reviewers who responded affirmatively are provided with the opportunity to offer explanatory comments.