Thank You, JBJS Reviewers

During the 2017 AAOS Annual Meeting in San Diego next week, JBJS will formally recognize its 30 Elite Reviewers.

In the days leading up to the Annual Meeting, we would like to profile and thank some of our additional outstanding reviewers. Today, let’s meet Kodali Silva R.K. Prasad and Alastair Younger:

Prasad
Kodali Silva R. K. Prasad, MD
Price Charles Hospital

What do you like best about reviewing for JBJS?
JBJS has evolved a uniquely rigorous dual peer review system with graded
content review and methodological review coupled with editorial supervision, a formidable combination to pre-empt system failure and ensure sustained excellence. While conceding that a perfect study is probably a  virtually impossible entity, I believe that this stringent dual review system with editorial control constitutes an optimal approach toward perfection. JBJS’ stable of journals offer a comprehensive range of publications, unlikely to be replicated in current orthopaedic literature. Consistently high impact factor of JBJS, as yet unrivalled among general orthopaedic journals, is a testament to continuous publication of significant scientific research and original contributions to orthopaedic literature.

How do you find time to review for JBJS?
I view the review process as a medium for wider contribution to the
progress of trauma and orthopaedic surgery and momentum of creative
impetus for future achievement. I consider it a duty for present and future
generations and make time outside my clinical commitments.

What do you see as JBJS’ role in shaping the future of orthopaedics?
JBJS plays a vital role to inspire definition of the current practice for
excellence and drive the future direction of the clinical landscape in trauma and orthopaedic surgery.

 

Dr. Alastair Younger
Alastair Younger, MD
University of British Columbia

What do you like best about reviewing for JBJS?
Reviewing journal articles makes me read the article in depth to
understand the thoughts of the authors. It compels me to remain
current in publications. It is a way of giving back to the orthopaedic
community by assisting other authors in their publications. It helps
me and my co-authors write better papers. Reviewing keeps me
curious and asking questions about how can we help patients better.

How do you find time to review for JBJS?
The reviewing process takes less time with experience. The critical
points or lack of them become apparent. However, like most of my
academic activities the time is found between cases, or at nights and
weekends. Like all other academic activities, it is the desire to do it
that makes you find the time.

What do you see as JBJS’ role in shaping the future of orthopaedics?
JBJS remains the premier journal for peer-reviewed orthopaedic
publications. JBJS and orthopaedics will be challenged as our field
becomes more sub-specialized and as we try to keep up with the ever
increasing knowledge in the field. JBJS and the physicians involved will play a major role in leading the future.

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