Peer Review Week Day 1-PM

JBJS is helping celebrate Peer Review Week 2017 by formally recognizing some of its top reviewers for their contributions. Each day during Peer Review Week 2017, JBJS will profile six different top reviewers on OrthoBuzz each morning and afternoon. This afternoon, let’s meet Simon Lambert, Dionysios-Alexandros Verettas, and Luke McDonald.

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Simon Lambert, MD
University College London Hospital

What do you like best about reviewing for JBJS?
I value the opportunity to learn new ideas and understand current concepts and clinical practice in my field of surgery while contributing to the endeavour to maintain the high quality of evidence and scientific argumentation that defines a high-level framework of thinking.

How do you find time to review for JBJS?
I always carry my laptop with me to read each paper a number of times during those gaps in the working day that inevitably open up. After evening family time, I review references for relevance and, in doing so, follow each reference’s trail to be clear how that reference has been used in the paper. I use the challenge of my own rudimentary knowledge of statistics to look up and understand the various tests to try to be clear they have been used appropriately. I will then formulate a list of impressions and comments on my note pad. I review this list after a week or so and then write my review having considered each paper a number of times.

What do you see as JBJS‘ role in shaping the future of orthopaedics?
I believe the JBJS has a number of important roles:
1. to maintain a high standard of scientific communication (a technical role);
2. to maintain and develop clinical practice commensurate with evolving scientific knowledge (an instructional and moderating role);
3. to promote research [into epidemiology, basic science (biological and mechanical), applied science, and audit of practice] which forms the foundation for novel interventions and future technologies (a forward-facing role).

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Dionysios-Alexandros Verettas, MD
Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

What do you like best about reviewing for JBJS?
Since the JBJS is the most prestigious journal of orthopaedics, the majority of the papers submitted are of high quality and thus give the oportunity to the reviewer to follow the most up-to-date research. I must add that the editorial office make the JBJS one of the most reviewer-friendly journals.

Q3  How do you find time to review for JBJS?
I find that the best time for reviewing is after office hours, when some relaxation is needed.

Q4  What do you see as JBJS‘ role in shaping the future of orthopaedics?
JBJS certainly plays a prime role in shaping the future of orthopaedics both in research and in education and training, at least in the USA. However, I would like the journal to include views and strategies that could apply to Europe as well.

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Luke McDonald, MD
Naval Medical Center San Diego

What do you like best about reviewing for JBJS?
I enjoy reviewing for JBJS as the manuscripts are well-written, allowing me to focus on the research rather than the writing style, and assigned topics fall within my areas of interest.

How do you find time to review for JBJS?
I am privileged to have the opportunity to review for JBJS, and build the time into my schedule, usually between cases or in the evenings.

What do you see as JBJS‘ role in shaping the future of orthopaedics?
Despite the rise of multiple subspecialty journals, JBJS remains the premier orthopaedic journal, disseminating quality literature to all subspecialty fields.

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