Peer Review Week Day 2-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 Jessica Goetz, Brian Werner, and Jonathan Negus.

 

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Jessica Goetz, MD
University of Iowa

What do you like best about reviewing for JBJS?
I like to feel that I am contributing to the selection of the absolute best research to present to the orthopaedic community.

How do you find time to review for JBJS?
Peer review is an important part of academics.  I feel that it is critical to make time to contribute to the academic community by reviewing.  Plus it helps me prepare my publications, so time spent reviewing feels like professional development.

What do you see as JBJS‘ role in shaping the future of orthopaedics?
At my institution, JBJS is considered the premier journal for publication of research.  I think that greater weight is given to JBJS publications than publications in other journals, and therefore the content of JBJS is more likely to become accepted knowledge and practice.

 

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Brian C. Werner, MD
University of Virginia

What do you like best about reviewing for JBJS?
The opportunity to be a part of the advancement of orthopaedic surgery through research.  By being a reviewer for JBJS, I am able to stay on the forefront of current research investigations, help select the important studies that eventually reach publication, and improve manuscripts and research studies through thoughtful review and critique.

How do you find time to review for JBJS?
I make reviewing for JBJS a priority.  While it is often challenging to fit reviewing in between clinical commitments, my own research, team coverage and family, I feel this is an important obligation as a researcher and academic Orthopaedic Surgeon to continue the advancement of our field.

What do you see as JBJS‘ role in shaping the future of orthopaedics?
JBJS continues to be at the forefront of orthopaedic surgery research.  With its widespread readership, high standards and rigorous peer review process, JBJS will continue to influence the practice of orthopaedic surgery across all subspecialties by communicating the latest, evidenced-based advancements to readers.

 

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Jonathan Negus, MD
Jointworks

What do you like best about reviewing for JBJS?
I enjoy that JBJS receives papers that are of high quality and are investigating interesting subjects. This makes my time spent reviewing interesting and informative.
The review process itself is also well organised with clear instructions, reminders and a welcome, functioning website.

How do you find time to review for JBJS?
I schedule time for reviewing as I feel it is not only a vital part of the maintaining the quality of the orthopaedic literature but also improves my understanding and my practice.

What do you see as JBJS’ role in shaping the future of orthopaedics?
JBJS is the ‘Go To’ journal for arthropods around the world. As such, the articles it runs with shape the practice of worldwide orthopaedics. JBJS has great power to ‘Shape the Future of Orthopaedics’ and, by objective and well thought-out publication of articles and editorials, it will continue to do so.

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