Peer Review Week Day 3-AM

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 morning, let’s meet Richard Kang, Pablo Casteneda, and Harry A. McKellop.

Richard_Kang
Richard Kang, MD
Illinois Bone and Joint Institute

What do you like best about reviewing for JBJS?
It truly is an honor serving as a reviewer for JBJS.  As a reviewer, I have an opportunity to help JBJS publish high quality manuscripts that have a significant clinical impact.  At the end of the day, I know that patients will ultimately benefit from the articles published in JBJS.

How do you find time to review for JBJS?
Nights and weekends.  Always after I have had dinner with my wife and put the baby to sleep.

What do you see as JBJS‘ role in shaping the future of orthopaedics?
JBJS has a significant role in shaping the future of orthopaedics as the readership look to JBJS as the authority on the most current research in our field.  The manuscripts are rigorously reviewed and analyzed for their scientific and clinical merit prior to being published in JBJS.  I also believe that good research begets more good research.  The articles of today will inspire research endeavors in the future.

 

Pablo_Casteneda
Pablo Castañeda, MD
NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital

What do you like best about reviewing for JBJS?
I enjoy being a part of the peer review process and getting a chance to find out about interesting research even before it is published.
It is a pleasure to review articles and go through the mental exercise of evaluating scientific works.

How do you find time to review for JBJS?
It is very difficult!!!
I find time in the evenings or on airplane travel.

Q4  What do you see as JBJS‘ role in shaping the future of orthopaedics?
I believe this is the MOST important journal in our field and it is not only a privilege but a commitment to excellence.
Through better peer review, we will obtain better scientific knowledge and improve our outcomes.

 

Harry_McKellop
Harry A. McKellop, PhD
UCLA & Orthopaedic Institute for Children Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery

What do you like best about reviewing for JBJS?
It helps to keep me informed of the latest accomplishments in research; I usually am able to suggest ways for the authors to improve their manuscripts; in the end, it is a benefit to the orthopaedic community and the patients.

How do you find time to review for JBJS?
I am a “retired” emeritus professor, and I consider reviewing for JBJS an enjoyable way for giving back to the profession.

What do you see as JBJS‘ role in shaping the future of orthopaedics?
The research and clinical papers provide valuable information and guidelines for improving the quality of care to the patients.

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