Peer Review Week Day 5-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 Desmond Brown, Christopher Evans, and Keith Baumgarten.

 

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Desmond Brown, MD
Boston University School of Medicine

What do you like best about reviewing for JBJS?
I like doing my part to find a small island of truth in the middle of the great sea of uncertainty.

How do you find time to review for JBJS?
I do reviews mostly at night or on weekends, whenever I have a block of quiet time sufficient to read an article carefully and think about. I take notes and then return to it later to re-read it and write my review.

What do you see as JBJS‘ role in shaping the future of orthopaedics?
I think that sound and ethical research is essential for medicine to progress. I think that JBJS will continue to push for the highest standards in research, help to identify interesting and promising developments, and bring them to the attention of the orthopaedic world.

 

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Christopher Evans, MD
Mayo Clinic

What do you like best about reviewing for JBJS?
I think it helps the orthopaedic community to have laboratory PhDs like myself review manuscripts that lie in the realm of science and translation. It also helps people like me understand, integrate and appreciate clinically relevant components of the orthopedic research enterprise.

How do you find time to review for JBJS?
In-flight entertainment!

What do you see as JBJS‘ role in shaping the future of orthopaedics?
As the leading, most established and most cited orthopaedic journal it will continue to serve as an opinion leader and arbiter in the field of orthopedics.

 

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Keith M. Baumgarten, MD
Orthopedic Institute

What do you like best about reviewing for JBJS?
Reviewing for JBJS allows me to see cutting edge research prior to publication.  It allows me to assist other authors in optimizing their manuscripts.  In addition, reviewing manuscripts makes me a better author and researcher.

How do you find time to review for JBJS?
I find time to review for JBJS in between surgical cases, when I am travelling to outreach clinics, and during dedicated research time.

What do you see as JBJS‘ role in shaping the future of orthopaedics?
JBJS publishes cutting edge, peer-reviewed research that increases world-wide orthopaedic knowledge through evidence-based medicine.

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