JBJS is pleased to highlight our Elite Reviewers. The Elite Reviewers Program recognizes our best reviewers for their outstanding efforts. All JBJS reviewers help us maintain the highest standards for quality orthopaedic publishing.
Name: Lawrence D. Dorr, MD
Affiliation: Dorr Institute for Research and Education, Pasadena, CA
Years in practice: 40
How did you begin reviewing for other journals and for JBJS in particular?
For JBJS, I applied to review.
What is your top piece of advice for those reviewers who aspire to reach Elite status?
Reviews have to be taken as seriously as writing a manuscript. Are the methods scientific? Is the data correctly analysed? Compare tables and figures to the results section – both for being accurate as well as not repetitive. Is the discussion a repetition of the results or do the authors compare and contrast their data with the appropriate citations? Is the data new, and will a surgeon change their practice because of this study?
Aside from orthopaedic manuscripts, what have you been reading lately?
Lost Gutenberg by Margaret Davis
Matriarch by Barbara Bush
Learn more about the JBJS Elite Reviewers program.