Elite Reviewer Spotlight: Iftach Hetsroni

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: Iftach Hetsroni

Affiliation: Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Israel & Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Years in practice: I have been a Senior Orthopedic Surgeon since 2007

How did you begin reviewing for other journals and for JBJS in particular?

Reviewing was natural and very fulfilling. I was asked by several journals; I did not always know exactly how they found my details and reached for me, but I rarely refused. I did not know at the beginning how crucial and enjoyable this would be for my professional career but today without any doubt reviewing for top journals is a very essential part of my work, improves my writing skills and my knowledge in the field and makes my life more fulfilling as a clinician and as a researcher.

What is your top piece of advice for those reviewers who aspire to reach Elite status?

Decide quickly if you are interested in reviewing what you have been asked to, then respond. There is no point in waiting to respond. The review as a top priority. Enjoy it and look for the details. Is this contributing valuable information? Does it have the potential to change anything in the field, and is it conducted properly?

Aside from orthopaedic manuscripts, what have you been reading lately?

I love reading books of many kinds, novels and others.

Learn more about the JBJS Elite Reviewers program.

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