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: Benjamin J. Miller
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Years in practice: 9
How did you begin reviewing for other journals and for JBJS in particular?
I began receiving requests to review in fellowship and early clinical practice. Ultimately there are so many requests that you have to be selective about the quality of journal you agree to review for – JBJS has always been of the highest standard and impact.
What is your top piece of advice for those reviewers who aspire to reach Elite status?
Review the article systematically with a degree of skepticism, and focus on the methodology and potential sources of bias or inconsistency. Once a report is in the published literature, it is accepted as fact, and so it is important to be diligent and comprehensive to address any questions a potential reader may have.
Aside from orthopaedic manuscripts, what have you been reading lately?
Just finished Guns, Germs, and Steel – very interesting book, long overdue to read, about how the human world came to be shaped as it is.
Learn more about the JBJS Elite Reviewers program.