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: Rupesh Tarwala, MD


Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City, NY

Years in practice: 16 years

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

It’s very important to keep your knowledge current in the orthopedic field and reviewing for journals is one way to do that. I applied to JBJS to become a reviewer.

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

New treatment options, new surgical techniques, and future research depend on the current literature being published. Reviewing a manuscript is a big responsibility. Please read the manuscript thoroughly for the accuracy of the data. Check if the data is valid and if it will help to improve the clinical results of the patients and change the current practice methods. Also, make sure these methods are reproducible and other surgeons can easily incorporate them. Providing specific feedback to the authors to improve the manuscript is important as well.

Learn more about the JBJS Elite Reviewers program.

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