Elite Reviewer Spotlight: Charles Johnston

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: Charles E. Johnston, MD


Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Dallas, TX

Years in practice: 38

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

 I was asked to. Editors sent manuscripts and asked me to review.

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

Don’t accept statements/conclusions that seem far-fetched or a reach – demand better evidence. Discard manuscripts that lack conviction and are repetitive of previous work. No B.S., and demand short concise statements not in passive voice.

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

I always read The New Yorker and Texas Monthly.

Books: Lightning Men, Where the Crawdads Sing

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