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: Noam Shohat
Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Years in practice: Six Years
How did you begin reviewing for other journals and for JBJS in particular?
After several years of research, and once I gained knowledge in statistical analysis and study design, I reached out to the JBJS Editorial Board to become a reviewer.
What is your top piece of advice for those reviewers who aspire to reach Elite status?
Researchers devote themselves to their research; they spend much time and thought throughout the long process that ends with submission. I do my best to remember this in each review; I review only topics that I feel I have extensive knowledge in. I spend several hours examining each study and pay special attention to its design and analysis. Finally, I try to accept every review request in my field and I complete it as quickly as possible.
Aside from orthopaedic manuscripts, what have you been reading lately?
I try to keep updated in general medicine. I read the New England Journal of Medicine weekly. This also enhances my understanding on design and statistical analysis.
Learn more about the JBJS Elite Reviewers program.