Elite Reviewer Spotlight: Arvind von Keudell

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: Arvind von Keudell, MD


Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Years in practice: 1.5 years

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

The editor-in-chief, Dr. Marc Swiontkowski, kindly invited me to review for his journal. Other journals have reached out to me either due to personal connections or due to my previous publications in their journal.

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

The most important advice is to take the time to diligently read the paper at least 3 times. First to get a sense of what the authors are trying to convey, second to assess the quality of the methods and the interpretation of their results and whether their discussion places the results in perspective to the current literature. In general, it might be helpful to provide constructive feedback for the authors.

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

I try to read research studies from other fields to gain perspective for my own research work and to improve my ability to review manuscripts. More specifically, I am interested in papers from specialties such as geriatric, rheumatology, endocrinology and anesthesia as well as topics such as global surgery, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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