Elite Reviewer Spotlight: Leon Benson
JBJS is pleased once again 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.
Leon S. Benson, MD
Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, Glenview, Illinois
Years in practice: Thirty
How did you begin reviewing for other journals and for JBJS in particular?
I started reviewing for journals 15 years ago and began reviewing for the JBJS 13 years ago.
What is your top piece of advice for those reviewers who aspire to reach Elite status?
I think it is important to read the article, if possible, as soon as you receive the invitation (same day). I often find that my opinions solidify after thinking about the manuscript for a few days. If I read the article right away, I am afforded some time to be thoughtful without delaying the review for more than a week.
Aside from orthopaedic manuscripts, what have you been reading lately?
Dead Wake by Erik Larsen
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
American Prometheus by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin
Hell’s Cartel by Diarmuid Jeffreys
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