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.
Dept of Orthopaedics, Skane University Hospital, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden
Years in practice: 30
How did you begin reviewing for other journals and for JBJS in particular?
After publishing my first papers in the early 00’s, I was invited to review. At first by Acta Orthopaedica whose editors had knowledge of new “local” researchers in Scandinavia, then gradually by other international journals. I am not sure how JBJS’ eye fell on me, but I guess being active as a researcher (both in writing and at meetings), lecturer and having a good international network will help.
What is your top piece of advice for those reviewers who aspire to reach Elite status?
Be curious (or try to be curious) on the text you are about to read. And realize that you will learn something from the paper, maybe not the core results are that interesting, but you will find a grain of gold elsewhere in the text. Such positive attitude makes the work easier!
Aside from orthopaedic manuscripts, what have you been reading lately?
The Gospel of Eels – A Swedish book on the secrets of the eel, giving both the facts and the fiction. Sounds a bit weird, but really amazing! Available in English I think, written by Patrik Svensson.
Learn more about the JBJS Elite Reviewers program.