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.


Brian C. Werner, MD


 University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA

Years in practice: 5

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

I perform a lot of research and felt that reviewing for journals would be a good way to give back to the journals and other researchers who review for me and stay abreast of the newest research in orthopaedics.  I was invited to give my first review for JBJS by Dr. Robert Marx, one of my fellowship mentors.

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

Treat each manuscript you review as an opportunity to learn about new research in orthopaedics and give constructive feedback that will help the authors, even if it does not ultimately end up being published in JBJS.  Also understand the importance of timely feedback – I make sure to do my initial review of every manuscript within a day or two of receiving the invite.

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

Born to Run

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