The Board of Trustees of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc., is pleased to announce new leadership at STRIATUS/JBJS. Mady Tissenbaum, formerly Associate Publisher and General Manager, has stepped into the role of Publisher, while Paul Sandford, formerly the Chief Financial Officer, will serve as CEO.
“We are fortunate to have such strong leaders within the JBJS organization. With the departure of Kent Anderson, who held the post of CEO and Publisher, we did not have to look far to identify who we felt could best ensure continued success for The Journal,” explained Richard Gelberman, MD, Chair of the Board of Trustees. “Together, Mady and Paul bring enormous skill and experience in publishing, strategic planning and finance. Further, they have a strong history of operational leadership and effectiveness in working together with our Board of Trustees.”
“The focus of The Journal remains the same: to provide the most valued orthopaedic information across our portfolio of four journals, to offer practical continuing medical education solutions for our audience, and to continue to support the highest standards of unbiased, peer reviewed, scientific literature, ” commented Tissenbaum.
Sandford added, “This is an exciting time for The Journal as we celebrate our 125th anniversary. We have a dedicated and talented team in place to ensure that the organization continues to produce high-quality, actionable content for the next 125 years and beyond, as we continue to reflect and adapt to changes both in orthopaedics and in publishing.”
One measure of success for leaders is whether the organization they’ve led is stronger upon their departure. That’s a responsibility I’ve taken seriously for nearly 5 years as CEO/Publisher of STRIATUS/JBJS, Inc.
In the near future, I will be leaving STRIATUS/JBJS, Inc. to become Publisher at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), which publishes the journal Science, along with Science: Translational Medicine, Science: Signaling, and Science: Advances.
While I’m sad to leave my colleagues and this audience, I’m happy to report that over the last 5 years, STRIATUS/JBJS, Inc. has improved and grown in a number of ways:
- This year, The Journal’s impact factor increased nearly 33% to its highest level ever, while The Journal remains the most-read journal in the specialty.
- Our new review journal, JBJS Reviews, is already one of the top online journal destinations in the field.
- The new JBJS Recertification Course has proven popular and effective with surgeons preparing for their maintenance-of-certification exams.
- JBJS Case Connector is improving clinical awareness and acumen on a monthly basis, with “Case Connections” synthesizing old and new information and “Watches & Warnings” alerting the field to emerging trends.
- With a growing video library, JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques continues to provide in-depth, step-by-step guidance on new surgical techniques, and plans to take practical surgical video to a new level in 2015.
With an excellent editorial team led by our new Editor-in-Chief, Marc Swiontkowski, MD, these journal and educational products are poised for long-term success.
In addition to improving and extending its core products, STRIATUS/JBJS, Inc., has diversified into new areas, adding important tools to the scientific literature, products emphasizing quality evidence and peer review. SocialCite, which allows feedback on the quality and appropriateness of journal citations, has major publishers participating in its pilot phase. PRE-val, which brings increased transparency and accountability to peer review, is also generating significant interest across the sciences.
It has been an honor working with the superb staff and editors at STRIATUS/JBJS, Inc., as well as serving the orthopaedic community – orthopaedic surgeons, physical therapists, physician assistants, and others – over the last 5 years. Thank you.