​​JBJS Elite Reviewers Program

Our Reviewers are a key component to JBJS' ability to publish the highest quality of evidence-based, scientific information, to advance research and enhance the quality of care for orthopaedic patients. JBJS Reviewers provide critical analysis, and support our editors' decision-making for submitted manuscripts. They are asked to respond to a request to evaluate a manuscript within 5 days, and complete a review of an initial submission within 14 days. It is undoubtedly a formidable task, even more so because it is done voluntarily, as an act of service to the orthopaedic community and knowledge base. For this reason, JBJS is dedicated to recognizing and supporting our Reviewers through our JBJS Elite Reviewers Program.

Newly launched, the JBJS Elite Reviewers Program publicly recognizes our best reviewers for their outstanding efforts. It is our hope that the Program and its reviewer benefits will encourage all reviewers to aspire to meet the program requirements.

Program eligibility and qualification requirements

  • Review 4 or more manuscripts per year 
  • Rarely decline an invitation to review a manuscript, responding within 48 hours
  • Return reviews within 1 week, and be highly graded for quality of input

Benefits of being a JBJS Elite Reviewer

  • No submission fees for papers that the reviewer is the senior author (for 12 months)
  • Free CME credits for all reviews 
  • Free online access to all JBJS publications (valued at $424)
  • A letter to the reviewer's department head from JBJS Editor-in-Chief, Marc Swiontkowski, MD, recognizing and commending his/her good work
  • Name recognition on the JBJS Elite Reviewers Program Web page and on the masthead of The Journal

JBJS will start evaluating current reviewers for the Program's eligibility requirements in January 2016. Following, the list of Elite Reviewers will then be evaluated and updated twice per year.

JBJS is grateful for all of its consultant reviewers who have a wide range of knowledge and interests, and generously contribute their time and expertise to the task at hand. We welcome your participation in the JBJS Elite Reviewer Program, and look forward to working together.

Additional resources

JBJS Consultant Reviewer Guidelines

JBJS Elite Reviewers

Steven P. Arnoczky, DVM
Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine
East Lansing, Michigan, United States

George C. Babis, MD, DSc
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Athens, Greece

Ryan P. Calfee, MD, MSc
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Antonia F. Chen, MD, MBA
Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Charles L. Cox, MD, MPH
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee, United States

John M. Cuckler, MD
Alabama Medical Consultants, Inc.
Naples, Florida, United States

Lawrence D. Dorr, MD
Keck Medical Center of USC  
Los Angeles, California, United States

Freddie H. Fu, MD, DSc(Hon), DPs(Hon)
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

H. Kerr Graham, MD, FRCS(Ed), FRACS
The Royal Children's Hospital
Victoria, Australia

Gregory Paul Guyton, MD
Union Memorial Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Edward J. Harvey, MD, MSc, FRCSC
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

James A. Keeney, MD
University of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri, United States

Mark Chong Lee, MD
Connecticut Children's Medical Center/University of Connecticut
Hartford, Connecticut, United States

Stephen Li, PhD
Li Consulting
Palm Harbor, Florida, United States

Leisel D. Masson, BS, BS, MS
Stryker Orthopaedics
Mahwah, New Jersey, United States

Michael David McKee, MD, FRCS(C)
St. Michael's Hospital/The University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Omer Mei-Dan, MD
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, Colorado, United States
Robert M. Pilliar, BASc, PhD
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dino Samartzis, DSc
The University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Edward M. Schwarz, PhD
University of Rochester
Rochester, New York, United States

Howard Seeherman, PhD, VMD  
Bioventus Surgical
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

George H. Thompson, MD
Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Andre J. van Wijnen, PhD
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota, United States

J. Michael Wiater, MD
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Rochester, Minnesota, United States​