​​​​​​​​​JBJS Elite Reviewers Program

Our Reviewe​rs 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

Elite Reviewers

Julie Agel, MA, ATC
University of Washington Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, Washington, United States

David C. Ayers, MD
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

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

Douglas A. Barnes, MD
Shriners Hospital for Children-Houston
Houston, Texas, United States

Robert L. Barrack, MD
School of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Anne R. Bass, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, NY, United States

Leon S. Benson, MD
Illinois Bone and Joint Institute
Glenview, Illinois, United States

Keith H. Bridwell, MD
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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

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

Douglas R. Dirschl, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, Illinois, United States

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

John L. Eady, MD
Dorn VA Hospital
Columbia, South Carolina, United States

Mary L. Forte, PhD, DC
Wolfe-Harris Center for Clinical Studies, Northwestern Health Sciences University
Bloomington, Minnesota, United States

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

Stein Jasper Janssen, MD
Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis (OLVG)
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Kyle J. Jeray, MD
Greenville Health System
Greenville, South Carolina, United States

Scott H. Kozin, MD
Temple University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Robert F. McLain, MD
Spine & Orthopedic Institute, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center
Solon, Ohio, United States

Dana C. Mears, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Surena Namdari, MD, MSc
Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Suzanne Novak, MD, PhD
Austin Outcomes Research, Inc.
Austin, Texas, United States

Terrance Peabody, MD
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois, United States

David W. Polly Jr., MD
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

David Ring, MD, PhD
Dell Medical School
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas, United States

Peter S. Rose, MD
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota, United States

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

Kern Singh, MD
Minimally Invasive Spine Institute
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States

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

Ann Van Heest, MD
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Roger van Riet, MD, PhD
AZ Monica
Antwerp, Belgium

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

Kelly G. Vince, MD
Northland District Health Board
Kamo, New Zealand

Brian C. Werner, MD
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States