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​​​​​​​​​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.

Launched in January 2016, 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

The JBJS Elite Reviewers list is 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


Current JBJS Elite Reviewers

Donald D. Anderson, PhD
University of Iowa Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
Iowa City, Iowa, United States

Robert A. Arciero, MD
University of Connecticut Health Center
Farmington, Connecticut, United States

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

Keith M. Baumgarten, MD
Orthopedic Institute
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States

Antonia F. Chen, MD, MBA
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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

Lori A. Dolan, PhD
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City, Iowa, United States

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

Mary L. Forte, PhD, DC
University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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

Samer S. Hasan, MD, PhD
MercyHealth/Cincinnati Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Stein Jasper Janssen, MD, PhD
Academic Medical Center 
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Grant Lloyd Jones, MD
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, Ohio, United States

Dominik C. Meyer, MD
Balgrist Orthopedic University Hospital
Zurich, Switzerland

Peter M. Murray, MD
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, Florida, United States

Kodali Siva Rama Krishna Prasad, MD
Prince Charles Hospital, Cwm Taf University Health Board
Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, United Kingdom

Cecilia Rogmark, MD, PhD
Skåne University Hospital
Malmö, Sweden

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

Sophia N. Sangiorgio, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California, United States

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

Jeffery L. Stambough, MD, MBA
TriHealth Orthopedic & Sports Institute
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Eeric Truumees, MD
University of Texas, Dell Medical School
Austin, Texas, United States

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

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