The Stars of Peer Review - Hoopes Vision

Hoopes Vision surgeon Majid Moshirfar, MD, was recently selected and awarded the honor of Top Reviewer for 2018 by the Journal of Refractive Surgery!

Hoopes Vision surgeon Majid Moshirfar, MD, was recently selected and awarded the honor of Top Reviewer for 2018 by the Journal of Refractive Surgery! He was among over a hundred doctors who volunteered their time last year to review submitted articles and give feedback to the editors on the quality and validity of papers and projects submitted for publication. This was the first time this scientific journal has ever selected a top reviewer. His contributions as Director of Research for Hoopes, Durrie, Rivera Research Center have been significant with 24 scientific research articles published in 2018 alone. We are honored to have him as part of our surgical and research team at Hoopes Vision! Where he finds the time to accomplish all of this we can’t even imagine.

The Stars of Peer Review

Bradley Randleman, MD – Editor-In-Chief

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(2):74

Posted February 11, 2019

“Peer review forms the cornerstone of our scientific literature and moves our field forward through detailed review, thoughtful criticism, and assisted revision of the latest scientific advancements. At the center of the peer review process is the expert reviewer, that highly qualified, anonymous, committed individual, revered by editors and reviled by authors, who makes the process run. Peer review is a nearly thankless task, but one so vital to the core of the scientific method that it keeps returning as the subject of editorials.

Each year we pay respects to our dedicated peer reviewers who volunteer their time and expertise to make the articles published in the Journal of Refractive Surgery better. Although we value and appreciate every reviewer who assisted the journal’s efforts, this year, for the first time, we are acknowledging a subset of our reviewers who went far above and beyond the peer review call. These individuals represent less than 10% of our reviewer group and were identified based on the quality, quantity, and timeliness of the reviews they provided. You can find the complete list of our reviewers in this issue, including those individuals who achieved a Silver or Gold designation for their exemplary work.

Gold Reviewers
I would like to specifically recognize and thank the top 10 individuals from our list for 2018: Samuel Arba-Mosquera, Timothy J. Archer, Perry S. Binder, Daniel S. Durrie, Timo Eppig, Kenneth J. Hoffer, Stephen D. Klyce, Majid Moshirfar, Giacomo Savini, and Abhijit Sinha Roy. These individuals provided their expertise and critical commentary for more than 100 articles combined.

Top Reviewer
In another first, we have selected a “Top Reviewer” to recognize and honor an individual who made remarkable contributions. For 2018, our Top Reviewer was Majid Moshirfar, MD. Dr. Moshirfar provided detailed, pertinent commentary on more than 20 timely, detailed reviews covering a broad swath of topics. We truly appreciate the thoughtfulness and dedication he provides our profession; we are all better for his efforts.”

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