We are proud to announce that the Reviewer of the Month Award for January 2021 goes to Dr. Maria Casagrande.
As a means to promote the hard work and dedication invested “behind the scenes” in order to improve scientific publications, each month BJBMS Editors select a reviewer who performed the best amongst all the reviewers in the current month. Selection is based on the quality, thoroughness and the timeliness of review. It is a difficult task for our Editors, as they try not to underestimate the time and efforts of each of the reviewers who reviewed for the BJBMS in the current month.
Dr. Maria Casagrande is a Senior Physician at the Clinic and Polyclinic for Ophthalmology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, her research is focused on SARS-CoV-2 in ocular tissues. The next planned projects are on the pathogenesis of glaucoma and diagnostics and therapeutic options in central retinal artery occlusion.
We asked Dr. Maria Casagrande about the importance and other aspects of the peer-review process in general:
Peer-review process is crucial for the quality of published research. Apart from this obvious aspect in my opinion it is also an assistance to improve research and the way it is presented for those carrying out and submitting it. Independent of the reviewers decision it is a way to improve a project.
BJBMS congratulates Dr. Maria Casagrande and wishes her many awards and recognitions in the future.
Editor: Edna Skopljak, MD