We are proud to announce that the Reviewer of the Month Award for March 2021 goes to Dr. Yudai Nakai.
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. Yudai Nakai is a radiologist at the University of Tokyo Hospital. His usual work is mainly clinical, but recently he has been studying the imaging findings and prognosis of colorectal liver metastasis.
We asked Dr. Yudai Nakai about the importance and other aspects of the peer-review process in general:
Peer review is an important process in assessing whether the papers answer the questions in the field with reasonable conclusions drawn by reproducible methods. Reviewers can also help improve the quality of the papers to a level worthy of publication, as well as pointing out research issues. I believe that peer review also improves the scientific communication skills of the authors, and it leads to the improvement of the overall quality of research in the field.
BJBMS congratulates Dr. Yudai Nakai and wishes him many awards and recognitions in the future.
Editor: Edna Skopljak, MD