We are proud to announce that the Reviewer of the Month Award for July 2021 goes to Dr. Asrul Abdul Wahab.
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. Asrul Abdul Wahab is the Associate Professor at the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. His current research interests are looking at the performance of the biomarkers in the diagnosis of connective tissue diseases.
We asked Dr. Asrul Abdul Wahab about the importance and other aspects of the peer-review process in general:
In my opinion, the peer-review process is very important to any journal to ensure that the research is conducted in a scientific manner, adheres to the standard ethical protocol and the results are reproducible. It is also important to ensure that the manuscript that is going to be published is scientifically correct and of high standard.
BJBMS congratulates Dr. Asrul Abdul Wahab and wishes him many awards and recognitions in the future.
Editor: Edna Skopljak, MD