We are proud to announce that the Reviewer of the Month Award for September 2021 goes to Dr. Adrian Montano.
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 the 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. Adrian Montano is particularly interested in translational/clinical research, which he has been doing for the last few years. Specifically, his work has focused on oncohematology by applying new tools such as next-generation sequencing or the generation of genetically modified models through gene editing systems such as the CRISPR/Cas9 system.
Dr. Adrian Montano is currently training in the world of hemostasis and thrombosis, in which he would like to apply these tools to the study of the mechanisms of action involved in the new treatments available for patients with hemophilia or the identification of biomarkers to predict the risk of thrombosis in oncology patients.
We asked Dr. Adrian Montano about the importance and other aspects of the peer-review process in general:
In my opinion, peer review is essential to ensure quality knowledge transfer. Peer review also allows for a more objective selection of the most relevant scientific contributions, which brings more prestige to the journals.
BJBMS congratulates Dr. Adrian Montano and wishes him many awards and recognitions in the future.
Editor: Edna Skopljak, MD