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Nov/Dec 2015

Thank You on Behalf of JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, MCW Clinic at Froedtert West, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2015;17(6):396. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2015.1654

During the course of this inaugural year as the new editor of JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, I have shared my vision for the journal, introduced new article categories, and discussed the importance of striving for the highest level of evidence that is ethically and practically possible in our clinical studies.13 In my last editorial,4 I described our commitment to publish articles with the most “impact,” as measured by citations, downloads, and altmetric score. We are fortunate to attract the works of some of the brightest scientific minds in our specialty. With approximately 300 submissions per year, the process from manuscript receivership to acceptance to publication can be challenging.

I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all authors who submitted their manuscripts to be considered for JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery this past year. There is an implied trust that the peer-review process is fair and just, and that if revisions are asked for, these requests are made in the spirit of quality improvement and collegiality. We are so fortunate to have a cadre of thoughtful and scholarly reviewers who truly embrace the true spirit of peer review in the most professional and constructive manner.

In this issue, we publish a list of the reviewers who reviewed during the academic year of July 2014 to June 2015. The comments and recommendations from these reviewers were indispensable to the peer-review process and helped us in the goal of showcasing the best science of our field presented in the most relevant, clear, accurate, and ethical manner. The 15 names that are asterisked are those reviewers who reviewed 4 times or more during this annual time frame. Please join me in acknowledging these “top reviewers” as their service and time investment was exemplary.

Finally, I would be remiss not to specifically thank my fellow associate editors, editorial board members, and section editors for their guidance, support, contributions, and shared vision of making this journal truly a gem. Also, the powerful engine that is unseen from the outside is the tireless and quality work of the JAMA Network editorial staff starting with Sue Bickler, the journal’s editorial assistant, to the many wonderful staff at the JAMA Network headquarters in Chicago. These are the special persons that make the magic happen from manuscript submission to acceptance to publication with all of the accompanying special features that make the journal come to life.

Thank you for the honor of reviewing the best science of our specialty and on behalf of the entire JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery team, I wish you a wonderful holiday season and I look forward to an even brighter year in 2016!

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Corresponding Author: John S. Rhee, MD, MPH, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, MCW Clinic at Froedtert West, 9200 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53226 (

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.

Rhee  JS.  Faces of change: passing of the torch in JAMA Facial Plastic SurgeryJAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2015;17(1):7.Article
Rhee  JS.  The JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery clinical education blueprint. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2015;17(3):167-168.
Rhee  JS.  Evidence and quality initiative: moving beyond levels of evidence. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2015;17(2):80-81.
Rhee  JS.  High-impact articles: citations, downloads, and altmetric score. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2015;17(5):323-324.