In 2024, JTD reviewers continue to make outstanding contributions to the peer review process. They demonstrated professional effort and enthusiasm in their reviews and provided comments that genuinely help the authors to enhance their work.
Hereby, we would like to highlight some of our outstanding reviewers, with a brief interview of their thoughts and insights as a reviewer. Allow us to express our heartfelt gratitude for their tremendous effort and valuable contributions to the scientific process.
Luca Voltolini, Careggi University Hospital, Italy
Dr. Luca Voltolini is Associate Professor in the Careggi University Hospital, Florence, Italy. He was Director of Lung Transplantation Unit at Siena University Hospital from 2012 to 2014, and has become the Director of Thoracic Surgery Unit, Careggi University Hospital since 2014. His research area and projects are multimodality approach to lung tumors and thymic neoplasms, complex airway reconstruction, VATS segmentectomy, and HITHOC in malignant mesothelioma. He was also the author of 143 scientific publications, 1 monography and 5 book chapters, and member of the editorial board of the European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery (2017-2023) and the Journal of Thoracic Disease (JTD).
According to Dr. Voltolini, as a reviewer, being the first to read a paper and critically evaluating other clinicians’ papers is a good way to learn how to write a good paper.
“I choose to review for JTD as it is growing greatly in terms of scientific quality of publications. I believe all clinicians who want to submit papers for publication should have an interest in the review process,” says Dr. Voltolini .
(by Lareina Lim, Brad Li)