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Physics in Medicine and Biology: 2016 Reviewer Awards

Reviewer of the Year: Professor Alessandro Olivo, University College London, UK

Having been a fan of Physics in Medicine and Biology (PMB)’s high quality articles for many years, Professor Alessandro Olivo is in no doubt that the journal is an invaluable tool for the research community. In spite of the increasing amount of submissions, he believes PMB’s review process is fair, considered and standardized—although more resources will need to be invested in the whole peer review system to maintain high levels of service overall.

Professor Olivo looks for novelty and scientific rigour in manuscripts, finding great reward in uncovering research that is ‘genuinely novel’. Authors generally understand that reviewers are there to help and not hamper publication, he says, which is why he gains much satisfaction from knowing he has made a difference.

Professor Olivo points to X-ray phase-contrast imaging: from pre-clinical applications towards clinics as an example of a well-balanced, exhaustive and well-written paper.

Recognizing that first-time reviewers are likely to be early-stage researchers, Professor Olivo urges them not to be intimidated by big names in the author list. He advises young scientists to focus on the quality of the paper and to write reviews that are neither too short nor too long—both of which are unhelpful to authors. Be factual, he says, and offer constructive criticism.

An experienced and long-time reviewer, Professor Olivo is pleased to have been acknowledged for the passion and care he puts into reviewing.

Outstanding Reviewers:

  • Dr Kenneth Bader, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, United States
  • Dr Timothy Baran, University of Rochester Medical Center, United States
  • Dr James Bedford, Royal Marsden Hospital, UK
  • Dr Alexandr Belousov, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
  • Dr Michael Bindschadler, University of Washington, United States
  • Dr Martin Caon, Flinders University, Australia
  • Dr Elisabeth Caparelli, NIH, United States
  • Dr Luca Caucci, University of Arizona, United States
  • Dr Quan Chen, University of virginia, United States
  • Dr Xin Lin Chen, St Jude Medical, United States
  • Dr James Chow, University of Toronto OCI/PMH, Canada
  • Dr Yiu-Cho Chung, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, China
  • Dr Olivier Couture, Ecole Superieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris, France
  • Dr Peter Dendooven, University of Groningen, Netherlands
  • Mr Nicolas Depauw, Massachusetts General Hospital, United States
  • Professor Guenther Dollinger, Universitat der Bundeswehr Munchen, Germany
  • Dr Corina Drapaca, Pennsylvania State University, United States
  • Dr David Eaton, Mount Vernon Hospital, UK
  • Professor Dimitris Emfietzoglou, The University of Ioannina, Greece
  • Dr Vladimir Feygelman, University of South Florida, United States
  • Dr Nancy Ford, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Dr Kenneth Foster, University of Pennsylvania, United States
  • Dr Ziad Francis, Universite Saint Joseph, Lebanon
  • Dr Albin Fredriksson, RaySearch Laboratories, Sweden
  • Professor Osamu Fujiwara, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Dr Damien Garcia, Universite de Montreal, Canada
  • Dr Jean-Luc Gennisson, Institut Langevin, France
  • Dr Fada Guan, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, United States
  • Dr David Hansen, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
  • Dr Sami Hissoiny, Elekta, United States
  • Dr Dave Jette, Private address, United States
  • Dr Andrew Jirasek, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Professor Bleddyn Jones, University of Oxford, UK
  • Dr Nobuyuki Kanematsu, National Institute of Radiological Sciences Hospital, Japan
  • Dr Tobias Knopp, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
  • Dr Christoph Kolbitsch, King’s College London – University of London, UK
  • Dr Richard Kramer, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Dr Antonio Lallena, Universidad de Granada, Spain
  • Dr Thomas Langerak, AMC, Netherlands
  • Dr Yuan Le, Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, United States
  • Dr Martin Lepage, Universite de Sherbrooke, Canada
  • Dr Feng Liu, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Dr Patrick Liu, PerkinElmer Inc., United States
  • Professor Mauro Magnani, Universita degli studi di Urbino, Italy
  • Mr Matteo Maspero, Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Dr Stewart Midgley, Monash University, Australia
  • Professor Robert Miyaoka, University of Washington, United States
  • Professor Christopher Moore, Christie NHS Foundation Trust, UK
  • Professor Marek Moszynski, Narodowe Centrum Badan Jadrowych, Poland
  • Professor Xuanqin Mou, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
  • Dr Tufve Nyholm, Umea University, Sweden
  • Dr Jialin Peng, Huaqiao University, China
  • Dr Jerimy Polf, University of Maryland, United States
  • Dr P Hendrik Pretorius, University of Massachusetts Medical School, United States
  • Dr Didier Rajon, University of Florida, United States
  • Dr Nick Reynaert, Universiteit Gent, France
  • Professor Dr Mark J Rivard, Tufts University School of Medicine, United States
  • Dr Bradley Roth, Oakland University, United States
  • Dr Tamerlan Saidov, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Professor Dr Otto Sauer, Julius-Maximilians-Universitat Wurzburg, Germany
  • Dr Felix Scholkmann, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
  • Dr Georg Stamm, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Germany
  • Mr Bjorn Stemkens, University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Dr Brad Sutton, University of Illinois, United States
  • Dr Likun Tan, Dartmouth College, United States
  • Dr Simon Thomas, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, UK
  • Professor Christopher Thompson, McGill University, Canada
  • Dr Jeroen Verhaeghe, Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium
  • Dr Steve Weston, Leeds Cancer Centre, UK
  • Dr Albrecht Wieser, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany
  • Dr Marcus Wilson, University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • Dr Scott Wollenweber, GE Healthcare, United States
  • Dr Guang Yang, Imperial College London, UK
  • Dr Ziv Yaniv, National Institutes of Health, United States
  • Dr Slav Yartsev, London Health Sciences Center, Canada
  • Dr Shunsuke Yonai, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Japan
  • Dr Helio Yoriyaz, Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN), Brazil