Top reviewers for Annals of Palliative Medicine from 2022

Top reviewers for Annals of Palliative Medicine from 2022

Charles B. Simone II

New York Proton Center, New York, NY, USA

Correspondence to: Charles B. Simone II, MD. New York Proton Center, 225 East 126th Street, New York, NY 10035, USA. Email:

Submitted Sep 01, 2023. Accepted for publication Sep 12, 2023. Published online Sep 18, 2023.

doi: 10.21037/apm-23-533

This year, September 25, 2023 through September 29, 2023 denotes Peer Review Week 2023, an annual global event “to celebrate the value of peer review that brings together scholarly communication stakeholders, including academic publishers, associations, institutions, and researchers” (1). The past year has seen significant changes in academic writing and publishing, including the rise in use of ChatGPT and other artificial intelligence tools, new business models among publishing companies, and increased transparency and reproducibility in the peer review process by journals. Despite these changes, peer review remains as critical as ever to academic journals as the primary means of evaluating the integrity and quality of submitted manuscripts (1,2).

Annals of Palliative Medicine was an early adopter of a more transparent peer review process to promote increased research integrity and reproducibility and to allow readers to gain more insights into the merits of a study by being able to see the information on which the editorial office bases its decisions to publish papers (3). Reviewers for Annals of Palliative Medicine include leading experts in their palliative medicine fields across multidisciplinary aspects of oncology, psychology, surgery, nursing, public health, education, nutrition, sociology, ethics, and policy (4). These reviewers have enhanced the quality of the articles ultimately accepted for publication, thus ensuring that readers and palliative care clinicians can learn from some of the top articles in our field.

As part of this issue of Annals of Palliative Medicine, we are honored to take the time to acknowledge all of those who have served in the peer review process for the journal. Below is the list of the top 10 Annals of Palliative Medicine reviewers for 2022 (Table 1). Each of these reviewers completed multiple peer review assignments and provided high quality and timely reviews.

Table 1

Top reviewers for Annals of Palliative Medicine in 2022

Reviewer Affiliation
Kwok Ying Chan Palliative Medical Unit, Grantham Hospital, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Ka Wai Alice Cheung Velindre Cancer Centre, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Valdano Manuel Cardiovascular and Thoracic Service, Complexo Hospitalar de Doenças Cardio-Pumonares Cardeal Dom Alexandre do Nascimento, Luanda, Angola
Akimitsu Maeda Department of Pharmacy, Aichi Cancer Center Hospital, Nagoya, Japan
Marco Ruiz Translational Medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA
Yakubu Salifu Division of Health Research, Faculty of Health and Medicine, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
Eva Katharina Masel Division of Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine I, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Allison Kestenbaum Spiritual Care Services, UC San Diego Health, San Diego, CA, USA
Denis Dupoiron Anesthesiology and Pain Department, Institut de Cancerologie de l’Ouest - Paul Papin, Angers, France
Anne Kuusisto Department of Nursing Science, University of Turku Finland, Turku, Finland; Satakunta Central Hospital, Pori, Finland

Please join me in congratulating these distinguished reviewers. I also extend my appreciation to everyone who has reviewed for Annals of Palliative Medicine in 2022, as well as the entire Editorial Board and Editorial Staff of Annals of Palliative Medicine, whose tireless work has served to ensure that Annals of Palliative Medicine is recognized as one of the top journals in the fields of palliative care and palliative medicine.

We welcome new reviewers, and if you are interested in becoming a reviewer for Annals of Palliative Medicine, please contact us at


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