Reviewer of the Month (2024)

Posted On 2024-03-13 11:31:34

In 2024, TLCR 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.

January, 2024
Fumihiro Kashizaki, Yokohama Minami Kyosai Hospital, Japan

January, 2024

Fumihiro Kashizaki

Dr. Fumihiro Kashizaki works as a pneumologist at Yokohama Minami Kyosai Hospital, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. With over 20 years of experience as a clinician across diverse community hospital settings, his clinical expertise lies in the diagnosis and treatment of advanced-stage non-small cell lung cancer, severe asthma, interstitial pneumonia, and pulmonary interventions utilizing flexible bronchoscope techniques such as bronchial thermoplasty for severe asthma, endobronchial Watanabe spigot for intractable pneumothorax, and foreign body removal. In the realm of advanced non-small cell lung cancer, he has conducted meta-analyses of molecular targeted therapy and other treatments. Additionally, he has recently initiated meta-analysis projects focused on rare malignancies in collaboration with fellow oncologists, aiming to obtain new evidence in this area. Learn more about him here.

In Dr. Kashizaki’s opinion, objective peer review shares the reader's perspective with the author, avoids personal bias, and helps the author present newly discovered evidence in the best possible way. To ensure objectivity, he provides evidence-based feedback, considers multiple perspectives, sets aside personal biases, maintains empathy and fairness, and reflects from the author's viewpoint.

The anonymity and non-profit nature of peer reviewing serve as motivating factors for Dr. Kashizaki. He reckons that this environment allows him to focus on the task at hand without distractions while offering valuable insights into the diverse perspectives of esteemed researchers in his areas of interest, thereby serving as a significant source of learning and motivation.

(by Lareina Lim, Brad Li)