On June 9th, the Editorial Office of Mini-invasive Surgery was honored to interview journal Associate Editor Prof. Fernando A. M. Herbella from Federal University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. In this interview, Prof. Herbella concluded some of the key points for peer review, shared his newly published article in gastroesophageal reflux and gave some suggestions for journal’s development.
As a reviewer of several journals, Prof. Herbella has rich experience in reviewing manuscripts. Therefore, we invited him to share his views on how to write a standard review report and what principles reviewers should follow in the review process. He stressed, “the reviewers should put themselves as science guardian and evaluate whether the article is scientifically sounding”.
As an expert in the field, he has published many excellent articles in gastroesophageal reflux. Based on this, we invited him to share the highlight of his newly published article “Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Idiopathic Lung Fibrosis. From Heartburn to Lung Transplant, and Beyond”. According to this article, there is undoubtedly a relation between Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Prof. Herbella added, this review article is trying to combine everything they written on this topic and to stimulate experts to make further researches. He also gave a direction that the journal can follow in this field.
In addition, he shared something about Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2022, where experts may acquire the most up-to-date knowledge on digestive diseases. He mentioned, “Mini-invasive Surgery can hold some webinars to gather experts in different fields to improve journal development”.
At the end, Prof. Herbella expressed his enthusiasm as an Editorial Board member and expectations for the future development of Mini-invasive Surgery.
The views on how to evaluate the quality of a manuscript and write a review report.
DDW 2022 sharing and suggestions for holding webinars.
The highlight of the newly published article, advice for the journal to track hot topics in GERD, as well as expectations for Mini-invasive Surgery.
Mini-invasive Surgery will keep working on strictly controlling the manuscript quality and publishing valuable articles. At the same time, we will hold various webinars to gather experts and establish an open and fair academic platform for all scholars around the world.
Respectfully Submitted by the Journal Editorial Office