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JASN and CJASN Honor 2018 Top 5 Reviewers

By ASN Staff

This past week, during Kidney Week in San Diego, CA, the ASN journals honored their top five reviewers from 2018. Reviewers are an integral part of the process for peer-reviewed journals, and the Journal of American Society of Nephrology (JASN) and the Clinical Journal American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) wanted to show their appreciation.

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“Our reviewers provide the critical expertise on which the peer reviewer process depends. The Editors are enormously grateful for the time and energy reviewers spend. It is a donation to science.  These special awards are a chance for us, once a year, to say thanks and provide a bit of special recognition,” said Josie Briggs, MD, Editor-in-Chief of JASN.

JASN named:

  • Detlef Bockenhauer, MD, PhD

  • Steve Coca, DO, MS

  • Bob Fenton, PhD, FASN

  • Morgan Grams, MD, PhD (@meg21212)

  • Markus Rinschen, MD (@mrins01)


Raj Mehrotra, MD, Editor-in-Chief of CJASN, expressed that “[w]e are grateful for our reviewers’ assistance and couldn’t have had such a successful year at CJASN without their effort and talent. They’re great assets to the ASN journals and we are excited to award them with ASN membership for 2019 to show our gratitude.”

CJASN named:

  • Nisha Bansal, MD, FASN

  • Steve Coca, DO, MS (@scoca1)

  • Csaba Kovesdy, MD, FASN

  • David Leaf, MD, FASN

  • Manish Sood, MD, MS, FASN (@Msood99M)

ASN awarded all reviewers named above with comped ASN membership for 2019.


Nisha Bansal, MD
Dr. Nisha Bansal