Global Spine Journal Editors-in-Chief Jeffrey Wang, Jens Chapman and Karsten Wiechert presented the 2017 Global Spine Journal awards at Global Spine Congress in Singapore in May. The GSJ awards were given out to the top 2 papers published in 2017 and the top 2 reviewers of 2017. The criteria for Best Papers are as follows: only original research papers are considered, then the papers are looked at based on the quality of the work as well as the number of downloads and citations that the article has received.


The top two reviewers are chosen based on the amount of articles they reviewed in that year and the quality of the reviews they completed, cross referenced with their average R-score and the average amount of days it took them to complete their review.


All award winners receive a certificate as well as a cash prize. The corresponding authors on the top 2 papers receive a $400 cash prize and the top 2 reviewers receive $100 each.



The award winners are:


For Best Papers in 2017

Return to Play in Elite Contact Athletes After Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: A Meta-Analysis by Andrew C. Hecht, Samuel Overley, Sheeraz Qureshi, Wellington K. Hsu, Steven Andelman, Diana C. Patterson, Steven McAnany


Beyond Pelvic Incidence-Lumbar Lordosis Mismatch: The Importance of Assessing the Entire Spine to Achieve Global Sagittal Alignment By: Samuel K. Cho, Robert K. Merrill, Dante M. Leven, Joung Heon Kim


For Best Reviewers in 2017

Avery Buchholz

Philippe Bancel



If you are interested in becoming a reviewer for Global Spine Journal, please email your CV and areas of expertise to Danielle Lieberman at . If you are interested in submitting your research to Global Spine Journal, please visit to submit your research and download instructions for authors. All of GSJ’s content is available online at .







Global Spine Journal—best paper and best reviewer award winners

Newsletter 17 | July 2018

Newsletter 17

July 2018

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