M. Brittberg (Kungsbacka, SE)

Kungsbacka Hospital, Göteborg University Cartilage Research Unit
Mats Brittberg is a member of the Cartilage Research Unit at University of Gothenburg and an orthopedic surgeon at Region Halland Orthopaedics at the Kungsbacka Hospital; Kungsbacka; Sweden. He received his MD at the University of Gothenburg in 1978 and completed a specialization in orthopedics in 1985. In 1992 he passed the Swedish Orthopedic Board Exam (S.O.B.E.); and in 1996 he earned a PhD. He is now a professor of orthopaedics connected to the Institution of clinical sciences and orthopaedic department; University of Gothenburg. Mats Brittberg’s research has been focused on cartilage repair and with main focus on cartilage regeneration with in vitro expanded autologous chondrocytes. Today the main interest is the European Connective Tissue Engineering centre (ECTEC) which is research collaboration between the Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg with the institution of Polymer Technology; Chalmers Technical University. Mats Brittberg has also had research collaboration with Virginia Tech in USA on biotribology in cartilage and osteoarthritis as well as research collaborations with other centers in Europe and North America. Besides pure cartilage research; Mats interest is now also focused on joint preservation research and studies on joint pain mechanisms. Clinically; he has been working with joint restoration the last 35 years. In September; 2010; Mats Brittberg received the ICRS Genzyme Lifetime Achievement Award in cartilage research and in 2012; the Shetty- Kim Foundation (SKF) Scientific award. In 2014; Mats Brittberg also received the SKF and UK Cartilage Club’s Life time achievement Award. Mats Brittberg has been on the board of TESi (Tissue engineering Society International) and has been chairing the Cartilage Committee of ESSKA 2006-08. Since the start 1997; he has been working with ICRS; as a secretary; Vice-president and President (2006-2008) and finally Past-President (2008-2009). He is Editor-in-Chief for the Sage journal ¨CARTILAGE. He has been associate editor with ESSKA journal as well as he is being on the editorial board of Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. He has also been strategic leader of Sports Cartilage Centre; Aspetar; Qatar 2013-2018

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21.1.1 - Editing & Reviewing

Presentation Topic
Others
Date
15.04.2022
Lecture Time
07:30 - 08:00
Room
Bellevue
Session Type
Morning Workshop

Abstract

Introduction

Medical research is part of humanity's survival strategies. Trauma and illness are daily threats to us and can lead to an unexpected direction in our lives. Presenting and spreading new scientific findings are important for advancing knowledge. The forums in which we present our research must meet the requirements of the highest objectivity. Scientific journals still play a major role and with ¨open access¨, science has become more readily available to the whole world. Social media are competitors in presentations, but the journals' editing and review of material to be presented ensures that the caveat on what is presented is even and high.

Content

As the editor of a scientific journal, my task is to find quality in what has been submitted for assessment. International journals receive articles from researchers and clinics around the world and where many are not ¨native in English¨. Already here, the assessment can be stopped if the authors have not taken help with the text. If there are clear interesting findings but the text and compilation are weak, the reviewers' help can lead to a significant improvement of the manuscripts. The editor is therefore in need of interested and patient associate editors. However, the journals are above all dependent on knowledgeable reviewers in the field. Unfortunately, it has become more difficult to attract people to do reviewing because it is time consuming and unpaid. It is likely that the scientific journals will do something together to attract editing and reviewing in the future so that the quality can be maintained in a world of ¨fake news¨. Future ranking systems and / or¨reviewer professorship¨or similar can be temptations to get continued good assessments.

Important for the authors submitting their papers is that it comes with many responsibilities. The authors must be aware of good publication practices and ethical permissions are mandatory in studies involving humans and animals. Unfortunately, research misconduct seems to have been multiplied in recent years but methods to detect fraud has been refined [1,2]. What the journal needs to look for is the degree of fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in the submitted and reported research.

Letters to the editor are often of interest to print as it may start a discussion on an area of research. Such discussions may stimulate new research and could be attracting potential reviewers for the journals. The journal should be a scientific forum for vivid discussions more than just presenting science in pure text.

Most often a Reject is a final stop to be published in a certain journal. However, if the authors find that the reject comments are possible to follow in order to redo the manuscript, a discussion with the Editor is always possible. The authors, then, will not have a deadline to submit and could let the time work to produce a much better manuscript with even new or redone experiments. Unfortunately, many researcher are in too much haste to publish which is a risk for less good manuscripts and science.

The undersigned will discuss editing and reviewing in different points of view. The motto is ¨more science in print, more knowledge to convey! ¨ ….. or as Mark Twain wrote ¨¨Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint¨.

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References

1. Pellegrini PA. Science as a Matter of Honour: How Accused Scientists Deal with Scientific Fraud in Japan. Sci Eng Ethics. 2018 Aug;24(4):1297-1313.

2. George SL, Buyse M. Data fraud in clinical trials. Clin Investig (Lond). 2015;5(2):161-173

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Moderator Of 1 Session

Bellevue Morning Workshop
Session Type
Morning Workshop
Date
15.04.2022
Time
07:30 - 08:15
Room
Bellevue
Session Description
Editors of relevant journals for cartilage repair present their thoughts on publication, evidence-based medicine, and communication in the scientific community.
Session Learning Objective
  1. Participants, mostly young researchers and resident should meet scientific peers to help them to understand the process of high quality publication and innovative thinking.
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Bellevue Plenary Session
Session Type
Plenary Session
Date
14.04.2022
Time
17:30 - 18:30
Room
Bellevue
Session Description
All ICRS members, present in Berlin are expected to attend the ICRS General Member’s Assembly. Retired Members and Corporate Members have no right to vote but are most welcome to attend. It is of utmost importance that as many members as possible attend this important meeting and take part in decision-making and approval processes of our association.