The Reviewer of the Month for January 2024: Fabiano Beraldi Calmasini, PhD


Peer review is an essential part of the scientific publishing process, helping to ensure that research papers meet high standards of quality and accuracy. Each month, the  BiomolBiomed Editorial team  recognizes a reviewer who has gone above and beyond in providing thoughtful and constructive feedback on the manuscripts they've reviewed.

This month, we're pleased to announce that the  Reviewer of the Month Award  goes to Fabiano Beraldi Calmasini, PhD , a Professor from the Department of Pharmacology, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. Dr. Calmasini's review stood out for its exceptional quality, providing authors with valuable feedback that helped them improve the clarity and rigor of their research.

We sat down with Dr. Calmasini to learn more about his approach to peer review and his thoughts on the current state of the publishing industry. Here are a few highlights from our conversation:

Please tell us more about your research interests and share your thoughts on recent advances or current issues that are currently shaping your field.

My lab has been conducting research in the field of the urogenital tract, focusing on prostatic and voiding diseases under various conditions, including hypertension, aging, and more recently, obesity. Specifically, we are working to understand the pathophysiology of obesity-induced benign prostatic hyperplasia and bladder overactivity in animal models. Our current hypothesis involves an impaired autophagy process and cellular senescence.

How has the peer-review process evolved over the years, and where do you see it going in the future? How do you ensure that you remain impartial and objective in your reviews?

I have also worked as a reviewer for international scientific journals in the fields of genitourinary dysfunction, pharmacology, biomolecules, immunology, nutrition, metabolism, and inflammation since 2017. For me, the peer-review process is both interesting and rewarding. It's interesting because it allows me to interact with new research fields, techniques, and ideas. It's rewarding because this is one way I can help other researchers improve the quality of their papers and introduce new ideas to their respective fields.

We're thrilled to honor Dr. Calamasini as our Reviewer of the Month and we're grateful for his contributions to the scientific community. We hope that his example will inspire other reviewers to strive for excellence in their work and will encourage everyone to value the peer review process as an essential part of the scientific publishing ecosystem.