Clinical Endoscopy,

Author Interview

Jae Gon Lee
Department of Gastroenterology, Hanyang University Guri Hospital, Guri, Korea
Welcome to the third Clinical Endoscopy Author Interview. On October 27, 2020, Dr. Jae Gon Lee from Hanyang University Guri Hospital and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Center of the same institution have been honored with Achievement Award from the Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Faculty members from Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Center of Hanyang University Guri Hospital have authored many high-quality articles. And Dr. Lee has published the greatest number of manuscripts as the first author among the faculty members.
Q1. Congratulations on the Achievement Award from the Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. How many articles have been published in 2020 by the members from Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Center of Hanyang University Guri Hospital? And how many articles have you published as a first author in 2020? Can you elaborate the titles of the articles you have authored?

A) Thank you very much. It is a great honor to win this award.
In this year, a total of 14 articles have been published by the members of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Center of Hanyang University Guri Hospital. And I have been the first author in six of these articles. And the titles of the articles are as follows:
1. The Uncertain Effect of Antimicrobial Therapy in the Treatment of Patients with Ischemic Colitis.
2. Colonoscopy quality in community hospitals and nonhospital facilities in Korea.
3. Current status and trend in training for endoscopic submucosal dissection: A nationwide survey in Korea.
4. Continuous infusion versus intermittent bolus injection of propofol during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.
5. Identifying the low-risk population for metachronous colorectal neoplasia: a first step towards personalized surveillance.
6. Combined effect of hepatic venous pressure gradient and liver stiffness on long-term mortality in patients with cirrhosis.

Q2. You are a productive researcher and a prolific author. How do you manage all this while working?

A) I try to be efficient as much as possible. When I am writing the draft, I write it in a cloud document (such as Google drive document) so that I can write at least a single sentence whenever I have a short break between works. Occasionally, I stay up late after routine schedule is finished.

Q3. How helpful is Clinical Endoscopy in your practice and research?

A) Clinical Endoscopy is a practical, open-access journal with many excellent original researches and reviews. I can look up the answers to the questions easily while working in outpatient clinic, doing endoscopic exams or writing my manuscripts. Many articles from Clinical Endoscopy are written by renowned authors and are reliable sources of knowledge and ideas for future researches. I also have cited valuable articles of Clinical Endoscopy in my papers.

Q4. Clinical Endoscopy is the official journal for Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and publishes articles on global advances in experimental, diagnostic, and therapeutic endoscopic techniques used in the treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal and pancreatico-biliary tract. What can the Editorial Board do in order to be more widely read and cited ?

A) In my opinion, reinforcing the topic related to artificial intelligence in endoscopy field, which is being studied worldwide recently, would be a good strategy. It would be great if research on the role of artificial intelligence in the area related to the endoscopic procedure beyond the endoscopic diagnosis would also be conducted.

Q5. What is your advice for younger investigators and doctors on research and authorship?

A) I am not the master of writing articles yet, but I would like to advise young researchers to be more comfortable with writing the first draft. Please do not try to make the first draft perfect or complete. The draft can never be perfect and requires many revisions before submission and even after peer review. The first author needs to interact with coauthors and corresponding author and prepare the manuscript with speed.

Editorial Board of Clinical Endoscopy truly appreciates Dr. Lee’s contribution and will continue to deliver informative articles for doctors and other healthcare personnel who are involved in endoscopic procedures.