Professor Jose Florencio F. Lapeña Jr.


ose Florencio Fabella Lapeña, Jr., AB (Honours), MA, MD, FPCS, FPSOHNS, FPAHNS

Joey is a Clinical Professor and former Vice Chancellor, University of the Philippines Manila; Senior Health Advisor, Ayala Healthcare Holdings Inc. (AC Health); and Member, Board of Directors, Healthway Medical Network Philippines Inc. He is Editor-in-Chief, Philippine Journal of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery; Charter President, Philippine Association of Medical Journal Editors (PAMJE); Past President, Asia-Pacific Association of Medical Editors (APAME); and Secretary, World Association of Medical Editors (WAME). He is on the Editorial Board of 6 journals; International Advisory/Editorial Board of the Medical Journal of Australia and 4 others; and Reviewer for 6 more. He is on the Advisory Board and served/s as a Reviewer for the 8th (2017), 9th (2022) and 10th (2025) International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication, Chicago Illinois (JAMA Network, BMJ, METRICS). He is Star Reviewer Emeritus of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Foundation and received the Publons (UK) Inaugural Certified Sentinel of Science Award 2016 for “handling the highest number of manuscripts across all the world’s journals,” the Publons Top Handling Editors Awards 2017 “for placing 5th on Publons’ global editor database,” and the Publons Peer Review Awards 2018 “for placing in the top 1% of reviewers in Clinical Medicine on Publons’ global reviewer database.” His most recent publications include: Peh WCG, Lapeña JFF, Ng KH. Effective Medical Writing: The Write Way to Get Published. 2nd edition. Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press; 2023. ISBN: 978 967 488 255 6 DOI: 10.14425/978967488 2556 and Lapeña JF, Winker M. Peer Review, Manuscript Decisions, and Author Correspondence. Module III. Manuscript Processing and Review, Section 2. Peer Review, Manuscript Decisions, and Author Correspondence. WAME eLearning Program. 2024 March 3. Available from: .