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January 1978

The State of the Archives

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978;96(1):43-44. doi:10.1001/archopht.1978.03910050007001

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After two years in office, I feel that it is appropriate to give a report on the present state of the Archives.

In general, the Archives is in excellent health and seems to prosper. The circulation now exceeds 18,000 every month and the Archives has therefore become the most widely distributed ophthalmic journal in the world.

The number of manuscripts submitted increases every year. At the present time, we receive more than 50 manuscripts a month. The selection of the best manuscripts poses an important problem. There is only a certain number of pages available to the editor in each issue. It was fortunate and absolutely necessary that we could increase the number of pages available by 20% when I took over as Chief Editor on Jan 1,1976. Nevertheless, the number of pages is limited and therefore a careful selection of the submitted manuscripts has to be made. If there

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