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February 1980

State of the Archives

Arch Ophthalmol. 1980;98(2):267-268. doi:10.1001/archopht.1980.01020030263002

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Three years have elapsed since the editorial office moved to Iowa City and another report on the state of the Archives seems in order.

The general health of the Archives is excellent. The circulation usually exceeds 18,000 copies and strong support from advertisers provides a sound fiscal basis in spite of the fact that interspersed advertisement has been eliminated.

The Archives continues to be most popular among authors in this country and abroad. Sixty or more manuscripts are usually submitted each month. As only about 20 can be accepted for publication, the rejection rate remains high and the choice of accepting or rejecting a manuscript is often a difficult one. Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two reviewers, though the final decision rests with the chief editor. In addition to members of the editorial board, we have to rely on a large number of physicians and scientists who help

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