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January 1983

The State of the Archives

Arch Ophthalmol. 1983;101(1):37-38. doi:10.1001/archopht.1983.01040010039002

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The Archives continues to thrive in good health. The monthly circulation is approaching 17,000, and we shall have eight more pages for the "editorial well" available as of Jan 1, 1983. That means that, on an average, two more manuscripts can be published in each issue and that should go a long way to shorten the lag period between acceptance and publication. Since the editorial office moved to Iowa City, the available pages have increased by almost 50%.

The flood of new material submitted becomes more overwhelming with each year and the number of manuscripts received from outside of the United States also increases. This means that even more stringent criteria have to be applied before a manuscript can be accepted. The rejection rate ranges between 60% and 75% each month.

The editorial board was fortunate enough to be enriched by two new members. Dan Seigel, ScD, from the National

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