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Inj Prev. 2007 December; 13(6): 375.
PMCID: PMC2598304


Thanks to reviewers

Once again we return to the end‐of‐the‐year ritual of thanking reviewers. I apologize for using that word because there is nothing ritualistic about this process other than the timing. As in past years, the engines of the journal were fuelled by the work of many scholars who, for the most part, carefully read and digested what we sent them. They then provided critiques that ranged from the rare “It's fine; go ahead and publish” (or words to that effect) to 10 pages of single‐spaced comments, suggestions, and re‐analyses! Reviews largely decide the fate of most papers; without them we could not function. It is as simple as that. Although the peer review process is often criticized, we are convinced that it is still the best way to judge what is worthy of being published, and what papers would fare better in another journal. As has been the case in past years, space does not permit us to list all the reviewers. Instead, the names are posted on our website. Almost every member of the Board submitted several reviews—some as many as seven (including re‐reviews). Although this sort of devotion comes with the territory of being on the Board, we don't take this work for granted. Nor do we take for granted in the least the extraordinary services of others. A few non‐Board members worked especially hard, providing three or more reviews: David Clark, Samuel Forjuoh, Kristian Filion, David Grossman, Kitty Hendricks, Rebecca Ivers, Sue Mallonee, Gerald McGwin, Lenora Olson, Will Pickett, Leon Robertson, David Schwebel, and Nancy Stout. We are deeply grateful to them, and to all 430 others who shared their wisdom with us this past year. The list of names is published online at

Barry Pless, Editor

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