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Lamentations of a bewildered editor
  1. I B Pless, Editor

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    As I wrote this, I asked myself why I was writing messages aimed mostly at those who are not likely to read them. The best answer I could find was that I knew of no other way to reach those I wanted to reach. This paradox arises because there may be authors “out there” who have never read a single issue of Injury Prevention. Fortunately, my semblance of sanity is preserved because another part of the message is also aimed at authors who do read the journal, but perhaps not as carefully as they should. Everyone needs to be reminded of our international orientation and need to keep this in mind when papers are being prepared.

    Papers submitted to Injury Prevention are as much our lifeline as are our readers. Because ours is a new specialty, we are more inclined than many other journals to work with …

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