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    In the last issue, I reminded contributors of Original Articles that we had a 3000 word limit. I do so again and now broaden this contributor advisory to include the cardinal rule for any author—always read the instructions to authors in the journal of your choice. Then check that your paper meets all the requirements. Neglecting this all important rule will at least delay the review process. At worst, it may have a negative influence on the judgment of the editor or reviewers. (Of course, the best way to ensure that your paper fits is to be familiar with the journal—that is, to …

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