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Letter to the Editor

      We read with interest the editorial in the March 2005 issue of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (
      • Clutton E
      Factors affecting publication sequence.
      ) on factors affecting the sequence of manuscript publication. We are compelled to comment on the topic of publication sequence and some specific points made by the Editor. Our comments are given from a contributing author's point of view, and in the spirit that the journal is a “living” collection and disseminator of new information; one that continues to evolve and grow stronger with time. Our comments in no way should be construed as an attempt to discredit the hard work and at times thankless efforts of the Editors and editorial staff. Indeed, we commend the individuals serving as Editors and publicly thank them for their tireless, often overlooked, devotion to duty as the stewards of the Journal. Finally, our comments are largely directed to editorial policy, a course of current actions presumably set by a larger group than the author of the words that have prompted this response.
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      References

        • Clutton E
        Factors affecting publication sequence.
        Vet Anaesth Analg. 2005; 32: 59-60
        • Jones RS
        The role of the reviewer.
        Vet Anaesth Analg. 2003; 30: 62-63