oa South African Medical Journal - Reviewers - the backbone of academic publishing - : from the editor

Volume 106, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



As we end 2016 - which has effectively been my first year as de facto editor of the - I have a bit of time to reflect. It has been a steep learning curve - going from working with a highly respected academic who made most of the decisions, to taking over - with all the slings and arrows that come with this! On a run recently I chatted briefly to my old teacher and friend, Raymond Abratt, who said that he was warned, as editor of a journal, that he wouldn't have many friends left! As a professional editor, rather than an academic, I may have been somewhat immune to this, and I have certainly enjoyed my expanded role.

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