Reflections on slow manuscript reviews

from Edward Ross (Division of Nephrology, Hypertension & Transplantation, UFla) in The Lancet today …

To die while awaiting the review… alone.
Ernest Hemingway

It is the nature of reviews to be late.
Aristotle

I invented slow manuscript reviews.
Al Gore

There is more to life than simply increasing the speed of manuscript reviews.
Gandhi

I deny reviewing any author. What is your definition of reviewing?
Bill Clinton

Am I late, did I miss the date? It is so sad, this work is bad.
Dr Seuss

Imagine all the reviews in the world being returned, on time, in peace.
John Lennon

Hasten the review slowly.
Augustus Caesar

All things come round to the author who will but wait.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The review isn’t over until it’s over.
Yogi Berra

Never in the field of manuscript conflicts was so much owed by so many authors to so few tardy reviewers.
Winston Churchill

Is the review really late, or is the rest of the world moving faster?
Albert Einstein

Based on widely-circulated web humour, “Why the chicken crossed the road” (anon).

Conflict of interest statement: ‘Tis better to have published a letter in The Lancet than never to have published there at all.

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  1. Great list

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