from Edward Ross (Division of Nephrology, Hypertension & Transplantation, UFla) in The Lancet today …
To die while awaiting the review… alone.
It is the nature of reviews to be late.
I invented slow manuscript reviews.
There is more to life than simply increasing the speed of manuscript reviews.
I deny reviewing any author. What is your definition of reviewing?
Am I late, did I miss the date? It is so sad, this work is bad.
Imagine all the reviews in the world being returned, on time, in peace.
Hasten the review slowly.
All things come round to the author who will but wait.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The review isn’t over until it’s over.
Never in the field of manuscript conflicts was so much owed by so many authors to so few tardy reviewers.
Is the review really late, or is the rest of the world moving faster?
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.