In my last editorial in May 2008 in Chelonian Conservation and Biology 7(1), I waxed somewhat philosophically reflective as I looked back on my role in the turtle conservation community while facing imminent and life-threatening heart aneurysm and valve surgery. I am pleased and relieved to share with you all that the surgery went well and that my health has recovered nicely, and other than some occasional arrhythmias that my physicians are keeping under pretty good control, I usually feel fine and am back to productive work. Work that I hope to keep doing for a long time yet.

What I would like to share with you in this editorial are some more mundane, but nonetheless important, details about the progress we have achieved with this, our flagship journal. All scientific journals depend upon a steady supply of good manuscripts to maintain their ouput and impact....

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