Diseases of the Esophagus is owned by the ISDE. At the completion of its 5-year contract with Wiley, the ISDE Executive Committee negotiated a new contract with Oxford University Press (OUP), who will publish the journal for the next 5 years. OUP is a well-renowned medical publisher dating back to the 17th century, when it published the leading best seller in the history of publishing: the King James Bible. OUP employs over 6,000 people with over 50 offices spread around the world. They publish over 350 journals with over 50% of its titles belonging to the top ranking quartile of journals. As you probably noticed, the last three issues of the journal had twice the number of its usual complement of pages. Thanks to an agreement between Wiley and OUP, we decided to temporarily increase the number of pages to substantially reduce the backlog of accepted, but unpublished manuscripts that had been accumulating over the years. One of our many aims is to reduce the time between the online publication of a manuscript and its effective publication to less than 3 months.
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