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Several criteria are central to the evaluation of manuscripts submitted for publication, including importance, validity, and quality. Assessment of importance involves determining whether the manuscript reports information that represents a scientific advance (recognizing that individual articles usually convey only small advances), has clinical relevance (if the journal is to be read and the information used by practicing clinicians), is sufficiently novel to add new scientific information to the field, and will likely be of interest to readers. An additional component of importance is ...