In August, 1997 I wrote an editorial that called
attention to the “Preparation of Manuscripts/Instructions to
Authors” pages published every month in CHEST. In these
pages, we cover almost every question related to the preparation and
publication of a manuscript. Many problems with submitted manuscripts
have improved, either because some prospective authors read the“
Instructions” or because time has passed and most people now know
that Dr. Soffer no longer is the Editor-in-Chief.