Exercise: Doing What They Can With What They Have

  • Lisa Klein Surdyk
  • Yvonne S. Smith


After some debate, the editorial team decided to publish Lisa Klein Surdyk’s last submission to the JBIB. This paper is not ready to publish, which is why there was a debate. However when combined with the reviews, the manuscript
provides an excellent example of a principle that Dr. Surdyk knew well – the give and take of the scholarly, peer-review editorial process. A seasoned writer, such as Lisa, was familiar with the need to rewrite. She understood that when a journal asks an author to revise a paper, it means that the editor and reviewers think that the manuscript has merit, but that it can be strengthened.