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Change and continuity at OEM
  1. Dana Loomis1,
  2. Malcolm Sim2
  1. 1
    Editor, Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  2. 2
    Deputy Editor, Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  1. Professor Dana Loomis, Editor, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, BMA House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JR, UK, dploomis{at}

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The end of January 2009 marked the retirement of Professor Keith Palmer as editor of OEM after 5 years in the post. The successes achieved under Keith’s leadership include substantially shortened processing times for submitted articles, publication of more editorials and commentaries than ever before, and the journal’s highest-ever impact factor of 2.8. By the end of 2008, OEM had emerged clearly as the …

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  • Competing interests: DL and MS are editors of OEM.