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It is indeed an honour for me to take over the role of Editor-in-Chief (EIC) for the Journal of Clinical Pathology (JCP) in 2017. Over the past 10 years or so, I have worked with the last two EICs, Runjan Chetty (Toronto) and then latterly with Cheok Soon Lee (Sydney) and am grateful for their contributions in leading the journal to the current level and they have left big shoes to fill.
In an era with the continuing proliferation of journals on a daily basis, much like neoplasms in pathology, there are immense challenges faced by both established and neo-journals alike in maintaining the captive audience and catering for needs of the readers. Another hurdle the journal is confronted with is the spread of superspecialisation and the avalanche …