To produce a scientific journal in Brazil is an insane act of science and teaching love. Only the passion can explain the existence of a periodical, in this case the Archives of Gastroenterology, for more than 50 years. Working in a small room, previously among piles of papers and typewriter machines and now, in front of electronic paraphernalia, nothing has changed the attitude of the people involved in this process. All individuals involved in editorial work, making it for some reason, but never for notoriety, financial reward or for other reasons of a self-centered, once operate behind the scenes. On editor role, I feel just as an interlocutor among the authors and the most important figure for the production of our journal: the Reviewer.
We have the point of view that active reviewers of a periodical admittedly important should be graced somehow by the academic and scientific community. We are somehow trying to change this situation but it demands a lot of time and patience. We are grateful for his work and goodwill, and recognize, once again, its importance to the existence of the Archives of Gastroenterology.