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Open Peer Review Reports for: Welcome to the new editorial team

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Original Submission
6 Sep 2018 Submitted Original manuscript
20 Sep 2018 Author responded Author comments - Keith Rome
Resubmission - Version 2
20 Sep 2018 Submitted Manuscript version 2
25 Sep 2018 Editorially accepted
19 Oct 2018 Article published 10.1186/s13047-018-0298-6

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