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Volume 72, 1942-43
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Report of Honorary Editor.

During the year ended 31st March, 1942, the four parts of Transactions, Volume 71, comprising 383 pages and 52 plates, have been published. This is 101 pages and 21 plates less than last year's volume—a reduction of 21% and 29% respectively.

Volume 71 consists of the following:—

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Subject. Number of Papers. Pages. Plates.
Astronomy 1 4
Botany 4 42 3
Chemistry 1 2 table
Geology 11 160 22
Palaeontology 3 45 10
Physics 1 23 2
Seismology 1 3
Zoology 11 45 15
Abstracts 15 9
Proceedings 37
Appendix 8
Index 5

The following manuscripts have been handled during the year:—

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Manuscripts in hand from preceding year (including 9 printed in Vol. 71, Part 1) 17
MSS. received 1/4/41–31/3/42 30
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Manuscripts printed in Volume 71 33
Manuscripts in hand, including 7 for 72 (1) 10
Manuscripts held in suspense pending overseas refereeing 1
Manuscripts withdrawn by authors 2
Manuscripts declined (adverse referee's report) 1
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The average time between the receipt of papers as finally approved and their date of publication has been seven months, an increase of half a month compared with the preceding year. The longest period has been 14 months.

The Editor is greatly indebted for help to Dr. C. O. Hutton, Associate Editor, and to a number of painstaking referees.

J. Marwick

, Honorery Editor.