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Primary survey: Highlights from this issue
  1. Edward Carlton1,2
  1. 1 Emergency Department, North Bristol NHS Trust, Westbury on Trym, UK
  2. 2 Translational Health Sciences, University of Bristol Medical School, Bristol, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Edward Carlton, Emergency Department, North Bristol NHS Trust, Westbury on Trym, UK; eddcarlton{at}

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The EMJ prides itself on being an international journal. Whilst submissions from the United Kingdom made up around 40% of our published work in 2022, we have readers from around the world and as an editorial team we encourage submissions from anywhere. Indeed, opening this month’s EMJ and looking at where publications have originated from does have a pleasingly international feel. It reads like the locations of top fashion boutiques; Milan, San Francisco, Boston, Melbourne (and Plymouth). This is the first time I recall that international emergency care research teams have outweighed UK based authors in an issue – fantastic stuff. So, let’s take a closer look at the diversity of material we have on offer.

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