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Open Access Reviewer acknowledgement

Reviewer Acknowledgement 2013

Tim Shipley

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BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2014, 14:17  doi:10.1186/1471-2261-14-17


The electronic version of this article is the complete one and can be found online at: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2261/14/17


Received:12 February 2014
Accepted:12 February 2014

© 2014 Shipley; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

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The editors of BMC Cardiovascular Disorders would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 13 (2013).

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