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A straightforward guide to the series of ‘Straightforward Guide’ reviews
  1. Michael J Curtis1,
  2. Christopher L Jackson2,
  3. Nicola Smart3
  1. 1King's College London, The Rayne Institute, London, UK
  2. 2University of Bristol, School of Clinical Sciences, Bristol, UK
  3. 3Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Christopher Jackson, University of Bristol, School of Clinical Sciences, Level 7, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol BS2 8HW, UK; Chris.Jackson{at}

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You are probably thinking ‘if this series is so straightforward, why does it need an article to guide me through it?’ and you would be right, it does not. The series is self-explanatory and will be useful to basic scientists and clinicians because the articles are written by international experts who have been selected for their ability to communicate clearly and enjoyably.

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  • Contributors All authors contributed equally to the writing of this brief editorial.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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