Journal Selection and Identification: Cover Letters for Journal Submission
This guide offers tips on how to select and identify potential journals to publish your research in.
Tips on Writing Cover Letters
A cover letter intended to be submitted with your article manuscript is not a formality. Care should be taken when writing such a letter. When writing a cover letter, keep these tips in mind:
- Include a statement that your research has not been published elsewhere or is not under consideration for publication elsewhere
- Keep it concise - at maximum, a page long
- Do not copy and paste your abstract; write a clear paragraph explaining why your research is important and why that journal's readers would find it interesting
- Make sure you are including all the information that the Instructions for Authors page on the journal's website asks you to
- Publishers sometimes have their own templates - use those as a guide
- Proofread, proofread, proofread! Make sure you letter is free of typos and is addressed to the correct editor and journal
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