The question:

What should I include in my cover letter when I submit my manuscript to an academic journal?

The answer can be found in this guide. We have made it even easier for you, and included a free template which you can use every time you submit a manuscript.

Writing to the editor

We are often asked to edit and proofread cover letters to editors of academic journals for the purpose of submitting a manuscript, and many times we have to rewrite the entire letter.

The important things to remember when writing this letter are:

  • First impressions count
  • You are one among many
  • You must sell your research
  • Making connections between your manusrcipt and the scope and aims of the journal
  • Your work is not under consideration elsewhere

We have put together this guide and template so you can concentrate on the important business of the content of your letter.

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