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.