The goal of the cover letter lobby for your paper good fit for the journal of interest to the journal’s readers no conflicts of interest that would be a barrier get the editor interested in your paper move your paper from “rejected without review” to “sent out for review. Joke cover letter for journal manuscript resubmission by roy f baumeister dear sir, madame, or other: enclosed is our latest version of ms # 85-02-22-rrrrr, that is, the re-re-re-revised revision of our paper. Vi composing a compelling cover letter mar 03, 2014 by amy benson brown address the letter to a specific editor and, in the opening paragraph, ask him or her to consider the manuscript for publication (what editors want: an author’s guide to scientific journal publishing, university of chicago press, 2013), recommend.
Cover letters sample letters scientific editor cover letter posted in cover letters norman koonce i am interested in the scientific editor position that was recently listed for your company cold spring harbor laboratory and have attached my resume for your perusal i have edited many papers for many different types of journals. Pamela hines, senior editor at science, had some advice for writing cover letters accompanying submissions, and now my attitude has changed according to dr, hines, the cover letter must convey the following. If you’re going to refer to the editor of the journal by name in your cover letter, make sure you’ve got the correct editor name/journal name/journal office address combo 8 probably best to spend more time on why your work is so great than on why everyone else’s work in this area sucks.
Important because the cover letter is the one place that you can use your personal voice in writing to the editor write your cover letter in clear, plain, concise english. The best cover letters are concise and give a clear explanation of the advances and discoveries made in the course of the research remember, journals receive many papers per day and editors see hundreds of manuscripts per year, so take every opportunity you can to get your work noticed. A good cover letter can help to “sell” your manuscript to the journal editor as well as introducing your work to the editor you can also take this opportunity to explain why the manuscript will be of interest to a journal's readers, something which is always as the forefront editors’ mind. Since the cover letter should include a statement on why you chose to submit the manuscript to the journal, the editors also provide some guidance on how to go about selecting a journal the cover letter should also include guidelines on suggesting potential reviewers for your work. An effective submission cover letter will persuade editors to forward your paper to peer reviewers for further consideration journal acceptance will depend on how you answer the questions and comments noted in the editor’s letter to that end, when you write your rebuttal letter to the journal, keep the following points in mind dos.
Field: engineering (all disciplines), materials science, chemistry, geology, physics and similarly related science fields deadline: review will start in february 2018, applications will still be accepted on a rolling basis after that point until slots are filled. Letters accepted for publication will appear in print, on the journal’s website at nejmorg, or both nejm adheres strictly to the following policies regarding letters to the editor letters in. A 2013 article in science careers asked if it was a “relic” but in a recent editorial, a journal editor reassures his readers that yes, he reads every cover letter — and yes, it’s important (if you agree with him, let us know in our poll, below. Sample cover letter for journal manuscript resubmissions dear journal editor, it's me again by roy f baumeister its fairly clear that your reviewers are less interested in details of scientific procedure than in working out their personality problems and sexual frustrations by seeking some kind of demented glee in the sadistic and. Cover science magazine cover letter letter design submission to editor scientific journal cover science magazine cover letter letter scientific journaljpg.
The cover letter is your opportunity to explain to the journal editor how your research is novel and why your manuscript should be published in the particular journal a clear, direct and interesting cover letter can increase the chances of a journal editor sending your manuscript for peer review. How to write a good scientific paper: the cover letter this is the fifth in a series of editorials covering all aspects of good science writing. A killer cover letter is a must to even get a review by the top science journals the letter should be short to the point and emphasize the conceptual advance to the field some see it needs to be flashy. Some journals have very specific requirements for information to provide in the cover letter, and these are usually stated in the journal’s instructions to authors make sure your cover letter includes any journal-required elements.
Editors of scientific journals have responsibilities toward the authors who provide the content of the journals, the peer reviewers who comment on the suitability of manuscripts for publication, the journal’s readers and the scientific community, the owners/publishers of the journals, and the public as a whole. “whenever a manuscript is submitted to the journal ofmicro/nanolithography, mems, and moems (jm3), themanuscript first goes to me, the editor-in-chief and the first thing i do is read the cover letter that accompanies the manuscript. Ultimately, your cover letter is designed to influence the decision of the editor to send your manuscript out for peer review the letter will argue that your manuscript is a good fit for the journal you are submitting it to and highlight your most important findings. Successful covering letters for journal submissions 93 indeed, seriously considered for publication, and (3) initiate a posi-tive rapport with the editor and/or editorial staff.
If a journal does not require a formal cover letter, it is still in your interest to take this opportunity to let the editor know why you have selected his or her journal for your paper and to make a case for considering your manuscript. Otherwise, address your letter by name to the person who is listed as the fiction editor, poetry editor, or nonfiction editor so, there you have it: the perfect cover letter for a literary. I’m the associate editor of a major area studies journal, and we usually don’t even read cover letters when they’re included sometimes the admin processing the submissions forgets to even give them to us. The scientific journal where you will send your manuscript for publication will most likely ask you to send a cover letter along with your paper even though this letter probably won’t be the deciding factor to whether your article should be published or not, it might be a key element to decide whether it should be reviewed altogether.