Competition for publication space and for editors’ attention is very high. Today it is no longer sufficient to submit a manuscript to a journal editor with a cover letter saying “please find my manuscript attached.” The cover letter is your opportunity to directly “sell” your manuscript to the journal editor. It can set your manuscript apart from others by explaining why your findings are important and why they should be published in your target journal.
Don’t waste the opportunity to speak directly to the journal editor about your research.
Here, you can find a number of resources to help you write an effective cover letter. These include:
- an instructional video to guide you through the process of writing a cover letter
- downloadable templates providing you with the necessary components of a cover letter
- a checklist to ensure you have included all necessary information
- the “dos” and “don’ts” of writing a cover letter
- a guide to journal requirements for cover letters
Good luck with writing your cover letter!