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An Editor's Guide to Writing and Publishing Science$
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Michael Hochberg

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780198804789

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198804789.001.0001

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The Cover Letter

The Cover Letter

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(p.133) 18 The Cover Letter
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An Editor's Guide to Writing and Publishing Science
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Michael Hochberg

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198804789.003.0018

Many view the cover letter as a nuisance that must be dealt with when a manuscript is submitted. Some journals make no mention of specific requirements for the letter; others not only require it, but also have specific guidelines. The cover letter is the opportunity to speak directly to the editor with the goal of convincing her to send your paper out for review. This chapter discusses the importance of the cover letter and its essential elements.

Keywords:   Dialogue, merits for publication, desk rejection, reviewers

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