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Journal Submission Cover Letter Template

Submitting articles for publication can be painful. This template makes it a little easier.

All credit for this resource goes to Dr. Adam Hanley, who introduced me to this template.

Why It Works

The journal submission process can be a major buzzkill on the joyous feeling of finishing a manuscript. Suddenly formatting references, writing up a title page, and drafting a cover letter are standing in between you and an Accept with Minor Revisions.

This document speeds up the process by outlining everything you should include in a cover letter (journal name, editor, results, author contributions, etc.).

Pro tip: Print out the template, sign it in black ink, and upload it back into an editable document for an even more professional look.

Check It Out

Download an editable draft here.


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