As such, this guide aims to explain (1) why you should care about writing a powerful cover letter, (2) what you should include in it, and (3) how you should structure it.
The last segment will include a free downloadable template submission cover letter with detailed how-to explanations and some useful phrases.
Our findings will allow your readers to [identify the aspects of the journal's Aim and Scope that align with your paper].
TIP: Identify the journal’s typical audience and how those people can utilize your research to expand their understanding of a topic.
This is not the impression you want to give editors!
We can’t stress this enough: Follow your target journal’s guide for authors!
Additionally, all of the authors have approved the contents of this paper and have agreed to the [Journal Name]‘s submission policies.
TIP: If you have previously publicly shared some form or part of your research elsewhere, state so.
For example, you can say, “We have presented a subset of our findings [at Event]/ [as a Type of Publication Medium] in [Location] in [Year].” Should you select our manuscript for peer review, we would like to suggest the following potential reviewers/referees because they would have the requisite background to evaluate our findings and interpretation objectively.
Each named author has substantially contributed to conducting the underlying research and drafting this manuscript.