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Writing a cover letter

When you submit your article to a journal, you often need to include a cover letter.

Before you start to write though, check the instructions for authors (IFAs) of your chosen journal, as not all journals require a cover letter.

You should also check the instructions for authors for any specific information to include in your cover letter.

Cover letter template

If your chosen journal simply requires a standard cover letter that you can download and use our sample cover letter as a guide:

Download cover letter template

*(this will download a Word document)