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What should be included in a cover letter?

03-03-2022

You may be required to submit a cover letter with your submission. Individual journals may have specific requirements regarding the cover letter's contents, so please consult the individual journal's Guide for Authors.

A cover letter is a simple, brief business letter, designed to introduce your manuscript to a prospective Editor.  If the Guide for Authors does not specify what to include in your cover letter, you may wish to include some of the following items:

  • Specify special considerations that should be given to the paper (if any).
  • A brief background regarding the research involved or how the data was collected.
  • Details of any previous or concurrent submissions.
  • It's also useful to provide the Editor-in-Chief with any information that will support your submission (e.g. original or confirmatory data, relevance, topicality).
  • The inclusion (or exclusion) of certain Reviewers (if propose/oppose reviewers isn't an available step in the submission process).
  • Bring to the Editor’s attention any Conflict of Interest or Permissions information which may be relevant.  Be sure to upload any accompanying forms or declarations as required to your submission.

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v. 20 (2022): n. cont.
Revista Acadêmica Ciência Animal | Janeiro - Dezembro
Publicado: 11-12-2021

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