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A practical handbook of templates for communicating with the journal

Stressing about writing to the journal. This essential guide will help you write accurately and persuasively

What will you learn?

  1. How to write a pre-submission inquiry
  2. How to write a great cover letter
  3. How to inquire about the current status of your paper
  4. Learn what to include in your response to peer reviewer comments
  5. How to apply for an APC waiver
  6. How to write a request for manuscript withdrawal

Why should you enroll?

Through this handbook, you will be able to identify different situations that might require you to communicate with the journal editor. The handbook also provides an email template for each situation. If you are unsure as to when and how frequently it would be appropriate to write to the editor, this handbook would solve all your queries.

What topics will you cover?

Chapter 1: Pre-submission Inquiry

Chapter 2: Cover letter

Chapter 3: Inquiry about the current status of your paper

Chapter 4: Response to reviewer comments

Chapter 5: Extension of deadline for submitting a revised manuscript

Chapter 6: Inquiry about the delay in decision

Chapter 7: Request to expedite the decision when you need it for graduation

Chapter 8: Submitting a revised manuscript as a new submission

Chapter 9: Withdrawing your manuscript from a journal

Chapter 10: Application for APC waiver


Your Instructor


Kakoli Majumder
Kakoli Majumder
Kakoli has over ten years’ experience in the field of English Communication and Training, the last four of which have been dedicated to academic publishing. She is passionate about helping young researchers and authors, particularly, non-native speakers of English, overcome the barriers of language and publish in international English language journals. In her current role, her aim is to educate researchers about the publication process and good publication practices. She is the expert voice behind the Editage Insights Researcher Q&A forum and also writes learning content targeted at young researchers. Kakoli’s empathy with authors and her understanding of the problems they face in research writing and publishing is reflected in her article “How do authors feel when they receive negative reviewer comments: An experience from Chinese biomedical researchers."

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