A practical handbook of templates for communicating with the journal

What will you learn?

  1. How to write persuasive, yet focused, emails to the journal
  2. How to craft a winning cover letter for your manuscript
  3. When and how to communicate effectively with journals
  4. What to include when responding to peer reviewer comments
  5. How to inquire about delays, deadlines, and submission decisions
  6. Different points of communication in the publishing process


Wondering how to contact the journal? Are you unsure when, under what kind of circumstances, and how frequently it would be appropriate to write to the editor? Are you undecided about what information you should include in your correspondence? If your answer to these questions is yes, then this specially curated handbook is perfect for you!

A reliable guide to communicating with the editor at the time of submission and during the journal evaluation process, this handbook helps you to identify different situations where you might need to communicate with the journal editor. It also makes your task easier by providing well-crafted email templates to help you draft the most persuasive communication. Packed with tips on how to handle real-life situations, this handy learning resource is extremely popular with researchers.

What topics will you cover?

Lecture 1: How to write a great pre-submission inquiry

Lecture 2: Craft a winning cover letter for your manuscript

Lecture 3: Inquire about the current status of your paper

Lecture 4: Draft the ideal response to peer reviewer comments

Lecture 5: Ask for a deadline extension to submit your revised manuscript

Lecture 6: How to inquire about the delay in editorial board decision

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

Lecture 8: How to submit a revised manuscript as a new submission

Lecture 9: When and how to withdraw your manuscript from a journal

Lecture 10: How to make a good case when you apply for an 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 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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