Cover Letter 既投稿信,对于科研论文新手来说,不知该如何下手,而对于论文老司机来说,重视程度普遍比较低。我们在往期的文章中多次介绍过投稿信的重要性(参见《投稿信的重要性》),投稿信可以告诉杂志及其编辑为什么他们应该考虑你的文章。这是特别重要的,因为当初审编辑在筛选你的论文时,就此决定是否在同行评审环节中寻找特定的专家,所以期刊欢迎增加对你研究的简要总结。

不同的期刊对投稿信的要求各不相同,例如有的杂志会要求推荐几位审稿人。一般会在杂志的作者指南(guide for authors)中看到具体的要求。许多作者并没有注意到投稿信的重要性,即便它的重要性已经成为常识问题。有些作者甚至对此有一些误解。



[Your Name]
[Your Affiliation]
[Your Address]

Dear Dr. [Editor name],

I/We wish to submit a new manuscript entitled “[title of article]” for consideration by the [journal name].
I/We confirm that this work is original and has not been published elsewhere nor is it currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
In this paper, I/we report on _______. This is significant because __________.  The paper should be of interest to readers in the areas of __________.
[Please explain in your own words the significance and novelty of the work, the problem that is being addressed, and why the manuscript belongs in this journal. Do not simply insert your abstract into your cover letter! Briefly describe the research you are reporting in your paper, why it is important, and why you think the readership of the journal would be interested in it.]
Please address all correspondence concerning this manuscript to me at [email address].
Thank you for your consideration of this manuscript.