How to choose a journal and write a cover letter

Vice-President of EASE, Duncan Nicholas, has published a new paper offering advice on journal selection, using recent evidence to inform the strategies presented and adding additional insights and tools.

How to choose a journal and write a cover letter is part of the “How to write a scientific paper” special issue of the Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia – official publication of the Saudi Anaesthesia Society.

The article provides details on the factors involved in optimal journal selection, giving insights into how to identify suitable journals, why particular criteria are important and ideal methods to approach this task. It also provides notes on supporting submissions with an effective cover letter.

The supplementary materials include a spreadsheet tool for tracking information about potential titles of interest and submission details to make it easy for authors to build a list of suitable journals in their field and record submission progress.

We have added this article alongside the existing resources in the Publishing and Editorial Issues section of our Toolkit for Authors.

Nicholas D. How to choose a journal and write a cover letter. Saudi J Anaesth 2019; Suppl S1:35-41
DOI: 10.4103/sja.SJA_691_18