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A well-written cover letter clearly explains why the submission will be of interest to the journal's readers.
It should also be used to highlight any potential issues such as related manuscripts currently under consideration in any other Springer Nature publication, as well as indicating whether you have had any prior discussions with a Springer Nature editor about the work described in the manuscript.
It is an opportunity to declare that the manuscript is not being considered for publication in any other journal and recommend or exclude reviewers (including the reasons why).
Finally, it can be used to address any issues encountered while submitting the manuscript.
Cover letter checklist:
- Check the journal’s Instructions for Authors for any cover letter requirements on the journals homepage.
- Address the editor who will be assessing your manuscript by their name, if known.
- Include the date of submission and the journal you are submitting to.
- First paragraph: Include the title and article type (e.g. review, research, case study) and briefly explain the background and question you sought out to answer and why.
- Second paragraph: Concisely explain what was done, the main findings and why they are significant.
- Third paragraph: Indicate why the readers of the journal would be interested in the work by showing how your study fulfils the aims and scope of the journal and point out the importance of it.
- To conclude, state the corresponding author and any journal-specific requirements that need to be complied with (e. g. ethical standards).
- All cover letters should contain these sentences: "We confirm that this manuscript has not been published elsewhere and is not under consideration by another journal. All authors have approved the manuscript and agree with its submission to [insert the name of the target journal]."
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How to write a cover letter.
Part one of our 3-part series on the dos and don’ts of communicating with editors and reviewers.
A good cover letter is a crucial part of the manuscript submission package to Nature Methods . It is not simply an archaic form of communication that is becoming obsolete in a digital world; rather, it should be viewed as an opportunity to convey many important pieces of information about a paper to the editors.
Manuscripts submitted to Nature Methods must first pass an editorial evaluation stage, but as professional editors, we are not experts in every scientific field that the journal covers. Providing context for the paper in a cover letter not only can help the editors reach a quicker decision but also can sometimes tip the balance in favor of sending a borderline paper out for peer review.
Here are some practical tips for potential authors.
- Do give a brief, largely non-technical summary of the method. Explain how it will have an impact and why the method and its applications will be interesting to a broad biological audience. This can include more forward-looking information about potential future applications that authors may be reticent to share with reviewers or readers of their manuscript. Such a summary is especially crucial for highly technical papers, where the chance that the advance may not be fully appreciated by the editors is often higher.
- Do put the work in context. Briefly explain the novelty and the specific advances over previous work but be realistic about what the method can and cannot achieve. Many authors are hesitant to compare their work to previous methods for fear that it will appear to reviewers that they are putting down the contributions of other researchers. But editors may not be aware of the nuances of various approaches to address a methodological problem and are more likely to reject a paper without peer review when the advance over previous work is not clear. Authors should not hesitate to discuss freely in the cover letter why they believe method is an advance (most ideally, backed up with strong performance characteristics in the manuscript!).
- Do suggest referees. If the editors decide to send the paper for peer review, providing a list of potential referees, their email addresses, and a very short description of their expertise, can help the editor assign referees more rapidly. Of course, whether the editor decides to use any of the suggested referees is up to him or her. This is also the place to list researchers that you believe should be excluded from reviewing the paper. (Please note that the names of excluded reviewers should also be included in the relevant field of the online submission form.) The editors will honor your exclusion list as long as you don’t exclude more than five people; if you exclude everyone relevant in a scientific field such that the review process will not be productive or fair, the editor may ask you to shorten the list.
- Do tell us about any related work from your group under consideration or in press elsewhere. Explain how it relates, and include copies of the related manuscripts with your submission.
- Do mention any unusual circumstances. For example, known competition with another group’s paper, co-submission to Nature Methods planned with another group, or co-submission of a related results paper to another NPG journal, etc.
- Do mention if you have previously discussed the work with an editor. As editors, we meet a lot of researchers at conferences and lab visits and many papers are pitched to us. A brief mention of when and where such a conversation occurred can help jog the memory of why we invited the authors to submit it in the first place.
- Don’t simply reiterate that you have submitted a paper to us and/or copy and paste the title and abstract of the paper. The cover letter should be viewed as an opportunity to present useful meta-information about the paper, and not tossed off simply as a submission requirement.
- Don’t go on for pages about what the paper is about and summarize all of your results. The editor will always read the paper itself so long cover letters are usually redundant. A one-page cover letter in almost all cases is sufficient.
- Don’t use highly technical jargon and acronyms. Explaining the advance in a general manner can go a long way in helping the editors reach a quicker decision; cover letters that are largely unreadable are of no help to the editors.
- Don’t overhype or over-interpret. While a description of why the method will advance the field is definitely appreciated, obvious overstatements about the impact or reach of the work do not help and can even reflect poorly on the authors’ judgment of the needs of a field.
- Don’t assume that going on about your scientific reputation or endorsements from others in the field will sway us. This is not pertinent to our editorial decision. Our decisions are based on whether we think the paper will be a good editorial fit for the journal, not on the laurels of the authors or because someone important in the field suggested that they submit the work to Nature Methods
And finally, a minor editorial pet peeve:
- Don’t address your cover letter to “Dear Sir.” This is antiquated language, not to mention often incorrect, given that two-thirds of Nature Methods’ editors are women. Stick to the gender-neutral “Dear Editor” in cases where you are not addressing a specific editor.
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A good cover letter can help to “sell” your manuscript to the journal editor. As well as introducing your work to the editor you can also take this opportunity to explain why the manuscript will be of interest to a journal's readers, something which is always as the forefront editors’ mind. As such it is worth spending time writing a coherent and persuasive cover letter.
The following is an example of a poor cover letter:
Dear Editor-in-Chief, I am sending you our manuscript entitled “Large Scale Analysis of Cell Cycle Regulators in bladder cancer” by Researcher et al. We would like to have the manuscript considered for publication in Pathobiology. Please let me know of your decision at your earliest convenience. With my best regards, Sincerely yours, A Researcher, PhD
Instead, check to see whether the journal’s Instructions for Authors have any cover letter requirements (e.g. disclosures, statements, potential reviewers). Then, write a letter that explains why the editor would want to publish your manuscript. The following structure covers all the necessary points that need to be included.
- If known, address the editor who will be assessing your manuscript by their name. Include the date of submission and the journal you are submitting to.
- First paragraph: include the title of your manuscript and the type of manuscript it is (e.g. review, research, case study). Then briefly explain the background to your study, the question you sought out to answer and why.
- Second paragraph: you should concisely explain what was done, the main findings and why they are significant.
- Third paragraph: here you should indicate why the readers of the journal would be interested in the work. Take your cues from the journal’s aims and scope. For example if the journal requires that all work published has broad implications explain how your study fulfils this. It is also a good idea to include a sentence on the importance of the results to the field.
- To conclude state the corresponding author and any journal specific requirements that need to be complied with (e.g. ethical standards).
TIP: All cover letters should contain these sentences:
- We confirm that this manuscript has not been published elsewhere and is not under consideration by another journal.
- All authors have approved the manuscript and agree with its submission to [insert the name of the target journal].
Before submitting your manuscript, thoroughly check its quality one more time. Evaluate it critically—could anything be done better?
Be sure that:
- The manuscript follows the Instructions for Authors
- All files are in the correct file format and of the appropriate resolution or size
- The spelling and grammar are correct
- You have contact information for all authors
- You have written a persuasive cover letter
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Nature Scientist Cover Letter Samples & Examples That Worked in 2023
How to craft a great nature scientist cover letter
Nature scientists study the inner workings of our natural world, from how plants interact to the inter-species relationships between animals. To earn a job as a nature scientist, you need an awesomely-written cover letter that highlights your passion for and experience in the field .
In this guide, we cover 5 simple steps for you to follow to write a great nature scientist cover letter. Keep reading to learn all about:
- Creating your nature scientist cover letter header and headline
- Personalizing your nature science cover letter for specific employers
- Writing a great introduction for your nature scientist cover letter
- Highlighting your key skills and accomplishments as a nature scientist
- Concluding your nature scientist cover letter correctly
1. Create an effective nature scientist cover letter header and headline
Creating a good-looking cover letter header and cover letter headline is the first key step in the cover letter writing process.
These elements help give your letter visual appeal and a better sense of organization .
Starting with your header, this should include:
- Your name and professional title
- Your professional contact information
- A formal address of the employer
Here is an example of a well-formatted nature scientist cover letter header
Jack Doe , Nature Scientist (123) 456-7890 | [email protected] | linkedin.com/in/jack-doe
To: Blue Nature & Ocean Research Center Nature Science Department 1234 Street Address Charleston, SC 29401
Following your header is your cover letter headline.
Think of this as similar to an article or blog title — it should be concise and attention-grabbing, all while accurately portraying the content found within your letter.
When writing a headline, you should always use a keyword related to the position, an eye-catching number or trigger word , and a powerful adjective or verb .
Here is an example of a great headline from a nature scientist’s cover letter
My Top 3 Successes as a Nature Scientist & How I Can Achieve Similar Feats at Your Research Center
2. Personalize your nature science cover letter for specific employers
Anytime you write a nature science cover letter, it is important to include personalized details that are highly specific to each employer you reach out to.
Personalizing a cover letter in this way requires you to research the employer thoroughly, searching for key information about the employer’s values, current projects or research they are conducting, and more.
Moreover, you should take the time while researching to discover who handles hiring at the employer’s business. Then, you can create a personalized greeting that addresses this person by name.
Here are 3 examples of personalized nature scientist cover letter greetings
- Dear Head Scientist Joe King,
- Dear Dr. Joe King,
Dear Dr. Joe King & the Nature Science Department,
3. Write a great introduction for your nature scientist cover letter
After you have the personalized notes ready at your side to reference in your letter, you can begin writing your cover letter introduction .
This introduction should include:
- A brief overview of your professional history and specializations
- A statement on why you are enthusiastic about applying to this company
- A mutual acquaintance (when possible) — professional mutual acquaintances can help build rapport and trust with an employer right away
Here is an example of a well-written introduction for a nature scientist cover letter
I am a nature scientist with 9 years of specialized experience studying the migration patterns of whales. Given your research center’s current focus on marine life, I believe I am a valuable addition to your team and express my great enthusiasm for this opportunity. My mentor, Mr. John Green, is on your center’s board of directors and strongly recommended I apply.
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4. Highlighting your key skills and accomplishments as a nature scientist
With your introduction out of the way, you can now dive into a deeper exploration of your top skills and accomplishments as a nature scientist.
To showcase these qualifications properly, you should include details that are highly relevant, contextual, and — whenever possible — quantifiable.
Here are 6 nature science skills to describe in a cover letter
- Nature science specializations (botany, biology, etc.)
- Conducting experiments
- Writing research reports
- Presenting research and experimental findings
- Submitting research for peer-review
- Collaborating with other science professionals
Here is an example of how to describe an accomplishment in a nature science cover letter
As a nature scientist at [Former Employer], one of my vital roles was to lead a research team in investigating an invasive species of plant found in the American South. My team and I were able to not only identify the source of this species but also an effective means for getting the plant’s invasion under control, reducing the growth of this plant in the region by 85%.
5. Conclude your nature scientist cover letter correctly
To finish off your nature scientist cover letter strong, you need a great conclusion that persuades the employer to contact you promptly .
This conclusion should contain:
- A reiteration of your enthusiasm for the position
- An explanation of how and when you can be best contacted
- Your plans to follow up, including when and how
- A formal sign-off
Here is an example of an effective conclusion from a nature scientist’s cover letter
I am eager to learn more about this opportunity and your department, and I hope to hear from you within the next week regarding this position. You may call me at any time between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays at (123) 456-7890 or email me at [email protected] on weekends. If I have not heard from you by next Wednesday morning, I plan to follow up via phone call at that time.
If you have ever wondered how a cover letter differs from a resume, this article will tell you everything about the key differences between the two .
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Dear Hiring Manger,
I am writing to express my interest in the Urban Conservation Program Manager position posted through Indeed.com. As a development and communications professional with four years of experience in corporate and non-profit relations, program development, and fundraising, I am confident I have the required qualifications and skills to be very successful in this position. Please note that I will be relocating to Denver, Co on July 1 st 2016 and will be available before that for in person interviews
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Some example for cover letter for a Nature article?
A cover letter is required when submitting a manuscript to scientific peer-review journals . It serves as a brief business letter that introduces the scientific work and includes important information such as the name of the editor and journal, date of submission, characteristics of the manuscript, and contact information of the corresponding author(s) . The cover letter also highlights the importance of the work and its relevance to prospective audiences, and may include declarations such as author agreements, conflicts of interest, funding sources, and ethical statements . Additionally, it can provide suggestions of potential reviewers . Spending time to draft a well-written, concise, and professional cover letter is crucial, as a poorly drafted one may lead to immediate rejection .
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I really think you should publish this paper: the cover letter to the editor
The letter to the editor of your target journal, also known as the cover (or covering) letter, is something that is all too often overlooked by authors. It must not be an afterthought, and its importance should never be underestimated. It should be no longer than 200 words.
The example in Figure 1 is, of course, how you should not write the cover letter.
How NOT to write your cover letter
This poor effort would certainly not help the editor in question to seriously deem your paper fit for publication. It does not say who the writer is, what he is submitting and why it should be considered for publication. To be honest, many editors say that they do not read, or seriously consider, the cover letters they receive. Do you want to take that risk?
How to write your cover letter
As you can see, the letter in Figure 2 is laid out neatly and professionally. The author presents himself and his department and has taken the trouble to find out, and use in the address, the name of the current editor of the journal where he hopes to publish his research manuscript. The title of the manuscript has been highlighted in bold print and the line of research that resulted in the paper has also been briefly outlined. Most of all, the author nudges the editor into seriously considering the work for publication as it ‘might be of interest‘ to his readers.
Be very careful with what you write in the cover letter. Never be rude with editors. Never pay too many compliments about the editor’s incredibly fascinating and astoundingly authoritative journal. What you can eventually do is point out how the publication of your manuscript might help offer some kind of solution to a debate that has been taking place in that journal for some time on the topic matter you deal with.
Do not be superficial and silly. Be careful not to get the name of the editor wrong. Always check who the current editor is. This kind of mistake can be embarrassing, to say the least. Be careful too should you copy and paste from previous cover-letter models. Always remember to change the name of the journal to the one that you are submitting to now, not the one you submitted to previously. This, for quite obvious reasons, is especially important with resubmission following rejection. Humor is dangerous and should be left well alone.
Pay attention to any particular requests made in the Instructions to Authors .
If necessary, make sure that every author signs, or at least write the names of the authors involved in the project. If no specification of this kind is made be sure to state that you (the person writing the cover letter) are the corresponding Author, or else specify your specific role in the writing team. Give assent regarding copyright sign-over, if necessary, and state that there is no existing conflict of interest, should this be requested.
Writing a good cover letter is one more step in the right direction to achieving your ambition, which is to see your paper published, hopefully in your target journal.