Q: How can I get the acceptance letter for a paper which I have co-authored?

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My paper is accepted in a journal. I am a coworker. Can you please suggest how to write an email to the editor requesting my acceptance letter (by providing a sample letter). The acceptance letter has been sent to the responsible writer but none of the coworkers have recieved it. Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.

1 Answer to this question

Your question is not very clear. I suppose when you say you are a “coworker,” you mean you are a coauthor of the paper. Also, I think you have used the term “responsible writer” to refer to the corresponding author. Journal editors exchange emails only with the corresponding author, not with the co-authors. The corresponding author is the single point of contact for the journal. It is the duty of the corresponding author to communicate the editor’s messages to the co-authors. It is not possible for journal editors to send separate acceptance letters to each and every co-author. Therefore, I think you should contact the corresponding author and ask him/her to forward the acceptance letter to you if you need it. I don’t think it is advisable to write to the editor for this.