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A cover letter introduces your submission to the target journal’s editors and gives them a brief overview of its contents and major details. As such, your cover letter should function as a sales pitch to the journal editors. In other words, it needs to sell the notion of why your manuscript deserves to be published in their journal and also how it matches the scope of their journal. This SlideShare will tell you everything you need to know in order to write a great cover letter for your research paper.