Q: How to write a withdrawal letter to the journal
Dear Editage Insights team, Thank you very much for your previous response to my query "What can I do if the editor does not confirm my withdrawal request". Thank you for guiding us in a right way. Can you please suggest me how to write a withdrawal letter (for manuscripts with the editor and haven't sent it to review for at least two months) to the journal by providing with a sample letter. Thank you for your time and consideration.We look forward to hearing from you.
As discussed in the answer to your previous question, if you wish to withdraw your paper from a journal, you will have to send a withdrawal request. You should mention the title of the paper and the manuscript id provided by the journal. Additionally, you should request a confirmation of withdrawal from the editor as the withdrawal process will be complete only after you receive the confirmation.
Here is a template for a withdrawal request:
Dear Mr. XXX [Editor's Name],
I would like to withdraw my manuscript titled XXXX [Title of paper] from further consideration by your journal. The manuscript ID is XXXX and the date of submission was XXXX.
Please confirm that the withdrawal process is complete. I apologize for any inconvenience caused.
XXXX [Your name and contact details]
You will also find this handbook useful:
A practical handbook of templates for communicating with the journal