Although very short, writing a resubmission letter can be difficult. This article will shows an example text for you to use in your own letters to editors.
We will use the following example resubmission letter and break down key points:
Prof Edgar J. Phillips
International Journal of Epidemiological Research
15 Kendall St.
Overland Park, KS 66213
September 10, 2008
Diet and risk of breast cancer in relation to estrogen and progesterone receptor status in Japan
Dear Prof Phillips,
Thank you for your email of August 5, 2008, regarding our manuscript, “Diet and risk of breast cancer in relation to estrogen and progesterone receptor status in Japan”, and the valuable comments of the three reviewers. I attach here our revised manuscript, as well as a point-by-point response to the reviewers’ comments.
We feel that the revised manuscript is a suitable response to the comments, and is significantly improved over the initial submission. We trust that it is now suitable for publication in the International Journal of Epidemiological Research. Thank you in advance for your kind consideration of this paper.
Satoru Higenashi, MD
Center for Cancer Prevention,
International Cancer Hospital
5-1-1 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 199-9989, Japan.
Phone: +81-3-3932-4411, Fax: +81-3-3932-4412
E-mail: [email protected]
When mailing a cover page, include the official name of the journal and the editor's name, title, and address. No phone number, fax number or email address is required.
If you send the cover page by email, you can omit everything above it and start writing with the manuscript number and title.
Write the address as'Dear Prof Phillips', not'Dear Editor'or'Dear Prof Edgar J. Phillips'.
In the first paragraph, include the title of the treatise and state that you are responding to each reviewer's point.
Notice the notation 'We feel ...' 'I think ...' and 'We trust ...' 'I'm sure ...'.