Letter to the Editor

Important Note:

A letter to the editor MUST have these criteria:

  1. The letter must refer to an original article published in the same journal

  2. The letter must reach us within 6 weeks of the publication of the original item


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We welcome only letters that directly refer to one of the contents published in each of the Kowsar journals. Letters are not usually peer-reviewed (we rarely publish original research in this section), but the journal might invite replies from the authors of the original publication, or pass on letters to these authors.

Therefore, we have two types of letters in our journals which explained as below:

Type 1 of Letter to Editor:

  • Letter linked to our published articles: These letters must reach us within 4 weeks of the publication of the original item and word count must be in line with our word count policy

For example, a letter referring to an article published in the January issue must be submitted online no later than March 31st. Letters submitted after the allowed time will not be considered.

  • A maximum of three (3) authors and 10 references are allowed.
  • Only one table or figure is allowed.

Type 1 of Letter to the editor is often accompanied by a Reply:

EIC should inform the corresponding author of the commented article and request him/her to submit a reply within a definite timeline.

Type 2 of Letter to Editor:

  • Letters of general interest, unlinked to items published in the journal: These letters must reach us within 5 weeks prior to publication of an issue. Limitations are the same as type 1 and could be found in word count policy