How to Successfully Communicate with Journal Editors


Jul 21, 2022 08:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada) Switch Time Zone
Dr. Clark Holdsworth

Senior Manager, Communications & Partnerships (LetPub)

Dr. Holdsworth oversees communications projects and partnerships at LetPub. LetPub has thousands of interactions with authors and journals annually. Dr. Holdsworth and the Learning Nexus Team filter these experiences into an intuitive and effective educational experience for authors and journal editors.

Dr. Avriel Licciardi

Research Communications Strategist (@LetPub)

Dr. Licciardi provides project management of LetPub's scientific editing author services, as well as assistance in business development, brand building, and international media. Dr. Licciardi's direct interaction with authors and publishers yields insights that she filters into a comprehensive learning experience for the LetPub Learning Nexus community.

Dr. Joseph Licciardi

Professor and Department Chair (University of New Hampshire)

Dr. Joseph Licciardi is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of New Hampshire, and previously served as a journal editor for five years. Licciardi's primary fields of study include glacial geology, geomorphology, paleoclimatology, and volcanology, with the majority of his research focusing on the development and application of geochronological methods and understanding mechanisms of climate change. His work in the United States, Peru, Iceland, and Greenland has led to an internationally recognized research program. Licciardi's research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including Science and Nature Geoscience, accruing thousands of citations and numerous publications.

Effective communication with journal editors from the pre-submission phase through article publication is an important skillset every academic should learn. When should you contact the editor if your manuscript is ‘stuck’ in a journal’s online system? What is the etiquette for appealing an editorial decision? How long should you wait to receive peer reviews?

If you have these or similar questions, tune in to LetPub’s FREE upcoming webinar to learn the dos and don’ts of querying editors about your submissions—directly from Dr. Joseph Licciardi, a scientific journal editor.

Webinar highlights include:
• Review of appropriate (and inappropriate) times to query journal editors
• Expert tips for professional email correspondence
• Strategies for addressing unfair reviews or appealing editorial decisions
• Real-time Q&A with a journal editor: come prepared with questions!

Register now to join the webinar in real time or watch on your own schedule with the on-demand recording.

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