Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS • Open AccessHow to Write a Good Scientific Paper: the Cover Letter
Whenever a manuscript is submitted to the Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS (JM3), the manuscript first goes to me, the editor-in-chief. And the first thing I do is read the cover letter that accompanies the manuscript. Thus, the cover letter creates the first impression that I have of the manuscript. Is this important? Of course I think it is, but let me explain why the author(s) should think it is important as well.