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Does the cover letter really matter?

Khaled Moustafa

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Abstract: The cover letter is not the main text destined to be evaluated or published. The content of the cover letter is already overlapped and redundant with the article abstract. Cover letters look like the ‘misleading’ commercial ads; as good or as bad as they might be, they do not change the inherent value of the advertised product (manuscripts and candidates). The aim of cover letter to impress editors, recruiters or hiring managers, would give only a false and ephemeral impression because the veritable, lasting, impression is that ulterior impression related to the innate value of the candidates (or manuscripts), not from a cover letter that ends in the trash.

Date: 2018-03-29
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DOI: 10.31219/

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