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We welcome Letters to Editor that directly refer to one of the contents published in Gene, Cell and Tissue. 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.
Please note that we have two types of Letters to the Editor in Gene, Cell and Tissue which explained as below:
Type 1 of Letter to Editor:
- Letter linked to our published articles: These letters must reach us within three months 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 1 of letters to the editor MUST have these criteria:
The letter must refer to an original article published in the same journal.
The letter must reach us within 3 months of the publication of the original item.
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.