Advice to Correspondents
Please be concise and constructive in criticism; most authors are
grateful for advice, but will not appreciate strong, unfriendly remarks
about their hard work. You can be sure that any mistakes have been made
in good faith and will be corrected. If you wish to dispute the content
of an article, do supply references or examples to support your case,
where possible. Your comments about specific articles will be considered
for publication and will be forwarded to authors, with an invitation to
respond. The editor reserves the right to amend letters in the interest
of clarity, relevance and professional expectations. Anonymous letters
will not be considered, but writers names may be withheld where a
convincing reason is presented (eg job security!).
The value of letters
Your letters can help the journal to help authors: corrections or
clarification can be added to article for the benefit of future
readers. With printed journals, corrections may follow the original
article months later - a small but significant error may be quoted and
referenced widely, with no reference to a belated correction. You can
help authors to avoid this. Comments and suggestions which add to the
accuracy or value of an article will, with the writer's consent, be
added to the original work with attribution.
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