If writing a paper seems overwhelming, you can start by writing a letter to a journal. Letters can be referenced and are a valuable source of information too.


  • When the information does not necessitate a full paper, it can be written as a letter.

  • The purpose of a letter can be a comment on a previous publication or a communication of case reports.
  • Direct your letter to the editor (not author), even if it is a letter of disagreement with an article in the previous issue.
  • Ensure that your letter raises new points not covered in the article.
  • Use crisp language to convey your message.