Letter to the Editor / Correspondence

It provides a means of communication between the author of an article and the reader of a journal, allowing continued dialog about journal content to take place. A letter to the editor should provide new insight, make corrections, offer alternate theories, or request clarification about content printed in the journal. It should have an attractive title and be related to a published article preferably in the recent issues of the KJMS. Please don’t use harsh words/comments particularly about the personality and character of researcher. Don’t express personal opinions instead cite scientific evidence. Letter to the editor will be published free of cost after editorial review. Only one author will be credited for Letter to the editor.

The letter to the editor should be concise, non-structured, not more than 500 words and not more than five references. A letter to editor should cover the following concepts in order.

The opening line should mention the article you are referring to           (i.e.……..………………..………………....,”), and then state your position. The rest of the paragraph should summarize your issue of concern in a way that captures the attention of the reader.

Explain your ties to the issue. In other words, why are you speaking out about the subject? The subsequent paragraphs should further explain your issue and why people should care about it. If you have data or statistics to bolster your argument, this is a good place to use them.

Follow your explanation with a call to action. What is at stake if no action is taken? What will happen if people respond with action? Make the consequences of each very clear, and try, when possible, to inform the reader about the direct impact of action or inaction.

In your concluding paragraph, recap your point, reiterate your call to action, and include specific information on how readers can get involved.

A declarations section (with the following subheadings: Conflict of interest, Acknowledgments) shall be placed before the References section.