Sample Correspondence for an Editorial Office

The CSE Editorial Policy Committee, in collaboration with the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), has developed sample correspondence that relates to specific situations that journal editors face when managing ethical issues. Grouped by both recipient and subject for easier identification, these drafts can be used as templates for your own letters. Feel free to copy and modify them to fit your needs, keeping in mind issues of confidentiality when applicable. Additional sample correspondence will be added on an ongoing, as needed basis. Please send comments to

Sample Letters Organized by Recipient     Sample Letters Organized by Subject