Dr. Jane White
Journal of Chronic Disease Treatment
July 20, 2015
Dear Dr. White
We wish to submit our article “Impact of season on disease Z” to be considered for publication in the Journal of Chronic Disease Treatment as a Short Communication.
In our previous research (Black et al., J Sci Res. 2014;21:1-10) we found that treatment X was more effective than treatment Y in reducing chronic disease Z. However, we noticed that the improvement for both treatments was much greater (>10%) in winter than in the summer months. In order to explore this unexpected finding, we carried out further research, presented in this paper.
We found that ambient temperature had no effect on reduction of disease Z with either treatment. However, detailed analysis of patient behavior revealed that patients were more likely to be absent from home in the summer months, and so more likely to miss their medication time. After implementing a dosing strategy to minimize this effect, no significant difference between summer and winter could be detected with either treatment.
We think this article will be of interest to your readers as it demonstrates increased treatment effectiveness without increasing overall dose. It also reveals some interesting aspects of patient behavior, an area of study which has received increasing attention in the field of chronic disease treatment over the past decade.
We suggest the following reviewers for this article:
Andrew Adams (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Billy Bloggs (email@example.com)
Caroline Carter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I am authorized on behalf of all the authors of this article to confirm that no author has any conflict of interest to disclose, all authors have approved the version submitted for publication, the work in this article is original and has not been published previously, and the article is not under consideration by any other journal.
We thank you for your kind consideration of our article. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly if any further information is required. I look forward to hearing from you.
Professor John Black
Director, Department of Clinical Research
University of Somewhere
123, Anywhere Street
Tel.: +44 123 456 789