Letters to the Editor/ Talk-Back Guidelines:

Must include name, affiliation, email.

Length: 200-600 words.

Content:

  • The concern you are addressing (try to limit your letter to one point), and the article and Conversations number in which it was published;
  • Your stake in the matter;
  • The problems, supports, or the extended information you offer, based on factual evidence, regarding this matter as presented in Conversations;
  • Your position: the corrected, or fuller, situation, as you see it, or your viewpoint based on sources, experience, evidence, data, dates, facts….

Letters may not be published anonymously or under pen-names. How do you wish to sign your name (i.e., title, first name or initial, etc. — as in, Dr. Jesse Smith; Dr. J. R. Smith; Jesse Smith, Ph.D.; etc.)?

Tone: Letters should address issues, evidence, and claims, not the people who wrote the article to which you are responding. Personal attacks on individuals will not be published. All letters are reviewed by the editor, sometimes in consultation with the editorial board, and will be published at the editor’s discretion.