I am writing a "response to reviewers' letter" for answering the reviewer's comments on my paper. I want to know which one is correct to start my letter:

Dear Editor and reviewers;

Dear Editor and Reviewers;

Dear editor and reviewers;

(I have googled and found some records that wrote: "Dear Editor-in-chief", "Dear Editor-in-Chief", "Dear editor", and "Dear Editor".

But still I don't know which letters should be capital in "dear editor and reviewers", and why?

  • 1
    Safest to use capitals for both. Make the recipients feel good. “Dear Jack and Jill ...”. I doubt if anyone would care much: their attention is far more on your reply.
    – Anton
    Commented Nov 3, 2020 at 14:26
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    I have to agree with the above: capitalize. "Dear Editor" is definitely correct, because you're addressing the holder of a specific position; some sources recommend capitalizing "Dear Colleagues" and the like, although it's less clear-cut. But "Dear Editor and reviewers" would definitely look odd.
    – Stuart F
    Commented Nov 3, 2020 at 14:29
  • @Anton: Thank you for your help.
    – m123
    Commented Nov 3, 2020 at 16:56
  • @Staurt F: Thank you for the explanation.
    – m123
    Commented Nov 3, 2020 at 16:56


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