I wrote a cover letter that takes 2 pages: 1 for the main text explaining the purpose of the research and why it is important, and 1 consisting of my name and institutional details plus references.
1) Should a cover letter be of 1 page maximum in general?
It is not mentioned the journal’s website. If this is the case, I guess I should play with the font size and line spacing.
2) Is it ok to include two citations to emphasize my writing?
I included the two references right after mentioning my institutional details.