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    to be published

    The essence of the magazine is to be published every month; otherwise, it loses its meaning if it comes out every two months.

    Is my sentence correct?

    Thank you for your reply.

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    Re: to be published

    I don't understand your use if the word "essence" here. In the second part of the sentence, use "otherwise" and drop the if-phrase or keep the if-phrase and delete "otherwise."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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