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Professional English-language editing resources

Articles submitted to our English language journals must be written in English, which is both clear and understandable. If English is not your first language, then it may be of benefit to seek help from a native English speaker to review your manuscript before submitting, or to have your manuscript professionally edited before submissions.

With English-language editing, not only will the reviewers be able to better read and evaluate your manuscript, you will also gain the following benefits:

  • Correction of grammar, spelling and punctuation errors
  • Correction of improper language and poor or incorrect word choice
  • Improved clarity via improvement of ambiguous text
  • Ensuring conformation to British or American English
  • Ensuring language used is appropriate for a scientific journal
  • Some companies, such as Edanz and American Journal Experts, will also provide assistance with various aspects of the review process.

In particular, we have tested the work of the following two companies, and can recommend their services for English language scientific editing and proofreading of your manuscript prior to submission:



Bioedit Scientific Writing: Opens external link in new windowwww.bioedit.co.uk


Editage: Opens external link in new windowhttp://www.editage.com/?ref=_referral


Other companies which offer the same or similar services are as follows:

If you are looking for support and advice with your work, with the English language, and with the publication process, then the global online network AuthorAID might be an option. This is an online network which is available to authors in developing countries who could use some help. One of the options offered is a Mentoring service. For more information please visit:
Opens external link in new windowhttp://www.authoraid.info orOpens external link in new window http://www.authoraid.info/mentoring-info/mentee.

Please note:
The use of an editorial service is at the discretion and cost of the authors. The journal will not cover the cost of this using such a service, nor will it guarantee acceptance of your article by the journal.

Companies which appear on this list are not associated with Schattauer GmbH. The listing of a company’s name in this list does not represent endorsement by the publisher, Schattauer GmbH. This list is not exhaustive and there are other companies available which offer the same services; authors are encouraged to investigate each company on their own, as well as seek out other vendors offering the same services.