offers professional journal editing and proofreading services for professors, postdoctoral researchers and research students across all academic areas. Learn more about how to submit your journal article to our journal editing and proofreading services.

Sending your article to us for journal editing and proofreading before you submit it to an appropriate journal will help you to increase its chances of being seriously considered by journal editors and peer reviewers and, ultimately, of being accepted for publication. If, on the other hand, you have already submitted an article and the journal editor has rejected it due to problems with formatting or language or perhaps has asked that such problems be thoroughly resolved before the article can be seriously considered for publication, one of our journal proofreaders provides the perfect solution. Be sure to include along with your article the link to the journal’s guidelines or author instructions, any helpful criticism you have already received from the journal editor and, if you like, your own notes about aspects or parts of your writing that especially concern you. Our journal editing and proofreading services will give you more confidence in the work that you submit.

Many of our clients are senior academics and scientists who are not native speakers of English but who wish or need to publish their research in the English language. Our journal proofreaders can assist such authors in communicating as clearly and with as much precision and sophistication in English as they could were they writing in their native language. The services offered by us are also extremely useful for native speakers of English who would like a second pair of professionally trained eyes to ensure that the work that they submit for journal publication contains no errors or inconsistencies and is generally polished to perfection.

Careful journal editing and proofreading are therefore absolutely essential when preparing a scholarly article for journal publication. Each author will need to check and correct his or her own work, of course, and having colleagues or mentors read the paper and offer a constructive commentary is also an excellent idea. However, there is simply no substitute for the services of a professional proofreader who specialises in academic or scientific writing. When you send your article to us, for instance, you can be confident that a highly educated native speaker of English who is familiar with your discipline and subject area will proofread your work with the utmost attention to detail, correcting any errors in your grammar, spelling and punctuation and ensuring that you have observed all the journal requirements for structure, formatting and referencing.

Although the articles written for publication in academic and scientific journals tend to be relatively short, a great deal of research and analysis lies behind each article. As anyone who has authored a successful scholarly paper knows, the writing itself takes considerable time and effort, as do organising the material into an effective structure and designing tables, figures and appendices to clarify and enhance the content. In addition, quotations and citations must be accurate and include correct and thorough references, and a title, abstract and keywords that perfectly represent the article and enable potential readers to find and use it efficiently are required.

There are, then, many elements to consider while producing an article for journal publication, and the requirements and priorities of the author and his or her research must be balanced against the requirements and priorities of the journal. Academic and scientific journals usually have rather detailed and exacting author instructions or submission guidelines, and these must always be followed with precision, even when they are complicated or difficult to understand. It is wise to keep in mind that most journal editors receive far more submissions than they have the space to publish, and since the formatting and styles demanded by journals are highly visible aspects of writing, the work of authors who fail to meet the journal requirements can be rejected at a single glance without the content (and the extensive research behind it) being seriously considered. However, publication in respected scholarly journals is a vital means of communicating the results of research and an important aspect of a successful scientific or academic career.

While you are planning and preparing your articles you may find the Guide to Academic and Scientific Publication: How To Get Your Writing Published in Scholarly Journals helpful. This guide focuses on sound scholarly practices and the requirements of academic and scientific journals and is available as a free ebook here.