100 PRS Proofreading and Editing Service PhD Experts • All Academic Areas • Fast Turnaround • High Quality 6.2.3 Searching for the Right Terms: The Keywords For such a small part of your paper, the keywords pack a very large punch and in today’s world of digital publication in which journal articles are available worldwide via the internet, some might argue that a paper’s keywords are even more important than a paper’s title. In one sense, perhaps they are: certainly, it is easier to include in the keywords the terms you think readers are likely to use when searching for information on the topics covered in your paper because that’s precisely why the keywords are included and there’s no need to join them syntactically into the logical sense one expects of a title. However, your title is also a tool for facilitating your readers’ successful discovery of your article once it’s published and available online, and so is your abstract: by embedding keywords in your title and abstract you increase your readers’ ability to find PARt III: commUnIcAtIng wItH JoURnAl edItoRs: sUBmIssIon, AccePtAnce, RevIsIon And ReJectIon PRS Tip: Abstracts can often require a lot of attention during and after proofreading, especially if you’re not a native speaker of English and find yourself struggling to condense the contents of your paper into carefully structured sentences that express your ideas with precision. If you have to rewrite your abstract to a significant degree after having your paper read by a PRS proofreader (or any other careful, critical reader), you may want to send it back for a second read. You can always send just the abstract and/or any other particularly problematic part of your paper, and request the same proofreader to double-check your revisions or a different one if you’d like a second opinion. It’s a good way to reduce the cost of final proofreading while buying peace of mind before submitting your work.