Nature Research Editing Service

AJE is proud to offer three new services from our partners at Nature Research Editing Service. These services are designed to provide top-quality developmental editing and advice on manuscripts and grant applications in the natural sciences (medicine, biology, chemistry, physics, and earth sciences) and engineering.

Scientific Editing

Get expert in-depth editing and strategic advice on your manuscript, review article or grant proposal from a team of editors following the quality standards set by Nature Research. Scientific Editing includes a Premium level language edit, a developmental edit, a quality assurance edit and a summary report.

Developmental Editing

A thorough developmental edit: PhD-qualified field-specific editors examine the text in significant detail and suggest ways of maximizing its effectiveness, through extensive editing and numerous incisive comments that explain our editing and suggest potential further revisions. We cover everything from the logical argumentation to how the implications of the work are communicated. The documents also receive language editing to remove language mistakes and create natural and professional phrasing. And within 6 months of Scientific Editing, we can language-edit the revised paper again for free.

Thorough Strategic Report

A custom 4-8 page report providing insight into how journal editors, peer reviewers, and readers might view your text. It also includes strategic advice for improving your writing in the future.

Novelty and Impact

By looking at the presentation of the novelty of your findings and their potential impact, we can help readers understand their value and help you decide where to publish.

Journal Recommendations

Based on the current text, we suggest journals that fit the topic and seem appropriate in terms of impact.

Download one of our sample files to see the types of suggestions and edits made by our scientific editors

Scientific Editing Sample Edit (.DOCX)

Scientific Editing Sample Report (.DOCX)

Confidentiality Assured

We never show your paper to anyone so you can be confident that when you submit to a journal, the editor's decision will be independent and fair

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Our Quality Guarantee

We guarantee that if your language-edited paper is rejected by a journal because of the English alone, and we believe that you have made a good faith effort to incorporate our changes, we will re-edit your paper once for free. After you have made changes based on the scientific editor’s comments, we will edit your revised paper for English language one time for free within 6 months of your original order.

Where our Customers Publish

  • Advanced Functional Materials
  • Cancer Research
  • Developmental Cell
  • Earth and Planetary Science Letters
  • Energy and Environmental Science
  • Genome Biology
  • Geophysical Research Letters
  • Immunity
  • Journal of Experimental Medicine
  • Nano Letters
  • Nature
  • Nature Climate Change
  • Nature Communications
  • Nature Genetics
  • Nature Geoscience
  • Nature Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States
  • Science
  • Science Advances


I would like to express my sincere appreciation for your work. You did really an excellent job. What I liked in particular was that you gave comments with substantial suggestions how to improve. Although I have published till now quite a number of scientific papers (>300) and many of them in high impact journals I learned a lot throughout this. I Iook forward to future cooperation of mutual benefit.

Full Professor · University of Bayreuth · Germany

The report with the feedback summarizing edits and comments is very informative. We appreciate a lot your editor’s work, with changes tracked and comments on the text improving clearly our manuscript. Finally, your recommendations concerning the most appropriate journal for publication will decidedly help us for the next submission of our manuscript.

Research Director, CNRS/Team Leader · Sorbonne University · France

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the service for?

Scientific Editing is open to any author regardless of where the text will be submitted for publication. If you don't require the summary report and journal recommendations that are included in Scientific Editing, we also offer developmental editing as a standalone service. Please contact us for more information about purchasing developmental editing. 

What’s the difference between language editing and scientific editing?

Language editing focuses on spelling, grammar and phrasing. With scientific editing, we do whatever we can to help you express your specialized scientific ideas for your target audience. The choice between these services depends on what you want us to do. If you want help with your English, choose language editing. If you would like broader and more intensive help with communicating your research, choose scientific editing.

Do you guarantee the publication of my paper?

No, and to do so would be unethical. Scientific editing of a paper by Nature Research Editing Service in no way implies that the paper will be selected for peer review or accepted by a Springer Nature publication or any other publication. The decisions of journal editors are based on the suitability of each paper for that journal and are entirely independent of whether the paper has been edited by Nature Research Editing Service.

What is the relationship between AJE and Springer Nature?

Springer Nature is an investor in and partner of AJE. To learn more, please visit

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