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 English language edit, a developmental edit, a quality assurance edit and a summary report.

Developmental Editing

Editing and advice from a PhD-qualified, professional developmental editor, selected specifically for their understanding of the science within your paper, to address the presentation of:

  • your central question or objective
  • structure, clarity and flow of arguments
  • rationale, methods and conclusions
  • context and objective implications of the research
  • figures, tables and supplementary information
  • detail, emphasis and excessive length
  • cover letter and other supporting materials provided

Language Editing

Your work is edited by a native English speaker in your field to remove language mistakes. They check grammar and punctuation and create natural and professional phrasing. Later editors can then focus on issues such as structure.

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)

Developmental Editing

Get language editing and in-depth comments throughout your paper from expert developmental and English language editors following the quality standards set by Nature Research

Developmental Editing is similar to Scientific Editing, but does not include the strategic report or journal recommendations. Included in this service (descriptions above):

  • Premium Language Editing
  • Developmental Editing
  • Commentary throughout the manuscript

Areas of study accepted for the Developmental Editing service include all clinical and life sciences, environmental sciences, and chemistry. Note: Developmental Editing is not yet available for engineering.

Download a sample file to see the types of suggestions and edits made by our developmental Editors

Developmental Editing Sample Edit (.DOCX)

Manuscript Assessment Report

We provide actionable next steps to improve your scientific paper, starting with an overview of top recommendations and then examine each section of your paper in detail. We provide feedback on the most important issues in your paper, with actions and improvements listed in a clear, checklist-style report.

While language editing is not included with the Manuscript Assessment Report, we can add this if requested. Please indicate that you would like language editing when completing the quote form below.

Areas of study accepted for Manuscript Assessment Reports include all of the natural sciences (medicine, biology, chemistry, physics, and earth sciences) and engineering

Download a sample file to see the report format and types of suggestions made in the Manuscript Assessment Report

Manuscript Assessment Report (.DOCX)

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Quality standards set by Nature Research
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Editor commentary throughout manuscript
Novelty and impact
Journal recommendations
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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 you 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.

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

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Testimonials

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?

Our scientific editing service is open to any researcher or author regardless of where the text will be submitted for publication. It is not only for Springer Nature publications.

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

Both are suitable for scientific text, but the two types of editing are very different. 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 https://www.aje.com/about/springer-nature/.