Nature Research Editing Service

AJE is proud to offer in-depth scientific editing from our partners at Nature Research Editing Service. This service is 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.

A Team-based Assessment of Your Manuscript’s Needs

A Scientific Consultation Among our Team of PhDs A team of PhD-qualified editors with experience in your field carefully assess your manuscript and any accompanying information and then meet to

  • Identify priority issues in the manuscript
  • Discuss how the Scientific Editing team can address those priorities

A Thorough Developmental Edit

A Substantive In-Depth Assessment of Your Scientific Manuscript Based on the priorities identified in the team meeting, experienced members of the Scientific Editing team examine the text in significant detail and provide the following:

  • Strategic developmental edits that will improve the structure and clarity of the logical argumentation, such as how well the implications of the work are highlighted
  • Incisive comments recommending further author revisions that will help you maximize your manuscript’s effectiveness.
  • Improved English grammar to ensure that your ideas are conveyed clearly

A Thorough Strategic Report and Journal Recommendation

Customized to the Needs of Each Scientific Manuscript Scientific Editing also includes a custom 3-6 page report that includes:

  • Explanations of the prioritized issues identified in your paper, how we addressed them and (if necessary) how you might be able to address them further
  • Insights into how readers, peer reviewers, and journal editors might view your paper
  • Strategic advice for improving your writing in the future.
  • Comments about additional documents provided for editing, such as cover letters or responses to reviewers.
  • A targeted discussion regarding journals that fit the paper’s topic and seem potentially appropriate in terms of impact.

Continued Support after Scientific Editing

Trusted by Researchers and Universities to Help their Science Stand Out

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 outside of the Scientific Editing team. You can be confident when you submit to a journal, the journal 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 improving your language, choose English 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

Our Services

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