Our prices are based on your document's word count and your desired turnaround time. Instructions on how to calculate the word count can be found in our FAQ.

All prices are in US dollars.


English Language Editing

*If your manuscript has 40000 words or more, please contact support to receive a price quote

Scientific Editing

*If your manuscript has 18000 words or more, please contact support to receive a price quote

Get Started Get a Price Quote

Academic Translation

*If your manuscript has 18000 words or more, please contact support to receive a price quote

Manuscript Formatting

Manuscript Formatting $125 for full manuscript formatting, including page layout, formatting of the text, headings, title page, and references, and figure placement, to ensure agreement with the guidelines of your target journal.

Figure Formatting

Figure Formatting $70 per figure, regardless of the number of panels, graphs, or images it contains
Custom Illustration and Graphing Owing to the unique nature of this service, pricing will vary based on the project. Services start around $70–100, and we will work with you until you are satisfied with the final product. Please contact us for a quote.

Payment Options

Payment Options

Credit Cards

We accept these credit cards: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa.

Bank Transfer

To pay by bank transfer, select ‘Bank Transfer’ as your payment method once you have uploaded your files. Once you have submitted your order, you will be able to print a copy of your invoice. The invoice will contain all of the information you will need to send us a bank/wire transfer. When you send your wire payment, please be sure to include your receipt code, which can be found on your invoice.

A $25 transfer fee will be added to the price by the receiving bank (except for Scientific Editing). Your bank may also require additional fees.

Note: the following payment methods are not accepted by Scientific Editing. They are accepted by all other Springer Nature author services.


To pay by PayPal, select ‘PayPal’ as your payment method once you have uploaded your files. You will be directed to the PayPal site to complete your transaction. To learn more about PayPal or to create an account, visit their site at

Customers from China have the following additional payment options available to them:


We accept payments via Alipay with the option of including Chinese Fapiao. If you need Chinese Fapiao (发票), please select our Alipay (支付宝) with Fapiao payment option and input the required information. Our business partner CIBTC will import the service and provide a Chinese Fapiao for you. We provide several Fapiao categories: Polishing Fee (润色费), Editing Fee (编辑费), Translation Fee (翻译费), Service Fee (服务费), Information Searching Fee (文献检索费), Foreign Text Fee (外文资料费), and Consulting Fee (咨询费). Please select your preferred Fapiao category during the online checkout process. There will be a fee of 8% on top of your order to cover the government tax and additional service. CIBTC will mail the Chinese Fapiao to you within 2 weeks of your payment. Please note that if you choose to pay by a credit card, purchase order, or PayPal, we cannot issue a Chinese Fapiao. Instead, you will receive a non-taxed receipt (收据) or bill (账单).

China UnionPay (UnionPay)

We accept CUP card payment by credit or debit card and can issue a Chinese Fapiao for you. If you need Chinese Fapiao, be sure to check the box “I need Chinese Fapiao” before payment. If you choose to use UnionPay cards, you will be linked to the official website of UnionPay to complete the payment process. For further information about CUP cards, please visit

WeChat pay

We accept payments using the WeChat app. Select Wechat as your payment option and you will be taken to the Wechat page to complete your payment.

Customers from Brazil have the following additional payment option available to them:


We accept all relevant payment methods via Allpago, the international payment gateway for Latin America.

To pay with a Boleto, you will need the CPF or CNPJ number of your institution or agency. You will also need the billing address and telephone number. There is a processing fee of $25 for this payment option, and the deadline for payment completion is 30 days from the time your boleto is issued.

Most funders will let you use a research grant fund to pay for editing services and other author services. Typically they ask for the receipt or invoice as proof of purchase.

When writing your next grant application, you might like to request dedicated funding for our services.

Please go to the FAQ for more information about payment.