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.

Nature Research Editing Service Pricing

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

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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. Returned in 3 business days.

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 when you create your order. You will be able to download and print a copy of your invoice from your account as soon as we receive your order. The invoice will contain all of the information you will need to send us a bank/wire transfer. Please be sure to include your invoice number with the payment information so we can match the payment to your account upon receipt.


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 Please note, the amount charged by Paypal in a foreign currency may differ from the invoice as Paypal may charge additional fees and determines their own rate of exchange.

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), Consulting Fee (咨询费) and Proofreading Fee (编校费). Please select your preferred Fapiao category during the online checkout process. 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

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


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.

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.