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: Silver

 Turnaround (Business days)
Word count2 days4 days5 days7 days10 days
Very short (up to 1,500 words)$272$244
Regular (1,500–6,000 words)$413$340
Long (6,001–12,000 words)$554$472
Very Long (12,001-18,000 words)$784$643
Custom (>18,000 words)$43

English Language Editing: Gold

 Turnaround (Business days)
Word count3 days6 days10 days
Very short (up to 1,500 words)$422$365
Regular (1,500–6,000 words)$563$472
Long (6,001–12,000 words)$730$627
Very Long (12,001-18,000 words)$1129
Custom (>18,000 words)$61

Scientific Editing

To obtain a price for Scientific Editing, please request a quote for your document.

As a guide price, a document of 1,501–3,000 words costs $2,000 for a Standard turnaround.

Word countStandard turnaround
(Turnaround (Business days))
Express turnaround
(Turnaround (Business days))
Very short (up to 1,500 words)10 days5 days
Short (1,500–3,000 words)11 days6 days
Regular (3,001–6,000 words)13 days8 days
Long (6,001–12,000 words)15 days10 days
Custom (>12,000 words)>15 days>10 days

Academic Translation

*If your document has 18,000 words or more, please get a custom quote here.

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 GraphingOwing 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.

Video Abstracts

Video Abstracts$1,500 for a 2–3 minute animated abstract, associated PowerPoint slides, keyword tagging and posting on YouTube, plus author toolkit. Production time 3–4 weeks

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.