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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. We specialize in research papers, reviews and grant proposals within the natural sciences (medicine, biology, chemistry, physics and earth sciences) and engineering.

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

Premium 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 Developental 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)

Compare Nature Research Services

Manuscript Assessment ReportDevelopmental EditingScientific Editing
Thorough technical report and checklist
Quality standards set by Nature Research
Thorough strategic report
Language editing included
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Editor commentary throughout manuscript
Novelty and impact
Journal recommendations
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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