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Scholarly Editing Assistant

Manuscript Preparation Services
for International Researchers


Services Overview

To help you get published in a journal that reflects the quality of your research, we have combined the critical services you need to improve your manuscript and increase your chances of publication. There are three levels of services available, depending on your specific needs. Read more below about what each of these service packages include and for detailed service descriptions to decide which is best for your manuscript.

First Impact

Researcher Package
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High Impact

Researcher Package
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Max Impact

Researcher Package
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English Editing


(Editor from a top 100-ranked US school- according to the THE World University Rankings)

Advanced Editing:
(Editor from a top 75-ranked US school according to the THE World University Rankings, plus additional stylistic editing and advice from a Senior Editor)

Advanced Editing:
(Editor from a top 50 US school listed according to the THE World University Rankings, plus additional stylistic editing and advice from a Senior Editor)
Scholarly Translation Option
(excludes stylistic changes to maintain accuracy in translation)
Manuscript Formatting
EndNote® Integration
Figure Formatting
(up to 10 figures and tables)
Rubriq Scorecard
(independent peer review)



English Editing

With thousands of highly-qualified editors from the top ranked research universities in the US, according to Times Higher Education World University Rankings, we have subject-expert editors in hundreds of areas of study to correct your manuscript. Whether you are submitting a 300-word abstract or a 50,000-word thesis, our staff specializes in language polishing and will carefully correct any errors in spelling, grammar, and word choice. After our work is completed, the language in your paper will be of publication quality.

All researcher packages include either English Editing or Advanced English Editing. Our English Editing service is designed for authors seeking basic language editing by an expert in their field. Your manuscript will be matched to an expert in your area of study and will receive a final quality review by one of our experienced Managing Editors. Our Advanced English Editing service adds another editor in your subject area to our English Editing service. After the first editor corrects your spelling and grammar, the second editor will make further changes and suggestions to enhance your paper's flow and writing style.




Our Maximum Impact editors are guaranteed to be from the top 50 U.S. Universities on the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings list to ensure that your manuscript is edited by an expert with maximum training and expertise. Our First Impact editors are from the top 100 U.S. institutions, and High Impact editors are from the top 75 U.S. institutions, on the THE list to to ensure a high-quality product.

Scholarly Editing Assistant will provide a certificate confirming that your paper was edited by a native English speaker at Scholarly Editing Assistant and, assuming all of the changes we proposed are incorporated into the manuscript, is ready for journal submission. It will allow journal editors to feel confident that the English language in your paper has been reviewed and verified. This certificate is limited to documents that are deemed the highest quality Scholarly Editing Assistant submissions (documents that require only one round of language editing from Scholarly Editing Assistant before they are publication ready). Not every paper will earn a certificate, but every paper will have the opportunity.

Click here to learn more about the Scholarly Editing Assistant editing certificate program.

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Scholarly Translation Service

With our scientific translation service, you can save time and money by writing your paper in your native language and letting our team of professional scientific and technical translators transform your manuscript into publication-quality English. Our translators are active members of the academic community, have extensive experience with the research and writing conventions of their fields in both languages, and are published authors.

All researcher packages are available with or without translation, so you can submit your paper in either English or Chinese.

Scholarly Editing Assistant will provide a certificate confirming that your paper was edited by a native English speaker at Scholarly Editing Assistant and, assuming all of the changes we proposed are incorporated into the manuscript, is ready for journal submission. It will allow journal editors to feel confident that the English language in your paper has been reviewed and verified. This certificate is limited to documents that are deemed the highest quality Scholarly Editing Assistant submissions (documents that require only one round of language editing from Scholarly Editing Assistant before they are publication ready). Not every paper will earn a certificate, but every paper will have the opportunity.

Click here to learn more about the Scholarly Editing Assistant editing certificate program.

Download a Sample Certificate



EndNote® Integration

As part of packages that include the Manuscript Formatting service (High Impact and Max Impact), our team prepares a ready-to-upload revised reference file for you to integrate with your EndNote® account for consistency and further research.

To learn more about EndNote®, visit endnote.com.



Manuscript formatting

Our Manuscript Formatting service saves time by having all formatting, citations, and references reviewed for accuracy and consistency. As part of the Manuscript Formatting service, we will

  • Format citations and references according to the guidelines of the target journal
  • Correct margins and spacing of lines and sentences
  • Fix the location of figures and tables
  • Ensure correct abbreviation, numeral, and punctuation conventions
  • Note missing information in the manuscript and references
  • Prepare a ready-to-upload revised reference file for you to integrate with your EndNote® account for consistency and further research


Figure formatting

Our Figure Formatting service generates publication-ready figures from your files that conform to your chosen journal’s specifications. This includes changes to file type, resolution, color space, font, scale, line weights, and layout (to improve readability and professional appearance).

Figure Formatting is only included in the Max Impact researcher package. For additional questions about this service, visit our FAQ page.



Rubriq Scorecard (independent peer review)

The independent peer review service is provided by our partner company Rubriq. As part of this package, you will receive a Rubriq Scorecard, which includes detailed feedback from two experts compiled into a standardized scorecard. Your manuscript will be evaluated for its quality of research, quality of presentation, and novelty and interest.

The evaluation you will receive is very similar to the peer review you would get from a journal. Having this expert advice prior to submission gives you the advantage of making a first round of revisions so you can increase your chances of acceptance. By including a Rubriq Scorecard along with your submission, you can give journals more information than they receive for other manuscripts, which can help your paper get noticed. To learn more about the Rubriq independent peer review system, visit www.rubriq.com.