Oxford Journals Language Services
Before submitting your manuscript to a journal you may wish to have it professionally edited, particularly if English is not your first language. This is not a mandatory step, but may help to ensure that the academic content of your paper is fully understood by journal editors and reviewers.
English-language editing will:
- Correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation
- Delete redundant words and phrases
- Replace inappropriate words and generally improve clarity
- Ensure that the tone of the language is appropriate for an academic journal.
Oxford Language Editing: Oxford University Press is able to offer high-quality English language editing through our new service, currently covering science and medicine.
Other Language Services:
American Journal Experts: every major academic field; information available in Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish
Bioedit: life science and medicine
BioScience Writiers: science and medicine
Blue Pencil Science: life sciences and medicine
Boston BioEdit: biology; information available in Japanese
Cambridge Academic Manuscripts: biology and life sciences; information available in English and Japanese
Cambridge Language Consultants: physical sciences, humanities and social sciences
Clark Scientific: science and medicine
Edanz: science, medicine; China and Japan offices
Editage: medicine, life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences and humanities; information available in Chinese, Japanese and Korean; offices in China, Japan and South Korea
Emedits: science and medicine; information available in English and Japanese
Enago: every major academic field; information also available in Chinese, Japanese and Korean; office in Japan
International Science Editing: bio-science, technology and medicine; information also available in Chinese and Japanese; have a support office in China
Journal Prep: biological and medical sciences, physical Sciences, Business, Social sciences, law, arts & humanities, and computer sciences; information in English only
OnLine English: every major academic field; information in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
Oxford Science Editing: medicine, life sciences, psychology/neuroscience, plant science and chemistry
Rescript: plant science; information available in English
ScienceDocs: medicine, life sciences and physical sciences; information available in Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
SciTech Edit International: medicine, biology, chemistry, life sciences, physics, and technology; information available in Chinese, Japanese and Korean
Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP): every major academic field
Sirius Interactive: astronomy and planetary sciences, biological sciences, chemistry, earth and environmental sciences, economics and business, engineering, physics, medicine and social sciences; information available in English, Chinese, Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Latin American) and Polish
Spi: every major academic field
Stallard Editing: medicine, life sciences, physical sciences and humanities; information available in Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Spanish
The Medical Editor: medicine and science
Write Science Right: medicine, life sciences, physical sciences; Information available in Chinese, Japanese, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish
Authors wishing to make use of these services should follow the links to the specific websites for more information. Each provider will handle all aspects of this service, including payment.
Oxford Journals neither endorses nor takes responsibility for these services, which are provided by commercial, for-profit companies. There are other specialist language editing companies that offer similar services. Language editing using these services does not restrict you to submitting your manuscript to a journal published by Oxford Journals, nor does it guarantee that your manuscript will be accepted for publication in one of our academic journals.
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