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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:

AH Editing: every major academic field; information available in English, Chinese and Japanese

AmEditor: biosciences and medicine; information available in English

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.

Disclaimer:

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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