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Scientific Manuscript Editing Services

We are all aware that even beyond excellent research, scientific manuscripts must be written with special care to increase their chances of acceptance. There are dozens of “how-to” materials that have been offered to make sure that editing styles, layout, and formatting of the manuscripts are unique. Wading through these materials can be quite frustrating.

A recent survey at Boise State University estimated that due to ever-increasing time demands (largely more and more grant writing), both senior and junior tenure track faculty spend, on average, only 2% of their workdays writing primary research manuscripts. While that statistic is certainly debatable (as is the study method), it is true that several journals have decreased their acceptance rates (in the midst of increased number of submissions), and that publishing and fund-seeking have increasingly demanded investigators’ time.

This is the reason that many scientists look to professional editing services that will properly edit and meet the requirements of communicating your research.  So, to prepare your manuscript for publishing, we at Bioscience Advising offer quality scientific editing services.

Why our professional editing service?

One of the most difficult jobs (and now becoming even more difficult) is getting your scientific manuscript published in high-quality scientific journals. As mentioned above, even with masterful data, the manuscript must successfully convince all the reviewers of the research’s merit. Thus, you should keep in mind that all your outstanding research and effort will have no value if you are unable to communicate it effectively. There is a growing consensus that, due to all the time demands of an academic or pharmaceutical researcher, scientific writing has recently decreased in quality.

With Bioscience Advising, there is nothing to worry about because we have a talented team of experts and specialists that will provide you with the best scientific manuscript. Our editors will help you navigate the labyrinth of the manuscript preparation and review process, and the skills that are required to provide you with the highest chance of acceptance, to your target journal.

We have been working in this field for many years and our team has the experience of dealing with all kinds of scientific manuscripts (full manuscripts, reviews, short communications, etc.). All you need to do is provide us with your requirements and the manuscript and we will work hand-in-hand with you through every step of the process. When you submit the finalized manuscript, it will be professionally presented such as to best communicate your findings to the reviewers.

How scientific editing services work

In order to make sure that you will get the best possible services, we have divided the whole working procedure into seven different steps, to allow us to deliver you high-quality work. These are the authentic steps through which your manuscript will pass.

1.       Submission

How can we begin the procedure when you have not submitted the work? The first step in our procedure is to make sure your manuscript adheres to the “scope” of your desired journal. It does not matter that you provide it to us in raw form or you have begun to format it.

2.       Editing

This is the most important duty of the professional editing service. Here, our experts will work  to edit the whole document that you have submitted. Most of all, we greatly desire your input through every step of the process. First, we will remove all the typos and errors in the script and deliver it back to make sure that you will approve the work that has been done by us.

3.       Cover letter

It is the third step of the scientific editing services where the researchers communicate the edited document to the journal’s editors. This is an extremely important step, as the editor decides whether or not to send it out for review.

4.       Submission to journal

It is the critical step of the procedure, as the researchers have to submit the work to the journal. It is the time of test for both our team and the researchers. However, we are sure that with our scientific editing services you will not have to deal with any content issues in the publication process. In all our packages, we include the preparation of a cover letter, if requested.

5.    Changes

In the case that you desire any specific changes, there is nothing to worry about, as we are here to make sure you are satisfied with our services. So we will pass all the limits to make sure that we deliver you with our best work.

6.       Submission to journal

It is the critical step of the procedure, as the researchers have to submit the work to the journal. It is the time of test for both our team and the researchers. However, we are sure that with our scientific editing services you will not have to deal with any content issues in the publication process. In all our packages, we include the preparation of a cover letter, if requested.

7.       Journal response

You receive the response from the journal. Hopefully, they will ask only for minor revisions.

8.       Recommendations

If rejected with the provision of possible acceptance, we will work with you to write/edit your rebuttal to the reviewers’ comments. We will edit the response in such a way to best convince the reviewers (or editor) that you have satisfied their concerns.

9.       Rejection with/without review

Although no one wants this occurrence, it happens to the best of us. We will reformat the manuscript for another journal, and repeat all aspects of the process that you desire. 

We believe that, in addition to high-quality editing, another advantage is that we value your feedback and much appreciate any feedback.

Our manuscript editing packages include varying levels of rigor of editing and development processes. We have long-held experience in preparing manuscripts and editing for structure. Similar to research funding applications, we offer three tiers of services: 1) Basic Manuscript Editing: including straightforward editing for grammar, abstract preparation, and journal recommendations and formatting; 2)  Intermediate Manuscript Editing: including all the basic services plus more extensive editing for logic and “flow;” preparation of a cover letter and reference checking/suggestions; and 3)  Advanced Manuscript Editing:  including all the intermediate offerings plus word reduction (if necessary), incorporation of additional supporting literature, partial rewriting of the introduction and discussion sections (if deemed necessary), and two rebuttals/revised manuscripts if the submission is unsuccessful.

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BASIC MANUSCRIPT EDITING

*This package does not include a cover letter, re-editing of the article or the development of journal critique rebuttals

Regular rate (5-7 workdays): $0.11/word

Express rate (3-4 workdays): $0.14/word

  • Basic editing
  • Preparation of abstract
  • Journal recommendation and formatting

INTERMEDIATE MANUSCRIPT EDITING

Includes all services in the Basic Tier, plus the following:

Regular rate (5-7 workdays): $0.14/word

Express rate (3-4 workdays): $0.17/word

  • Extensive editing for logic, clarity, and “flow”
  • Cover letter
  • Two rounds of optional customary re-editing
  • Word reduction (one round)
  • Journal reformatting (2 rounds)
  • Fact checking (1 round)

ADVANCED REVIEW

Includes all services from lower tiers, plus the following:

Regular rate (5-7 workdays): $0.17/word

Express rate (3-4 workdays): $0.20/word

  • Data figure suggestions
  • Review for scientific merit
  • Word reduction (2 rounds)
  • Full fact check (2 rounds)
  • Incorporation of additional supporting literature
  • Additional data interpretation suggestions
  • Complete refresh and edit
  • Two rounds of optional customary re-editing
  • Journal reformatting (3 rounds)
  • Rebuttal for journal critiques (3 rounds)
ALA CARTE

  • Abstract $25
  • Cover letter $20
  • Journal formating $15
  • Review for scientific merit $75
  • Fact checking: $40
  • Two rounds of optional customary re-editing $100
  • Rebuttal for journal critiques $35
Full Manuscript Preparation is Available