Why edit a scientific manuscript?

November 17, 2014

…for many reasons, which we will detail over posts to follow.

However, sharp-eyed OSE editor, Dr James Allen, picked up a blog post about a particularly awkward editorial slip in this week’s Slate blog: http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/11/11/_crappy_gabor_paper_overly_honest_citation_slips_into_peer_reviewed_journal.html.

Once identified by Retraction Watch, the paper was pulled from the online edition of the journal Ethology, and is being edited to remove the offending bracketed instruction. Most of the manuscripts we work on at OSE are written by scientists who speak English as a second language. Once edited, their manuscripts are ready for submission and free from typos, grammatical errors and embarrassing inter-author discussions. If you would like to enquire as to how manuscript editing by editors at OSE can improve your submission, please contact us.

To the best of our knowledge, the authors of Gabor et al. have not commented.