What is the difference between standard and premium rate editing?

Standard editing offers you language optimisation, including proofreading and editing to ensure your text flows as if written by a native English speaker. Premium editing goes that bit further, including rewriting of text, word count reduction and formatting according to the guidelines of a target journal. For premium edits, all authors will receive a letter from the primary editor to detail the main work conducted and what needs to be done to improve the manuscript further. It’s a great service for authors who are looking for a mini-review before submission.

How is the cost of the paper calculated?

At Oxford Science Editing, we calculate the quote by the word count. This means that you are not invoiced for time that isn’t spent in the most efficient way.

Am I eligible for a discount?

Discounts are available for students and members of AuthorAid. Please contact us for further information.

How quickly can you process my paper?

All papers are returned within 5 days of the approval of the quote. This can be shortened to 48 hours for rush jobs, which carry a 40% surcharge.

Can you guarantee that my manuscript will be published?

No, your paper will still need to go through the editorial and peer review procedure, but we can guarantee that it will not be rejected because of language issues.

What else do I need to send along with my paper?

It is really useful to send a reference list, figures and tables, as these will assist the editor understand and interpret your work correctly. Premium edits also include a review of the figures to check they are appropriate for your submission.

When do I pay?

Only once you have received your edited manuscript. We request that payments are made within 28 days of the return. If you require further work, just let us know.

What methods of payment does Oxford Science Editing accept?

We accept payments from individuals and research institutes. Payments can be made by direct bank transfers or credit/debit card payments via PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account for the latter. All details of how to make payment are provided on the invoice returned with your completed manuscript.

What if I need to make further changes to the paper after the initial edit?

If you need text re-editing after you have made changes suggested by Oxford Science Editing, this can be done for you quickly and is included in the original quote. If you need further assistance after changing the text in response to reviewers’ comments, these are charged at a reduced rate of £0.02 per word and returned within 4 days.

I’m a student – can Oxford Science Editing help me?

If you are preparing a manuscript for submission, then of course, and we have student discounts available! If you need editing for your thesis or dissertation, we abide by strict ethical guidelines and would need the approval of your university or supervisor to proceed. Please contact us for further details.