PRS offers professional journal editing and proofreading services for professors, postdoctoral researchers and research students across all academic areas.
Sending your article to us for journal editing and proofreading before you submit it to an appropriate journal will help you to increase its chances of being considered seriously by journal editors and peer reviewers and, ultimately, of being accepted for publication. If, on the other hand, you have already submitted an article and the journal editor has rejected it due to problems with formatting or language or perhaps has asked that such problems be resolved thoroughly before the article can be considered seriously for publication, one of our journal editors will provide the perfect solution. Be sure to include, along with your article, the link to the journal’s guidelines or author instructions, any helpful criticism that you have already received from the journal editor and, if you like, your own notes about aspects or parts of your writing that especially concern you. Our journal editing and proofreading services will give you more confidence in the work that you submit.
Many of our clients are senior academics and scientists who are not native speakers of English but who wish or need to publish their research in the English language. Our journal editors can assist such authors in communicating as clearly and with as much precision and sophistication in English as they could were they writing in their native language. The services that we offer are also extremely useful for native speakers of English who would like a second pair of professionally trained eyes to ensure that the work that they submit for journal publication contains no errors or inconsistencies and is generally polished to perfection.
Although the articles written for publication in academic and scientific journals tend to be relatively short, a great deal of research and analysis lies behind each article. As anyone who has authored a successful scholarly paper knows, the writing itself takes considerable time and effort, as do organising the material into an effective structure and designing tables, figures and appendices to clarify and enhance the content. In addition, quotations and citations must be accurate and include correct and thorough references, and a title, abstract and keywords that perfectly represent the article and enable potential readers to find and use it efficiently are required.
There are, then, many elements to consider while producing an article for journal publication, and the requirements and priorities of the author and his or her research must be balanced against the requirements and priorities of the journal. Academic and scientific journals usually have rather detailed and exacting author instructions or submission guidelines, and these must always be followed with precision, even when they are complicated or difficult to understand. It is wise to keep in mind that most journal editors receive far more submissions than they have the space to publish, and, since the formatting and styles demanded by journals are highly visible aspects of writing, the work of authors who fail to meet the journal requirements can be rejected at a single glance without the content (and the extensive research behind it) being considered seriously. However, publication in respected scholarly journals is a vital means of communicating the results of research and an important aspect of a successful scientific or academic career.