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Answers to frequently asked questions 

- Substantive editing differs from English editing and from Advanced editing.  English editing is mostly correcting English grammar at the sentence level -  as such, many times enough. Advanced or Professional editing, in addition, aims to correct the structure of the article. It, for instance, reorganizes paragraphs. Our Substantive editing means that we focus on the substance, the scientific content of the article. We are almost like authors themselves.

We help you to develop the whole story of your research. We help you to put the research in the proper scientific context and present the research so that readers will understand, why your article should be read and published. We help you to make interpretations and conclusions and write an interesting discussion. 

- In practice, we can write new paragraphs, search for articles to refer, read the articles, write about them, interpret results, question your interpretations, find mistakes and inconsistencies and make conclusions. We do the same what the authors do in scientific writing.

- The time taken for our editing varies a lot and depends on the original quality of the work, as well as on the level wanted. One week is a short time if we start with searching for references and write about them in the context of your research. Therefore, our prices are high.

- After our substantive editing, you most often don't need to worry about plagiarism. If you are afraid of that, tell us.

- English editing by a native speaker costs 0.05 euros per word. If you don't need it, you get a reduction.

 - We keep editing certificates mostly useless, because no universal quality standards for editing, not even English editing, exists. If you for some reason need it, we write what we have done.

 - We write you a short cover letter. We choose the aspects that we think are important for the editor to know when deciding whether to send your paper to reviewers. We believe that the editors read the Abstract and Conclusions and do not repeat them. 

  

 

 

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Contact

oili.kiikkila@ecosciedit.com

 

 

Security

Your documents and personal information will be confidential.

 

Disclaimer

The service strives to help authors produce publishable articles. However, it does not guarantee acceptance for publication in any journal. The authors bear final responsibility for the content of the article.

Prices

We concentrate on Science and Substantive Editing and

offer flexible options for your needs.

 

Services

Develop your article

Substantive scientific writing help throughout the publication process, 0.15 - 0.30 euros per word.

This includes (according to your preferences):

-        Free first assessment where we give one major comment and assess how we can help you

         further. You get a quote and after this, you decide if you want to continue. 

 -       Comments and detailed suggestions to improve 

        -        content of the article,

        -        structure of your article,

        -        content and writing of the introduction,

        -        presentation of the results,

        -        data-analyses and visualization,

        -        content and writing of the discussion,

        -        coherence and flow of the article and

        -        clarity and readability of your text.

-        Unlimited rounds of commenting (we) and revising (you).

-        Rewriting for clarity and readability.

-        Complete English language check (native speaker).

We also help you to

-        assess whether your references are relevant, and find them,

-        help you to interpret the results,

-        find the interesting aspects to discuss and

-        put your paper in the context of current research in the field.

     

         You can choose between the next alternatives or

         have your own that is best suited to your needs.

 

   Prices in Euros (€) (without VAT)

        The first free comment
    
+ 1, 2 or > 3 Rounds of commenting
    + Final writing (Substantive editing + English editing)

   Words (max)

1 round

2 rounds

      >3 rounds 

3000

500

700

900

4000

600

850

1200

5000

650

900

1500

6000

700

1000

1800

Words are counted with figures and tables but without the reference list. 
English editing by a native speaker is 0.05 euros per word.

 

Journal cover letter is always included free of charge.

 

We support and advice you throughout the publication process.

We  help you to

 -       select the journal and

-        suggest potential reviewers. 

We help you with

-        journal instructions,

-        formatting,

-        submitting and 

-        communication with the editor.

We also help in writing the revision after reviewer comments.

 

Start with an offer of 650 euros.

You will get Substantive editing for one manuscript under 6 000 words. 

 

Other services

Literature search to find and select relevant references,
50 euros per 5 references. 

Writing responses to reviewer comments and help in modifying the text accordingly,
50 euros per response

Writing an article based on your thesis or tables and figures (See the expertise),
1000 - 2000 euros per 1000 words (depending on the original quality and references wanted).

Pre-Peer Review with constructive comments and a cover letter 
300 euros per article. (See the expertise)

Article submission and communication with the editor throughout the publishing process,
200 euros per article

 

 

All prices are negotiable and depend on the original quality of the manuscript.

All prices are without VAT. 

 

We don’t charge until you are satisfied with the work we have done.

 

Contact us if you would like to know more about our services.

Let us take a look at your manuscript to see what we can do to help you.

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