As UK-based specialists in academic proofreading and editing services, we - at Ultimate Proofreader - provide customised and targeted editing and proofreading services for peer-reviewed journals.Our academic peer-reviewed journal editors will offer you all the assistance you need to get your academic paper successfully published in your dream journal.
If you are thinking of submitting an article to a peer-reviewed journal for publication, then there are a few points that you must take into account before the actual submission of your paper in order to maximise the chances of it being accepted and published and to minimise the chances of it being rejected or declined. One such point is to get your article professionally copy-edited and proofread by academic specialist editors.
To explain, let’s look at what one of the world’s largest and most prestigious peer-reviewed journals, Elsevier, says.
Elsevier says that between 30 and 50 percent of articles submitted to it for publication are rejected even before reaching the stage of peer review and a key reason for this is “poor language”.
Elsevier also warns that your hard work and research efforts can all be wasted for "language" issues.
The peer-review journal advises that if you were to submit an article, you need to get it checked thoroughly for any "language-related errors".
The terms "proofreading" and "editing" are very often used interchangeably, but there are clear differences between the two. Again, Elsevier also provides a very succinct definition of the difference between both.
Let's also take a look at what the prestigious Elsevier peer-reviewed journal advises authors regarding having their articles proofread or edited before submission.
Finally, Elsevier concludes that "poor language" is one of the key reasons for the rejection of articles.
One key challenge that writers of research articles due for submission is plagiarism. If the paper you are submitting to the peer-reviewed journal has an excessive amount of plagiarism or lifted text, your paper will most likely be rejected by the journal. This is because many journal publishers are getting tougher on articles including plagiarised text.Let's see what Nature - another major peer-reviewed journal - says:
At the Ultimate Proofreader, we provide a professional paraphrasing and rewriting service done by human editors, not software or tools. This service will be of the most benefit to you if you have cited in your article from other sources and you are worried you did not nail your rewrite. We will simply help you lay your fears about plagiarism to rest.