A research article is expected to report original research, contribute to the body of knowledge in that field, and ultimately be published in a scholarly journal. It is, however, essential to edit research articles so that the research reports can be presented to the readers concisely and clearly.
Research articles generally consist of a few components. These include the title, abstract, introduction, methodology, results, discussion, and references. The arrangement of these components must, however, be contiguous, and the way each component is presented must be appealing to the audience, and this is when the work of a professional editor comes in to help achieve this.
Scientific Editing, however, has the best professional editors in the business that are not only qualified but are also certified in editing research articles and getting them published in respectable journals in different fields.
After the enormous task of carrying out the research and writing in the report for said research, it is now time to edit the research article to make sure it is error-free and ready to be published. You could decide to do the editing of the article yourself, which is fine. However, a second pair of eyes is better at rooting out errors and fine-tuning articles for publications, especially if the said eyes are professional ones. Here, at Scientific Editing, we have expert eyes to root out all errors and to make your research articles undeniably perfect for publications.
Among the chief reason for research articles that are rejected by publishers include the incorrect use of grammar, unclear text, spelling errors, and unclear development of the topic. Fortunately, these are the things editors of Scientific Editing look for in all research articles and try to correct and perfect.
Type of research articles we edit at Scientific Editing:
- Original research articles
- Clinical case studies
- Clinical trials
- Perspective, opinion, and commentary
- Quantitative research articles
- Qualitative research articles
- Mixed research articles
- Descriptive research articles
- Longitudinal Research articles
- Cross-sectional Research articles
- Action research articles
- And many others
Important Factors Scientific Editing Editors Check For While Editing Research Articles
While we edit your research article, these are things we check for:
- Brevity: that it does not contain unnecessarily lengthy arguments and repetition
- Concreteness: that the article does not contain an ambiguous argument or statements that might give room for misinterpretation among readers.
- Focus: in the sense that it tells the report of the research without the inclusion of irrelevant fact and figures
- Simplicity: it should not include complex words in an attempt to impress; it should be easily understandable by its readers
- Self-critical: making sure the conclusion acknowledges where there is uncertainty and proposes more research should be done on the uncertainties
- Having a clear and catchy title
- Having objectives that are not only relevant to the topic but also the intended audience
- Clearly showing where the previous research ended and where yours began
- Not containing any irrelevant and unclear table and figures
- Written with correct voices and tenses throughout
What We Do When Editing Your Research Articles
So, why should you bring your research article to us for editing?
Our editors will help change the order in which the words in the article are arranged, work on the rhythm and the entire flow of the article, finally removing clichés, thereby making the reading of the article palatable to readers.
At Scientific Editing, our editors also try to verify the facts and sources of a research article to ensure everything in the research articles is true.
You need to give yourself a break after the writing stage to allow for rest and let our professional editors edit and perfect your article.
Our professional editors will proofread the article to ensure there aren’t any misspellings, punctuation, syntax, or typing errors, and if there are, help resolve them in a timely fashion.
Scientific Editing editors, while editing research articles, ensure that the article is short and concise rather than long and incomprehensible.
Rules and Requirements
Having your research article edited by Scientific Editing editors will help ensure that all the rules and requirements of the journals are being adhered to, which will ensure the article is published.
Citation and Referencing
Using Scientific Editing for your research article editing will help ensure that all citations in the article are uniform. Plus, we make sure you’re following the right citation format and also ensure that all the sources cited in the article are all properly referenced at the end of the article.
Editors at Scientific Editing read through research articles during editing to ascertain the research article contains new ideas or results that have not been done before. Why? Not only is carrying out research that has been done before time-wasting, but it will also not get published by reputable journals around the world.
Editors at Scientific Editing do not have a reason to associate feelings to your research articles or try to bolster your self-esteem. This, therefore, makes it easier for editors to make the changes required for the betterment of the article without having to bother with how the changes might make you feel.
Having the editing of your research article done by Scientific Editing will save you the time of having to stress on editing your articles and making it error-free and perfect. In addition to saving time, our editors will also save you from the headache of having to think about the perfect way to write a sentence or the best choice of words to use. Our editors will take care of all that for you, which will give you enough time and brainpower to move on to your next research project.
Benefits of Having Your Research Articles Edited By Scientific Editing
After having your research article edited by our editors at Scientific Editing, your article can thereby achieve a level of perfection, which will distinguish it from all other articles.
Due to the fact of having not only qualified but also certified editors at Scientific Editing, your research articles after editing will be completely free of all forms of error that possibly had been previously overlooked.
- Improve writing skills
Here at Scientific Editing, our editors do not just help perfect your research articles, but they also help authors perfect their writing. This is achieved by helping the authors with their grammar and writing, and with this strategy, authors learn to better their writing skills.
- Choice of vocabulary
The editors at Scientific Editing are fluent in different variations of the English language, and they also have a lot of experience in editing articles. This affords them the skills and knowledge to be able to choose the right words to use in the articles and replace the words that might not be as appropriate as others may be.
Research articles edited by Scientific Editing have a high chance of being accepted for publishing by various reputable journals around the world. This is simply because our editors endeavor to follow all the rules and regulations provided by different journals and ensure that all articles are edited conform to their standards. Hence, this gives each research article a very high chance of getting published.
- Different research fields
Another benefit of having your research article editing done by Scientific Editing is that our editors do not just make sure the vocabulary and grammar in the articles are up to standard but also the editor in that particular field of research will also check if the research is substantial.
Editors at Scientific Editing will not only make your articles perfect, but we would also ensure that authors and researchers get the recognition they deserve after a work well done.
- Communicating your message
Our editors are not just in the business of correcting errors. Still, they would also make sure that the message or idea you are trying to communicate in your research article is communicated in the best way possible.
You do not have to be an excellent writer to have an excellent research article. All you need to do is excellent research, and Scientific Editing will do the editing of the research article to have an excellent article. Scientific Editing will help you refine your ideas, save you from your writing woes, focus your narrative, expand or trim your sentences if need be.
Our editors will also help you pace your discoveries and findings, restructure your article until it achieves excellence, and ultimately catch and weed out errors in your research article.
What Makes Editors at Scientific Editing Qualified To Edit Your Research Article
All of our editors are qualified with experience in giving standard editing critiques. Most of the editors in our arsenal have undergone postgraduate training to make themselves more qualified in the fine art of editing, which puts them at the forefront of the most qualified editors in the business.
Our editors have had numerous experiences with getting a research manuscript through the review process until it gets published. They have thereby designed and implemented several strategies and mechanisms to get authors’ manuscripts through the review process to the point that it gets published, thus easing the stress and tension of researchers and authors.
Editors at Scientific Editing have been able to attain the status of a diplomate, which shows that they possess unmatched editorial proficiency. Who wouldn’t want an editor of this status to handle their manuscripts? To achieve this status, editors would have to have a considerable amount of editorial experience and possess an editor certification for a minimum of 2 years.
It is also a thing of pride that a bulk of our editors are not just academically qualified, but they also possess the required certification. For instance, many of the editors here at Scientific Editing are Editors of Life science (ELS) certified. This certification, therefore, bolsters the credibility of our editors and gives a virtual representation of how our editors handle research manuscripts.
The Board of Editors in the Life Science awards the accreditation of ELS after they have successfully passed the annual exam taken in Canada, Asia, Australia, Europe, or the United States of America.
Our editors are not just fluent in the English language; they have also all gone through standard and top-notch English training from a reputable external program to improve their spellings, vocabulary, punctuation, grammar. Scientific Editing editors are also familiar with a different variation of the English language; for example, the American, Australian, and British versions.
We have experts across all disciplines. Editors that are familiar with a researcher’s field of study are given the manuscript for editing. Hence, this enables them to edit not just the grammar but also allows the editor to be able to fine-tune the idea of the researcher because it an area they are conversant and qualified in. This makes Scientific Editing uniquely qualified to work on whatever field of study that a researcher manuscript centers on.
At Scientific Editing, our editors are aware of the importance a research article holds for not just the researcher but also its readers. Our editors take it upon themselves to make sure that the articles do justice to both the researcher and the reader. How? By finding the best way to communicate their ideas and by making sure the readers understand said ideas.
Wrapping It Up
One of the main aims of Scientific Editing is to reduce the stress of authors and try to remove inconvenience on the part of researchers when it comes to getting their research published in reputable journals.
We, thereby, make sure that our customers are not inconvenienced. We make sure their research articles are perfected, and we assume the stress of getting the manuscript from the review stage to the publication stage. This way, we ensure that researchers not only get the impact they expected from their research but also get the recognition of carrying out said research.