What are the Edanz policies on publication ethics?
As an associate member of COPE, Edanz supports the current industry standards in publication and research ethics. We practice this commitment through transparent and ethical services, as well as offering guidance to authors should an ethical issue arise with their manuscript.
Read more about the Edanz ethics policies here.
Do you edit references?
Yes, we can edit references, but only if you ask us to; it is not part of our normal editing service.
References will be edited for compliance with the correct format. Edanz editors will not rewrite the actual format between, for example, Harvard and Vancouver styles if the author has used the wrong one.
Reference library software makes this an easy job for the author. But, Edanz does not edit citations or references generated by reference management software such as EndNote or Mendeley because any changes would be overwritten if the citations or references are regenerated later.
- Insert, revise, delete comma, colons, semi-colons
- Change the volume number to bold
- Delete unnecessary spaces
- Reduce the author list and replace with “et al.”
- Check that the reference style in text is correct
- Change reference order from numerical to alphabetical or vice-versa
- Research and insert author names when they are missing
- Re-order authors to be alphabetical
- Check the existence, accuracy or validity of the citation
How do I place an order?
What services do you recommend for me?
Should I include large graphics within my document?
If necessary for editing, or if they would be useful as a guide for the editor, please send us your figures. If they are large, consider sending us a low resolution version (we can only receive files up to 5MB). We can receive PDF, JPEG, PNG, GIF, and TIFF files.
Do you guarantee publication of my research after editing?
The English language editing that Edanz’s expert editors do will improve the chances of your manuscript being accepted for publication. However, we cannot “edit” the research content of your manuscript: this is something for peer reviewers to comment on. Therefore, while we cannot make any guarantees regarding the publication of your research, we can guarantee that we will get your manuscript into the best possible condition for submission to a journal for peer review.
How are your fees calculated?
Can I choose the level of editing that I want?
No. Edanz editors do whatever is necessary to bring your manuscript to a form that is suitable for it to be submitted to your target journal. How much work will be required (ie how much editing) will depend on the condition of your original manuscript. Our in-house staff assess each manuscript independently to decide the editing level AFTER editing is complete. 90% of the manuscripts we edit are judged to be at Copyedit level. For more information see here.
How do you ensure the security of my data?
Edanz follows a professional code of ethics and has instituted measures ensuring the confidentiality and security of the manuscripts and all documentation sent to us by our clients. All Edanz Editors, Staff and Directors sign Confidentiality agreements with Edanz. Your personal information and manuscript data are never shared beyond your assigned editor and the in-house Edanz staff.
Edanz secures its networks and communications with the latest encryption software and hardened operating systems. We employ the best tools available and our systems are monitored and audited to keep your data safe during every stage of its journey.
Do I have to pay before or after editing?
After. An invoice will be issued after the 1st edit is sent to you.
Can I get a receipt?
Yes, Edanz can issue a receipt if you need one - just let us know by email after we have confirmed your payment. Please note that we can only issue a receipt for the exact amount of money we received.
What is the turn-around time for editing my document?
Both the Edanz “standard service” and the "express service" turns around manuscripts of <30 pages in 3 working days. For every 30 pages over the first 30 another day is required. For more information see our Turn-around Times page.
What format should my manuscript be in?
For editing/rewriting, we accept all Microsoft Word formats, as well as Open Office and Latex. For figures, please send us PDF, TIFF, JPG/JPEG or PNG. We do not accept AI files.
Please keep each file under 5MB.