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Publication Support Services

Full support package offers researchers a one-stop solution for top-quality editorial and pre-submission/journal acceptance services throughout the manuscript publication process. It includes end-to-end service right from advisory to select a favourable journal from list of appropriate quality-indexed journals, detailed plagiarism check, meticulous review of your research by highly-skilled Ph.D. researchers, complete language/grammar evaluation along with logical structure of your manuscript, formatting your figures, charts, tables according to the journal guidelines, preparing the journal-specific submission paperwork such as cover letter, copyright transfer form and then finally submitting your fully-equipped meritorious research to the desired journal. For more information Click here

Easy-Go Package provides professional science editing services along with formatting, artwork editing and submission of your manuscript on your behalf. It includes the following services: Substantive Editing, Formatting and Artwork Editing, Journal Submission, and post-submission services. For more information Click here

Enago’s systems are ISMS certified (ISO/IEC 27001:2013) for adherence to high-level of security measures to ensure confidentiality of your documents. All of our experts sign a non-disclosure agreement before being provided with any of your documents.

We can assist you with the most appropriate service or package for your manuscript based on your requirements. You need to click on the button “Get a Quote” and fill in the Inquiry/Order form stating your requirements in the instructions section. Please select the solution you think would be most suitable amongst the options available. Our Client Servicing Associate will review your request and recommend the most suitable plan based on your requirements.

Yes, we do have express delivery service/package to meet your requirement. You can select express delivery while uploading your documents here. Our express delivery solutions go through the same quality check systems, while running some services simultaneously to ensure we meet your timelines.

All five journals suggested in the JSA report are suitable for your manuscript. However, you can opt for any of the first two journals under “High” recommendation category in which the experts feel that your paper will have a higher chance of publication. On the other hand, you may read the comments of the expert for the journals under “Moderate” recommendation category to understand their extent of suitability to your paper. Accordingly, you may choose to pick any of the five journals for your manuscript.

No. Submission of the same manuscript to more than one journal in same period is considered to be a violation of journal’s code of conduct policy and classified as an unethical practice. This practice may result in duplication of publication and the journal(s) would likely to withdraw your submission resulting in demeaning your dignified reputation. For further information, please refer to the section “Simultaneous submission” in the link https://www.elsevier.com/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/653885/Ethics-in-research-and-publication-brochure.pdf

Publication Support will suggest suitable journals and will help you enhance the quality of your manuscript in order to meet the journal standards. However, we do not guarantee acceptance in any journal. Our services will help you increase the chances of manuscript acceptance in a suitable journal.

Impact factor is only one of the measures you should take into consideration while selecting a suitable journal. Other factors like journal’s aim and scope match with your research topic, novelty of the study, frequency of publication, journal coverage (indexed in well-known databases like Scopus, SCI, SCIE, SSCI etc.) are also prominent factors while choosing a target journal.

The corresponding author is the one who is the primary point of contact for your manuscript. The journal editor corresponds with him during the submission process. The readers may also contact the corresponding author post-publication. It is not necessary that the corresponding author is always the first author of your manuscript. It can be any author in the author group who is prompt in responding to the journal or readers. For more information, please refer to the link https://www.elsevier.com/__data/promis_misc/JBMTauthor_declaration.doc

Journal reviewers provide with valuable feedback during the journal’s editorial and decision making process. However, journal’s editorial time frame can vary, and your paper may go through the peer-review process after a long wait. Getting technical advice on your manuscript from an expert in your research area helps you avoid rejections, address possible pitfalls well before submission and gain advantage.

Our experts will evaluate every research element of your paper, such as novelty of the manuscript, soundness of study design, reporting of method, significance to field, ethical soundness, sufficiency of data analysis, compliance with the journal guidelines, and provide their suggestions or recommendations to increase the chances of publication.

Our Pre-submission Peer Review service allows you to select up to three reviewers. The benefits of selecting multiple reviewers are:

  • Critical analysis provided by multiple reviewers gives you a diverse perspective about various aspects of your manuscript.
  • Views from multiple subject matter experts will help you introduce more clarity to research presentation in your manuscript.
  • You will receive the reports from all the three reviewers within the same delivery deadline (TAT).

No, the pricing for this service does not depend on the word count up to a manuscript of 20,000 words. However, you can get a custom quote for review of books or thesis.

Yes, you can select the “Easy-Go Package”, wherein an editor from your research area expertise will address the language and grammar, style and consistency, technical word choice, logical flow and presentation, and enhance the content of your manuscript. In addition, he/she will also format the manuscript according to journal instructions. Next, the figures will go through Artwork Editing service to ensure that the final figures are formatted as per journal guidelines. Finally, the entire process of journal submission starting from registration will be covered through this package.

We format manuscripts according to the journal’s guidelines for submission. Once a paper is accepted, the journal may perform copyediting and typesetting of the formatted paper to prepare it for publication according to its print set requirements.

Images provided for Artwork Editing Service should be in an editable format in which the font type and size of the text appearing in the images can be modified according to journal instructions. The images should be of appropriate clarity for processing. We accept images in formats such as Adobe Illustrator (eps. /ai.), Microsoft Word, Microsoft PPT, Microsoft Excel, TIFF/JPG, and PDF.

In case you have non-editable images, depending on the complexity of the images, the delivery deadline (TAT) of the final edited images will be extended. The same will be intimated to you at the start of the service.

We suggest that you send the final version of your figures to us for formatting before the start of the service. However, if you need to make any changes to your figures after formatting, you can mention the changes over email and we will work with you to make the necessary adjustments.

Potential reviewer is an expert who has experience of research and has published various articles similar to your area of research. Many journals ask the authors to suggest potential reviewers for the manuscript. Sometimes, suggesting a specific number of reviewers is mandatory. You need to provide reviewer details like full name, email address, institution, and reason for choosing them. He/she should not be someone you know personally or who is affiliated to your institution. This can lead to bias during peer review process and hence, suggesting them is an unethical practice.

You may select scientists working on similar subject areas from other universities or institutions or you may choose to suggest authors from the reference articles you have cited in your manuscript. The details of these reviewers can be identified using their articles or institutional websites.

For more details on suggesting reviewers Click here

The journal ideally should send you an acknowledgement receipt for your submitted manuscript on the same day. The decision time taken for publication varies from journal to journal. Ideally, it should be within three months from the date of submission. Some journals have a faster peer-review process, in such a case you would receive a response within 2 to 4 weeks.

Manuscripts are usually rejected based on several reasons like aim and scope mismatch, quality of research, novelty of the study, plagiarism, inadequate data and techniques presented, insufficient sample size to support the findings, and also due to large volumes of manuscripts being received by the journal. This makes the journal unable to accommodate any further manuscripts for review.

Plagiarism is the intentional or accidental use of someone’s words or ideas without attribution or citation.

To avoid plagiarism:

  • Paraphrase: Information that fits your paper should be put within your own words, instead of copying the whole content from an online source. This will help retain the novelty of your current manuscript.
  • Cite:Always give credit to facts, quotations, opinions that are not common knowledge, even when expressed in your own words.
  • Quoting: Always give credit when you use another person’s wordings, even a phrase. Use quotation marks.
  • Citing your own material : or previous work in the current paper, this will avoid self-plagiarism
  • Referencing: This is one of the most important ways to avoid plagiarism.

For more details on plagiarism, please refer to the links below:
https://www.enago.com/academy/how-to-avoid-plagiarism-in-research-papers/
https://publicationethics.org/files/COPE_plagiarism_discussion_%20doc_26%20Apr%2011.pdf

You can write to us on publish@enago.com mentioning your assignment code and the fact that you would like to put the assignment on hold. Your Project Manager will assist you accordingly.

For all customers, we offer the following payment options:

  • Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express).
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  • Bank transfer (You can make payments directly into our bank account. We recommend this route for medium to high–value transactions).

You can write to us on our email id : publish@enago.com. Our Client Servicing Associate will send you a response within 3 business hours

Publication support services offer researchers a one-stop solution for top-quality editorial and production services throughout the journal submission process. Access valuable facilities like:

  • Pre-submission Review
  • Journal Selection
  • Substantive (language) Editing
  • Formatting and Artwork Editing
  • Journal Submission
  • Plagiarism Check
  • Also features like Resubmission Support, Cover Letter Creation and more besides.

Learn more: https://www.enago.com/publication-support-services/premium-package.htm

One of the first steps in choosing the right journal is to know its scope and aim. This information is usually available on the journal’s website. It will also help you find the kind of articles the journal is interested in publishing.

You can also get information from your literature review. Look for journals, wherein the papers you cited have been published. It is likely that those journals may also be interested in your work.

You should also consider how long a journal takes to publish articles. With some journals, there can be a considerable delay between submission and publication. Your choice of the journal can also depend on the type of the audience you want to reach out. Based on your requirements, you may also look for a journal with broad scope, wider target audience and an online presence.

For more tools and tips, view: https://www.enago.com/academy/how-to-find-the-right-journal-to-publish-paper/

To enlist professional help in journal selection and submission, see https://www.enago.com/publication-support-services/journal-selection.htm

The professional cover letter accompanying your journal submission introduces your research scope and objectives to the journal reviewers. It briefly explains why your manuscript would be of interest to readers. The cover letter is far from a piece of formality and should be written carefully as it will argue that your manuscript is the right fit for the journal. It is important to write a coherent and persuasive cover letter. Check Writing a Cover Letter for Journal Submission at Enago Academy to learn more.

Peer review is a process to assess the quality and validity of research manuscript. It is carried out by an expert who connects with the author and tries to maintain the integrity of the subject matter in the manuscript. While the objective remains the same, both the author and the reviewer are anonymous to each other in double blind peer review. Unlike the general peer review process, author anonymity in double-blind peer review helps prevent any reviewer bias that could have been a chance due to country of origin or previous work.

Plagiarism refers to the act of stealing and passing off others’ ideas as one’s own, and/or using others’ content without properly crediting the source, and/or presenting an idea derived from a source. Plagiarism could include information from any available content repository existing in the digital or print format. In research, plagiarism is a common issue that creeps in due to improper quotation or citation of the information source.

Following are some of the simple steps that help avoid plagiarism:

  • Paraphrase complex ideas or technical information that doesn’t replicate source’s impression
  • Quote exactly what the source mentions
  • Follow formatting guidelines (Chicago, MLA, APA, etc.) while citing source information
  • Include source references backing the source information. References could include details entailing author, publication, title and important dates.

Explore more about plagiarism check at https://www.enago.com/publication-support-services/plagiarism-check.htm

One of the most common mistakes that most authors make while submitting a manuscript is the selection of journal. Despite the high-impact, rigorous work done by scholars, manuscript gets rejected because they don’t match the scope of the journal. To avoid this, selecting the right journal for the manuscript is of great importance.

Keep the below criteria in your mind to select the right journal for your manuscript:

  • Browse and find the most relevant journal in niches
  • The journal should be field-specific depending upon the journal’s target readers
  • The types of manuscripts the journal publishes. A journal with a similar scope might just be restricted to case studies and reject a theorem specific research manuscript
  • Browse for a high impact factor journal among all journals relevant to your scope of research

Learn more how Enago helps researchers select the right journal at https://www.enago.com/publication-support-services/journal-selection.htm

Submitting your manuscript to a professional editing service can make all the difference between acceptance and rejection by your journal. Manuscript editing gives you a paper that’s not just free of language errors, but also a well-structured and presentable paper that enhances readability and conforms to your target journal’s format guidelines.

Understand more about how editing services can improve your manuscript: https://www.enago.com/substantive-editing.htm

The main step when it comes to formatting your manuscript is to look for the standards mandated by your target journal. Manuscripts that don’t adhere to prescribed guidelines are often returned without review.

Go the journal website and find a page that provides for “instructions to authors” or “formatting guidelines.”
Check if the journal provides a template. If yes, download the template and apply the styles of the template to your manuscript.

If no template is provided, follow the instructions mentioned on the page with respect to aspects like line spacing, font face, font size, margins, page setup etc.

The journal may also follow a standard industry style guide (APA, AMA, CMS etc.) If yes, you may find one in a research library. If you don’t have access to libraries, check online resources that provide information on industry style guides.

If there aren’t any instructions at all regarding manuscript formatting on the journal website, you can also choose to look at articles already published within the journal to see the formatting standards followed there and emulate them.

In case you are unable to find any resources at all, try approaching a professional service like Enago to format your manuscript for you.

Manuscript formatting is of utmost importance as it is a basic requirement of publishers, reviewers, editors and agents before they process journal submission. Manuscript formatting stands as an aspect of instructional designing that makes the manuscript easier to review and assess. The most important aspects of formatting a manuscript involve the overall presentation and framework, title page information, reference patterns and abstract arrangement.

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