Substantive Editing Service


Substantive Editing, our top-tier premium service, is specifically tailored to the needs of the global scientific research community. Our Substantive Editing services cover all aspects of Copy Editing. In addition, they include advanced editing which focuses on logic, structure and presentation of your article.

Features covered

  • Language and Grammar Check
  • Style and Consistency
  • Technical Accuracy
  • Formatting
Available only under Substantive Editing
  • Logical Flow
  • Presentation
  • Content Enhancement

Available Only with Enago

'Two Editor' System

"Two-Editor" System & Native English-speaking Editors

Under our "Two-Editor" system, manuscripts are reviewed by two highly skilled editors to ensure language consistency and accuracy. After a thorough edit by a PhD-qualified subject-area specialist, a second editor polishes and refines your paper to remove any existing ambiguities. Our editors are all native English speakers (from US, UK, Australia, and Canada) and familiar with the issues that occur with ESL writing.

English Editing by Subject Experts

Specialized Subject-area Matching

Every manuscript submitted to us is matched to an editor with highly specialized subject-area expertise. For example, a paper in Neurology will be edited by an editor who is an MD in Neurology, not by a specialist in Medical Sciences. This technical competency enables us to optimize the content as well as the language and pay due attention to the most subtle intricacies.

The Enago Promise

Service Guarantee

For any service you opt, you can count on us for expertise, accuracy, and care. Our stringent systems and processes, experienced editors, and certified quality management system help us in delivering this promise to our authors. We guarantee that all assignments will be delivered on time and with the best quality. On a rare occasion if rejection occurs due to any language issue, we will take full responsibility of re-editing the paper for resubmission at no additional cost.

Value-added Features

Rejection Shield key feature

Under "Rejection Shield" you can avoid manuscript rejection and improve your chances of getting published.

Edit Unlimited key feature


Get your paper edited unlimited times until you are satisfied.

Editor Q&A

Unlimited editor questions for up to 1 year, at no additional cost.

Cover Letter

A detailed cover letter, highlighting your paper’s important points, prepared by the editor who worked on your manuscript.

Certificate of Editing

Proof that your paper has been reviewed by professional, native English-speaking experts.

Journal Formatting

Your manuscript is formatted according to the style guide and specifications of your target journal.

Plagiarism Check

Enago’s Plagiarism Check service helps you identify areas in your manuscript that might be flagged as plagiarism

Avail this feature at a
nominal price of $100

Word Count Reduction

A reduction of up to 20% for free if your paper exceeds the word count limit of your target journal.

Manuscript Rate Card

A detailed four-page report containing a full analysis, including all the comments and critiques put forward for your manuscript.

Academic Resources

Comprehensive and up-to-date resources for researchers, publishers, and editors to assist their knowledge and learning.

2 million+authors
assisted in 125 countries
All subject areascovered
[1,200+ specializations]

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