Substantive Editing Services

Substantive Editing, our top-tier premium service, is specifically tailored to the needs of the global scientific research community, particularly quality-conscious authors looking to submit their work to high-impact peer-reviewed international journals. Our Substantive Editing service covers all aspects of Copy Editing. In addition, it includes advanced editing which focuses on logic, structure, and presentation of your manuscript.

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

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"Two-Editor" System and 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.

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Specialized Subject 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 (click for more examples). This technical competency enables us to optimize the content as well as the language and pay due attention to the most subtle intricacies.

Enago Promise
The Enago Promise

The “Enago Promise” guarantees that a manuscript edited by us will never be rejected on the basis of poor language. On the rare occasion a rejection does occur, we take full responsibility for re-editing the paper for resubmission at no additional cost to you. Our stringent systems and processes, professional editors, and in-house quality management system help us fulfill this promise.

Value-added Features

  • Rejection Shield Logo

    Rejection Shield Key Feature

    *additional 3 Cents/Word only.

    Improve your chances of getting published by avoiding manuscript rejection. Rejection Shield ensures that your paper is ready for resubmission after facing rejection and includes editing the response to reviewer, cover letter editing, and editing of any additional content added by the author. This add-on service is unlimited for up to 1 year, or until journal acceptance.

  • Edit Unlimited

    Edit Unlimited Key Feature


    Get your paper edited unlimited times until you are satisfied.

    Exclusive to Enago, Edit unlimited is a post-editorial support service with a validity of 365 days from manuscript delivery. The same editor who worked on your manuscript will edit your paper to ensure highest quality.

  • Free
    Editor Q&A

    Ask unlimited questions to your editor for up to a year, at no additional cost.

  • Free
    Cover Letter

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

  • Free
    Certificate of Editing (COE)

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

  • Free
    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 10% for free if your paper exceeds the word count limit of your target journal.

  • Free
    Manuscript Rate Card

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

  • Free
    Academic Resources

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

  • 2 million+
    assisted in 125 countries
  • All subject areas
    [Medical, Lifesciences, & Social Sciences]
    Medical/Scientific Editing Expert Editors
  • 24-
    Enago - 24/7 Support of English Editing

Flexible Delivery and Pricing

No more worrying about rejected manuscripts!
With Rejection Shield, your manuscript will be revised and delivered to you along with a response to the reviewer and an edited cover letter, ready for re-submission.

Example for 3,000 words

Delivery plan
Substantive Editing
Rejection Shield
Total price
6 Days
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3 Day
2 Day
1 Day
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Don't worry if your manuscript is rejected for major or minor revisions!

With Rejection Shield, your paper will be submission-ready along with a response to the reviewer, an edited cover letter, and any additional content added by you.



How can I upload my document?

Click here to upload your document or you can also send it to us via email at

How can I know the approximate editing cost for my document?

You can visit our pricing page to know the estimated editing cost of your document (Click Here). For more detailed information, you can also send us your document at

What is Rejection Shield?

Rejection Shield is the top-tier Post-Editorial Support service of Enago. Under Rejection shield, you can get your paper edited from us even after journal’s feedback. With this shield, the value-added attributes are editing the response to reviewer, cover letter editing, and editing of any additional content added by the author. This shield is available only under our Substantive Editing service.

Can I select the editor of my choice?

Yes, we do offer our clients the option of selecting the editor of their choice. Click here to view the profiles of our editors. If you would like to opt for an editor apart from the ones with their profiles on our website, write to us at

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