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Frequently Asked Questions

Editing Services

Journals and reviewers may use “language issues” as a catch-all for a variety of writing-related deficiencies. Consider the comments overall: Do they indicate mere issues of grammar, punctuation, or spelling? If so, look to professional language editing to address this part of the reviews. Conversely, are there significant issues with clarity, accuracy, and adherence to the norms of scientific writing in your field? If so, we strongly suggest considering professional scientific editing.

Language editing will directly correct all errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and clarity. If the journal rejects the manuscript with criticisms specific to these elements, we will revise the manuscript for free until it is error-free.

Figures and Artwork

For best results, send all the images you wish to include as separate files at the highest resolution available to you. We regret that we cannot alter color balance, brightness, or contrast out of ethical concerns.

We are currently able to process the following file types:
  • • Any standard graphic format, such as .tif, .jpg, .png, .bmp, or .gif
  • • .doc, .docx (Microsoft Word)
  • • .ppt, .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint)
  • • .xls, .xlsx (Microsoft Excel)
  • • .opj (Origin)
  • • .ai, .ait (Adobe Illustrator)
  • • .psd, .pdd (Adobe Photoshop)
  • • .eps (various programs)

If you store your material in some other file type, contact us for the best way to convert your material to .eps or .pdf files for export.

Manuscript Formatting

Manuscript formatting ensures a complete scientific manuscript, including figures, tables and supplemental files, is formatted per the target journal and/or publisher's preferred guidelines. Accurate formatting is necessary to facilitate the peer review process and is typically required for initial and final submissions to scientific journals.

No. This service package does not cover word reduction or any content supplementation. LetPub offers those services as part of different editing packages.

Please contact us if there are any problems with your formatted manuscript. If a journal mentions formatting as a problem, please send us all comments from the journal and the manuscript file that you sent to the journal.

The primary responsibility of our manuscript formatting team is to ensure that your manuscript text is consistent with journal guidelines. This includes layout, font, spacing, formatting of headings, citations and references, title page check, confirmation of word count, number of images, and reference number limits and noting overages, and a check to ensure appropriate placement of tables and figures, and that all required sections are present. Our formatting team does not provide language editing (correction of spelling, punctuation, and grammar).

No. If you desire table formatting, please consider our Figure Formatting service, which will format your manuscript tables per your target journal's guidelines.

Journal Recommendation

,p>The journal recommendation services help authors identify journals that are best suited for publishing their scientific manuscripts. Journals are recommended by subject-specific editors who provide appropriately matched journals that meet an author's specified publishing requirements (e.g., impact factor and publication fee), in addition to a brief evaluation of the manuscript's suitability for submission. Details regarding each recommended journal, such as review speed, indexing, and open access options, accompany the recommendations.

No. Our Journal Recommendation report is designed to provide useful information about journals that may be a good fit for your paper based on the content of your work. Acceptance by a journal will be determined entirely by the journal’s editorial staff, not LetPub. The LetPub Journal Recommendation service is journal-independent and will not communicate directly with journal editors about your manuscript. We are here to support you throughout the publication process but cannot guarantee journal acceptance.

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