With my extensive experience of scientific publishing, I can help you revise your research papers, decide where to submit them and to get the best out of the peer review process.
This experience comes from seeing research papers at all stages for various different journals:
- I am regularly asked by authors and agencies to comment on papers before they are submitted to journals, giving advice on what to include and how to arrange the material
- I give advice to several journals on newly submitted papers, suggesting which should be sent to peer review and which would be better published elsewhere
- I copyedit for a wide range of journals, seeing papers after they are accepted and improving them for publication
- I see the final version in my work as a proofreader for several journals, including Nature.
For more detail of my experience and knowledge of scientific journals, see the relevant page on this site and also my irregularly updated blog.
All this means that I am in a good position to help researchers in biology and medicine improve their papers to give them a better chance in peer review and to increase their eventual impact. I can do this in a range of ways:
- providing advice, either general or on a specific paper (which may include assessment and/or substantive editing):
- by email
- over the phone
- using Skype
- by visiting your lab (if it is within reach of London by public transport)
- by arranging a meeting in or near London
- running workshops for groups in universities and institutes
- giving a talk.
and we can discuss your needs in detail.