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"MDPI provides an excellent service compared to any other previously used services. It delivers fast and high-quality results but at an affordable price."

- Ardha Apriyanto, University of Potsdam

English Language Editing Services

We offer professional, certified language editing by native-English speakers, including on the weekend.

Standard

Dedicated support
Clear expression
Consistent terminology
Correct grammar

Within 5 days of payment.

Rapid  Most Popular

Need it by tomorrow?
Same quality as Standard
Average 10-hour return
Top-priority service
Free re-edits

Within 1 day of payment.

Academic  Recommended

PhD-qualified editors
Subject-specific editing
Review of structure
Review of terminology
Academic report
Free re-edits

Within 5 days of payment.

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Figure Editing

We produce publication-ready figures that clearly communicate your research to readers. Figure Editing enhances your charts and graphs by revising the colors, shading, size, resolution, borders, font, and file type. Completed in one business day from payment. Please let us know your requests when you submit.

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Layout Editing

Layout Editing prepares your submission for publication in an MDPI journal of your choice. We check that the structure follows the MDPI house style. We reformat references and look for missing information in the references section. And we improve the overall presentation by revising font, equations, tables, and line spacing of paragraphs. Completed in just one day from when you submit and pay.

Thesis and Dissertation Editing  20% Discount

Let Author Services elevate your research to the next level by ensuring that the language in your thesis or dissertation meets the highest academic standards. Choose the language editing service that suits you.

Discount applies to thesis and dissertation papers of 10,000 words or more.

Our Guarantee

Our Rapid and Academic services include unlimited free re-editing for 1 year after service completion. Our Standard service includes a one-time review of minor additional changes.

If your manuscript is rejected for publication due to English language errors after we have edited it, please contact us by email. If we are at fault, we will re-edit your paper free of charge, regardless of the service type.

Writing Prize 2024

Send your 1000-word entry, written in English, to [email protected], on the following topic:

English as the language of science: The advantages and disadvantages of English’s dominance in academia.

We will assess the entries based on criteria including relevance, novelty, and level of English.

The deadline is 31 November 2024, and the winner will be announced in January 2025.

The winner will receive a cash prize of CHF 500.

FAQs

Which English language editing service should I choose?

We offer three English language editing services to suit your needs.

Choose Rapid for the fastest service. It includes all the features of Standard to prepare your paper for publication. In addition, your paper is given top priority.

Choose Academic for the most comprehensive service. It includes all the features of Rapid. In addition, an Academic Editor with knowledge in your subject area reviews the terminology and overall structure, and provides an Academic Report.

By choosing Rapid or Academic, you also benefit from free English re-editing for up to 1 year to support you in the development of your research. Our Standard service includes a one-time check of minor revisions made after editing.    

Our MDPI Author Services Coordinators are experienced English Editors, who provide dedicated email support to all customers.

What is included in the Standard service?

The editing provided will ensure that the English language is of the standard required for publication in academic journals. We will edit the language in your manuscript, ensuring that it is grammatically correct, that the spelling and punctuation are accurate, and that any awkward and ambiguous sentences are removed or reworded. Your voice and choice of words will be kept where possible. Correct use of discipline-specific terms is not guaranteed, and we do not rewrite prose.

The Standard service takes 5 days to complete.

What is included in the Rapid service?

Our Rapid service provides the same high-quality, professional editing as the Standard service, but your paper is our top priority to ensure that editing is completed within 1 day of receipt of payment. You are also entitled to free English re-editing for up to 1 year from service completion.

The Rapid service takes 1 day to complete.

What is included in the Academic service?

The Academic service is our most comprehensive option. It includes all the features of the Rapid service, including free English re-editing for up to 1 year from service completion. In addition, you will receive subject-specific editing and an Academic Report assessing the overall structure and clarity of expression provided by an Academic Editor with knowledge of your subject area.

The Academic service includes free English editing for your responses to reviewer comments. To use our response letter service, please contact us at [email protected].

Please note that the free English re-editing excludes further subject-specific editing checks; it ensures that the language is grammatically correct, that the spelling and punctuation are accurate, and that any awkward and ambiguous sentences are removed or reworded.

The Academic service takes 5 days to complete.

What is included in the Figure Editing service?

We will enhance your charts, graphs, and illustrations. We will revise the colors, size, and resolution to help you clearly communicate your research and results to readers.

The Figure Editing service takes 1 day to complete.

What is included in the Layout Editing service?

We will reformat your manuscript for submission to any MDPI journal, including checking that the structure follows the MDPI house style. We will also reformat references and look for missing information in the references section and main text. Please note that the Layout Editing service does not include the conversion of the Harvard referencing style (author, date) to the Vancouver referencing style, i.e., [1,2]. This service does not include any language editing but can be selected alongside the English language editing services if required.

This Layout Editing service takes 1 day to complete.

Which paper formats are accepted for English language editing?

Both Microsoft Word and LaTeX papers are accepted for English language editing.

Can you edit LaTeX files?

We can edit LaTeX files that comply with the guidelines in "Under what circumstances will you not edit my paper?". If your manuscript does not compile, we will contact you to avoid delays.

The following criteria must be met for LaTeX files submitted to MDPI Author Services:

  • You should submit a ZIP folder containing all of the files necessary to compile the .tex file into a PDF, including any figures, .bib and .sty files (we are not able to edit a singular .tex file with no zip).
  • The .tex document in your ZIP file needs to compile in a program such as TeXstudio (even if the .tex compiles on Overleaf, this does not mean that it will compile with other LaTeX editing software).
  • Your paper must be able to compile using the pdfTeX extension.
  • The entire paper needs to be contained within one singular .tex file within the ZIP folder. Papers that are split into several smaller .tex files cannot be edited.
  • The .tex must be able to compile without errors.

If you require assistance with your LaTeX file, please contact [email protected], who will be able to offer you some support.

How do I upload my manuscript?

  1. Complete any revisions and accept any tracked changes within your document. The uploaded file should be the final and most up-to-date version. The editing process will begin immediately after you make your submission and we receive payment, so we cannot guarantee acceptance of a later version if you upload the incorrect file.
  2. Check the word count of your paper (see the section below).
  3. Go to the "Get a Quote and Submit" section at the top of this page and enter the required information to receive a quote. A “Submit” button will appear, which you can click to enter your details and upload your file.

How do I check the word count of my paper?

Only the words that will be edited are included in the word count. We do not edit author names and affiliations, or the References section. Please remove any sections of the manuscript that do not require English editing. Text in tables will be counted automatically, so if there are long tables in your paper that do not need to be edited, they should be removed before making a submission for English editing.

For LaTeX papers, MDPI provides a word count tool as part of our submission system (this requires a login).

If you require the Layout Editing service, please do not remove the affiliations, figures, tables, and references section from the submitted paper.

What is the maximum paper length allowed?

There is no maximum length; however, please let us know if your paper is longer than 15,000 words because the expected editing times may be longer.

How much does editing cost?

You can receive a quote by using the “Get a Quote” function near the top of this page. The cost of language editing depends on the number of words in your manuscript. Layout Editing is offered at a fixed price, independent of the length of your paper. The price of Figure Editing is calculated depending on the number of figures submitted for editing.

Which payment methods are available?

An invoice will be sent to you shortly after you submit your paper. Payment can be made in Swiss Francs (CHF), Euros (EUR), US Dollars (USD) or British Pounds Sterling (GBP) by credit card, bank transfer, or PayPal.

Credit card is the most immediate and convenient method: we receive payment confirmation immediately and can start editing your paper as soon as we receive it. PayPal is also immediate, but a 5% transfer fee applies. If you pay by bank transfer, we will not start editing your paper until we have confirmed the payment, which can take several days.

If there will be a long delay in payment (e.g., due to institutional bureaucracy), please get in touch with evidence that the payment is being processed, as we may be able to return the edited manuscript earlier.

We recommend that you email [email protected] with proof of payment as soon as payment is made so that we can track your payment more easily. We may be able to start editing sooner if you do so.

Can I track my submission after submitting it for editing?

You can log in to the submission system (SuSy) to check the progress of your submission. Please note that you will need to be logged in to SuSy with the same email address used to make your submission.

How can I reformat the references in my paper?

While we do not convert the Harvard referencing style (author, date) to the Vancouver referencing style, i.e., [1,2], as part of the Layout Editing service, we do have two style files available for Zotero and Mendeley that you can use to collect, organize, and cite your references. Please click here to download the style files.

Who do I contact if I have questions or feedback?

MDPI Author Services takes responsibility for the editing carried out on your paper. If you have any questions or feedback before or after the editing of your manuscript, please do not hesitate to contact our Author Services help desk via email.

Can I use vouchers obtained from peer review services for my submission to Author Services?

Reviewer vouchers can be used towards the cost of Author Services language editing. The following criteria apply:

  • CHF 50 reviewer vouchers can be used on Author Services language editing.
  • CHF 100 reviewer vouchers can be used on Author Services language editing with minimum spend of CHF 300.
  • One voucher may be used per submission.

If you require assistance with applying a voucher to your submission, please contact [email protected]

How do I obtain a discount for a thesis or dissertation submission?

In the Get a Quote and Submit section, please choose Thesis/Dissertation under Language Editing. The price you are quoted will take into account a 20% discount if your thesis or dissertation is 10,000 words or longer. Please note that only theses and dissertations are eligible for this discount, not longer papers intended for publication in journals. Papers submitted for this service will be checked to ensure that they are in fact a thesis or dissertation before editing begins.

Testimonials

"MDPI's language editing service is excellent. Fast, professional service; reasonable charges; timely feedback. This was a great experience and I will continue to use the MDPI language editing service."

- Haiming Qin
"MDPI provides an excellent service compared to any other previously used services. It delivers fast and high-quality results but at an affordable price."

- Ardha Apriyanto, University of Potsdam
"In my role as a professor, I consider that MDPI Author Services offer an excellent quality in the edition of Western academic writing while maintaining the required standards of clarity, precision and rigor. Additionally, delivery times are fast compared to other available services."

- Jesus Insuasti, University of Nariño
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