“No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else’s draft.”
” ‘Reviewers these days are overburdened, and a properly written paper is just easier to review’, says Jim Viccaro, editor of the Journal of Applied Physics, who routinely recommends editing services to authors.”
Read the full article by Karen Kaplan here in Nature.
“The acceptance rate of non-mother English tongue authors is generally a lot lower than for native English tongue authors. Obviously the scientific quality of an article is the principal reason for publication. However, is editorial rejection purely on scientific grounds?”
Read the results of their study here. Coats R., et al. Cardiovascular Research, February 2002.
“Factors that caused most problems were poor use of English and careless preparation of the manuscript.”
Read the full article here. Radford D., et al. British Dental Journal, October 1999.