Last updated October 21, 2017
Language Editing for Manuscripts Submitted by Non-Native Speakers of English
We will, with the right attitude and approach, cooperate with authors who are not native speakers of English so that they may successfully complete the final publication of their manuscripts. Quality control of a manuscript’s language is not negotiable with the BPG or any of its journals. The language of the manuscript must meet the requirements of academic publishing.
For manuscripts submitted by non-native speakers of English, the authors are required to provide a language editing certificate which will serve to verify that the language of the manuscript has reached grade A. Before the manuscript is finally published, the language of the manuscript must also pass the proofreading test by an English language editor (native or non-native) who will be designated at the discretion of the journal’s editorial office.
We strongly recommend that authors use language editing services provided by the following biomedical editing companies, based on their good reputation and reliable quality:
Filipodia Publishing, LLC: http://www.filipodia.com/
MedE Editing Group: http://meditorexpert.com
American Journal Experts: http://www.aje.com
Nature Publishing Group Language Editing: http://languageediting.nature.com
These companies often provide several different types of language editing services, typically including proofreading, standard editing, extensive editing and rewriting. We strongly recommend that authors use the extensive editing service so as to completely address the language problems of the manuscript. For example, extensive editing will involve editing the manuscript for proper grammar and spelling and the correct usage of articles, prepositions, conjunctions, abbreviations, punctuation, italic font of Latin words, biomedical terms, tenses, active voice and passive voice, and sentence structure, as well as checking of the academic rules and norms, and for scientific misconduct, details of the materials and methods, manuscript integrity, manuscript title appropriateness, logical organization of the Introduction, Results and Discussion sections, and image features.
After authors confirm the revisions made during the professional editing process, the companies listed above should provide authors with an official manuscript language editing certificate, through which the company guarantees that the language of the manuscript has reached grade A.
About the BPG
The Baishideng Publishing Group (BPG), founded on January 15, 1993, is a professional publisher of medical journals that is dedicated to discovering and disseminating knowledge under the precondition of complying with the publishing ethics.
BPG is committed to supporting CrossRef, the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), and the International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers (STM), and is a member of all these associations.
BPG currently publishes 43 clinical medical journals, covering a wide range of topics, including internal medicine, pediatrics, neurology, psychiatry, dermatology, medical imaging, clinical laboratory diagnostics, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, otorhinolaryngology, oncology, sports medicine, anesthesiology, and emergency medicine.
BPG follows the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and Publishers developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), implements the policy of single-blind peer review and online open access publishing for all journals, and releases the manuscript-related documents of peer-review report, authors’ answering reviewers, institutional ethics approval document(s), and CrossCheck detection report along with the manuscript upon publication.
Many journals published by the BPG are indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, Journal Citation Reports, Index Medicus, MEDLINE, PubMed, PubMed Central, and Scopus.
All BPG journals process manuscripts using the self-developed F6Publishing system, which is a modern publishing system that integrates the functions of online peer review, manuscript production, manuscript release, and management of highly influential experts, editorial board members, invited manuscripts, publishing fee, and production fee.