In future, Springer will be working closely with Edanz, an editing service for scientific manuscripts, thus stepping up its hands-on support for authors. Edanz helps international authors whose first language is not English by providing professional editing services before their manuscripts are published.
As part of this partnership, Springer and Edanz organize free workshops for scientific authors throughout the world. Most of the author workshops are held in regions in which researchers have not published much in English to date. Universities and research institutes in the countries are teaming up with Springer and Edanz to invite scientists wanting to prepare their scientific papers as well as possible before they submit them for publication. In 2011, several thousand participants in China, the Middle East and in Latin America already attended a workshop on scientific publishing. Further events will be held in Asia, Southern Europe and the Middle East before the end of the year, and these will be continued on an increasing scale in 2012, too.
“Papers submitted to scientific journals often have to be rejected right at the start of the peer review process despite their scientific relevance because they do not meet the formal and linguistic requirements at an international level. Particularly authors from countries in which international publishing has only started to get off the ground over the past few years find it difficult to publish their work. We would like to help these authors overcome this crucial obstacle,” said Anita Bürk, Director Strategic Marketing Development at Springer.
Springer has considerably extended its services for authors in recent years. At springer.com, authors can find the Springer Author Academy
, the online equivalent of the face-to-face author workshops. These pages provide help on the type and structure of the manuscript, preparing figures and selecting the right journal. In autumn 2011, extensive notes about the peer review process and about book publications will be added. All the pages of the Author
Academy are already available in English and Chinese, soon to be supplemented by Spanish, Portuguese, Korean and Japanese.
On the Springer journal homepages, authors looking for specific help on language are encouraged to contact Edanz directly. The global partnership with Springer means that Edanz can offer these authors a 10 percent discount on the cost of scientific editing of their manuscript.
Edanz provides scientific editing and related services that raise the quality of manuscripts to the international standard needed for acceptance. The Edanz team of native English-speaking experts, covering all scientific disciplines, helps authors worldwide reach their publication goals. The only international editing service to be localized in China and Japan, Edanz understands the challenges faced by scientists whose first language is not English in achieving publication success.
Springer is a leading global scientific publisher of books and journals, delivering quality content through innovative information products and services. It publishes close to 500 academic and professional society journals. Springer is part of the publishing group Springer Science+Business Media. In the science, technology and medicine (STM) sector, the group publishes around 2,000 journals and more than 7,000 new books a year, as well as the largest STM eBook Collection worldwide. Springer has operations in about 20 countries in Europe, the USA, and Asia, and more than 5,500 employees.The photo shows Ryoji Fukada, Managing Director Springer Japan, and Kerry Greer, President Edanz Group, shaking hands after signing the contract for professional editing services