English Language Support & Useful Tutorials

English Language Support

For editors and reviewers to accurately assess the work presented in your manuscript you need to ensure the English language is of sufficient quality to be understood. If you need help with writing in English, you should consider:

  • Asking a colleague who is a native English speaker to review your manuscript for clarity.
  • Visiting the English language tutorial which covers the common mistakes when writing in English.
  • Using a professional language editing service where editors will improve the English to ensure that your meaning is clear and identify problems that require your review. Two such services are provided by our affiliates Nature Research Editing Service and American Journal Experts.

In partnership with Springer Nature, each English language editing service below will provide a 10% discount to all authors publishing in a Springer Nature publication. Prior to the completion of the request/at checkout, when prompted, please indicate that you are such an author and the discount will be applied.

English language editing services:

Please note that the use of a language editing service is not a requirement for publication in this journal and does not imply or guarantee that the article will be selected for peer review or accepted.

If your manuscript is accepted, it will be checked by our copyeditors for spelling and formal style before publication. 

Useful Tutorials

MI and Springer Nature are pleased to share detailed online Author and Reviewer tutorials – including interactive quizzes – which cover the following topics:

  • Writing a journal manuscript
  • Submitting a journal manuscript and peer review
  • Writing in English
  • How to peer review
  • Open Access