How to break language barriers and publish in international journals

You have decided which journal to publish your research paper in, and you’re familiar with its instructions for authors (IFAs). 

Read on for what to look out for to make sure the quality of English of your article is up to international publishing standard.

Key services for you

Don’t forget, you can choose these services even if you aren’t submitting your paper to a Taylor & Francis journal.

Translating your ideas into academic English

If English is not your first language it might seem overwhelming to get your article up to the high quality expected in international journals.

After investing a lot of time and energy into your research, you want the process of translating your paper to be as straightforward and hassle-free as possible.

To help you achieve a high-standard English translation:

  • Consider collaborating with experts in your field, who will translate your work accurately into English 
  • You can work with skilled translators to maintain technical language and keep the original meaning of your work 
  • Expert editors will make sure your work is free of common grammatical and language errors 

How to meet scholarly standards

After translating your research paper into English, you need to make sure that it meets international standards of scholarly English.

To save you time, experienced experts in your subject field can assist you with language translation and editing. They will take the pressure off and sharpen the quality of your paper.

Taylor & Francis Editing Services covers all stages of article preparation, including final English proofreading checks. Explore the different packages and see which service suits your needs best. 

Journal article quality review

Scientific papers can be more challenging to review. This process requires checking the study design and strength of your key arguments.

With our Scientific Editing service, three industry experts will evaluate your article and offer advice on how best to strengthen and position your findings.

Identify potential barriers to avoid rejection

You’re ready for your research paper to be submitted. We know the process feels long. Make sure you have reviewed your article for potential reasons for rejection.

Such as:

In just five working days you can receive a Rapid Technical Review on your research paper. This review will identify any reasons why your article may be rejected by a journal.

Our rapid technical review is quick, getting a quote is even quicker.

Handling the manuscript submission process

Now that your paper is in academic English and carefully reviewed, it’s time to submit. Submitting your journal article doesn’t have to be complicated.

Take a look at our submission checklist to help you remember everything that you need to consider.

The importance of your cover letter for your submission

Make sure to check whether the journal you plan to submit to requires a cover letter. If it doesn’t, it can still be a good idea to include one.

An effective letter is a persuasive tool to tell the journal editor why your research is relevant and why it will be of interest to the journal’s audience.

A well-written cover letter will help you get your research paper to the next stage of the process – peer review. To support you in writing your cover letter, we have pulled together a guide and a sample template.

For more help, download your Article submission and peer review eBook and submit in confidence. 

Why researchers trust us

“As a non-native English speaker, Taylor & Francis Editing Services helped improve my manuscript with detailed editing, feedback and revising which made me more confident about my paper.”

Dr S.Z