Pricing and Payment

Spandidos Publications English Language Editing service offers the highest standards and quality in English-language editing, at competitive prices. Our price schemes are based upon the word count and desired turnaround time, providing you with a transparent fee prior to uploading your manuscript. You do not need to wait to receive a quote from us. Please refer to the tables for our current price list for the various services we offer.


Manuscript submission

To submit your manuscript or figure editing project, please login to your author account, or register a new author account using the links on the following web page: https://www.spandidos-publications.com/languageediting

All other enquiries should be made to languageediting@spandidos-publications.com


If you have opted for manuscript formatting, please tell us which journal you plan to submit your article to, and provide a URL link to the journal’s formatting guidelines.

If you have opted for figure formatting, please submit high-resolution copies of the figures, specifying how many figures you wish to be edited and any particular requirements for editing (such as those set by the journal that you are publishing with).

 

1. English Language Editing

Premium Service - manuscripts are proofread and copy-edited by an experienced senior editor.

Word count 2 days 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 8 days 10 days 12 days 15 days*
<1,500 words £250 £198 £187 £176 £165 £155 £145 £135 £120
1,501 - 2,400 words £268 £215 £204 £192 £181 £170 £160 £149 £133
2,401 - 3,000 words £286 £232 £221 £209 £198 £187 £177 £166 £150
3,001 - 3,500 words £304 £249 £238 £226 £215 £205 £194 £184 £168
3,501 - 4,000 words £322 £266 £254 £242 £230 £220 £210 £199 £184
4,001 - 4,500 words £340 £283 £270 £258 £245 £233 £221 £210 £192
4,501 - 5,000 words £358 £300 £288 £276 £264 £250 £236 £223 £202
5,001 - 5,500 words £376 £317 £305 £292 £280 £266 £251 £237 £215
5,501 - 6,000 words £394 £334 £322 £310 £298 £282 £267 £251 £228
6,001 - 6,500 words £412 £351 £337 £324 £310 £294 £279 £263 £240
6,501 - 7,000 words £430 £368 £354 £339 £325 £309 £293 £276 £252
7,001 - 7,500 words £448 £385 £370 £356 £341 £324 £307 £290 £264
7,501 - 8,000 words £466 £402 £387 £372 £357 £339 £321 £303 £276
8,001 - 8,500 words £484 £419 £404 £388 £373 £354 £335 £316 £288
8,501 - 9,000 words £502 £436 £420 £405 £389 £369 £349 £330 £300
>9,000 words £520 £453 £437 £421 £405 £384 £364 £343 £312
Custom: cost / 1,000 words
(recommended for project >9,000 words)
Price on application


Standard Service
- manuscripts are proofread by one editor.

Word count 2 days 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 8 days 10 days 12 days 15 days*
<1,500 words £220 £170 £157 £143 £130 £121 £112 £103 £90
1,501 - 2,400 words £238 £186 £172 £159 £145 £136 £126 £117 £103
2,401 - 3,000 words £256 £202 £188 £174 £160 £151 £142 £133 £120
3,001 - 3,500 words £274 £218 £204 £189 £175 £167 £159 £150 £138
3,501 - 4,000 words £292 £234 £219 £205 £190 £182 £174 £166 £154
4,001 - 4,500 words £310 £250 £235 £220 £205 £195 £186 £176 £162
4,501 - 5,000 words £328 £266 £251 £235 £220 £209 £199 £188 £172
5,001 - 5,500 words £346 £282 £266 £251 £235 £224 £213 £202 £185
5,501 - 6,000 words £364 £298 £282 £266 £250 £238 £227 £215 £198
6,001 - 6,500 words £382 £314 £298 £281 £265 £253 £241 £228 £210
6,501 - 7,000 words £400 £330 £313 £297 £280 £267 £254 £241 £222
7,001 - 7,500 words £418 £346 £329 £312 £295 £281 £268 £254 £234
7,501 - 8,000 words £436 £362 £345 £327 £310 £296 £282 £267 £246
8,001 - 8,500 words £454 £378 £360 £343 £325 £310 £295 £280 £258
8,501 - 9,000 words £472 £394 £376 £358 £340 £324 £309 £293 £270
>9,000 words £490 £410 £392 £373 £355 £339 £323 £306 £282
Custom: cost / 1,000 words
(recommended for project >9,000 words)
Price on application


*The times quoted for all services are based on normal working days of Monday - Friday. UK holiday days (including New Years day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, May bank holiday, Spring bank holiday, Summer bank holiday, Christmas day and Boxing day) are not included in the turnaround time. Should your project coincide with a public holiday, you will be notified when your request is being processed.


2. Manuscript Formatting

Manuscripts may be formatted independently from our English-language editing, with a set turnaround time of 3 days. Manuscripts also requiring English-language editing will be returned in the time selected for the language editing service + 1 additional day to allow for final formatting. Formatting specific to a Spandidos Publications journal is included in the Premium and Standard services.

Word count 3 days (or + 1 day with English-language editing)*
Short: <1,500 words £100
Average: 1,500 - 3,000 words £120
Medium: 3,001 - 6,000 words £160 (+2 days with English-language editing)
Large: 6,001 - 9,000 words £180 (+2 days with English-language editing)
Custom: cost / 1,000 words
(recommended for project >9,000 words)
Price on application



3. Figure Formatting

Price is per figure. Email us with your figures and we will provide you with a quote for the full project. If combined with an editing project, the turnaround time will be 2 days, 3 days, 4 days, 5 days, 6 days, 8 days, 10 days, 12 days or 15 days (as per your selection) plus 1 extra day for figure preparation.

Word count 2 days 4 days
Easy project £15 £10
Intermediate project £25 £20
Difficult project £35 £30


Custom projects (such as re-drawing/designing) are priced individually. Please contact us with details of your project for a custom quote.


4. Calculating your word count

In order to accurately calculate your word count, please read the following guidelines:

1. Open up a copy of your manuscript in Microsoft Word and delete any parts that you do not want us to work on. This document is for calculating the word count only. Please submit the full manuscript (including the removed parts) when submitting to the manuscript editing service.

2. Remove any text that does not require editing. Perform a word count on the remaining text using the Word Count feature in Microsoft Word, for each file you plan to submit to us, and calculate the total number of words.

3. Clearly highlight all sections of the document that you do not want edited and/or check all the relevant options when completing the online submission form. For any queries, please email us directly.

4. Upon submission, we will verify the word count of your submitted manuscript. In cases where the word count differs from the service selected, your submission will be placed on hold and we will contact you via e-mail to verify how to proceed. Any papers that have over-calculated the number of words will be refunded the difference in cost; any that have under-calculated the word count may be asked to pay the difference in fee.


5. Payment methods

We accept payment by PayPal or bank transfer. Please be aware that we do not currently accept payments through AliPay.

PayPal payments will incur a small surcharge of 3-4% of the editing price shown.

For bank transfers, additional charges vary, and should be confirmed with your own bank. Please note that it can take up to three weeks for bank transfer payments to be processed. Please confirm with your bank regarding their policies on international payments.

Once the funds have cleared and your manuscript has been submitted, your allocated editor will verify the word count, and then your project will be initiated. Please refer to the above guidelines for accurately determining the word count. You will receive a confirmation email from us once your payment has been successfully received.

All prices are displayed in British Pounds Sterling. You will be charged in your local currency at the exchange rate on the day your payment is made.