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.

Please note that the turnaround 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. 

2021 Bank Holidays:

- New Year's Day: Friday 1 January
- Good Friday: Friday 2 April
- Easter Monday: Monday 5 April
- Early May bank holiday: Monday 3 May
- Spring bank holiday: Monday 31 May
- Summer bank holiday: Monday 30 August
- Christmas Day: Tuesday 27 December
- Boxing Day: Wednesday 28 December

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 

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 - 9,500 words £520 £453 £437 £421 £405 £384 £364 £343 £312
Custom: cost / 1,000 words
(recommended for project >9,500 words)
Price on application


Standard Service


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 - 9,500 words £490 £410 £392 £373 £355 £339 £323 £306 £282
Custom: cost / 1,000 words
(recommended for project >9,500 words)
Price on application



2. Manuscript Formatting

Manuscripts may be formatted independently from our English language editing. 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 free of charge.

Word count Price
Short: <1,500 words £100
Average: 1,500 - 3,000 words £120
Medium: 3,001 - 6,000 words £160
Large: 6,001 - 9,000 words £180
 >9,000 words Price on application



3. Figure Formatting

Price is per figure. Please 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). Please note that you may have to allow for 1 extra day depending on the size of the project.

Word count 2 days 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12 or 15 days
Easy project £15 £10
Intermediate project £25 £20
Difficult project £35 £30


4. Calculating your word count

To calculate your word count, open up a copy of your manuscript in Microsoft Word and select the parts that you require editing and calculate the word count using the Word Count feature in Microsoft Word. Please note that references are not included in the word count. Please submit the full manuscript (including the removed parts) when submitting to the manuscript editing service. If you wish, you can indicate the sections excluded from the editing using a different color. 

Please check all the relevant boxes when completing the online submission form. For any queries, please email us directly.

Upon submission, we will check and verify the word count of your submitted manuscript. 


5. Payment methods

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

Upon receiving your project submission, we will send you a PDF invoice and either an online link to complete your payment or you may send us the full amount by bank transfer (the details for which will be on the invoice).

Credit card/PayPal payments are usually processed immediately. Please note that they 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 although most payments will be processed in 1-3 working days, 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. Please also confirm with your bank whether there are any additional charges for the transfer. 

Once the funds have cleared, your project will be initiated. You will receive a confirmation email from us once your payment has been successfully received with the project return date.

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.