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About Edanz

“Made in Japan”


Edanz was established in Japan in 1995 and has helped thousands of researchers all over the world successfully publish in international journals. Our team of expert editors and research consultants are all experienced researchers: we understand the research process and we know how to support non-native English speakers in navigating the publication journey.



Over more than 21 years in business, we are partnered with some of the world’s leading publishers: Elsevier, Springer Nature, BioMed Central, AIP, and BMJ. We offer partnership and collaboration opportunities to publishers, journals, societies, universities, research institutes and faculties. Above all others, we help and support researchers.


Be confident

With Edanz, you can be confident in submitting your manuscript to any international journal. Together, we will make sure your research is presented clearly, and accurately. We offer a range of services to help you publish quicker and in better journals - take a service tour here.


Your team

Edanz has over 300 experts ready to support your publication goals. Many of our editors have been with us for more than 10 years meaning a reliable and high quality service for you. Our recruitment, testing and training process is hard: only the best editors work with us. Take a tour of our expert team here.​

In-House Editorial Team

Dr Geraldine Echue - Senior Editor and Research Consultant


2012 - PhD Chemistry, University of Bristol, UK

Dr Geraldine Echue graduated from the University of Bristol in 2012 with a PhD in Chemistry. After graduating, she spent several years as a Higher Education Policy Officer for the government of the United Kingdom. Her roles involved leading the auditing process to verify research outputs and enable grant awards for 154 academic institutions in the UK. She was also involved in creating policy research outputs that led to the first national study in England on learning gain in higher education, involving 70 universities and colleges and collaborative research partners in the USA. After this, Geraldine was awarded a 2-year JSPS fellowship to carry out postdoctoral research on new nanomaterials at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in Tsukuba, Japan. Geraldine has been published in a number of highly regarded international journals including Chemistry -- A European Journal and Langmuir. Geraldine joined Edanz Group in 2018 as a Senior Science Editor and Research Consultant.



Publication Ethics

Edanz policies and practices

Good ethical awareness and practice is essential for everyone involved in academic research, manuscript production and publishing. The ethical standards set out by groups such as ICMJE, COPE, and EASE are the standards against which journals and your fellow researchers will hold your work. 

As an associate member of COPE, Edanz seeks to be at the forefront of the author services industry in upholding the highest standards for transparency and ethical practice.

How Edanz supports ethical publication practices:

We are the only major author services provider with a policy of full transparency, meaning that we always make available the full names and profiles of all freelance editors and expert reviewers who have worked on your manuscript.

In addition, we take part in the following activities:
  • Participate in COPE activities as an associate member

  • Have staff who are members of COPE Council, CSE, WAME, APAME, and ISTC

  • Work with EASE to translate author guidelines into Japanese and Chinese

  • Advise authors on the appropriate course of action when an ethical issue arises with their manuscript

  • Advise on authorship and conflict of interest issues

  • Conduct regular author workshops, of which publication ethics are a part

  • Ensure authors make all decisions regarding the content of their manuscripts

As an ethical service provider, we will never:

  • Knowingly edit or rewrite plagiarized text

  • Knowingly facilitate any malpractice, including:

    • Inappropriate authorship

    • Undisclosed conflicts of interest

    • Duplicate publication

    • Concurrent submission to multiple journals

    • Data fabrication or manipulation

    • Peer review fraud


Our policies on plagiarism

Plagiarism is a major ethical offense in publishing and Edanz strives to ensure that all of our dealings with authors are ethically responsible and also to encourage and educate authors to be ethically responsible. Knowingly modifying plagiarized text still counts as plagiarism; therefore, Edanz has set out strict policies on any plagiarism found in a manuscript submitted to us.

  • If plagiarized text is found during editing, the text will be highlighted and left unedited. Authors will be advised about the issue and guidance offered if needed on how to resolve the situation.
  • Any text that has been directly copied and pasted from another source and submitted to us for rewriting/editing will be returned to the author without revision so that the author can replace it with original text prior to editing.
  • Articles or portions of articles that have previously been published cannot be rewritten or used without attribution. These will be returned to the author with guidance on proper publication and citation practice.

Please note, although we will identify any text to the author that has been found to be plagiarized, we do not screen for plagiarism. The final content of all manuscripts handled by Edanz is always the responsibility of the author.




International publishing guidelines (e.g., of COPE, ICMJE, and EASE) require full transparency in manuscripts, which includes acknowledging individuals who provided writing or editorial assistance to authors during the preparation of their manuscript. A declaration of professional English-language assistance can also reassure editors and reviewers that they can concentrate on evaluating the scientific merit of a manuscript.


Edanz always lets authors know who edited or reviewed their manuscript. We also actively encourage authors to acknowledge the assistance that they received to improve their manuscript, by suggesting wording when they order our services.


Please email global@edanzediting.com if you have any queries about acknowledgments and transparency in publishing--for example, if:

  • You need help drafting an appropriate acknowledgment for assistance provided by Edanz, especially if it involved more than one person or more than one service.

  • Your target journal asks for a PDF copy of a signed letter granting permission from the named people to be acknowledged.

  • Your target journal has its own form to obtain permission from the named people to be acknowledged.


What You Can Do: Best Practices for Publication Ethics

Edanz Service Ethical Compliance Details How to acknowledge Edanz
English Editing Yes During editing, we may give suggestions on how to improve the flow, structure, and presentation of the text. However, we will never alter your data and results or their representation in any way. During editing, we will insert an acknowledgment into your manuscript. Although you are welcome to modify or remove it, we recommend that you leave in this attribution.
Review (post-submission) editing Yes During editing, we may give suggestions on how to improve the flow, structure, and presentation of the text. However, we will never alter your data and results or their representation in any way. Comprehensive scientific review is not offered with standard editing During editing, we will insert an acknowledgment into your manuscript. Although you are welcome to modify or remove it, we recommend that you leave in this attribution.
Rewriting Yes Our rewriting service may involve substantive editing and advice on the manuscript structure and contents based on reviewer comments. We will never alter your data and results or their representation in any way. During rewriting, we will insert an acknowledgment into your manuscript. Although you are welcome to modify or remove this, we recommend that you leave in this attribution.
Journal Selection Yes We recommend suitable journals for your manuscript according to your preferences and the manuscript contents without regional or publisher bias. No attribution needed under current guidelines.
Cover Letter Development Yes We will draft your cover letter based on the manuscript contents and advise on any target journal requirements (e.g., the reporting of conflicts of interest, funding sources, and recommended reviewers) No attribution needed under current guidelines.
Reviewer Recommendation Yes We recommend reviewers based on your preferences and those of the target journal without bias for nationality or institution. We strive to ensure that all reviewer contact information provided is verifiable. If a potential conflict of interest for a recommended reviewer is identified, Edanz will replace that reviewer’s information for free No attribution needed under current guidelines.
Expert Scientific Review Yes We provide comprehensive scientific review without bias. We offer advice on how to improve your manuscript based on the current status of the field, journal requirements, and relevant guidelines. However, we will never alter your data and results or their representation in any way. We recommend that you add the following to your acknowledgments section: “We thank staff at Edanz Group (www.edanzediting.com/ac) for critically reviewing a draft of this manuscript.”
Abstract Development Yes We will draft your abstract using the main text of your manuscript and in accordance with the requirements of the target journal without making any changes to the scientific contents. We recommend that you add the following to your acknowledgments section: “We thank Edanz Group (www.edanzediting.com/ac) for helping to draft the abstract.”
Response Letter Check Yes We will check whether your responses to peer reviewer comments have adequately answered the reviewers’ concerns. Where applicable, we will suggest ways to improve your responses. No attribution needed under current guidelines.


Join the worldwide team of Edanz scientific experts: editors, writers, and reviewers

Edanz Group is always looking for talented and well-qualified freelance English language editors, medical writers, and scientific research consultants. Our editors are all native English speakers, while our medical writers are experienced in manuscript development, and our research consultants are knowledgeable about the academic journal publishing process. Interested in joining our team?



Working as a member of our freelance team can bring you more than just monetary rewards:

  • Flexibility

    You can work from anywhere in the world, choosing your own schedule that fits your lifestyle and availability. The only things necessary are a reliable internet connection and a computer.

  • Diversity

    As our clients are based around the world, from Japan and China to South America, the Middle East and Europe, you can expect to work on a diverse range of interesting and challenging tasks within your general subject area, experience fresh perspectives on ideas and methods, and further your understanding of new advances in your field coming from different regions.

  • Connection

    Your work can make a real difference by helping our authors overcome language barriers and achieve their publication goals. Publication in international journals and other arenas ensures their research is read by more people around the world and, in turn, fosters the global communication of ideas and contributes to the advancement of your academic field.

  • Professional development

    Working as a freelance expert for Edanz helps you become a better editor, writer, and reviewer in your field. From your first assignment you will receive helpful feedback and guidance from our dedicated Editorial team, who will quickly have you on your way to working efficiently and with the high level of quality Edanz assures its client authors.

What makes an Edanz Editor?

Native-English speaker

  • Experienced in editing for and/or submitting to SCI journals
  • Has passed a challenging editing test
  • Successful completion of the Edanz Editor Training Program, supplemented by ongoing, detailed feedback and training from our dedicated Editorial team

Language Editor with PhD

  • PhD in a specialized field
  • Verifiable publication record

Language Editor without PhD

  • 3+ years as a dedicated scientific editor, and/or
  • 3+ years scientific research experience, and/or
  • Certified scientific editor (e.g., BELS or University of Chicago, Graham School)

What makes an Edanz Medical Writer?

  • High level of understanding of clinical trials and associated literature
  • Excellent writing ability
  • Experienced and knowledgeable about manuscript/report development
  • Receives feedback and ongoing training from our dedicated Med Comms team
  • Prior experience in medical communications is highly beneficial
  • Verifiable publication record

What makes an Edanz Research Consultant?

  • High level of English proficiency
  • Experienced and knowledgeable about the academic journal publishing process
  • Passes a challenging skills test and an initial period of intensive feedback
  • Receives feedback and ongoing training from our dedicated Editorial team
  • PhD from an accredited program
  • Verifiable publication record

We are presently looking for experts in:

  • Earth Sciences
    • Seismology
  • Economics
  • Engineering
    • Civil & Structural Engineering
    • Environmental Engineering
  • Information and Computing Sciences
    • Computation Theory and Mathematics
    • Computer Software
    • Computer Hardware
    • Numerical and Computational Mathematics
    • Network Information Systems
  • Medical and Health Sciences
    • Cardiology & Hematology
    • Clinical Medicine - all disciplines
    • Dentistry
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Forensic Sciences
    • Medical Technology
    • Metabolism / Diabetes
    • Neuroscience / Neuroanatomy / Neurosurgery
    • Ophthalmology
    • Optometry
    • Orthopaedics
    • Otolaryngology
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Surgery


Make it happen

Process for freelance editor applications



Are you a publisher who wants to give your authors English Language support?

Edanz are happy to provide custom solutions for publishers and their authorship. Contact us to discuss your requirements with our expert team and find the right solution for you.