6 September 2021
Karger Publishers has started offering its authors an automated proofreading service from the company Writefull. Writefull uses AI-based language models to suggest language edits, enabling authors to improve the language of their manuscript before submission.
Authors submitting to Karger Publishers are invited to use Writefull to check the language of their manuscript as part of the submission process for 14 selected journals. If they accept the invitation, they will proceed to Writefull’s web page, where they can upload their document. Writefull then returns their document with language edits shown in Track Changes mode – enabling authors to accept, reject, or edit around Writefull’s suggestions before they continue with their submission. Thanks to this partnership, authors will benefit from a 15% discount on this service.
As Writefull’s language models have been developed using published journal papers, they offer language suggestions tailored to scientific writing. Writefull’s most recent version, released in early July, goes beyond traditional grammar checks, offering rewrites at sentence level.
Juan Castro, co-founder and CEO of Writefull, says: “We’re always looking for ways to help authors write and to help publishers publish. This partnership is a win-win for both: authors improve their manuscript and Karger Publishers receives manuscripts that have already gone through language revision. It’s been a pleasure working with Karger Publishers during the first pilot, and we look forward to continuing our collaboration.”
Marc Schindelholz, Strategy, Innovation & Ventures Lead at Karger Publishers, says: “As an innovative publisher, Karger strives to deliver the best possible service to our authors. We are therefore looking at cutting-edge developments such as A.I.-assisted language services. Doing the trial with Writefull was a logical step for us. Writefull has an experienced and ambitious team that cares about an enhanced experience for authors as much as we do. So it was a great choice for us to partner Connecting and Advancing Health Sciences with them and explore new technological possibilities.”