Need to get published fast?
Are you in a hurry to get your results published quickly before a deadline, for example for a grant application or before a key person moves on? We can advise you on which journals review and publish the fastest (see the free journal selector tool and relevant blog posts or ask for personalised advice).
Our expert editing will also make it easier and therefore quicker for journal editors and peer reviewers to assess your paper, and will ensure that speed doesn’t come at the expense of accuracy.
Too busy to publish?
Your job is to find out new and exciting things, not to worry about the requirements of particular journal editors.
Cofactor can help you to focus on discovering by taking the tedious part of writing papers off your hands.
You make sure all the information is there, and we will edit the paper to get it how journals want it.
Want to reach many readers?
Making your paper open access is the best way to reach not only other researchers (including those whose institutions don’t subscribe to many journals) but also other important groups of potential readers:
Students and teachers who could learn from the original data
Companies who could build on your work
Politicians who could use your results to guide policy
Patients who could study their condition using your research
Content miners who could use your data to create something amazing
Sharers who could spread your work far and wide
In addition, many studies have shown that open access papers gain more citations.
We are the experts in open access publishing and can advise you on the most suitable open access journal for your paper. Our journal selector tool focuses on the open access journals with broad subject scope. Our workshops include material on what open access is, its advantages and disadvantages and how best to get your paper seen by many people.
Want to enable reuse of your work?
Research is only useful if it can be built on. We can advise you on the best ways to ensure that your research can be reused while ensuring that you are given credit for it. Using our journal selector tool you can find the journals that have the most appropriate licences as regards reuse.
Reuse requires that the data underlying your research is available to future researchers. We can advise you on the best way to make your datasets available and on how to fulfil the requirements on data release that journals are increasingly imposing.
Want to avoid negative comments after publication?
Make sure your paper doesn’t get ridiculed for errors that could have been spotted before publication. Get a Cofactor edit to guard against this risk.
Want a native English speaker to help you improve the language in your paper?
Papers written in good English are likely to be published more quickly, rejected less often and read by more people. If your native language isn’t English you may struggle with writing your paper.
We can help by editing your draft paper to ensure that each sentence is clear and grammatical.
Are you a journal publisher?
Cofactor provides copyediting of accepted journal papers for several publishers, for example GigaScience. Anna Sharman has years of experience of editing and consultancy for journal publishers.
You won’t need to recruit or train freelancers, remember who is on holiday or deal with badly edited articles. We organise suitable editors for each article and ensure reliability and consistent high quality.