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Pre-submission article assessment via Paperpal Preflight

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When you submit a paper you can now use our new article checker tool to help increase the chances of your paper being accepted for peer review. Paperpal Preflight is a free automated web-based tool that detects the most common issues when preparing your paper, giving you the opportunity to make changes before you submit to a journal.

You will be asked to upload a Microsoft Word version of your manuscript before a range of automated checks are carried out on your paper. The results of the automated checks are then communicated back to you via a free walkthrough of any problems found. You also have the option to purchase a copy of your manuscript with suggested changes highlighted using Track Changes; although this is not compulsory.

Use Preflight article assessment service

Checks carried out provide feedback on the following and more:

  • Language
  • Grammar
  • The presence of Ethics, Funding, Conflict of Interest and Data access statements
  • Labelling of figures and table

We encourage you to use Paperpal Preflight as it will increase the chances of your article being accepted for peer review. Don’t forget to use our Submission Checklist before you submit your paper too!

Use Submission Checklist