Pilot brings free editorial services to developing-world researchers


Around 260 researchers in the developing world will have the opportunity for free editorial services thanks to a new pilot partnership between academic communications company, Research Square, and AuthorAID, which is an international-development charity INASP’s project to support developing-world researchers to publish and communicate their research.

The latest partnership between AuthorAID and Research Square’s AJE editing service will see selected participants of AuthorAID research-writing training workshops during 2014 offered free editing support for one paper during 2015.

Research Square began supporting INASP’s AuthorAID project in 2008 with an offer of a discount on editing services to AuthorAID members. In 2012 the company provided a donation that AuthorAID used towards the project’s workshop grants. The latest partnership uses Research Square’s expertise in field-specific English language editing to provide AuthorAID workshop participants with the AJE Standard Editing service for one research manuscript.

“We are fortunate to work closely with AuthorAID again this year to help hundreds of researchers succeed in communicating their work,” said Shashi Mudunuri, CEO of Research Square. “Scientific progress happens fastest when people all over the world can contribute to their fields. INASP’s AuthorAID project does great work in supporting researchers around the globe, and we are proud to support AuthorAID.”

INASP Associate Ravi Murugesan added: “We hope that this wonderful opportunity will help many developing-country researchers cross the final mile of the journey to publication. If this happens, it will be a major contribution to the AuthorAID mission.”

For more information see our blog post on the partnership.



Siân Harris, Communications Coordinator, INASP

Paul Klenk, Research Square

Notes for editors

AuthorAID (www.authoraid.info) is a pioneering programme based at INASP (www.inasp.info). AuthorAID helps researchers in developing countries to publish and otherwise communicate their work. It also serves as a wider global forum to discuss and disseminate research.

AuthorAID is supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

Research Square (www.researchsquare.com) is a company dedicated to improving the way new research and discoveries are shared. Our team of scientists, researchers, language experts, software developers, and publishing industry veterans is dedicated to improving the way discoveries are shared by the global research community — by identifying areas for improvement within the ongoing cycle of research, publishing, and discovery. Our AJE (www.aje.com) manuscript services have helped thousands of researchers to eliminate language barriers and get their work published.


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