About us

Editage, a division of Cactus Communications, was founded in April 2002. Editage is a leading provider of specialist English-language and scientific communication solutions to authors, journals, publishers, and corporations worldwide.

At CACTUS, in everything we do, we want to accelerate the development of global scientific research, by helping science break through the confines of geography and language. To this end, we partner with scientific, academic, and pharmaceutical communities worldwide and leverage the expertise of 1400+ professionals to create compelling, high-quality scientific communications.

May, 2014

Editage makes public its ethical research and publication policy

Editage, a leading provider of editorial and publication support services for the global research community, has announced its commitment to ethical publication practices through the release of the Editage Ethical Research and Publication Policy. The comprehensive policy, effective in its entirety from May 2014, will be accessible to researchers globally across all Editage-branded websites.

In recent years, a growing researcher population and increasing pressure to get published have expanded the scope for ethical misconduct in the academic community. While some of Read More

Jan, 2014

Customized training for researchers in Korea

As part of the Editage initiative to empower authors with knowledge about best publication practices, Editage organized customized training sessions for five research groups from Konkuk University, Seoul, between January 14 and 16, 2014. These sessions were conducted by Mr. Sarosh Syed (Managing editor, Editage) and were titled “Understanding Language Nuances with an Editor.” They were aimed at helping authors build an understanding of how language should be used while preparing a manuscript. In these sessions, Mr. Read More

Editage–Elsevier researcher training seminars in Japan

Editage, in association with Elsevier, conducted a series of seminars on ethical issues in publication at Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, and Keio Universities in Japan. The seminars were conducted by Arnout Jacobs (Elsevier) and Elizabeth Wager (Editage) in January 2014 and covered a wide range of issues related to publication ethics.

During the seminar sessions, Arnout and Elizabeth discussed a range of topics including focus areas in research writing; common mistakes made by authors when planning, conducting, and writing research Read More

Editage workshop series in Korea

In January 2014, Editage organized a series of workshops for researchers and journal editors at various locations in Korea. The workshops were conducted by experienced Editage trainer Elizabeth Wager and were attended by over 200 researchers and journal editors. Through these training workshops, Elizabeth covered topics that are relevant to researchers as well as journal editors.

The workshop Understanding peer review to increase your chances of acceptance was a practical 3-hour seminar for researchers. In this Read More

Editage congratulates its freshly minted BELS-certified editors

At Editage, we believe in staffing only the best editors and in ensuring that those who do join us receive ample training and update their skills regularly. So we’re very pleased to announce that in a successful outcome of the recent BELS exam, our team now has 13 additional BELS-certified editors. This milestone now raises the total count of Editage-associated editors who have the prestigious certification to a whopping 87!   

The Board of Editors in the Life Sciences (BELS) is a US-based organization that conducts examinations resulting in a professional Read More

Nov, 2013

Editage workshop for researchers in Turkey

A workshop on “Writing and Presenting Research” conducted by Editage on the 25th and 26th of November 2013 at Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey, was a remarkable success. The workshop sought to illustrate some of the best practices that could be observed in order to write an effective research manuscript or make a persuasive presentation.

Ravi Murugesan—experienced communicator, trainer, and published author—conducted the workshop, which was attended by over 400 graduate Read More

CACTUS / Editage Launches New Resource Portal for the Research Publication Industry

Editage, has launched Editage Insights—Resources for Authors and Journals, a comprehensive learning and knowledge-sharing portal for academics, researchers, journals, and research publication professionals.

Editage has been guiding authors on the fundamentals of publishing in English-language journals through short tutorials and a Q&A section. The new learning portal now aims to expand this knowledge support and become a one-stop resource on various aspects of journal publication and academic writing. It Read More

Editage at the SciELO15 Years Conference in Brazil

In October 2013, Donald Samulack, President, U.S. operations at Editage, attended the SciELO 15 Years Conference held to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the SciELO Network. Editage was one of the sponsors of the event, which was held from October 22-25 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The conference attracted a daily footfall of 400 academicians, including editors, publishers, Read More

Oct, 2013

CACTUS holds its first ScienceTalks symposium

Cactus Communications (the parent company of Editage) held its first ScienceTalks symposium at Kurame Hall, Tokyo Kogyo University, on October 19, 2013. Primarily intended as a platform to help researchers connect with each other and exchange views and ideas about issues concerning research in Japan, ScienceTalks enabled researchers to hold an informed dialogue on issues relevant to research.

The symposium was attended by 80 researchers and was moderated by Mr. Kazuyoshi Oyamada (National Graduate Institute for Policy Read More

CACTUS/Editage retains its ISO certifications for its robust quality and IT security systems

On October 15 and October 16, 2013, CACTUS underwent an annual surveillance audit by independent auditors from DNV (Det Norske Veritas). The auditors confirmed that CACTUS’s quality, security, IT, and client confidentiality systems meet the standards set by ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 27001:2005. They also acknowledged the company’s efforts toward ensuring continuous improvement.

The renewal of this certification offers continued independent validation that CACTUS’s Quality Management System and Information Security Management System meet the demanding standards set by Read More