February, 2019

Launch of BMJ Author Services in collaboration with Editage

BMJ partners with Editage to offer language editing and translation services. The partnership will enable medical researchers worldwide to achieve their publication goals.

(Feb 15, 2019; London, U.K.) Healthcare knowledge provider BMJ has partnered with Editage to offer language editing and translation services to medical researchers who seek to publish in healthcare science journals. BMJ Author Services will enable medical researchers across the globe to clearly communicate their research, potentially in one of BMJ’s 70 medical and allied science journal titles.

As specialists in the field for over 16 years, Editage has been a trusted adviser to academic and publishing communities worldwide. BMJ Author Services, powered by Editage, offers services to assist researchers with crucial aspects pertaining to the pre-submission stage in the publication process, including language editing and professional translation services.

In a recent survey conducted by Editage titled Author Perspectives on Academic Publishing, a substantially high number of participants from ESL countries admitted to facing “moderate to extreme difficulty” with written English proficiency. Considering the significantly increasing research output from non-native English-speaking countries, this partnership aims to encourage researchers worldwide to submit their research for publication with full confidence.

David Allen at BMJ said: “We believe that a lack of English language proficiency must never be a barrier to publication of well-conducted research. The best science must always be able to reach the global audience it deserves, whatever the mother tongue of the researchers who made the discovery, and we are delighted to be working with Editage to fully support researchers through this process.”

Nikesh Gosalia, Director, Publisher & Academic Relations at Editage, said, “It’s a pleasure to collaborate with a prestigious healthcare knowledge provider like BMJ. Language barriers have for long been a huge factor hindering the progress of non-native English-speaking researchers. I’m certain that this collaboration will help thousands of researchers realize their dreams of publishing in prestigious medical journals.

About BMJ
BMJ is a healthcare knowledge provider with a vision of helping to create a healthier world. We share knowledge and expertise to improve experiences and outcomes worldwide. See our full list of products and resources at bmj.com/company.

About Editage
Editage, the flagship brand of Cactus Communications, is one the largest scientific and medical communications agencies in the world. The team, comprising over 750 full-time employees and 2,500 freelancers, has served close to 200,000 researchers, doctors, and scientists across 173 countries and has transformed over 900,000 papers across 1,200 disciplines. Please visit www.editage.com to learn more.

For more information please contact:
Nikesh Gosalia
Director, Academic & Publisher Relations, Editage
Tel: +44-07582024426
Email: nikesh.gosalia@editage.com

Emma Dickinson
BMJ Media Relations
Tel: +44 (0)20 3655 5021
Email: edickinson@bmj.com