Getting published is no longer enough. Communicating your work so that it is discovered, read, and cited from among increasing published content is more important than ever.

Editage Research Communication Services help you showcase the focal points of your research as easy-to-understand synopses of scientific content in text, graphical, and audio-visual formats. All of this multimedia content link back to the published article so that your work is noticed by the research community, decision makers, and larger society.

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90% of papers published in academic
journals are never cited and as many
as 50% of papers are never read
by anyone
other than their authors,
referees, and journal editors.*
* Meho LI. The rise and rise of citation analysis. Physics World. 2007;20(1):32-36.

Explore our Research Communication Services

  • Plain-language summary Busy colleague?
    Wider community?
    Get your work noticed by all.
    • 1-min read of the why and what
    • Synopsis relevant to a broad audience
    • Can be uploaded and shared as is
    • $200
    • 5 Days
  • Research news story News stories about research
    that connect the conceptual
    and the practical.
    • 300-500 words with an image from the published paper
    • Catchy titles, easy messaging, author perspectives
    • Format tailor-made to make science understandable
    • $600
    • 1-2 Weeks
  • Infographics High-quality visual
    summaries that say a lot
    with less!
    • Research context and core findings at a glance
    • Visual distillation for easy recall
    • Journal/university branding
    • $750
    • 1-2 Weeks
  • Video summary If a picture is worth a
    thousand words, imagine
    the worth of a video!
    • 2-min animated videos in engaging format
    • Embed code for hosting on lab/university/personal page
    • Support kit = slide deck + video script + audio file
    • $1500
    • 3-4 Weeks
Research Communication pack
This best-value pack offers a variety of engaging content that is easy to share on social media, at conferences, or as part of grant applications.
  • $2400
  • 4 Weeks
Pack = Plain-language summary + Research news story + Infographics + Video summary

How it works?

  • Select a research communication service(s) or
    the pack
  • Upload published manuscript
  • Receive a customized price quote and TAT
  • Confirm quote
    and place order
  • Make payment
    and download
    output files
  • Share and get
    your work
    noticed!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I place an order?

Once you request a Research Communication service through our website, you will receive a login ID and password to access the Editage Online System (for new members). To place an order the next time with us, you will need to login to your Editage Online account and request a new assignment.

Do I have to wait for a quotation from you?

Yes, our customer service executive will get back to you with a customized quotation and delivery schedule. We appreciate your patience as our team of experts reviews your publication and other details before confirming your order.

Plain-language Summary and Research News Story inquiries: 1 business hour

Infographics, Video Summary, and Research Communication Pack: 1 business day

What deliverables will you provide for the video summary?

  • Audio and video files in multiple formats for easy re-use
  • Journal/university branding
  • Embed code to host the video on author, journal, or institutional webpage 
  • Link to the video hosted on Editage’s YouTube channel
  • Short description, keywords, and citation and DOI linking back to the original article
  • Script of the video summary
  • High-quality graphics for re-use in PowerPoint/slide deck presentations

How long will you take to complete my assignment?

Our typical turnaround times are as follows:

  • Plain-language Summary: 5 days
  • Research News Story: 1-2 weeks
  • Infographics: 1-2 weeks
  • Video Summary: 3-4 weeks
  • Research Communication Pack: 4 weeks

Note these are average turnaround times and can vary depending on your requests for additional revisions. You will receive specific details once you confirm your order with us.

Who will write the Plain-language Summary?

Our team of scientific writers will communicate your research findings accurately using language that is easy-to-understand by non-experts. A senior reviewer will check the summary for quality assurance.

Who will write the Research News Story?

Our team of scientific writers will create an engaging news story highlighting your research findings using simplified language that can be understood by a wide audience. A senior reviewer will check the content for quality assurance.

Who will create Infographics?

Our team of content writers, illustrators, and designers will work with you to render your article in a visually appealing format. We create high-quality graphics and use simplified text to convey the core findings and implications of your research such that even non-experts can understand your work.

Who will create a Video Summary?

Our production team comprises scientific experts, scriptwriters, voiceover artistes, illustrators, and animators with experience in research communication. They will work in consultation with you to help you tell your research story to the world in an engaging way.

What do you need from me to create infographics?

Apart from your published paper, our production team will find the below inputs useful:

  • Original, high-resolution image files if available
  • Supplementary tables and figures
  • Supporting material such as PowerPoint presentations, posters, and relevant previous papers

We accept most compatible file types as long as file size is limited to 100 MB.

What do you need from me to make a video summary?

Apart from your published paper, our production team will find the below inputs useful:

  • Original, high-resolution image files if any
  • Supplementary tables and figures
  • Supporting material such as PowerPoint presentations, posters, and relevant previous papers
  • Approval of the first draft of the script for the video summary. We will begin voiceover and animation only once we know you are happy with the content.

We accept most compatible file types as long as file size is limited to 100 MB.

Will you promote my Infographics/Video Summary?

Most definitely! Editage will help you increase the reach of your research by uploading Infographics/Video Summaries on social media platforms and hosting them on our webpage gallery.

We also encourage you to reach out to your network of peers, colleagues, and funders and the broader community and share links to your video hosted on journal, institutional, or personal pages.

What if I need to make some changes to the output?

We will be happy to make minor adjustments to the Plain-language Summary, Research News Story, and Infographics assignments free of charge. Please submit your questions using the "Submit Questions" feature in your Editage Online™ account. You will find it under the "Jobs & Questions" tab. Once we receive your questions, we will provide you a suitable deadline for the response.

For Video Summary and Research Communication pack assignments, we will consult you twice during the course of the project—once to approve the script and once to review the infographics and animated video before finalization. We encourage you to use these opportunities to share your inputs with our production team.

What if I am not happy with the quality of the service received?

That would be an unexpected result and we would be happy to coordinate with you to improve your Editage experience. Please contact our dedicated customer care team (customercare@editage.com) with specific details.