Editing Services

The Global Studies Journal is pleased to offer editing services for authors who would like to have their work professionally edited. Authors may request editing services prior to the initial submission of their article or after the refereeing process. In some cases referees may recommend that an article be edited as a condition of publication. The services offered below can help authors during the revision stage, before the final submission of their article. Please contact us for more information.

What We Do:

  • Correct spelling, grammatical, and punctuation errors.
  • Revise for clarity, readability, logic, awkward word choice, and phrasing.
  • Check for typos and formatting inconsistencies.
  • Convert references to Chicago Manual of Style format.

What We Don’t Do:

  • Add content to your article.
  • Verify references.

What We Need From You:

  • Your article, abstract, and author bio-note.

Our Guarantee:

If a manuscript that we have edited is rejected by a Common Ground journal on purely English language grounds, you can receive either a full refund or have your manuscript re-edited free of charge. However, if you make alterations to your article after we edit it or choose not to accept our recommended revisions, you are not eligible for a refund or free re-editing.

Our Copyeditors:

Common Ground’s copyeditors are all native English speakers with extensive editing experience and excellent communication skills.

The Editing Process:

  1. Email us to express your interest in having your article edited.
  2. The Managing Editor of the journal will review your article and provide you with a quote.
  3. Once you accept the quote, the Managing Editor will assign a copyeditor to your article.
  4. Within 14-21 business days of your confirmed payment, you will receive a copy of your edited article via email.

Disclaimer:

Please note that this service is not mandatory for publication in a Common Ground journal. Using this service does not guarantee acceptance for publication, nor are you obliged to submit your edited manuscript to a Common Ground journal.

Request More Information:

For more information or to request a quote, please email us.

The Global Studies Journal requires the use of the sixteenth edition of the Chicago Manual of Style for all submitted journal articles. We are pleased to offer a conversion service for authors who may have used a different scholarly referencing style in an article they now wish to submit for publication consideration. For a modest fee, we will convert your citations to follow the Chicago Manual of Style guidelines. Please contact us for more information.

What We Do:

  • Change references—internal citations and end-of-article references—to confirm proper use of the sixteenth edition of The Chicago Manual of Style, using either the author-date or notes and bibliography format of The Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Check for typos and formatting inconsistencies within the citations.

What We Don’t Do:

  • Verify references

Our Guarantee:

  • If a manuscript that we have edited is rejected by a Common Ground journal on purely referencing style grounds, you can receive either a full refund or have your references re-edited free of charge. However, if you make alterations to your references after using our services or choose not to accept our recommended revisions, you are not eligible for a refund or free re-editing.
  • The referencing style of your article will be changed to confirm proper use of The Chicago Manual of Style within 14-21 business days.
  • If a submission deadline passes while your article is being reformatted, your article will not be withdrawn or rejected.

The Conversion Process:

  • Email us to express your interest in having your references converted.
  • For articles under 5,000 words (excluding titles, subtitles, and the abstract), the charge for reference conversion is $50. If your article is more than 5,000 words, please contact us for a quote.
  • Within 14-21 business days of your confirmed payment, you will receive a copy of your article with the revised references. We can also upload the revised copy for you, and any pending submission deadlines will be altered to accommodate the conversion timeline.

Disclaimer:

Please note that this service is not mandatory for publication in a Common Ground journal. Using this service does not guarantee acceptance for publication, nor are you obliged to submit your revised manuscript to a Common Ground journal.

Request More Information:

For more information, please contact us.

If you would like to be considered as a copyeditor or reference converter, please send your name, contact details, and CV.