Pre-Submission Editing

INFORMS does not require that manuscripts be reviewed by professional editors prior to submission; however, a review may be encouraged by a journal's editor-in-chief, particularly for manuscripts written by authors for whom English is not the primary language. Professional “language polishing” can be used to improve the grammar, syntax, and flow of manuscripts prior to submission to an INFORMS journal.

INFORMS has no connection or any reciprocal financial arrangements with any of these services. These are referrals only. Authors understand that these services are completely independent of INFORMS and the peer-review and editing process.

The Charlesworth Group
"Through our extensive experience of the STM (Scientific, Technical and Medical) publishing sector globally, Charlesworth understands that there are certain barriers to publication, including language. Our specialist academic paper editing service is designed to resolve this problem for authors and publishers by reviewing papers before they are presented to journals for peer review, removing the language barrier by amending mistakes such as incorrect use of words, spelling, punctuation and grammar."
SPi Professional Editing Services
  "When you use our service, you will find that we correct grammar, delete redundancies, fix problem sentences, and even sharpen your vocabulary. We also edit for overall wordiness, replace inappropriate words, and eliminate obvious spelling errors. To improve the overall clarity and organization of your manuscript, we even re-arrange sentences and paragraphs if necessary."
American Journal Experts
 "Our subject-expert editors and translators provide high quality English editing, translation, and peer review services to help you prepare your manuscript for publication. We’ll even format your research paper for you to make certain your submission meets your journal’s requirements. Our full range of services and devotion to quality mean that we are the solution for authors who want to publish their work in high-impact journals."
"Your submission deserves to be judged on merit, not rejected because of English language issues. Our expert editors will review your draft, checking it for things like clarity, academic style, word choice, sentence structure, idiomatic expression, and consistency, to make sure you are expressing yourself clearly. We can also make sure your document complies with your target journal's style requirements."
"We offer English-language editing, translation, and author education services for journal authors. Our editing plans give you the flexibility to choose from basic language and grammar checks to highly advanced edits that are focused on making your manuscript publication-ready. We offer a 10% discount to authors on their first submission when they use the coupon code: INFORMS."
Shores Editorial Services 
Shores Editorial Services offers an array of services at every level of the editorial process—from technical editing and writing to proofreading and developmental editing. Our US-based editorial specialists have extensive experience crafting, shaping, and refining all types of print and digital content. Having worked with hundreds of authors from all over the world, Shores Editorial staff can provide specialized services for English as a second language (ESL) authors. Our editorial staff have experience with scholarly and technical content in every file and format—Microsoft Word to LaTeX, Adobe Photoshop to PowerPoint. Visit the Shores Editorial Services website (

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Guidelines for Copyright & Plagiarism - Authors are required to review the INFORMS copyright and plagiarism policies before submitting to an INFORMS journal.