Writefull has been successfully piloted by Hindawi! Read here how the first pilot results show Writefull helps both author and publisher.
Manuscripts are often of poor language quality, leading to immediate rejections or lengthy language editing processes.
Writefull helps authors and copy editors to quickly improve the language of manuscripts. Authors use Writefull to revise their texts before submission. For you as a publisher, this means faster screening and higher acceptance rates. Copy editors use Writefull to speed up the screening and language editing of submitted manuscripts.
From the manuscript submission page, authors are invited to use Writefull for a language check. They upload their document to Writefull, and Writefull shows them their manuscript with language feedback in-line. The authors revise their manuscript and continue to the journal to submit.
The video below shows how authors can use Writefull before submission.
Editors and copy editors can upload submitted manuscripts to Writefull. Writefull then shows a report with metrics on the manuscripts’ language quality, with language suggestions in-line. This facilitates the initial screening of newly submitted manuscripts as well as the copy editing of manuscripts that have been accepted. Copy editors can accept suggestions with a single click, and download a revised version of the manuscript when ready.
Writefull does not rely on grammar rules. Instead, it uses language models, following the latest techniques in Artificial Intelligence. As a result, Writefull catches many more errors than other writing feedback tools.
Writefull’s language models have been trained on millions of peer-reviewed journal articles. Thanks to this, Writefull spots it when an author’s writing does not follow the expected patterns of academic language. This can indicate mistakes in, for example, grammar or punctuation.
Writefull corrects general language features, such as spelling, grammar, and punctuation, but also assesses ‘sciency’ characteristics, such as word use and style. Feedback on all language features is tailored to academic writing.
Integrating Writefull into your website or publishing platform is easy. All you need to do is add a message to your web page that invites authors to use Writefull, with a link to the tool.
Interested in Writefull? Contact us for a demo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence
Hilde van Zeeland
Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics
M.Sc. cand. in Machine Learning
Ph.D. in HCI - UX
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