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Manuscript formatting

If you intend to publish the manuscript in a reputable journal, you must have the suitable format and standard English. Different formatting styles of academic paper includes APA, MLA, Harvard, and Chicago, plus journal specific instructions. Nature’s format and language style differ from Elsevier’s, Springer, Science, etc.

We can gladly assist you with formatting the document using any of these styles. Sometimes scholars have to follow a Journal specific format to publish their work with the given journal. Our experts can guide you in ensuring that the format is standardized. It is also worth pointing out that we also offer specialized formatting services.

Benefits of Manuscript Formatting

Meet layout guidelines and conventions

Our formatting team will modify your page layout to meet the guidelines and conventions of your target journal. They will also indicate if you need to revise your article so that your title, running head, abstract, main text, and figure legends comply with the journal’s word count restrictions.

Match your journal's style guide

Our formatters check each manuscript against your target journal’s style guide. We ensure that all images, figures, and tables are moved to the correct location in the document, and that figure titles and legends are standardized according to journal specifications.

Follow your journal's reference guidelines

We make sure that references comply with journal guidelines and also ensure the accuracy of cited references. We also check that your manuscript doesn’t exceed the maximum number of references.

Save valuable time and effort

We look at every detail of headings and title page information, saving you valuable time and effort.

Frequently asked questions

What does Taylor & Francis Editing Services’ Manuscript Formatting service include?

Our formatters check each manuscript against your target journal’s style guide and adjust the citations, references, and layout of the document to match the requirements. All figures and tables are moved to the correct location in your manuscript, and titles and legends are standardized to match the requirements provided.
Please note that certain elements such as reviewing units used, figure size or similar is outside the scope of this service.
Every effort is made to match the requirements of the target journal's style guide; however, it is also the responsibility of the submitting author to be aware of the target journal's requirements and to check these prior to submitting their manuscript for editing.
If there is any uncertainty about any services offered, please use the Live Chat option on the website to talk to a member of our support team who will be happy to answer any questions.

Why does my formatted manuscript look different from papers published in my target journal?

We format manuscripts according to the journal’s guidelines for submission. Some journals require a different format at the time of submission for ease of review. If the manuscript is accepted, it may be typeset and copyedited as preparation for publication. We follow sample papers/published papers only if specifically instructed to do so by the journal.

Can you format theses or dissertations?

Yes, we are able to format theses or dissertations if university/institution guidelines are provided or based on the required style guide.