ACS is offering free editing services for COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 manuscripts

ACS is committed to delivering essential chemistry-related information solutions to address global challenges. In light of the pressing need for new coronavirus research, we are running a limited-time offer for free language editing for new scientific manuscripts related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the underlying severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

Instructions for Requesting Complimentary Editing

If you have a manuscript related to COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 and would like to submit it for FREE Standard Language editing, please follow these steps:

  1. Provide your name and email and upload your manuscript using the form below.
  2. A member of our team will review your manuscript to confirm that it meets the terms below and then contact you by email to complete the order process. If you are a new ACS Authoring Services customer, we will create a secure account for you at this time.
  3. You will receive an email to confirm receipt of your manuscript for editing.
  4. When English editing is complete, you will receive an email explaining how to download the files from your account at
  • If your file is larger than 20 MB, please contact our support team to send your article.

The following terms apply:

  • The main topic of your article must relate to the COVID-19 outbreak or SARS-CoV-2.
  • The paper must be written in English and contain fewer than 18,000 editable words.
  • The paper will receive complimentary Standard Language Editing with a completion time of 7 business days.
  • Your request must be received by midnight June 15, 2020 (Washington, DC time).
  • At this time, we can accommodate a maximum of two requests per author.

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