Save time and deliver a manuscript that is tailored to your target journal with our Formatting service.

Author guidelines are highly specific for each journal, and trying to carefully tailor your text and references to meet these specifications can be time-consuming. Our formatting experts can assist you by modifying your page layout, text formatting, headings, title page, image placement, and citations/references such that they agree with the guidelines of your target journal. We also check to ensure that your title, running head, abstract, main text, and figure legends comply with the journal’s word count restrictions.

Our Approach

Our formatting team will prepare your manuscript for submission to your target journal. When you select our Formatting service, we will ensure that your manuscript conforms to your target journal’s guidelines. Our Formatting service includes the following:

  • Formatting of citations and references
  • Adjustments to page layout, font, and spacing between sections and lines of text
  • Formatting of headings and a check to ensure that all required sections are present
  • Ensuring that all required information is present on the title page
  • Validating word count, image, and reference number limits and noting overages
  • Ensuring appropriate placement of tables and figures

Quality Guarantee

We guarantee that your paper will be formatted according to your target journal’s guidelines, and we will make note of any missing elements that are required for submission. If the editor of your target journal mentions any problems with the formatting of your paper, we will reformat your paper for free.

Our Services

You can add Formatting as a complement to other services such as Editing and Translation. When you upload your document for Formatting, please tell us which journal you plan to submit your manuscript to. If you have any additional questions about our Formatting service, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you.

About Our Team of Experts

ACS Authoring Services’ experts are native English speakers. Each manuscript is matched with a subject matter expert who has either completed or is completing a Master’s, Ph.D., or M.D. program at a top-ranked U.S. university or who has worked at a top U.S. research institute. Learn More

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