Scientific Editing

Michael Maoz, PhD

Dr. Maoz is the in-house editor for Ariel University.

Dr. Maoz provides professional English language editing services for Ariel University faculty.

Internal editing is available to faculty working on research papers for scholarly journals and research proposals.

The editing service encompasses all stages of the writing process and most fields of research.

Editing strives for 3 goals – to make academic writing

  • concise
  • correct
  • compelling.

Editing requests are made through the R&D portal. The process is simple, clear, and fast.

In general, editing can take 2 weeks depending on the queue demand.

Tips & Resources

Keep in Mind

After preparing a manuscript, choose a journal for publication.

Select a peer-reviewed journal that will present your research in the best way and convey it to the right target audience.

The list of journals you have published in can directly and indirectly affect career advancement, professional reputation, and funding opportunities.

Download and absorb the author guidelines and ensure your manuscript conforms to them.


Important Peer Review Questions

Scope: is the article appropriate for this publication?

Novelty: is this original material distinct from previous publications?

Validity: is the study well designed and executed?

Data: are the data reported, analyzed, and interpreted correctly?

Clarity: are the ideas expressed clearly, concisely, and logically?

Compliance: are all ethical and journal requirements met?

Advancement: is this a significant contribution to the field?


Basic Checklist

Aims and scope: The subject matter of your manuscript should be consistent with the aim and scope of the Journal.

Indexing: To increase article visibility be sure that the journal is indexed in one or more major journal indexes.

Impact factor: Journals with higher impact factors often have more visibility in the field, which can then increase visibility of your article as well.

Circulation Count: Circulation count is one measure of the journal’s audience and hence the potential exposure for your article.

Acceptance Rate: A journal’s acceptance rate refers to the number of manuscripts accepted for publication relative to the number of manuscripts submitted within the last year. Journals with lower acceptance rates are considered to be more prestigious.

Editor and Editorial Board: The editor and members of the editorial board should be well-known and respected in the field.