Paperpal Preflight Partners with Emerald Publishing to Offer 30+ High-Quality Language and Technical Improvement Checks for Smooth Author Submission Journeys

by Timur Isakhov

Paperpal, offering an AI-powered assistant for language and technical compliance checks, has announced a partnership with Emerald Publishing to pilot its Preflight product with 50 journals. Through this partnership, Preflight will deliver a superior submission experience for authors and help reduce editorial workloads.

Commenting on the partnership, Mads Rydahl, VP Products – Paperpal, said, “Paperpal Preflight is the future for the academia industry. With its full range of language and technical checks completed in less than two minutes, it is bound to ease researchers’ lives by enabling a smoother publishing journey. The journal editors also stand to save a huge amount of time with the improved quality of submissions that adhere to the guidelines of the respective journals.”

Sally Wilson, Director of Publishing – Emerald Publishing, while commenting on the partnership said, “We’re delighted to partner with Paperpal to offer our authors support on their journey to publication. Through a simple user journey, we’re able to help authors improve their manuscript and remedy errors before it is sent for review, ensuring their paper is submission-ready.”

With Emerald’s publishing efforts to keep authors at the centre of all that they do, this is the first of several steps to offer synchronous and affordable author support at the point of submission. Now, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an increased need for researchers and authors to have quick and easy online access to information. This partnership, it will allow publishers like Emerald Publishing to immediately start using the solution, without any integration dependency, and offer the tool to submitting authors.

About Emerald Publishing

Emerald Publishing (, is the publishing company of the Institute of Physics, providing a range of publishing services to help researchers tell their story in a meaningful and timely way, providing innovative tools and services to build confidence and capability in impactful research.  As a proud signatory of DORA, Emerald is committed to establishing new pathways to impact, making research more accessible, and helping communities make decisions that change their world for the better.  For over 50 years Emerald’s core purpose has been to champion fresh thinkers and help them make a difference so that little by little those in academia or in practice can unite to bring positive change in the real world. Emerald Publishing is delighted to be named Independent Publisher of the Year and Academic and Professional Publisher of the Year in the Independent Publishers Guild 2020 Independent Publishing Awards.

About Paperpal

Paperpal is developing superpowers for academic researchers. We believe that brilliant product design and advanced machine learning can help researchers find, write, and submit better science faster. Paperpal Preflight is a plug-and-play, web-based solution that comes at no additional cost to publishers. Paperpal is backed by Cactus Communications, a technology company accelerating scientific advancement.  To know more visit

About Cactus Communications

Founded in 2002, Cactus Communications ( is a technology company accelerating scientific advancement. CACTUS solves problems for researchers, universities, publishers, academic societies, and life science organizations through innovative products and services developed under the brands Editage, Cactus Life Sciences, Researcher.Life, Impact Science, UNSILO, and Cactus Labs. CACTUS has offices in Princeton, London, Aarhus, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, Tokyo, and Mumbai; a global workforce of over 3,000 experts; and customers from over 190 countries. CACTUS is considered a pioneer in its workplace best practices, and has been consistently ranked a great place to work over the last several years.  

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