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Preflight can help your authors remedy technical issues and improve language quality

Powered by machine learning and trained on millions of published articles, Paperpal Preflight helps your authors identify missing declarations and common language issues prior to first submission.

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of editorial offices perform technical and language checks manually

1 in 3

manuscripts are returned to authors because of technical issues


of manuscripts are checked two or three times before acceptance

How it works


Customize checks to fit your journal’s requirements


Point authors to your unique Preflight URL


Authors scan their manuscripts and get instant recommendations

When an author runs their manuscript through Preflight, they will instantly receive a free walkthrough of all issues we detect based on your specific checklist. They will also get the opportunity to purchase a Paperpal Edited Word file which includes all our fixes and suggestions. This will help the author improve their manuscript before they submit it.

Benefits for your journal

Help authors write better manuscripts

Almost half of all authors find preparing a manuscript for peer-review very or extremely difficult.*

*Author Perspectives on Academic Publishing, 2018

Reduce editor workload

Most editors would want authors to run their own manuscripts through Technical Checks before editorial offices receive the manuscripts.*

*Technical Checks Survey Report, 2020

Speed up the acceptance process

Paperpal Preflight improves the submission experience, shortens the time to first decision, and reduces the cost per submission for journals.

Let's get in touch

Duncan MacRae, Senior Publisher of the journal Medicine published by Wolters Kluwer

"When our editors first saw Preflight in action, they were blown away!"

Duncan MacRae
Director, Open Access Editorial at Wolters Kluwer

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and trusted by more than 20000 authors.

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We use cutting-edge machine learning trained on millions of editorial corrections performed by our industry-leading board of editors, to provide suggestions for improvements on par with those provided by a human editor.

We provide superior suggestions and recommendations that help you write better manuscripts faster by comparing your writing to millions of published papers and every manuscript ever submitted to the world’s leading preprint servers and journals.

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