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12.20.2022 | Member News & Releases

Manuscript Preparation Support beyond Writing Assistance

To offer greater support to researchers preparing their academic manuscripts,  Paperpal, a Cactus Communications brand, has moved to a freemium model that allows users to upgrade from the Essentials Pack to the Prime Pack and access a wider range of solutions. The Essentials Pack comes with 500 free language suggestions each month, available through the Web platform and the MS Word add-in. With the Prime Pack, researchers get access not only to unlimited language suggestions but more than 15 other benefits, which promises to deliver value throughout their manuscript writing journey and result in high-quality, submission-ready papers.

Many academic papers are rejected as a result of avoidable language errors, such as incorrect phrasing, faulty word choice, or poor grammar. Paperpal’s Essential Pack offers 500 free grammar, style, and rephrasing suggestions each month to help eliminate such errors in papers. The suggestions are tailored to research writing requirements and offer assistance on technical styling, UK and US spelling, research-focused writing tips, as well as contextual academic synonyms extracted from published research papers.

The new Prime Pack removes this monthly cap on the number of free suggestions, which enables academics to get unlimited corrections on their manuscripts, regardless of the length. This move will be especially beneficial for PhD candidates writing their theses, which, according to Harvard University, typically range between 100 and 300 pages in length. Universities can also purchase bulk Prime Pack subscriptions, which will get their students unlimited access to Paperpal’s powerful AI-powered language checks.

“Academic writing is notoriously challenging,” explained Charlotte Baptista, Product Head of Language Automation at Paperpal. “Many of the language tools available are generic and not designed for a scientific audience, meaning they may not understand the nuances of different disciplines. Designed specifically for academic writing, Paperpal empowers the researcher with a solution that offers in-depth feedback beyond basic grammar, along with suggestions that improve clarity and flow of text. The feedback we’ve had from our users so far has been excellent.

“Paperpal Prime is the next stage in the academic writing revolution,” continued Baptista. “Our new user model removes the barriers academics face when accessing technical writing support, so we can help manuscript writers improve the quality of their work and minimize the risk of desk rejection.

The Paperpal Prime Pack was introduced as part of an effort to unify researcher-focused solutions under Researcher.Life, a sister brand under Cactus Communications. This subscription-based platform provides researchers with easy access to 15+ benefits to support researchers at every stage of their journey. Researcher.Life is trusted by more than 2 million researchers worldwide and brings together a host of leading brands in academia, including Paperpal, Editage, Scholarcy, Kudos, Scite, and Mind The Graph among others.

The Prime Pack is available for $99 per year and can be purchased here.

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