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Getting an academic paper published isn’t always easy and the hurdles that stand in your way aren’t always about the research. Perhaps you’re an early stage researcher preparing your paper for submission, but you’re unfamiliar with the steps that maximize the chances of it being published. Or maybe English isn’t your first language, but you’re keen to publish in an international journal and know you’ll need some help with the editing, proofreading and translation?

We know that sometimes you need a little support to overcome these obstacles, which is why we recently launched CABI Author Services as part of our Author Education Resources. We want to help researchers successfully publish impactful papers across the biosciences by improving the written quality of their research and promoting it to broader audiences, extending their paper’s reach.

We developed the new portal in partnership with Editage and Impact Science, part of Cactus Communications (CACTUS), a technology company that accelerates scientific advancement. Under the partnership, authors associated with CABI will have access to world-class services, designed not only to help researchers, but also the people who support them such as communication leads and research project managers.

The services include specialized English editing and translation services as well as research promotion, which helps authors to create and disseminate research summaries in formats that are guaranteed to engage such as infographics, smart posters, videos and visual abstracts.

As an academic publisher and not-for-profit organization, we’re committed to making a difference to people’s lives around the world, playing our part to create a brighter, more equitable and sustainable future. Here’s the CABI mission. Our services are targeted, in particular, at researchers in low- to middle-income countries where research developments are key but funding for language and dissemination support may be limited.

CABI Author Services is also part of a wider array of support that we provide for researchers. In 2020, we relaunched agriRxiv (pronounced agri-archive and previously known as AgriXiv), a platform for posting preprints – pre-peer reviewed versions of scholarly papers.

agriRxiv not only makes preprints across agriculture and allied sciences available to researchers but also gives those who wish to share their papers online an opportunity to gain valuable feedback before submitting a final version to a journal and formal peer-review.

Used together, agriRxiv and CABI Author Services can help rapidly improve the quality of a paper before submission to a journal. Then, when it comes to publishing, you might want to consider submitting your paper to the CABI journal.

In 2020, CABI launched its academic journal CABI Agriculture and Bioscience, which publishes high-quality, rigorously peer-reviewed interdisciplinary research focused on agriculture, food security and the environment. The journal is committed to encouraging an inclusive culture of scientific discussion and rapid information sharing among researchers worldwide. Editors encourage submissions that large or incremental in nature, and from both primary and cross-cutting disciplines.

Talking about the ways in which CABI supports authors, Andy Robinson, Managing Director of CABI’s Publishing and Knowledge Business, said, “We are really excited to provide this collection of services to help authors from around the world to improve the quality and real-world impact of their research in agriculture and bioscience.

“In combination with agriRxiv, the preprint service for agriculture and allied sciences, our own CABI Agriculture and Bioscience open access journal, and a collection of other educational resources for authors, we are working to increase access to global audiences for CABI’s authors.”

Click on the links for more information on CABI Author Services, agriRxiv and CABI Agriculture and Bioscience.

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