How this AI writing tool can help you polish your academic writing 

by paperpal
How this AI writing tool can help you polish your academic writing

You’ve spent months or perhaps years on your research, and it is now time to present your findings to the world. A critical aspect remains—writing your academic manuscript. Documenting research effectively and quickly is no easy task. Your research collaborators and you may have varying language competency levels and other competing priorities, which makes it difficult to tie everything together in a seamless, well-written manuscript. This is where Paperpal can help!  

Paperpal is an AI writing tool that was built exclusively with you—the busy researcher—in mind. This AI-based solution uses machine learning models that have learned from language suggestions made by professional copyeditors across millions of research articles. To ensure accurate outputs, our solution has been enriched with a layer of academic writing conventions and styles, making it the perfect AI writing tool to help you build your scientific paper from the ground up. 

Paperpal’s AI-writing tools are designed to help you deliver a publish-ready manuscript, no matter which stage your draft is at: 

1. If your manuscript is a work in progress 

a) Paperpal for Web would work perfectly for you if you use a word processer other than MS Word and want suggestions on your draft. You can simply type or paste your text or upload a docx file to get real-time suggestions to improve your writing. Use Paperpal for Web to polish your writing online so that collaboration with your co-authors is easy. 

Figure 1: Language suggestions on Paperpal for Web 

b) If you’re working directly in Microsoft Word, we recommend you install and use Paperpal for Word, our Word add-in, to get language suggestions while you write. Our AI-powered writing assistant will provide recommendations to improve your writing in real time and help you complete your draft faster. You can expect suggestions that go well beyond language and grammar, such as the use of academic, formal word choices as well as substantive rewrites for crisp, clear phrasing. 

Figure 2: Editing in progress on Paperpal for Word 

2. If you’ve got an almost-ready manuscript

Paperpal for Manuscript can give you an instant evaluation of your manuscript in a matter of minutes. Simply upload your completed manuscript on the Web Editor and in a few minutes you will be able to download a fully auto-edited file with tracked changes. The downloaded Word file will also include a comprehensive report describing how your manuscript fares against standard technical journal requirements. The recommendations can help you identify key gaps in your paper that most academic journals would need corrected before submission.  

Figure 3: Paperpal for Manuscript report with key technical checks for compliance with journal requirements. 

Did you know that 1 in 3 manuscripts are returned to authors because of technical issues?1 And that rejection for language issues is in the top 10 reasons for rejection?2 This is exactly the problem our suite of Paperpal products intends to solve. So, whether you’re just starting your writing, you’ve completed a first draft, or you’re about to hit “submit,” remember our AI writing tools are there to help. More than 20,000 researchers have used Paperpal to improve their academic writing and ensure their research work is communicated effectively to the scientific community and the world at large. Don’t miss out, try Paperpal today!  

References: 

  1. UNSILO Publisher Survey, October-December 2019.  
  1. Eassom, H. Paper Rejected After Review – 9 Ways to Avoid Manuscript Rejection. The Wiley Network. https://www.wiley.com/network/researchers/submission-and-navigating-peer-review/9-common-reasons-for-manuscript-rejection 

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