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What if English is not my First Language?


If you would like professional help in revising this manuscript, you can use any reputable English language editing service. We can recommend our affiliates Nature Research Editing Service and American Journal Experts for help with English usage.

Please note that use of an editing service is neither a requirement nor a guarantee of publication.

Free assistance is available from our English language tutorial and our Writing resources

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Equity in academic publishing

1. Where you publish matters! 

2. What if English is not my first language?

3. Research and publication ethics to consider



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