External Manuscript Editing Service

COVID-19 has amplified the gender disparities in academia. According to recent studies, the productivity of women has been negatively impacted by the pandemic. Women academics, especially those shouldering the child care/elder care and home responsibilities, are posting fewer preprints and publishing fewer manuscripts as first or senior authors. To support women faculty at MUSC, ARROW is starting a program to facilitate manuscript submissions. In this program, we are providing access to manuscript editing and formatting services to women faculty.

If you have a manuscript that requires minor editing or formatting for submission (or resubmission) to a specific journal and would like to take advantage of this service, please complete this form and return it to arrows@musc.edu. Priority will be given to original manuscripts.

**We encourage you to request external editing and submit your application as early as possible to allow sufficient time for us to make arrangements with the external editor, for them to provide a thorough review, and for you to revise your manuscript prior to the deadline.

In order to evaluate our program, you will be required to complete a brief satisfaction survey upon completion.

For questions, comments, or concerns, please contact arrows@musc.edu.