Digital Science portfolio company Writefull is an AI-based language platform which authors can use to help improve the grammar, spelling and specific scientific language in their work. Writefull applies machine learning, trained on millions of published scientific papers, and suggests improvements to grammar, spelling and academic language. These suggestions are based on real-world, context-specific usage rather than on a fixed set of grammatical rules.
In Hindawi’s manuscript tracking system, authors are invited to use Writefull, free of charge, to improve their manuscript. Writefull highlights language suggestions that authors can edit accordingly before downloading a revised version of the document to submit to the Hindawi journal of their choice – ensuring a seamless submission process for the author.
The pilot, which began on 9 December, allowed authors to use Writefull prior to submission to Hindawi journals. Uptake, particularly from Chinese and US authors, has been impressive. To date, over 1,600 manuscripts have been submitted for revision to the service.