October 21, 2021

AI-based Academic Language Platform Writefull Piloted By Open Access Publisher Hindawi Limited

From Hindawi:

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.

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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.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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