Research Communication

90% of papers published in academic journals are never cited and as many as 50% of papers are never read by anyone other than their authors, referees, and journal editors.*
Physics World. 2007;20(1):32-36.

Getting published is no longer enough. Communicating your work so that it is discovered, read, and cited from among increasing published content is more important than ever.

Editage Research Communication Services help you showcase the focal points of your research as easy-to-understand synopses of scientific content in text, graphical, and audio-visual formats. All of this multimedia content link back to the published article so that your work is noticed by the research community, decision makers, and larger society.

* Meho LI. The rise and rise of citation analysis.

Explore our Research Communication portfolio

Plain-language summary

Busy colleague?
Wider community?
Get your work noticed by all.

  • 1-min read of the why and what
  • Synopsis relevant to a broad audience
  • Can be uploaded and shared as is
$200 | 5 Days

Research news story

News stories about research that connect the conceptual and the practical.

  • 300-500 words with an image from the published paper
  • Catchy titles, easy messaging, author perspectives
  • Format tailor-made to make science understandable
$600 | 1-2 Weeks


High-quality visual
summaries that say a lot
with less!

  • Research context and core findings at a glance
  • Visual distillation for easy recall
  • Journal/university branding
$750 | 1-2 Weeks

Video summary

If a picture is worth a thousand words, imagine the worth of a video!

  • 2-min animated videos in engaging format
  • Embed code for hosting on lab/university/personal page
  • Support kit = slide deck + video script + audio file
$1500 | 3-4 Weeks

Research Communication pack

This best-value pack offers a variety of engaging content that is easy to share on social media, at conferences, or as part of grant applications.

$2400 | 4 Weeks
Pack = Plain-language summary + Research news story + Infographics + Video summary
Volume-based custom pricing available on request.

How it works?

Select a research communication service(s) or the pack


Upload published manuscript


Receive a customized price quote and TAT


Confirm quote and place order


Make payment and download output files


Share and get your work noticed!

Researchers’ Success Stories

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I place an order?

Click the “Order now” button on our website and select a research communication service. Upload the published manuscript, share any reference information that can help us with the project, and our customer service executive will get back to you with details.

If this is the first time you are using Editage, you will receive a login ID and password to access our Editage Online System (you will need access to this system to download completed project files). If you already have access to the Editage Online system, you can simply request a new assignment from your account.

Do I have to wait for a quotation from you?

Yes, our customer service executive will get back to you with a customized quotation and delivery schedule. We appreciate your patience as our team of experts reviews your publication and other details before confirming your order. This is to ensure we understand and deliver against your expectations.

Typical response times:
Plain-language Summary and Research News Story inquiries: 1 business hour
Infographics, Video Summary, and Research Communication Pack: 1 business day
Business hours: Monday to Friday, 03:30-17:30 GMT

What deliverables will you provide for the video summary?

  • Video file in multiple formats for easy re-use
  • Embed code to host the video on author, journal, institutional, or any webpage of your choice
  • Link to the video hosted on Editage’s YouTube channel
  • Audio file + video transcript
  • High-quality graphics for re-use in PowerPoint/slide deck presentations

How long will you take to complete my assignment?

Our typical turnaround times are as follows:

  • Plain-language summary: 5 days
  • Research news story: 1-2 weeks
  • Infographics: 1-2 weeks
  • Video summary: 3-4 weeks
  • Research communication pack: 4 weeks
Note these are average turnaround times and can vary depending on project complexity and the speed with which you share comments on draft versions during the project.

Who will write the plain-language summary for my paper?

An expert scientific writer will communicate your research findings accurately using non-technical language. A senior reviewer will check the summary for quality assurance.

Who will write the research news story for my paper?

An expert scientific writer will create an engaging news story highlighting your research findings without jargon. A senior reviewer will check the content for quality assurance.

Who will create the infographic for my paper?

Our team of scientific writers, illustrators, and designers will render your article in a visually appealing format. We create high-quality graphics and simplified text to convey the take-home message of your research.

Who will create the video summary for my paper?

What do you need from me to create infographics?

Apart from your published paper, our production team will find the below inputs useful:

  • Original, high-resolution image files if available
  • Supplementary tables and figuress
  • Supporting material such as PowerPoint presentations, slide decks, or posters that you may have prepared to present the paper at conferences, meetings, or other events

We accept most compatible file types as long as file size is limited to 100 MB.

What do you need from me to make a video summary?

Apart from your published paper, our production team will find the below inputs useful:

  • Original, high-resolution image files if any
  • Supplementary tables and figures
  • Supporting material such as PowerPoint presentations, slide decks, or posters that captures the essence of the source content and helps distill the take-home message
  • Approval of the first draft of the script for the video summary. We will begin voiceover and animation only once we know you are happy with the content.

We accept most compatible file types as long as file size is limited to 100 MB.

Will you share my infographics/video summary?

Most definitely! Editage will help you make your work more discoverable by

  • uploading them on social media platforms like YouTube,
  • hosting them on our website gallery
  • announcing new video releases through Editage social media channels

We will do our best to spread the word about your work. But it is you who can contribute best to being discovered. So we encourage you to host the video/infographic on journal, institutional, or personal pages and share links with your network of peers, colleagues, funders, and the broader community.

What if I need to make some changes to the output?

We can certainly make minor textual revisions to the completed assignments free of charge. You can submit your questions using the "Submit Questions" feature in your Editage Online™ account. You will find it under the "Jobs & Questions" tab. Once we receive your questions, we will provide you a suitable deadline for the response.

Please note that audio-visual changes, however, are difficult to make after project completion. For video projects, we consult you twice during the course of the project—once to approve the script and once for draft video before finalization. We encourage you to use these opportunities to share your inputs with our production team so we can deliver an outcome you are proud of!

What if I am not happy with the quality of the service received?

We pride ourselves on delivering against your expectations. Please share the reason for your dissatisfaction and we will promptly coordinate with you to address your grievances. You can contact our dedicated customer care team ( with specific details.