Capture the essence of your research in an impactful short summary that can lead
to high awareness and promotion of your work.
A concise summary of your manuscript that can be shared easily and create high visibility and readership
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Share your revised or accepted manuscript along with the supporting files.
Our scientific writer summarizes your research
Senior reviewer checks the summary for scientific accuracy
Approve and download your final plain language summary file
Plain language titles (approx. 50 words) and plain language summaries (approx. 300 words) are descriptions of the paper that are easily understandable and can be viewed by researchers and clinicians as well as the general public and the media. Thus, plain language summaries help increase the accessibility and reach of your research.
A plain language summary (PLS) is composed of a title and abstract. The PLS should be included in your article after the scientific abstract and before the introduction.
For manuscripts that are already published, SAGE will be unable to publish your plain language summary with the article. However, for manuscripts that have not yet been published, SAGE can publish your plain language summary within the article once it is peer-reviewed by the journal, and suggested changes, if any, are incorporated and approved by the journal. We can help you incorporate the changes suggested by the journal, if any, in the plain language summary.
Please let your SAGE Editor know prior to acceptance of your article if you want to publish a plain language summary alongside your manuscript.
For published manuscripts, we will share the below tools with you for self-promotion:
For manuscripts that have not yet been published, along with the above listed self-promotion tools, SAGE can publish your plain language summary with the manuscript. However, you will have to get the plain language summary peer-reviewed by the journal, incorporate the suggested changes, if any, and then submit it to the journal to be published. We will help you incorporate the changes suggested by the journal, if any, in the plain language summary.
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