Global research shows that it takes non-native English speaking scientists 51% more time to write a paper, says Springer Nature. This creates an unequal divide in research, limiting the advancement of knowledge and impacting the submission of high quality research from across the globe.
Curie is Springer Nature’s response. According to the publisher, it has been specifically trained on academic literature, spanning 447+ areas of study, more than 2,000 field-specific topics and on over 1 million edits on papers published including those in leading Nature journals.
It combines the power of large language models (LLMs) with specialised AI digital editing developed in-house and designed specifically for scientific writing. Unlike generalist AI writing apps, says Springer Nature, Curie focuses on the unique pain points of researchers in their professional writing, including translation to English and English language editing to address grammatical errors and improve phrasing and word choice.
When the service was trialed with researchers in China publishing in Scientific Reports and the Discover Series, of the 67% of authors who used the tool, 90% subsequently saw their manuscript proceed to peer review, with a 14% increase in articles published at the end of the trial, says Springer Nature.
Eugenie Regan, Vice President, Research Solutions at Springer Nature said: “By evolving our digital experiences to meet the needs of, and support all researchers, we can save them time, enabling them to focus their efforts where they can have the biggest impact - on the groundbreaking research that advances knowledge and propels society forward.”
The service is available for all Springer Nature book and journal authors, and is integrated into the pre-submission checklist for Springer titles. In addition to this Curie is also available, via Microsoft Word Add-in.
Curie forms part of a suite of scientific writing solutions, which will continue to be expanded to support every stage of the research publication process, says the company.
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