TU Wien Bibliothek supports the writing of academic work with various information and services, such as preferential terms for editing and proofreading.

Special terms for English proofreading and translations

Reviewing English-language manuscripts for errors and linguistic refinement increases the chances of peer review success and improves the quality and clarity of a publication. All TU Wien employees have access to heavily discounted prices for proofreading and translation services via TU Wien Bibliothek. The service providers we have selected are specialised in academic publications across various academic disciplines.

Within the scope of its manuscript services, Enago, opens an external URL in a new window collaborates globally with leading publishing houses, academic institutions and universities. A framework agreement between TU Wien Bibliothek and Crimson/Enago ensures a 30% discount for researchers at TU Wien

For English-language publications, there are three different editing levels/services available: "Copy Editing", "Substantive Editing" and "Academic Translation and Editing". For further reviews of manuscripts following a peer review, there is a second review with Enago editors.

Important: For enquiries to ENAGO, please use the TU Wien portal, opens an external URL in a new window set up exclusively for this purpose. This is the only way for you to obtain the discounted price.

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ATE Academic Translation and Editing offers TU Wien employees and researchers access to proofreading and translation services.

Various services are available: "Standard Editing", "Express Editing", "Standard Translation", "Express Translation". Standard editing includes a review of grammar, punctuation, wording and comments on style, structure and argumentation.

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  • The TU member is invoiced directly.
  • For further contact with service providers (also for German texts) and for any further questions you may have, please contact us at: academicpress@tuwien.ac.at 
  • The external services listed work to a high standard, particularly as a result of their specialisation in the academic sector. However, please note that TU Wien Bibliothek accepts no liability or responsibility for your cooperation with these service providers.

Editing Service for TU Wien doctoral students

To support young scientists at TU Wien, TU Wien Bibliothek is offering financial support for editing and proofreading of English-language journal articles and conference papers.

Requirements for this funding

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral programme at the time the application is reviewed by TU Wien Bibliothek.
  • The doctoral student must be the lead author of the journal article or conference paper.
  • He or she makes use of the specialist advisory services offered by TU Wien Bibliothek on the topics of authorship, publication and dissemination strategies, open access and CC licenses, or predatory publishing.
  • Each applicant will only receive funding for one article or paper per semester.
  • The editing services to be funded are provided by ENAGO or ATE Academic Translation and Editing.
  • In the acknowledgements, mention must be made of funding by TU Wien. We recommend the wording: "The authors acknowledge TU Wien Bibliothek for financial support for editing/proofreading."
  • Funding is provided up to a maximum of €600. In individual cases, higher funding may be granted.

TU Wien Bibliothek reserves the right to review the selected journal and/or publisher with regard to its trustworthiness and to decline the funding request in case the journal does not fulfil established standards such as the COPE Core Practices, opens an external URL in a new window.

There is no possibility of any refund for invoices that have already been paid. TU Wien Bibliothek reserves the right to view the manuscript of the article or paper for verification purposes if necessary.


  • Funding is provided on a “first come, first served” basis. Please make your application as early as possible in the publication process (before submission of the article or paper). This will also ensure that knowledge gained in TU Wien Bibliothek’s specialist consultations can be put to good use.
  • In the application form, name the journal or conference proceedings you want to publish in. If you have not decided on a journal, enter “tbd” (to be discussed).
  • Choose a topic or topics for your specialist counselling from the dropdown list in the application form (multiple selection is possible).
  • Once your application has been examined, we will send you an email with information on approval, manuscript delivery to the editors/proofreaders and contacts for booking your specialist counselling.
  • The date and time for your specialist counselling(s) will be agreed with you in person, as depending on the topic the counselling may be more useful before or after manuscript delivery.
  • After you have received your corrected manuscript, we will ask you to provide feedback on your satisfaction with the editing or proofreading service. We will contact you after the invoice has been paid.

To make a funding application, please use the editing service application form.

Citing in academic publications

Various standards and conventions apply in the various academic disciplines and journals. The IEEE editorial style, known as the numerical style, is widely used in the natural sciences and engineering, as is the APA, or author-year, style.

Useful documents:

Academic integrity

Besides citation rules, other standards also apply to the writing process. Formal aspects, such as presentation conventions in tables, manuscript structure and linguistic aspects or issues regarding the attribution of authorship are also subject to conventions. Academic style guides provide clarification on many of these issues and support efficiency in academic writing.

Key style guides:

  • Chicago Manual of Style
  • APA Publication Manual
  • CSE Scientific Style and Format
  • A number of professional societies, such as the American Chemical Society (ACS) or the American Institute of Physics (AIP), use these as the basis of their own style guides.

A collection of links to the relevant documents and institutions, such as TU Wien's code of conduct to ensure good academic practice, or institutions such as the ÖAWI (Austrian Agency for Research Integrity) are available from TU Responsible Research Practices.