Checks scientific manuscripts instantly


Add Penelope to your journal website so authors can instantly see if their work meets your requirements. 

Penelope performs scores of checks within seconds and adds comments to Word files to mark what needs to be improved, linking to further resources when necessary. The checks are based on the advice of leading experts, and can be turned off or on to customise Penelope to your journal's specific requirements. 


Sections and statements

Ethical requirements

Adherence to reporting guidelines

Good statistical reporting

Adherence to data mandates

Figures & tables

References and citations

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See examples of Penelope embedded as a link, an IFrame and as a button


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Penelope is free for authors to use. We offer subscriptions to organisations wishing to tailor Penelope to their guidelines.




  • Add Penelope to your website
  • Access all checks
  • Check 30 manuscripts/month

Small Journal



  • Add Penelope to your website
  • Decide which checks to run
  • 50 manuscripts/month
  • Monthly usage summary

Large journal

from £79/month

from £790/year

  • Add Penelope to multiple websites
  • Decide which checks to run
  • Specify wording and location of headings
  • Customise the feedback given
  • check more than 50 manuscripts/month
  • API access

Staff and advisory board