Our commitment to you
Your research represents you, and your career reflects your creativity, passion, and dedication - the countless hours in the lab, in the library, or in the field.
Here at ThinkSCIENCE, our translation, editing, and writing represent us, and our reputation reflects our quality - the thousands of papers published by our clients and our millions of corrections, improvements, and authoritative translations.
Underlying everything we do is our commitment to doing a great job—for you and for us. We enjoy what we do and we take pride in doing it well.
Our global team of subject-area specialists will support you in communicating your research clearly, accurately, and authoritatively, and our customer support team will ensure your project is completed smoothly and efficiently.
What we can offer you
How we do it
Additional time to focus on your research, teaching, mentoring, and other responsibilities
When you have a manuscript ready, we will smoothly and competently prepare it for submission, publication, or presentation.
And if you don’t have a manuscript, we offer workshops, advice, resources, and expert guidance that can help you in producing one.
A stronger connection with the international scholarly community—no matter your language level
For many researchers, language lessons are not a priority—research, mentoring, and other ways of connecting with the international community are.
You’re an expert in your field. We’re an expert in ours: language and publishing. So, you can be confident we will convey your message accurately, clearly, and authoritatively.
One-to-one assistance in Japanese or English
We have a tight-knit team for customer care. Our customer-care team includes native Japanese speakers and native English speakers. Our attention to confident and comfortable communication isn’t an afterthought: it begins the moment you contact us.
Relationship-based service—fast, not rushed
We know you’re busy and that your time is valuable. By working with a small team of specialist coordinators, translators, and editors—chosen for your preferences and your field—we can understand and even anticipate your needs. That lets you get faster service, without being rushed.
Support, at any stage of research and writing
We can assist you at any time during the research cycle: from applying for funding through to publishing your work. We can also support you throughout your career as you write the many different types of documents you’ll need.
The audience you need
To reach the best possible audience for your particular message, you need to publish in the most suitable journal and present at the most suitable conference. Our translation, editing, and writing services can help you target a specific audience.
Our statement of ethics
At ThinkSCIENCE, we are clear about our responsibilities. We actively participate in discussions, at the national and international levels, of best research and publication practices and ensure that we follow them.
Memberships and endorsements
ThinkSCIENCE is proud to be an Associate Corporate Member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Our membership is just one of the ways that we engage in continuing education and training for our translators, editors, and other staff in international standards and in our training and support of authors in all areas of publication ethics.
ISMPP: Caryn Jones, founder and Representative Director of ThinkSCIENCE, is a member of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals and endorses the GPP3 (Good Publication Practice, version 3) guidelines.
As part of ThinkSCIENCE’s commitment to make open access publishing available to all authors if and when they want it, we are among the first organizations worldwide to endorse the new Open Pharma Position Statement on Open Access. This position statement aims at making articles that report on industry-sponsored research articles available for all readers to access free of charge, and for the content to be reused by the authors without breaking copyright (ie, by using a CC BY license).
ThinkSCIENCE Statement of Ethics
You can learn more about the latest ethical standards in scholarly publishing and the latest issues (e.g., predatory journals and fraudulent peer review) in the News & Resources area of our website and in our free monthly newsletter.
Over the last 10 years, we’ve been very lucky to support thousands of authors, from Japan and overseas, to get their work published.
We also are very grateful to our customers for their confidence in us and for their continued repeat business.
- Almost 40% of our customers were introduced to us by another customer who is a ThinkSCIENCE member
- Among several thousand customers, our most prolific authors have published in the thousands of pages with our help
- The average customer has ordered 3.5 times
- Authors who work with us typically begin to publish papers more frequently, at close to 3 papers per year on average for our longer-term customers
Find out what our customers are saying about us.
|Company name||ThinkSCIENCE, Inc.|
|Date of establishment||May 2006|
|Address||Park West Bldg 7F, 4-8-10 Hatchobori|
Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0032, Japan
|Working hours||Monday–Friday: 09:30–18:00|
(closed weekends and Japanese public holidays)
|Tokyo office||Customer service and sales, editorial center, author training center|
Caryn Jones, Founder and Representative Director
Caryn Jones, founder and Representative Director of ThinkSCIENCE K.K., is originally from the UK and is now a permanent resident of Japan. She has been working in Japan’s translation and editing industry, specializing in science and medical communications, for more than 15 years.
Caryn graduated in Speech Therapy from the University of Wales in 1990. Her final position before moving to Japan was as a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist for people with profound learning disabilities. In addition to her clinical practice, she was actively involved in numerous local and national special interest groups, and was also a Makaton tutor. She facilitated workshops and training courses for speech and language therapists, psychologists and other healthcare professionals, families, professional caregivers, social workers, and the general public while also working as a clinical supervisor for student speech and language therapists. She was the first speech and language therapist in the UK to work fulltime as a researcher, clinician, and educator in a fully funded multidisciplinary team that specialized in working with adults with profound learning disabilities and challenging behavior.
She established ThinkSCIENCE in 2006 to provide the highest quality communications support services to Japanese clients. Over the past 10 years, ThinkSCIENCE’s global team of translators, editors, writers, and customer service specialists has helped thousands of clients, inside and outside Japan, to publish research articles, conference papers, monographs, textbooks, guidelines, and policy.
Caryn and her staff also lecture and provide practical workshops and private consultations on conference presentations, academic writing skills, and research and publication ethics to individuals and groups at research institutes, universities, and commercial enterprises. Caryn also consults for publishers and corporations on best publication practices and effective workflows.
Professional memberships: Japan Association of Translators; International Society of Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP); European Association of Science Editors (EASE); Society of Writers, Editors and Translators (SWET)
Tokyo Head Office
We're just a 1-minute walk from Hatchobori Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, or a short taxi ride from Tokyo Station.
If you'll be in the area, please drop by and say hello!