Editorial Policy

EditorsCafe adheres to the following general guidelines concerning the sources featured on our website, the accepted content types, our preferred editorial style, and our approach to clarifications, corrections, and retractions.


As a not-for-profit platform, EditorsCafe favors sources that are scholarly or focused on research and education and are well-recognized within their respective academic communities. We typically collaborate with scientific information officers from media relations or public affairs departments representing institutions rather than individual researchers or those not officially representing their organizations. While we generally do not accept news releases from for-profit companies, we may consider them if the release primarily contains scientific content.


While we welcome all news release submissions, please note that we cannot guarantee the posting of every release we receive. Our selection process aims to highlight releases that we believe would be most interesting to our readers, particularly new research findings (especially those tied to peer-reviewed journal articles) or descriptions of novel and noteworthy research projects. We tend to avoid publishing releases focused solely on grant awards (unless the primary focus is the science and not just an acknowledgment of the award’s amount and source), appointments, honors, meeting notices, or administrative announcements.

Editorial Style

When posting news releases on EditorsCafe, we strive to retain the original content as much as possible, making minimal edits. However, for the sake of clarity and consistency, we reserve the right to make certain changes. We typically correct spelling and grammar errors, but we generally maintain the original spelling style used in the main body of the text (e.g., “colour” vs. “color”). Headlines and summaries may be rewritten to enhance clarity and conciseness while still preserving the original intent of the submitted release.

Clarifications, Corrections, and Retractions

Occasionally, a post may require corrections after it has been published, such as factual errors or omissions. We encourage public information officers, who are the primary contacts for a release, to reach out to us with any requested corrections. Researchers mentioned in a release are also welcome to contact us directly, although we advise them to involve their public information offices to ensure corrections are made not only on EditorsCafe but also on other news outlets that may have picked up the release.

Readers and other concerned parties are also invited to inform us about errors. Minor corrections, such as spelling, grammar, or clear factual errors, are often made by us independently. However, please note that substantial changes requested by third parties will generally require collaboration with the original sources of the posts in question. This is particularly true when individuals or groups object to specific research findings or conclusions. In such cases, we urge those requesting significant changes to contact the original sources directly. If the original source agrees to a change, we will incorporate it into the post on EditorsCafe.

In rare cases, EditorsCafe may retract a post entirely from our website. This typically occurs if a journal has retracted a study or if serious questions arise regarding research integrity.

If you have any inquiries about the content on EditorsCafe, please contact us via email at [email protected].