What is a Lay Summary?
A lay summary is a brief and clear synopsis of research described using plain language. It is essentially an abstract written for the general public, whereas a paper’s abstract is written specifically for the authors’ peers.
Why are Lay Summaries Important?
Journals, funding sources and institutes often require summaries written for the lay public. Furthermore, these summaries are a useful communication tool for raising awareness of research through social media.
How to Order a Lay Summary?
Simply complete the form below and upload your manuscript. We will send you a quote and confirm your order for the lay summary.
Please note that we charge €100 for lay summaries of up to 200 words. Larger lay summaries will incur a higher cost.