Our Premium Editing service can help you reduce the word count of your abstract by cutting unnecessary words and offering suggestions. If we are unable to reduce your word count sufficiently in the initial round of editing, we will re-edit the abstract for free after you make additional deletions. Please include instructions about the word count limit for your abstract when you upload your paper through your AJE account.
Standard Editing does not include word count reduction in either the abstract or the rest of your paper, although our editors do try to suggest more concise phrasing when appropriate. We have several free resources to help you reduce the word count in your abstract and in your entire manuscript: