The Editor - Dr. Alex Boon

Dr. Alex Boon

Dr. Alex Boon is a British scientific copy-editor with over six years of experience in soil and agricultural sciences. Dr. Boon has been editing pre-submission and post-submission revisions of manuscripts in the Environmental Sciences for three years. He has worked on hundreds of manuscripts providing copy-editing and consultancy services. Dr. Boon has a passion for the effective communication of sciences and ensuring that manuscripts are free from English errors and the novelty and impact of the work is well presented. Dr. Boon will be delighted to work with you one-on-one to improve your manuscript and give you the best chance of publication.

Editing and consulting experience

Dr. Boon is one of the world’s few expert scientific copy-editors focusing specifically on soil and agricultural sciences. He has worked with many of the best editing service providers including Edanz Group, LetPub, Nature Research Author Services and LucidPapers for over three years. In this time, he has improved the English of hundreds of manuscripts in a wide range of environmental topics. He has also worked as a scientific consultant, providing detailed advice to authors as reports, manuscript comments, email and Skype mentoring, and providing services such as journal selections and cover letter writing. His consultancy has successfully helped authors through the full peer review process, including helping to draft responses to reviewers and handle rejection from target journals. He also works on accepted manuscripts for Soil Research (CSIRO) and supports African researchers to publish in plant science journals through the project.

Scientific experience and qualifications

Dr. Boon achieved a 1st class BSc in Rural Environmental Sciences from the University of Reading Department of Agriculture. He then completed a PhD in the Department of Soil Science (now the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences) with the title “Peatland Habitats as Sources and Controls of Greenhouse Gases”. Dr. Boon studied urban greenhouse gas emissions for two years in the Department of Meteorology, before returning to the Agriculture Department to work on climate smart agriculture and to lecture in soil science.  He is a full member of the British Society of Soil Science and the European Association of Science Editors and holds a certificate in copy-editing from the Publishing Training Centre.


Dr. Boon has three open-access publications in international soil science and atmospheric science journals:

Gas diffusion coefficient of a UK peat grassland soil. 2013. European Journal of Soil Science.

Effect of cattle urine addition on the surface emissions and subsurface concentrations of greenhouse gases in a UK peat grassland. 2014. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment.

Evaluation of the potential of rooftop measurements of CO2 and CH4 in London, UK for the monitoring of city-scale emissions using an atmospheric transport model. 2016. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

For more details on Dr. Boon’s employment history and publications, please see his LinkedIn and ORCID iD.

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