Our mission is to make research communication faster, fairer, and more useful.

Research Square Company is dedicated to improving the way new research and discoveries are shared. We are a team of scientists, researchers, language experts, software developers, and publishing industry professionals working together to find new ways to help researchers succeed.


What's Important to Us

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Our Communities

We strive to build strong and lasting relationships with our customers, partners, and those in our communities that extend beyond the transactional nature of business today.

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Our Team

We're proud of the company we've collectively built. Our team is invested in the success of our customers and one another. Since 2004, we have not only grown in size of number of employees but also in the size of the impact on the world.

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Our Customers

We know the struggles our customers face whether they're overcoming language barriers or working to make sure their research is shared far and wide with those who will benefit from it.


Our Award-Winning Culture

Our core values represent what we believe and what we value as a team.

Enable the success of others

Have a great service attitude toward our colleagues and customers. Create a supportive environment that enables us to scale our impact.

Own the success of the business

Don’t wait to be asked to contribute. Just take care of what needs to get done with a positive attitude. Accomplish our goals regardless of the challenges.

Embrace and fuel change

Embrace change as the way we continually improve and create opportunities. Create the changes we need to get better.

Fight for simplicity

Make our products and processes awesome by making them simple. Make problems easy to solve. Don’t overcomplicate things.

Show trust and vulnerability

Assume positive intent in customers and colleagues. Speak up quickly when there is a problem or you need help. Don’t struggle on your own. Be open to feedback.

Exhibit personal humility + professional will

Strive to achieve something greater than yourself. Work hard toward our goals while exhibiting grace and kindness.
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Square Roots

Our Founder's Story

CEO and Founder Shashi Mudunuri became passionate about research communication through his personal experience as the son of an academic who struggled to get published due to language barriers. In 2004, he founded AJE to help researchers around the world overcome the challenges his father faced. Since that time, we have grown in ways we never imagined. As our company evolved, the Research Square brand came into its own as a preprint platform and innovator in research communication. Not only have we successfully helped solve problems for authors preparing their work for publication, but we have helped researchers disseminate their work more quickly and widely than ever before.

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Growing our impact

Our History

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American Journal Experts (AJE), an author services company, is founded in Durham, NC.


AJE begins accepting its first submissions for English language editing.
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AJE partners with Nature, one of the most trusted names in scholarly publishing with a portfolio of more than 3,000 journals.


AJE adds Formatting and Academic Translation services to further assist the global research community.
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Research Square is founded to allow the team to think more broadly about how to impact research communication worldwide.


Research Square launches video services.


AJE supports 500,000 submissions!


Research Square launches a first-of-its kind author service called In Review that lets authors post a preprint at submission to a journal.
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The launch of Research Square, a new platform that gives researchers a place to post their paper as a preprint, improve their manuscript and boost the impact and visibility of their work.


Research Square Company is formed to unite the two businesses and to better support a wide range of solutions for researchers.
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AJE launches AJE Digital, a suite of lower-cost automated editing, translation, and researcher-driven tools.


After a long partnership and period of partial ownership, Springer Nature has increased its investment in Research Square Company (RSC) to take full ownership.
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Company Leadership

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Sarah Taylor

Vice President, AI Products

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Afton Thompson

VICE PRESIDENT, Author Solutions


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vice president, Marketing & sales

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Helen Tian

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Awards and Recognition

We have been recognized for publishing innovation as well as for promoting a flexible and family-friendly work environment. Research Square Company has received awards by top names in the business, research, and publishing communities and we have been on the list of fastest-growing private companies in the United States for several years in a row.

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Partner with Us

We also provide innovative services, software, and solutions for publishers, societies, universities, and other research institutions. Learn how we partner with publishers and scientific societies, as well as universities and other research institutions to make research communication faster, fairer, and more useful for their customers, clients, faculty, and staff.

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