Look youse guys and gals, dat just ain't right

Klionsky D. J.

AUTOPHAGY, vol.17, no.12, pp.3895-3896, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/15548627.2021.1999162
  • Journal Name: AUTOPHAGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, BIOSIS, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.3895-3896
  • Keywords: Autophagy, English, grammar, spelling, writing
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


When I invite authors to submit a punctum to Autophagy, my e-mail includes the following: "Note for international authors: I would like to point out that I personally edit all the puncta for accuracy, but also for English grammar and spelling. I make this point to all international authors as I do not want you to worry extensively about the writing. As a native English speaker, it is easy for me to make small changes of this nature." I do not claim to be an expert in English grammar; however, I am indeed a native English speaker, I read a lot, and I am even fond of using the dictionary (both hard copy and online). Also, I do a lot of editing. Thus, I thought I would share some common mistakes to help reduce the required edits for papers that are submitted to Autophagy.