Our commitment to researchers

We are committed to significantly improving the lives of every researcher like you, by simplifying your lives and accelerating your productivity and reach.

Letter from our Founder

Abhishek Goel

Co-founder, Cactus Communications

As a researcher, you face innumerable challenges: the pressure to publish, find funding, conduct fieldwork, teach, and juggle other responsibilities..

We know all this comes at a cost. You are away from family. You work on weekends and holidays. You’re always thinking about the big problem you are going to solve.

Against all odds, you bravely take on challenges every day. We have seen you take great pains to communicate your research, get people excited about what you do and have to say, and onboard them onto your purpose. Your determination and unwavering dedication to make the world a better place has not gone unnoticed.

Nearly 20 years ago, we started Editage with the aim of helping researchers overcome the language barrier and meet their publication goals. We believed that your research was important, and language should not be the hurdle that stops you from changing the world.
We set up Editage Insights, a knowledge and community platform to help researchers understand journal publication better and overcome challenges.

Researcher.Life evolved from our deep study of the needs of over half a million researchers who have been Editage customers—busy scientists and academics on the cusp of the next breakthrough. Through this platform, we want to help improve all aspects of your life as researchers and provide the expert care you have come to expect from Editage.

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With Researcher.life our mission is to create a space where we can focus on you…so that you can focus on your research. That’s also why our logo highlights you, the researcher.
Abhishek Goel

Researcher.Life Manifesto


We give time back to the researcher

We want to minimize the time you spend writing, reformatting, submitting, reviewing, planning lectures, and applying for grants, and instead help you maximize your impact.


We optimise systems for the researcher.

We place more control into your hands by making systems more human-centric, rewarding, and ethical.


Research is important, but researchers are more so

We recognize the ever-growing demands of you and provide practical means of support, mentorship, and advice to look after the most important asset of all – you.


We help you to help the world

We provide ways to share your research to global audiences with lay summaries and social media collateral.


We take the search out of research

We know your work, interests, and preferences, and will proactively recommend content, conferences, funding, and collaborators so you have them at your fingertips.

This is our manifesto on redesigning academia around researchers. What do you think about it? 

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Ambassador program

Researcher.life Ambassador program

Through the Researcher.Life Ambassador Program, we have created a global community of researchers who chose to lead through mentoring and collaboration with other researchers.

We partner with Ambassadors in various activities such as building research communication skills, providing mentorship, opportunities, and guiding in publication support, and conducting upskilling and wellness initiatives. Ambassadors empower themselves and their academic communities with our advanced tools and services.

Our Ambassadors

Ambassador program

Nour El Houda Benlakhdar,

PhD Student, University of Northampton, U.K.

“This, I think is a great opportunity for me to start and get engaged with the wider researcher community.”

Ambassador program

Acep Purquon,

Director of International Office, Institute of Technology Sumatera, Indonesia

“I think it will be a great future platform on demand to speed up the cohesive research community.”

Ambassador program

Yuliya Shtaltovna,

University Lecturer University of Europe for Applied Sciences, Germany

“The opportunity to connect with people from all around the world and see the faces who are interested in research, cheers us up and makes us go further.”

Ambassador program

Shervin Hashemi,

Postdoctoral Researcher Yonsei University, South Korea

“I am using the services provided by Cactus – Editage for about a decade. These services are very helpful for me and I wish to thank everyone”

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Our Company Initiatives

Initiatives from our parent company Cactus Communications, working toward a better research culture
Cactus Foundation – Mental Health Survey, 2020

13,000 researchers gave us their views on what a more nurturing research culture would look like. One of the largest and most diverse global surveys on mental health among researchers

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Blank:a is a quarterly online and print magazine. Launched in 2016, Blank:a presents news and stories of path-breaking and impactful practices that universities engage in to challenge the norms of research and higher education. In doing so, Blank:a is a celebration of the brilliant minds that drive innovation and change.

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