Cactus Communications offering pro bono services to promote research on the 2019 coronavirus outbreak

In light of the deadly coronavirus outbreak and the need for timely information, Cactus Communications has started offering pro bono author support and research promotion services to researchers studying the outbreak.

Mumbai, February 12 – The 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, which was first identified in December 2019, has claimed over 900 lives, with the number of people infected touching 40,000 as of February 10, 2020. While Mainland China has been affected the most, isolated cases have been identified in around 27 countries.

Cactus Communications, a global scientific communications company, is offering pro bono author support and research communication services to authors researching the outbreak. Translation, editing, and artwork formatting services will be offered under its brand Editage, and infographics and research news stories will be offered under the brand Impact Science.

To qualify for these pro bono services, the research topic must relate to 2019 novel coronavirus; its origin and spread; remedial medication; health (physical and mental) conditions; and social, economic, political and governmental outcomes.

Abhishek Goel, Co-founder and CEO of CACTUS, said, “At the time of this humanitarian crisis, it’s important for the science community and entities that support it to come together. CACTUS is committed to joining hands with researchers worldwide and enable the spread of timely and accurate information related to the outbreak.”

Frank Xu, Managing Director, Greater China, adds, “It’s an all-hands-on-deck kind of situation. While things have pretty much come to a standstill in China, our employees are working from home to continue providing support to researchers. This initiative will help accelerate the spread of much-needed information not just in China, which is the epicenter of the outbreak, but the rest of the world and hopefully arrest the spread of damaging rumors.”

The pro bono services will be available till March 31, 2020.

About Cactus Communications

Founded in 2002, Cactus Communications (CACTUS) is a global scientific communications company that collaborates with researchers across academic disciplines, universities, publishers, societies and life science organizations to accelerate research impact. CACTUS’s portfolio of products and services meet a wide spectrum of research needs: Editage provides editorial, translation, education and training solutions for researchers; Cactus Life Sciences offers strategic and tactical scientific content solutions to global life sciences organizations; PubSURE is the first AI-powered scholarly publishing platform connecting journals and researchers; and Impact Science ensures wider research impact via dissemination solutions and research engagement with peers, public and policymakers. Powering all CACTUS businesses with latest technologies is its innovation and R&D cell Cactus Labs. CACTUS also incubates seed and early stage startups that share its mission to solve global problems with science and technology solutions.

CACTUS is an international enterprise with offices in London, Princeton, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Mumbai; a global workforce of over 3,000 experts; and customers from over 191 countries. CACTUS has been consistently ranked as a Great Place to Work, with its best annual ranking of #1 in 2017 (Great Places to Work survey:


For more information, contact:
Ai Kano
Newsroom, Cactus Communications

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