Summary: AI tools, like generative AI, are increasingly being used by researchers for writing scientific papers, grant applications, and more. These tools have the potential to transform scientific communication and publishing, benefiting non-native English speakers and helping researchers save time. However, concerns include the possibility of generating poor-quality or error-filled content, and the potential for misuse. Some publishers have banned generative AI, while others advocate for transparency and proper disclosure. As generative AI tools continue to evolve, they could change the nature of scientific papers and publications, enabling more interactive and customized formats.