The European Association of Science Editors (EASE) is an internationally oriented community of individuals from diverse backgrounds, linguistic traditions and professional experience who share an interest in science communication and editing.
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The 13th EASE Conference will be held in June 2016 in Strasbourg.
Registration is now open. Come and join us!
EASE has about 400 members who live in more than 50 countries, not only in Europe but also in other parts of the world. Members work in many disciplines and trades. The association offers the opportunity to stay abreast of trends in the rapidly-changing environment of scientific publishing. As an EASE member, you can sharpen your editing, writing and thinking skills, broaden your outlook through encounters with people of different backgrounds and experience, or deepen your understanding of significant issues and specific working tools. Finally, we have fun and enjoy learning from each other while upholding the highest standards.
EASE membership runs for a calendar year. However, if you join now (for 2016) you will be able to take advantage of member benefits straight away, including the November issue of the in-house journal European Science Editing, and be eligible for discounted registration for the Strasbourg Conference in 2016. Other benefits include networking opportunities, free advertising on the EASE website and discounts on software.
In response to the ICMJE call for comment on data sharing EASE has issued a statement on data sharing. EASE supports all initiatives on data sharing that are: (i) based on good editorial practice; (ii) take data protection issues into account; and (iii) consider publication ethical codes of conduct. As such, EASE is in agreement with the recently proposed requirement from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) that makes sharing of clinical trial data mandatory for manuscript acceptance by its member journals.
A quick guide to the work of EASE and its various publications is available here.
For all EASE members: the quarterly in-house European Science Editing Journal (in print and online).
For journal editors: the Science Editors' Handbook (2nd Edition), which is free (online) for members. Print copies can be ordered through the EASE web shop.Not sure if it's for you? The Table of Contents is available online. The EASE Toolkit for Journal Editors includes many additional resources useful for editors.
For authors, author's editors and translators: EASE Guidelines for Authors and Translators of Scientific Articles to be Published in English (online and in print). The last update was published in June 2014 and is available in 22 languages.
For authors: the EASE Toolkit for Authors (online only)
The European Association of Science Editors (EASE) is a non-profit membership organisation for people interested in science communication and editing. Founded in 1982 in France, EASE now has an international membership from diverse backgrounds and professional experience.