Welcome to EASE

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.

EASE celebrates International Women's Day

At the nexus of innovation, science and gender balance lies the imperative of enhanced quality, diversity and transparency in research reporting and publishing practice.

The key task of the Gender Policy Committee (GPC) of EASE — to develop guidelines for sex/gender reporting and gender balance in editorial management on a global level, and across disciplines, in scientific communication  — is nearing completion.

The Committee has adopted the acronym SAGER to express its work: Sex and Gender Equity in Research.

Now in their final edit phase, the guidelines are due for release in the second half of 2015, synchronised with an article in a leading scientific journal and widespread promotion. Prefacing the detailed guidelines will be a set of umbrella recommendations on the methods, results and discussion in reporting, to ensure full transparency.

EASE also see the guidelines as a contribution towards a pooling of any – as yet unidentified – similar efforts by our peers in publishing.

You can follow the final steps of the GPC’s progress in, and the resulting guideline documents in the About Us section.

Now is the time to join

EASE membership runs for a calendar year, so now is the perfect time to join us. The benefits of membership include the quarterly in-house Journal European Science Editing and other publications, networking opportunities, free advertising on the EASE website and discounts on software.

Special rates are available for students and retired members and we also run a Sponsored Members Scheme.

EASE has about 550 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: commissioning editors, academics, translators, publishers, web and multi-media staff, indexers, graphic designers, statistical editors, science and technical writers, authors' editors, journalists, corporate communicators, technical illustrators, proofreaders and production personnel.

EASE offers the opportunity to stay abreast of trends in the rapidly-changing environment of scientific publishing, whether traditional or electronic. 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, in EASE we have fun and enjoy learning from each other while upholding the highest standards.

EASE Publications

For 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 for £24.99 plus postage.Not sure if it's for you? The Table of Contents is available online.

For author's editors and translators: EASE Guidelines for Authors and Translators of Scientific Articles to be Published in English (online and in print). Updated versions of the Guidelines were published in June 2014 and have been translated into 22 languages.

For authors: the EASE Toolkit for Authors (online only)