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.
Established in 2012, the EASE Gender Policy Committee works to advance gender- and sex-sensitive reporting and communication in science. The goal is not only better science, whether in the life, natural or social sciences, but also enhanced evidence-based practices, interventions and opportunities, for both women and men.
Most scientific publications still fail to report on potential sex and gender differences and similarities in studies that include both sexes. Journal editors have an important role as gatekeepers of science and can encourage disaggregation of data by sex as a matter of routine and inclusion of gender analysis, when appropriate. A key task of the Committee is to review and propose applicable standards and practice.
In addition, the EASE Gender Policy Committee has begun to address gender imbalances within the scientific publishing community as it is evident that gender inequality still exists, for example, in editorial boards and in the pool of peer reviewers.
Sex and Gender Questions was published by the Gender Policy Committee to encourage authors of scientific articles to check whether sex and gender are properly reported in their manuscript.
The Group presented the results of their work so far at the 6th World Conference on Women's Mental Health in March 2015. This document, describing the development of Guidelines on Sex and Gender Equity in Research is available for download.
If you are interested in the work of the EASE Gender Policy Committee or in joining it, please contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org
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