The European Association of Science Editors (EASE) is an international community of individuals and associations from diverse backgrounds, linguistic traditions and professional experience in science communication and editing.

EASE Council nominations for 2018-2021

Reminder for recommendations for new EASE Council members – Deadline for nominations is 10th March, 2018

Council elections are held every three years. The last elections for EASE Council were held in 2015, and new elections will therefore be held in 2018.

At the next EASE Annual General Meeting (in Bucharest, 8th June 2018), it will be time to elect a new Council to serve EASE for the next 3 years.

Council consists of a President, the immediate Past President, two Vice-Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer and 5 ordinary members, plus the Editor of the association’s in-house journal (European Science Editing). The Council may co-opt to three additional members (14 members in total, excluding Secretary).

The currently elected Nominations Committee (members: Ana Marušić, Joan Marsh, Pippa Smart) have accepted the following invitations to stand:

President 2018-2021:
Pippa Smart

Vice Presidents 2018-2021:
Duncan Nicholas and Ines Steffens

Treasurer:
Rod Hunt

Past President (by default):
Ana Marušić

Chief-Editor:
Ksenija Baždarić (ex officio)

Ordinary Members of Council – list of nominees:

 Current Council Moira Hudson UK
Sylwia Ufnalska Poland
Rachael Lammey UK
 
New nominees Stephan Mertens Germany
Jadranka Stojanovski Croatia
Cem Uzun Turkey
Flaminio Squazzoni Italy
Bahar Mehmani Netherlands

Please see the short biographies submitted by the five new candidates, as well as short biographies of the nominees for President and Vice Presidents.

Members may nominate additional candidates via e-mail up to 10 March 2018 – 90 days before the AGM which will take place in Bucharest, 8th of June, 2018.

Do you know someone who would be great on Council?

The Nominations Committee invites members to submit suggestions for nominations. Individuals must be nominated by another member (please ask your nominee beforehand and confirm that they agree to be nominated).

The term of office will be from June 2018 until the AGM in 2021.

Council meets in-person once a year, before the AGM, either at an EASE conference or a similar event. Other meetings are held by teleconference. Council members are reimbursed their expenses for travel and accommodation for the face-to-face meeting but positions are honorary and there is no salary or fee.

We are especially looking for people with a passion for one or more of the following areas:


To nominate someone:

  1. Each person must be nominated by two members.
  2. The nomination must be sent to the secretary by 10th March.
  3. Each nomination must comprise:
    1. Name, affiliation and contact details of the two nominating members
    2. A signed letter (sent as PDF or similar) from the nominee agreeing to the nomination, stating their areas of interest and what benefits they can bring to EASE Council
    3. The cv of the nominee

Each nomination will be acknowledged by the secretary. Ballot papers will then be circulated to members, who will vote via e-mail.

– Thursday, 25th January, 2018 –

Call for EASE Council Nominations

At the next EASE Annual General Meeting (in Bucharest, 8th June 2018), it will be time to elect a new Council to serve EASE for the next 3 years.

Council comprises a President, the immediate Past-President, two Vice-Presidents, a Secretary and a Treasurer, and up to seven ordinary elected members.

Do you know someone who would be great on Council?

The Nominations Committee invites members to submit suggestions for nominations. Individuals must be nominated by another member (please ask your nominee beforehand and confirm that they agree to be nominated).

The term of office will be from June 2018 until the AGM in 2021.

Council meets in-person once a year, before the AGM, either at an EASE conference or a similar event. Other meetings are held by teleconference. Council members are reimbursed their expenses for travel and accommodation for the face-to-face meeting but positions are honorary and there is no salary or fee.

We are especially looking for people with a passion for one or more of the following areas:


To nominate someone:

  1. Each person must be nominated by two members.
  2. The nomination must be sent to the secretary at least 90 days prior to AGM
  3. Each nomination must comprise:
    1. Name, affiliation and contact details of the two nominating members
    2. A signed letter (sent as PDF or similar) from the nominee agreeing to the nomination, stating their areas of interest and what benefits they can bring to EASE Council
    3. The cv of the nominee

Deadline for nominations is 7th February, 2018

Each nomination will be acknowledged by the secretary.

If there are more nominations then places to be filled, a ballot takes place. If a ballot is required the secretary will send a ballot form 56 days before the AGM (before 13th of April 2018) – election by simple majority of votes cast in the postal ballot – in the event of a tie, the election shall be decided by the President’s casting vote at the AGM.

– 2nd November, 2017 –

New Style Author Toolkit!

Hot on the heels of the Peer Reviewer toolkit, comes a revised Author Toolkit!

In the same style as the PR Toolkit, I have organised all the resources in the toolkit into some main themes and collected them together in different pages.

The main themes of the modules are:

General Writing Tips
Peer Review for Authors
Publishing and Editorial Issues
Ethics for Authors
Other Resources

There is not much new in it yet, but I will be adding new content to the toolkit in the near future, especially an entire module devoted to Open Access, ‘predatory’ journals, pros and cons and more.

http://www.ease.org.uk/publications/ease-toolkit-authors/

Feel free to message me if you would like to be involved in expanding it, or have any comments/questions.

Thanks!

Duncan

PubMed Journal Selection Webinar

Join staff of the U.S. National Library of Medicine to learn how journals are selected for MEDLINE and PubMed Central, how NLM has responded to an evolving scholarly communication ecosystem, and how to use NLM resources in assessing the quality of a publication.

“PubMed Journal Selection and the Changing Landscape of Scholarly Communication.”
Date and time: Friday, October 6, 2017, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM EDT

This Webinar is intended for librarians and other information specialists who work with PubMed. Participants may receive one MLA continuing education credit.

By the end of this Webinar, participants should be able to:


If you are interested in joining, registration is on the NNLM site, here
: https://nnlm.gov/class/pubmed-journal-selection-and-changing-landscape-scholarly-communication/7780