EASE supports the formation of communities of editors with shared interests to provide a platform for networking and discussion, and to support the creation of guidelines, resources and advocacy that help raise editorial standards and the value of editors.
These communities may be Committees investigating specific topics (e.g. Gender, or Peer Review) or Regional Chapters bringing together editors from a specific country or region (e.g. Croatia, the Middle East).
Each community is supported by providing (1) a public page on the EASE website on which the community may post information and, if required, (2) both a public and a private discussion forum. The public discussion forum will allow any registered user of the EASE website to contribute to community discussions whereas the private discussion forum will be open only to members of the community.
To join an established community, please follow the links in the information below.
Each community is led by a “Chair” and a “Supporter”, both of whom are members of EASE; other members of the community need not be. Each community supports the objectives of EASE and works with the same community of editors. Note that EASE endorses community guidelines and other publications only if they have been validated by EASE Council, after which they will be clearly identified as being endorsed.
We welcome applications for new communities. The requirements are as follows.
- Each community must be led by a “Chair” and a “Supporter”, both of whom should be members of EASE; other members of the community need not be (although we encourage EASE members to participate).
- Each community must support the objectives of EASE and work with the same community.
- The structure, governance, and activities of each community depend on the particular needs: for example, a community may arrange meetings, training or other events or may concentrate on discussions.
- Application for a new community should include at least 5 members in addition to the Chair and Supporter and have a clear reason for being created.
- Each community is encouraged to use the EASE logo to indicate that it is supported by EASE but must make it clear that any guidelines or other resources that it develops (which may be in any language) are not endorsed by EASE until submission to, and validation by, EASE Council.
- Each community may decide what content (and in what language) to upload onto its page(s) on the EASE website. The community must ensure that any uploaded content is original or that permission to reproduce it has been obtained. EASE reserves the right to remove any content that it considers illegal or in breach of good practice guidelines.
- Each community should submit an annual report to EASE Council outlining activities during the year, but may also present more frequent updates to EASE Council.
- Each community must be self-supporting as no central funds are available from EASE. In exceptional cases, applications for limited funds may be made to EASE.
- Any community that has been inactive for a year or no longer has membership of EASE will be removed from the website.
- Applications for new communites should be made to Jadranka Stojanovski (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or Pippa Smart (email@example.com).