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 strategy groups investigating specific topics (e.g. Gender, or Peer Review) or regional groups bringing together editors from a specific country or region (e.g. Croatia, the Middle East).
Each group is supported by providing (1) a public page on the EASE website on which the group 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 group discussions whereas the private discussion forum will be open only to members of the group.
To join an established group, please follow the links to the group information below.
Each group is led by a “Chair” and a “Supporter”, both of whom are members of EASE; other members of the group need not be. Each group supports the objectives of EASE and works with the same community of editors. Note that EASE endorses group 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 groups. The requirements for each group are as follows.
- Each group must be led by a “Chair” and a “Supporter”, both of whom should be members of EASE; other members of the group need not be (although we encourage EASE members to participate).
- Each group must support the objectives of EASE and work with the same community.
- The structure, governance, and activities of each group depend on the needs of each group: for example, a group may arrange meetings, training or other events or may concentrate on discussions.
- Application for a new group should include at least 5 members in addition to the Chair and Supporter and have a clear reason for the group to be created.
- Each group 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 group may decide what content (and in what language) to upload onto its page(s) on the EASE website. The group 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 group should submit an annual report to EASE Council outlining the group’s activities during the year but may also present more frequent updates to EASE Council.
- Each group 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 group that has been inactive for a year or no longer has membership of EASE will be removed from the website.
- Applications for new groups should be made to Yateendra Joshi (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or Pippa Smart (email@example.com).