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.
The EASE Guidelines for Authors and Translators of Scientific Articles to be Published in English provide simple, clear advice aimed at making international scientific communication more efficient. The updated edition is freely available in more than 20 languages:
We invite volunteers to translate the Guidelines into other languages. All suggestions should be sent to Sylwia Ufnalska.
You can also download 8 appendices on selected topics (English only):
We encourage journal editors to include the following formula in their Instructions to Authors:
"Before submission, follow the EASE Guidelines for Authors and Translators, freely available in many languages at www.ease.org.uk/publications/author-guidelines. Adherence should increase the chances of acceptance of submitted manuscripts."
Only the English version of EASE Guidelines has been fully approved by the EASE Council. Translations into other languages are provided as a service to our readers and have not been validated by EASE or any other organisation. EASE therefore accepts no legal responsibility for the consequences of the use of the translations. Please note that in the translated files only the links in the reference list are active. Blue in-text references denote those that are available online.
Recommended citation format of the English version
[EASE] European Association of Science Editors. 2015. EASE Guidelines for Authors and Translators of Scientific Articles to be Published in English. http://www.ease.org.uk/publications/author-guidelines
The EASE Toolkit for Authors offers many other resources for authors.