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 (English version, pdf format) 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, please follow the EASE Guidelines for Authors and Translators, freely available at 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 has been fully approved by the EASE Council. Translations into languages other than English are provided as a service to our readership 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.
More resources for authors are available via the EASE Toolkit for Authors.