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

EASE Guidelines for Authors and Translators of Scientific Articles to be Published in English

Updated for 2019!

In  the new edition of the Guidelines we have made 3 important improvements:

    • an added sentence encouraging all authors to register for an ORCID iD (on page e2),
    • an added sentence stressing the need to formulate the tested hypothesis in the introduction, if possible (on page e3),
    • the outdated term “self-plagiarism” replaced by “content recycling”, with its short definition (on page e4).

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. They also draw attention to ethical issues such as authorship criteria, plagiarism, conflict of interests and more. This concise and readable set of editorial guidelines was first published by EASE in 2010 and is updated annually.

The current edition is freely available in 28 languages: Arabic, Bangla, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Turkish, and Vietnamese.

We invite volunteers to translate the Guidelines into other languages. All suggestions should be sent to Sylwia Ufnalska.

Instructions to Authors

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.”

Disclaimer

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. 2018. EASE Guidelines for Authors and Translators of Scientific Articles to be Published in English. European Science Editing 44(4):e1-e16. doi:10.20316/ESE.2018.44.e1

Other resources

The EASE Toolkit for Authors offers many other resources for authors.

List of Guideline DOIs

Englishhttps://doi.org/10.20316/ESE.2018.44.e1
Arabichttps://doi.org/10.20316/ESE.2018.44.e1.ara
Banglahttps://doi.org/10.20316/ESE.2018.44.e1.ban
Bosnianhttps://doi.org/10.20316/ESE.2018.44.e1.bos
Bulgarianhttps://doi.org/10.20316/ESE.2018.44.e1.bul
Chinesehttps://doi.org/10.20316/ESE.2018.44.e1.cn
Croatianhttps://doi.org/10.20316/ESE.2018.44.e1.hr
Czechhttps://doi.org/10.20316/ESE.2018.44.e1.cz
Dutchhttps://doi.org/10.20316/ESE.2018.44.e1.nl
Estonianhttps://doi.org/10.20316/ESE.2018.44.e1.ee
Finnishhttps://doi.org/10.20316/ESE.2018.44.e1.fi
Frenchhttps://doi.org/10.20316/ESE.2018.44.e1.fr
Germanhttps://doi.org/10.20316/ESE.2018.44.e1.ger
Hungarianhttps://doi.org/10.20316/ESE.2018.44.e1.hu
Indonesianhttps://doi.org/10.20316/ESE.2018.44.e1.in
Italianhttps://doi.org/10.20316/ESE.2018.44.e1.it
Japanesehttps://doi.org/10.20316/ESE.2018.44.e1.jp
Koreanhttps://doi.org/10.20316/ESE.2018.44.e1.kor
Persianhttps://doi.org/10.20316/ESE.2018.44.e1.per
Polishhttps://doi.org/10.20316/ESE.2018.44.e1.pl
Portuguesehttps://doi.org/10.20316/ESE.2018.44.e1.pt
Romanianhttps://doi.org/10.20316/ESE.2018.44.e1.ro
Russianhttps://doi.org/10.20316/ESE.2018.44.e1.ru
Serbianhttps://doi.org/10.20316/ESE.2018.44.e1.ser
Slovenianhttps://doi.org/10.20316/ESE.2018.44.e1.si
Spanishhttps://doi.org/10.20316/ESE.2018.44.e1.sp
Turkishhttps://doi.org/10.20316/ESE.2018.44.e1.tr
Vietnamesehttps://doi.org/10.20316/ESE.2018.44.e1.vn