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

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

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 26 languages: Arabic, Bangla, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish, and Vietnamese. Links to each version can be found at the bottom of this page.

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 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. 2016. EASE Guidelines for Authors and Translators of Scientifc Articles to be Published in English. European Science Editing 42(4):e1-e16. doi:10.20316/ESE.2016.42.e1

Other resources

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