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.
Guidelines and Resources for Scientific Writing & Publishing
for early career and less experienced researchers
This Toolkit is designed to help published and unpublished researchers become respected members of the international scientific communityby improving their ability to publish articles in peer reviewed scientific journals. The Toolkit consists of 12 modules, each one phrased in terms of a key resource need, such as how to identify the most appropriate journal for a paper, how to prepare a publishable manuscript, and how to negotiate the peer review process. Each module provides a list of resources that have been assembled from a variety of different books, articles, websites and other sources. The Toolkit was prepared particularly for junior researchers from non-English or developing countries and aims at increasing authors’ confidence in writing and submitting articles.
The Toolkit is sponsored by a variety of organizations, including the European Association of Science Editors and the International Society of Addiction Journal Editors.
Module 1. Key writing tips
Module 2. Micro-article
Module 3: How to choose a journal
Module 6: How to write a scientific paper
Module 7. How to write a good qualitative paper
Module 14: Essay writing guide for students
The following is a list of other useful resources available on the Internet.
HUGO (Human genetic nomenclature)
The Economist Style Guide (has useful tips on correct use of words and punctuation)
Pharma-lexicon (medical abbreviations)
Who Named It (index of eponyms)
NEJMbook (SI units and conversion)
Bad Bug Book (guide to microbes)
Doctor Fungus (mycology info)