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

Updated for 2017!

Minor changes for this year consist of:

– updating the references
– emphasis on the incorrect use of the words gender and trimester (in the main body of the guidelines)
– note on the increased number of language versions (26 in total)
– note on EASE conference in Romania in June 2018

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.

This concise and readable set of editorial guidelines was first published by EASE in 2010 and is updated annually.

The document is available in 26 languages, and is aimed to help scientists worldwide in successful presentation of their research results and in correct translation of manuscripts into English. It briefly explains how to write complete, concise, and clear manuscripts, and draws attention to ethical issues: authorship criteria, plagiarism, conflict of interests, etc.

Eight appendices provide examples or more detailed information on selected topics (Abstracts, Ambiguity, Cohesion, Ethics, Plurals, Simplicity, Spelling, and Text-tables).

Widespread use of EASE Guidelines should increase the efficiency of international scientific communication.

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.

The English version of the Guidelines are published in the November edition of the EASE journal, European Science Editing (43.4). Links to all 26 versions 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. 2017. EASE Guidelines for Authors and Translators of Scientifc Articles to be Published in English. European Science Editing 43(4):e1-e16. doi:10.20316/ESE.2017.43.e1

Other resources

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

List of Guideline DOIs

English DOI:10.20316/ESE.2017.43.e1
Arabic DOI:10.20316/ESE.2017.43.e1.ara
Bangla DOI:10.20316/ESE.2017.43.e1.ban
Bosnian DOI:10.20316/ESE.2017.43.e1.bos
Bulgarian DOI:10.20316/ESE.2017.43.e1.bul
Chinese DOI:10.20316/
Croatian DOI:10.20316/
Czech DOI:10.20316/
Estonian DOI:10.20316/
Finnish DOI:10.20316/
French DOI:10.20316/
German DOI:10.20316/ESE.2017.43.e1.ger
Hungarian DOI:10.20316/
Indonesian DOI:10.20316/
Italian DOI:10.20316/
Japanese DOI:10.20316/
Korean DOI:10.20316/ESE.2017.43.e1.kor
Persian DOI:10.20316/ESE.2017.43.e1.per
Polish DOI:10.20316/
Portuguese DOI:10.20316/
Romanian DOI:10.20316/
Russian DOI:10.20316/
Serbian DOI:10.20316/ESE.2017.43.e1.ser
Spanish DOI:10.20316/ESE.2017.43.e1.sp
Turkish DOI:10.20316/
Vietnamese DOI:10.20316/