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 Journal, European Science Editing, publishes articles of various types, covering all aspects of scientific publishing. With contributors from across Europe and some from further afield, the Journal has a truly international flavour. An informative and entertaining read, it helps editors of all kinds keep up to date with all the major relevant issues.
The Science Editors' Handbook is an invaluable resource to anyone working in the field of editing and it has been successful used as a reference book for those delivering editing training and seminars. It covers everything from editorial policy and procedure, inclulding peer review, through standards, style and nomenclature to office management. A new edition is in preparation and will be published in summer 2013.
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. We encourage authors and translators to observe these guidelines and apply the relevant suggestions.
The EASE Toolkit for Authors provides more detailed guidance for early career and less experienced researchers and aims to improve authors’ confidence in writing and submitting articles. Each module addresses a particular need, such as how to identify the most appropriate journal for a paper or how to prepare a publishable manuscript. The resources have been assembled from a variety of different books, articles, websites and other sources.
The EASE statement on inappropriate use of impact factors was published in November 2007 after a consultation exercise. It records how, although the journal impact factor was developed as a means to measure the impact of scientific journals, its use has been extended to measuring the quality of scientific journals, the quality of individual articles and the productivity of individual researchers.
Members' publications are listed under Services: have a look at this growing library of papers relating to science editing.