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.

Welcome to EASE

EASE announcements

20 October 2020 – There will be an EASE virtual get-together on Wednesday, 11 November 3pm UK time. Primarily this event is for members in UK, Ireland, USA, Canada and South Africa, but others are free to join if they wish. Contact for joining information. Further country/regional get-togethers are planned for the new year.

13 July 2020 – Bahar Mehmani joins the EASE Peer Review Committee as Vice-Chair. Read Bahar’s statement and call to action.

6 July 2020 – Duncan Nicholas takes the reins as interim EASE president as Pippa Smart stands down. Read the joint statement from Pippa and Duncan and the full press release.

28 June 2020 – The session recordings from the EASE Virtual Conference held on 12 June, are now available on our YouTube channel.

23 June 2020 – Our summary of the GDPR Joint Discussion Forum is now available to read. Our thanks to Ana Marusic for her work.

22 June 2020 – in recognition of her many years of tireless work on the EASE Author Guidelines, which recently celebrated their 10th anniversary, we are delighted to award Sylwia Ufnalska Honorary life membership of EASE. Many congratulations.

21 June 2020 – EASE announces its 2021 conference will be held from 25-27 June 2021 in Valencia, Spain on the theme ‘promoting sustainability and diversity in research: the role of editors’ . Registration will open later in the year on 1 December 2020.

The European Association of Science Editors

EASE currently has just under 500 members living in more than 50 countries, not only in Europe but all over the world.  The Association offers the opportunity to stay abreast of trends in the rapidly-changing environment of scientific publishing.

As an EASE member, you can sharpen your editing, writing and thinking skills, broaden your outlook through encounters with people of different backgrounds and experience, and deepen your understanding of significant issues and specific working tools.

Finally, we have fun and enjoy learning from each other while upholding the highest standards.

The EASE Journal, European Science Editing was relaunched in February 2020 as a fully open access journal on the ARPHA platform. The journal publishes articles covering all aspects of scientific publishing to help editors improve the quality and integrity of scholarly publications. Read more…

EASE has developed a number of resources to help editors, including the popular EASE Guidelines for Authors and Translators of Scientific Articles and Quick Check table, the SAGER Guidelines, and toolkits for authors, editors and peer reviewers. All provide simple, clear advice aimed at making international scientific communication more efficient and many are available in a number of other languages.

Our Science Editors’ Handbook covers everything from on-screen editing to office management, peer review, and dealing with the media. It is available in softback and digital editions.

EASE – Excellence and Accountability in Science Editing