European Science Editing issue 44(4) released

The latest issue of EASE journal European Science Editing has been published. Read it online now:

Our editorial goes back to the classics as it calls our attention to new questionnaires and how to interpret their structure (p74). In the original article section, Lopes Fujita, Agustin-Lacruz, and Terra present an investigation of 64 journal guidelines about titles, abstracts, and keywords in the fields of information and communication sciences (p76). In the essay section Helen Speyer discusses the value of an unpublished or “failed” trial (p80). In our viewpoint section, Gert et al. present the development and uptake of the Joint Position Statement on the role of professional medical writers, and Jean Iwaz discusses journal guidelines and complicated submission systems (p83).

The Meeting reports section covers PubMet’s 5th conference on scholarly publishing in the context of open science (p86). Hervé Maisonneuve reviews the book Publish or Perish: Perceived Benefits versus Unintended Consequences by Imad A Moosa (p88).

You can read an interview with the chief editor of The EMBO Journal and head of scientific publications at EMBO in My life as an editor (p89) and in This site I like we present ScienceMatters, a crowdsourcing site in science publishing (p91).

And finally, the 2018 revision of our hugely popular EASE Guidelines for Authors and Translators is published as an online supplement in the issue.

We wish you all the best for the holidays and hope you enjoy the read.

Ksenija Baždarić
European Science Editing