European Science Editing issue 45(1) released

The first European Science Editing issue of 2019 has been published!  Read it online now at

Issue 45(1) contains an editorial by Tennant et al. about how reviewer recommendations can influence editorial decision-making (p2). In their original article, Shwartzman and Zeldina describe the procedure of journal selection in a Russian grant programme (p6). The essay section presents two articles, one about abbreviations by Tom Lang and the other about openness in the reproducibility crisis by Ho and Vuong (pp11-16).

The meeting reports cover the Third International Symposium of Scientific Journals “How to become successful authors & editors of scientific journals” from Edirne, Turkey (p17) and SpotOn: Science Policy, Outreach, and Tools Online from London, UK (p18).

In the book review section, Duncan Nicholas presents Nicholas Rowe’s “Academic & Scientific Poster Presentation: a modern comprehensive guide” (p19), and of course you will find some interesting reading in our regular sections.

Sadly, in our obituary, we say goodbye to Dr Arie Manten, who died on 20 December 2018 at the age of 85. Arie was a founder of EASE and had been involved with the association since 1982. We send our condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

Ksenija Baždarić
European Science Editing