Welcome to the new EASE website!

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After many months of hard work, we are delighted to finally unveil your new, reimagined, reinvigorated, and redesigned EASE – and what better time than the 40th year of the Association to give it a full makeover!

Huge thanks to our web developer Matt Collins at Ampersand Industries, and our designer Phil Wellington at Wellington Graphic, for helping us bring our vision for the future of EASE to life.

We are very proud of our new logo, which showcases our core colour scheme of dark blue, turquoise and white, for a bold, fresh, modern exciting, and authoritative presence.

A very modern and distinctively styled typeface was chosen, with the logo set in lowercase to portray the Association in a friendlier, smoother and more elegant fashion.

The logo retains the diagonal slash from the old design to give a sense of forward movement, continuity from EASE’s history, and a subtle reference to punctuation we use as editors, both on paper, and online.

As well as these core colours and the main logo itself, we have six additional colours and logos to theme the different sections of the website and our activities, giving the Association and your experience of it more vibrancy.

As you may have seen, the homepage of our website is now a more dynamic and colourful entry point to all things EASE. Each panel presents the latest activities from each of our main website sections. It is your one-stop at-a-glance overview of everything that is happening across the Association.

Our new website features more functionality to enhance the community aspects of EASE, greater visibility to all the resources that our fantastic Committees are developing, and easier access to our events and activities.

Here is a brief introduction to the major changes available with the relaunch – be sure to keep returning as we release more features and content over the coming months.

More power to our members

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Your member profile is now more detailed and interactive, giving you the ability to tell us and fellow EASE members more about yourself, fine tune your communication preferences, list your services and add even more detail about your skills and interests to your profile than before.

Visit your new Dashboard now to update your profile, add your Editorial and Training Services directly to our Registers, add Events you are involved in to appear in our Calendar, and post Vacancies to our job board, to make you and your activities more discoverable.

More information at your fingertips

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Our new Resources database gives our members a fully interactive, dynamic interface to search for a wealth of guidance, tips, literature, tools and more, to support you in your roles of Author, Peer Reviewer, Journal Editor and Manuscript Editor.

The Resource database is our new centralised interface for all the resources that contribute to our Toolkits, PLUS the outputs and related resources from our Special Interest Committees and Regional Chapters. This new format of database allows us to update our resources with more content more regularly, giving you convenient access to the most recent information, guidance, training and tools for your work.

More ways to get involved in our Community

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Visit our revamped Communities page to discover more about our Special Interest Committees and Regional Chapters.

We have four Committees, working on Peer Review, Gender Policy, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and Environment & Sustainability.  Make use of their range of Resources, see what Events they have coming up, browse their past Achievements and see how to get involved in the community yourself.

Our Regional Chapters support local communities, and interaction among editors within countries or groups of countries; providing EASE Resources in local languages and timezones, hosting special events and other activities to better support the development of our global community in the most appropriate ways possible.

New Events and Training

We have made browsing upcoming events through our new Events page more intuitive, with a calendar that lets you see all the official events EASE has coming up, and other action around the wider scholarly publishing and research community. 

We have included the dates of all EASE Council, Committee and Chapter meetings in the calendar to make our activities more visible to our members.  If you would like to have us raise an issue before Council, or have any of our Community groups consider a proposal, you will now be able to see the meetings coming up to message us and get it on the agenda!

We are very excited to unveil our first new training sessions, starting with an open event available to all members at the start of March with Understanding and Reporting Statistics in Medicine, and a special training session coordinated between four of our Regional Chapters; Editorial School for Journal Editors, which we hope to reproduce for more Chapters and the wider EASE community in due course.

New publications styles

Our journal, European Science Editing has also been treated to a full redesign. Our ARPHA website is now live, in its new livery, with new style articles currently in production, to be unveiled in the very near future.

We will also be updating our core Guidelines, Statements and Resources with our new designs, along with some brand new material coming soon!

Alongside all these major developments, we have also made many other quality of life changes around the site that we hope will make your experiences of being an EASE member more fruitful and enjoyable, and give new visitors and future members an even warmer welcome to all things EASE.

I am very excited to finally reveal all these changes to you, our members and every visitor to our website, and I am looking forward to building on all the potential we have across or community for this new era in the life of EASE.

Duncan Nicholas
EASE President