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.

‘The past, the present and the future of preprints’

Join us for a panel discussion on ‘The past, the present and the future of preprints’

Monday, October 19, 2020 

10am New York | 3pm London | 4pm Berlin | 7:30pm Mumbai

Preprints allow faster and broader dissemination of research and bring opportunities for new peer review models, but there are also asymmetries in their use, with some research disciplines and geographical areas more active than others.

At our panel discussion, chaired by ASAPbio Fellows Yamini Ravichandran and Marco Fumasoni, we will discuss with our five speakers the current status of preprints in the life sciences, how to maximize their benefits for all within the scientific community, and explore what the future may hold.

Schedule
Introduction by the Chairs
Perspectives on the preprint landscape: Anjana Badrinarayan (NCBS-Bangalore), Ross Mounce (Arcadia Fund), Antonis Rokas (Vanderbilt School of Medicine), Richard Sever (bioRxiv & medRxiv, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press), Sowmya Swaminathan (Nature Research) Roundtable discussion  Q&A
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Scholarly Editing

Editing of academic and scientific documents.

The team behind Access 2 Perspectives provides novel insights into the communication and management of Science. We are collective of independent freelance trainers and consultants from Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia provide trainings in Afrikaans, English, German, French, Greek, Spanish, Swedish and Portuguese. Collaborating with like-minded partners and experts of various disciplines allows us to offer you a range of topics within the field of Science Communication.

Documents for which we can assist you with regarding layout, formatting, writing style and structure, grammar and spell check, esp. if English is your second or third language, include:

Contact: info@access2perspectives.com Website: www.access2perspectives.com

EASE Digest

The EASE Digest was launched in February 2020 as a member magazine. This publication replaces the printed European Science Editing journal which is now available as an open-access, digital journal at https://ese.arphahub.com/ .

The content of the EASE Digest is similar to that of European Science Editing. For 2020 it will continue to contain all the articles that appear in the journal, as well as the informational columns that we know many members really value – for example the Bookshelf which Anna Maria Rossi compiles (an amazing source of important reading), book reviews that Fiona Murphy manages (a key guide to what to read – and what not to!) and This Site I Like from Silvia Maina which is the key source for most of my bookmarks. We also hope to include more EASE related content and updates, so it will provide additional interesting and useful reading throughout the year.

The EASE Digest is delivered free to members via post in quarterly issues, in February, May, August and November. Each issue will be posted here in .pdf format.

February 2020 – coming soon



EASE Environmental Policy

This environmental policy statement is about EASE as an organisation. It will be updated annually.

REWARD | EQUATOR Conference 2020

Sharing Strategies for Research Improvement

20–22 February 2020 Berlin, Germany

reward-equator-conference-2020.com

EASE Conference Abstract: Peer Review: Research and Training

We have another session abstract for our conference!

Click here to read it in full

COST PEERE session on peer review: research and training
Chairs: Ana Marusic and Flaminio Squazzoni, Trans-Domain COST Action TD1306 New Frontiers of Peer Review

This session will use a trans-disciplinary approach to look into newest developments in peer review research and training, in order to explore the ways to improve efficiency, transparency and accountability of peer review.

Speakers:

AMERBAC Editorial Board Announcement

Our colleagues at AMERBAC – the Mexican Association of Biomedical Editors – have announced their new Editorial Board for 2018.

The Board members are as follows:

President – Lic. Alejandro Machorro Nieves
Vice President – Mtra. Angélica Dávalos Alcázar
Secretary – Dra. Abilene C. Escamilla Ortiz
Treasurer – Dr. Maximiliano de León González
Director (International Affairs) – Dra. María del Carmen Ruíz Alcocer
Director (Education and Research) – Mtra. María Teresa Rojas-Rodríguez
Director (Editorial Development) – Dr. Norberto Sotelo Cruz
Director (Diffusion) – Lic. Juan Fernando González García
Coordination in Nursing – Dr. Erick Landeros Olvera

Congratulations to all appointed. We look forward to meeting an AMERBAC delegation at our Bucharest conference in June.

– Posted: Thursday 14th December, 2017 –

Updated Guidelines for Authors and Translators

New versions of our Guidelines for Authors and Translators are available now.

Minor changes updated in this year’s versions consist of:

– updating the references
– emphasis on the incorrect use of the words gender and trimester (in the main body of the guidelines)
– note on the increased number of language versions (26 in total)
– note on EASE conference in Romania in June 2018

The English version of the Guidelines are published in the November edition of the EASE journal, European Science Editing (43.4), and links to all 26 versions can be found on the EASE website.

The EASE Guidelines provide simple, clear advice aimed at making international scientific communication more efficient.

This concise and readable set of editorial guidelines was first published by EASE in 2010 and is updated annually.

The document is available in 26 languages, and is aimed to help scientists worldwide in successful presentation of their research results and in correct translation of manuscripts into English. It briefly explains how to write complete, concise, and clear manuscripts, and draws attention to ethical issues: authorship criteria, plagiarism, conflict of interests, etc.

Eight appendices provide examples or more detailed information on selected topics (Abstracts, Ambiguity, Cohesion, Ethics, Plurals, Simplicity, Spelling, and Text-tables).

Widespread use of EASE Guidelines should increase the efficiency of international scientific communication.

Visit the Guidlines page to download copies now: https://www.ease.org.uk/publications/author-guidelines-authors-and-translators/

Round table statement to improve animal research reporting

During September of this year, a round table convened at the LAVA-ESLAV-ECLAM conference on Reproducibility of Animal Studies in Edinburgh, to discuss more about the problems in publishing animal research.

The discussion involved representatives from journals (including F1000Research, PLOS ONE, BMJ Open Science, and The Lancet), funders (including Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust), and professional organisations (including EASE and EQUATOR).

The outcome was a statement published in BMC Veterinary Research this week, authored by a team led by Nicola Osborne. The document puts forward a pledge to improve reporting and reproducibility standards in animal research, and calls upon academics and laboratory veterinarians to drive this change.

The statement can be accessed here: Osborne et al. BMC Veterinary Research (2017) 13:314. DOI 10.1186/s12917-017-1235-9

– 8th November, 2017–

Member offer – Online Editors’ course and resource

A newly-launched online resource and training course for Editors on How to publish better content is available from PSP Consulting.

EASE members can sign up at the introductory offer of £200. State that you are an EASE member when booking to obtain the discount.

The course provides an online resource for editors in all disciplines, covering topics such as improving submissions, detecting problem submissions, improving peer review and creating strategic plans. Course modules also include short guide booklets covering the topics, interactive quizzes, and case studies.

Find out more at at https://www.pspconsulting.org/training/online-editor-s-course/

EASE are pleased to officially endorse this course, which we feel offers excellent expert guidance on a wealth of valuable publishing skills and situations.

(The decision to endorse the course was made following strict EASE guidelines for endorsement: Pippa Smart at PSP is on EASE Council but was not involved in the endorsement)