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.

Turkish Regional Chapter

Objective

  • To promote awareness of European Association of Science Editors (EASE) and organize training activities and thematic meetings in Turkey
  • To enhance collaboration among editors in eastern European and Balkan countries.
  • To write or translate books, guidelines or booklets for editors, reviewers and authors.

Read more about the Chapter’s activities on the EASE Blog here

Chapter Chair

Cem Uzun
Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey
cemuzun@yahoo.com

Professor of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at Trakya University Faculty of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey. He is the Pro-Rector of the Trakya University, where his responsibilities include university publications, ethics, library, and the Balkan Universities Association – of which his university is the founder and permanent general secretary.

Cem was elected as a Council Member of EASE for the term of 2018-2021 and as a Science Committee Member of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) ULAKBIM TR Index in 2018. He was the previous Editor in Chief (2012-2016), Co-Editor (2004-2008) and the Editor at Large of the Balkan Medical Journal (2016-2018), which is the only journal from medical schools in Turkey indexed in SCIE and Medline. Cem has organized workshops, symposiums and conferences on scientific writing, editing, journal management and publication ethics. As well as EASE, he is the member of COPE and the World Association of Medical Editors. He was a member of Programme Committee for the 14th EASE Conference, Bucharest 2018 and president of “How to become successful authors and editors of scientific journals – 3rd International Symposium of Scientific Journals of Trakya University”, which was endorsed by EASE.

Cem is the author of more than 100 articles in otorhinolaryngology. He also has several papers and presentations on science publishing related subjects. He received “Outstanding Young Faculty Award”, “Science Award” and “Researcher of the Year Award” in Turkey, and has been awarded “Goodwill Ambassador to the Academy from Turkey and the Balkans” by the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. He worked as a postdoc scholar at the University of Copenhagen with Danish Government scholarship and at Miami Ear Institute of the University of Miami with Fulbright scholarship.

Chapter Supporter

Taner Kemal Erdag
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Dokuz Eylul University
School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
taner.erdag@deu.edu.tr

Professor of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey. He graduated from Ege University School of Medicine in 1990. He completed his residency at the Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery between 1990 and 1994 in Izmir. He has been working at the Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery since 1999 after the military service and about three years of private practice. Dr. Erdag’s area of interest is pediatric otolaryngology. He has published 88 peer-reviewed articles, of which 54 published in journals indexed in PubMed, and a total of 188 oral or written presentations published at national and international conference proceedings. Prof. Erdag has been chief editor of Turkish Archives of Otorhinolaryngology since 2015 and also serves as a Section Editor in Balkan Medical Journal. He has organized workshops and conferences on scientific writing, editing, and publication ethics in the last three National Congresses of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery in Turkey. He is a member of EASE.

Members

Bulent Akyay
Assist Prof of Balkan History
Trakya University Balkan Research Institute, Edirne, Turkey
Editor of Journal of Balkan Research Institute
bulentakyay@trakya.edu.tr

Fatma Basar
Specialist & Coordinator of the DergiPark Project
Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK),
Turkish Academic Network and Information Center (ULAKBIM),
Cahit Arf Information Center, DergiPark, Ankara, Turkey
fatma.basar@tubitak.gov.tr

Cenk Demirdover
Assoc Prof of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Dokuz Eylül University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey
Chief editor of Turkish Journal of Plastic Surgery
cenkddr@gmail.com

Erdem Demiroz
PhD of Computer Education & Instructional Technologies
Trakya University Faculty of Education, Edirne, Turkey
Chief Editor of Trakya Journal of Education
erdemdemiroz@trakya.edu.tr

Oguz Kilinc
Prof of Chest Diseases
Dokuz Eylül University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey
Chief editor of Turkish Thoracic Journal
oguz.kilinc@deu.edu.tr

Kadri Kiran
Assoc Prof of Biology
Trakya University Faculty of Science, Edirne, Turkey
Chief editor of Trakya University Journal of Natural Sciences
kadrikiran@trakya.edu.tr

Zafer Kocak
Prof of Radiation Oncology & Member of Cancer Working Group, Turkish cademy of Sciences
Trakya University Faculty of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey
Chief editor of Balkan Medical Journal
zaferkocak12@gmail.com

Mustafa Secil
Prof of Radiology
Dokuz Eylül University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey
Chief editor of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
mustafa.secil@deu.edu.tr

Ebru Soyuyuce Aydin
Head Specialist
Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK),
Turkish Academic Network and Information Center (ULAKBIM),
Cahit Arf Information Center, TR Index, Ankara, Turkey
ebru.aydin@tubitak.gov

Sibel Tabanlioglu
Specialist
Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK),
Turkish Academic Network and Information Center (ULAKBIM),
Cahit Arf Information Center, TR Index, Ankara, Turkey
sibel.tabanlioglu@tubitak.gov.tr

Orhan Yilmaz
Prof of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
TR Index Committee Member
Karabuk University Faculty of Medicine, Karabuk, Turkey
Editor of KBB-Forum & ENT Case journals
orhan@kbb-bbc.org

Achievements

  • The members of the chapter organized more than 40 educational activities for journals, editors, reviewers, authors and researchers in the last 20 years.
  • Most of the members of the chapter are current or previous editors of the well-known scientific journals in Turkey.
  • Cem Uzun is the Council Member of the EASE and the Science Committee Member of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) ULAKBIM TR Index, which is the most prestigious index in Turkey.
  • Orhan Yilmaz has more than 25 years experience on the organization of symposiums for Periodical Publishing in Health Sciences, he is one of the Founders & Chair (2003-2013) and currently the Science Committee Member of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) ULAKBIM TR Index.
  • Kadri Kiran received the best poster award at the 14th EASE Conference in Bucharest in June 2018.

Documents

Planned Activities

  • Translation of the “Handbook for Journal Editors – INASP” edited by Pippa Smart (will be available in March 2019)
  • 2nd Course on Writing Scientific Paper in the Academic Life (Karabuk University, Karabuk, April 2019)
  • Editor and author workshop (9 Eylul University, Izmir, May 2019)
  • 3rd Course on Writing Scientific Paper in the Academic Life (Trakya University, Edirne, October 2019)
  • Instructional course for authors (41st Turkish National ORL-HNS Congress, Antalya, November 2019)
  • 4th International Symposium of Scientific Journals of Trakya University (Trakya University, Edirne, December 2019)
  • 5th International Symposium of Scientific Journals of Trakya University (Trakya University, Edirne, December 2020)
  • 6th International Symposium of Scientific Journals of Trakya University (Trakya University, Edirne, December 2021)
  • Candidate for the 16th EASE Conference (Turkey, June 2022)