February 2024 – Webinar
EASE Webinar – Walking the walk: assessing our commitment to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
The EASE Environment and Sustainability Committee reported the results of the EASE/HESi Survey and compared them with those of the IPA's survey. They also discussed the EASE Manifesto and the STM/SDG roadmap which will help you reach your sustainability goals in 2024.
September 2023 – Panel discussion
PUBMET2023 Conference ZNAK/EASE session: Environmental awareness and sustainability in scholarly communication
Panel discussion organized by Croatian Association for Scholarly Communication (CROASC or ZNAK in Croatian), EASE Croatian Chapter and EASE Environment and Sustainability Committee, in which the ways to reduce environmental impact and increase sustainability, along with various initiatives and resources available for journal editors and publishers, will be presented and discussed.
July 2023 – Event
ISMTE 2023 Global Event EASE session: Harnessing leadership and accountability for a sustainable publishing industry
The conversations and actions around sustainability and environmental responsibilities of the publishing industry are gaining momentum in recent years. Building on related dialogues at ISMTE’s Global Event 2022 and EASE’s Annual Conference 2021, this session aims at making Aspire 2023 participants aware of the recent developments and of the opportunities for integrating sustainability-, environment-, and climate-related actions in the publishing ecosystem. This moderated panel discussion will further inform the participants about specific tools, e.g., EASE Environment Manifesto/Checklist, and STM SDG Forum’s Toolkits, available to adopt sustainability actions at individual as well as organizational levels. By engaging the participants in the conversation, the session will explore issues and challenges around leadership and accountability in the space of growth and sustainability of the publishing industry.
EASE / STM / HESI / SDG Publishers Compact Fellows Sustainable Solutions Summit
The free virtual event will focus on the top recommended actions and trends to better align academic research, education materials, and the sharing of research findings with making the world a better place through connections to the Sustainable Development Goals.
Sustainable Solutions Summit
Academic journal editors, editorial directors, and journal publishers are invited to join the SDG Publishers Compact Fellows and the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative in a Solutions Summit. The virtual event will focus on the top recommended actions and industry trends to better align journal scopes and practices with making the world a better place through connections to the Sustainable Development Goals.
October 2022 – Workshop
EASE/HESI UN SDG Publishers Compact Survey Workshop
EASE and the HESI Fellows action group are undertaking a joint initiative to conduct a study editors and those involved in scholarly communication and publishing to discover how they (or their organisations) are contributing to the achievement of the UN SDGs.
February 2022 – Discussion
Collaboration with UN SDG Publishers Compact working group
Meeting to discuss potential for collaboration with industry partners, co-ordinated by the UN SDG Publishers Compact, to develop content, tools and collateral to support their work in promoting and adopting the SDGs as part of their editorial work.
November 2021 – Editorial
Joint editorial initiative with UK Health Alliance on Climate Change
Collaboration with the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change to coordinate nursing and public health journals from across the world to simultaneously publish an editorial calling for world leaders to take emergency action to transform societies and limit climate change, restore biodiversity, and protect health. The E&S Committee encouraged EASE members with health journals to take part, and published a viewpoint in European Science Editing to raise awareness of the initiative.
The joint editorial was published in advance of the UN General Assembly, one of the last international meetings taking place before the (COP26) climate conference in Glasgow, UK in November 2021. Over 220 leading journals, including The Lancet, the East African Medical Journal, the Chinese Science Bulletin, the New England Journal of Medicine, the International Nursing Review, the National Medical Journal of India, The British Medical Journal, the Revista de Saúde Pública (Brazil), and the Medical Journal of Australia.
October 2021 – Editorial
Publication of the EASE Environmental Manifesto
The Manifesto details examples of good practices, novel concepts, and steps editors can take that will help raise awareness, inspire new ideas and develop habits to reduce their environmental footprint in their own particular circumstances, contributing to global efforts to reduce environmental damage.
June 2021 – Guidelines
Presentation and publication of the Environmental sustainability and scientific publishing: a manifesto
Presentation and publication of the Environmental sustainability and scientific publishing: a manifesto at the 15th EASE Conference held online in June 2021, by EASE Council member and Chair of the E&S Committee, Stephan Mertens
June 2021 – Activity
Signatory to the UN’s SDG Publishers Compact
EASE and its journal European Science Editing, became signatories to the UN's SDG Publishers Compact.