August 2009; 35(3)


European science editors – recruiting the next generation. Joan Marsh


Fake paper causes open access storm. Bob Grant


How can we evaluate the quality of abstracts? Sylwia B Ufnalska, James Hartley

Editing Around the World

Publishing qualitative research: ten years’ experience. Katja Mruck, Günter Mey


English as she is wrote. John Taylor


Let’s turn posters upside down! Carol Norris
Last paragraph: the voice of a naive scientist? Marcin Kozak

Reports of meetings

How to be a successful journal editor. Pippa Smart
COPE seminar 2009. Gary Bryan

Book reviews

Jane Fraser et al: Creating Effective Conference Abstracts and Posters in Biomedicine. Manuella Walker
Ann Bless, Ed Hull: Reader-Friendly Biomedical Articles: How to Write Them! Moira Johnson
Denis Baron, McKenzie Clarke: Units, Symbols, and Abbreviations: A Guide for Authors and Editors… Moira Johnson

News from editing societies

NECOBELAC, a European project to promote the diffusion of scientific information in public health
sTANDEMpex: a standardized assessment system for English for medical purposes
ISMTE: a new society connecting editorial offices

Regular features

EASE-Forum Digest, March-June 2009. Elise Langdon-Neuner (compiler)
My Life as an Editor: Hervé Maisonneuve
This Site I Like: Notes from the blogosphere. Margaret Cooter
News Notes. Richard Hurley (compiler)
The Editor’s Bookshelf. Penny Hubbard, Paola De Castro (compilers)
Forthcoming meetings, courses, and BELS examinations

EASE business
Nominations for Council, Positions vacant, Membership changes, Pisa update, Members’ news