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 gendered system of academic publishing: EASE GPC in the Lancet

Members of the EASE Gender Policy Committee have published an article in The Lancet, addressing “the gendered system of academic publishing”, suggesting that it “is both a reflection and a cause of women’s under-representation and disadvantage in other areas of the scientific enterprise.”

In addition to summarising current developments in gender issues within the publishing community (such as the self-report from Nature and 2015 study of Obstetrics & Gynecology), the article discusses outcomes from a workshop held in November under the title; Gender Equality in Academic Publishing: Challenges and Opportunities in Health Journals. The workshop looked at “identifying strategies to improve gender equity in peer review and publication processes.”

The article is free to access from the journal here

Details of the work and impact of our Gender Policy Committee, including the SAGER Guidelines, can be found on their dedicated pages on the EASE site here.

The gendered system of academic publishing
Lundine, Jamie et al.
The Lancet , Volume 391 , Issue 10132 , 1754 – 1756
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30950-4

– Tuesday 8th May, 2018 –

Conference poster session abstracts

Poster abstract submission is now officially closed and the first abstracts have been posted to our website conference pages.

We have had a good response with 12 posters accepted, and authors coming from five countries in three continents: Chile, Germany, Korea, Spain, and Turkey to present sessions on assessment of scientific indicators, national author representation, nursing ethics, narrative reviews, and ethical guidelines.

We will still have room at the conference for more, so late applications could still be considered: interested authors should contact the Conference Secretary as soon as possible (conference@ease.org.uk).

All those who have submitted an abstract should have heard from the Programme Committee by now: please contact the Conference Secretary if you have not.

https://www.ease.org.uk/ease-events/14th-ease-conference-bucharest-2018/confposter2018/

EASE Conference announcements!

We are delighted to announce some further details of our 14th EASE conference, to be held in June, 2018.

The University of Bucharest has kindly agreed to host our conference. Prof Liviu Papadima, Vice-rector, will provide facilities in the Faculty of Law, Boulevard. M. Kogalniceanu.

We are also pleased to bring you the first draft of the conference programme, to give you an idea of the topics and sessions we will be bringing you at the event.

We have added several new pages to our website to cover everything conference-related, and will be regularly updating it as we finalise further details.

Please visit our Bucharest 2018 homepage for more information.

https://www.ease.org.uk/ease-events/14th-ease-conference-bucharest-2018/