Rachael Lammey, Outreach Manager of the Member and Community Outreach Team at Crossref, and Council Member of the European Association of Science Editors (EASE), gives a brief history of EASE – which celebrated its 30-year anniversary in 2012.

Recorded 6 July 2016 at a MedComms Networking event in Oxford. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

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ABSTRACT:

EASE is a professional association for science editors and associated professionals, which was formed in 1982 through the merger of the European Life Science Editors’ Association (ELSE) and the European Association of Earth Science Editors (Editerra). Despite its European title, EASE has an international advisory board, including members from Asia and the USA, and its 450 members come from over 50 countries, from Australia to Venezuela and China.

EASE’s mission: ‘to improve the global standard of science editing by promoting the value of science editors and supporting professional development, research and collaboration’ is supported by a biennial conference, and a quarterly, peer-reviewed print journal, European Science Editing, which is free to members. Among a number of other publications, The Science Editors’ Handbook covers a wide range of subjects, including all aspects of editing scientific publications and running a journal. EASE Guidelines for Authors and Translators of Scientific Articles is updated annually, and freely available in more than 20 languages. An EASE Toolkit for Journal Editors collates a broad range of resources, including 10 ‘golden rules for journal editors’.

Individual EASE membership costs £85 a year, with discounts for students and those over 65 years. Benefits of membership include discounts on editorial software and courses, free online access to The Science Editors’ Handbook, access to a discussion forum-type electronic mailing list, to share problems and solutions, and free advertising for members’ courses and services on the association website.

Written by Penny Gray, Freelance Medical Writer

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We are building a library of free webcasts, like this one, for the global MedComms Community and others at  http://www.networkpharma.tv and we’d welcome your suggestions for new topics and speakers.

Full details of this MedComms Networking event are at http://medcommsnetworking.com/event75.html

Rachael’s presentation (PDF format) is at http://medcommsnetworking.com/presentations/lammey_060716.pdf

Rachael’s Linkedin page is at https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachaellammey/

More about the European Association of Science Editors (EASE) can be found at:

Web: http://www.ease.org.uk

Filming and technical direction by Mario Crispino, Freelance Cameraman & Editor

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