SEP, 2013

CACTUS/Editage will be attending the first joint meeting of the EASE and the ISMTE at Blankenberge, Belgium

Science editors and professionals with an interest in science communication will come together for the first joint meeting of the European Association of Science Editors (EASE) and International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE) that will be held in Blankenberge, Belgium, on September 23–24, 2013. The two-day meeting will begin with a keynote lecture by Irene Hames, who will discuss some of the issues with the current peer review process and how it is expected to change in future. The plenary sessions on both days will cover recent advancements in science communication, with emphasis on the role of the digital transition and the internet. In addition, the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) will conduct an interactive workshop where cases covering a wide range of issues in research integrity and publication ethics will be discussed.

CACTUS will be represented by Shazia Khanam (Manager, Publication Support Services) and Clarinda Cerejo (Managing Editor, Scholarly Communications). In line with the theme of the keynote lecture, we will be presenting a poster entitled ‘Can authors’ editors help expedite peer review of the manuscripts they edit?’ Our study discusses the role of authors’ editors and how they can eliminate errors related to study reporting prior to manuscript submission, thus allowing peer reviewers to focus on the technical aspects of the study. Read our abstract here.

We will be happy to meet you if you are attending the EASE/ISMTE joint meeting. For live updates from the conference, tune in to @Editage on Twitter.