The EASE (European Association of Science Editors) is organizing the 17th General Assembly and Conference on Quality Scientific Publishing from June 1-3, 2023 in Istanbul, Turkey and online.

The hybrid conference will feature an international panel of experts. For online attendees, GatherTown will be used as the platform.

Scientific Programme

The program officially starts on Thursday, June 1 (Istanbul time) and closes on Saturday, June 3 (GMT+3).

3.00pm-4.00pm EASE General Assembly and AGM

4.00pm-4.30pm What’s new at EASE?

4.30pm-5.00pm Tea break

Session 1 – Keynote presentation: Scientific publishing: quality, ethics and integrity – what does good science publishing look like?
Chair: Cem Uzun, Koç University School of Medicine, Turkey
Speaker: Dr Joan Marsh, Lancet Psychiatry, UK

6.00pm-7.00pm Welcome Reception, announcement of the Poster competition winners

Session 2 – What does quality mean for publishers, editors and authors and are we aligned?
Chair: Mary Miskin, The Charlesworth Group, UK
Speakers: Joe Krumpfer, Wiley, UK; Matthew Woodcock, Cambridge University Press, UK; George Vousden, PLOS ONE, UK

10.15am-10.55am Break
A chance for in-person delegates to chat over coffee and croissants, while online delegates mingle in our virtual conference hall on our GatherTown platform

Session 3 – Why are we doing it this way? Auditing journal best practices
Chair: Meghan McDevitt, Managing Editor, Origin Editorial, USA
Speakers: Juanita Goossens-Roach, Cambridge University Press & Assessment, UK; Stephanie Kinnan, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, USA

11.35am-11.45am Comfort break – A short break with no refreshments

Session 4 – Quality publishing needs quality people
Chair: Professor Ana Marušić, University of Split School of Medicine, Croatia
Speakers: Mrs Pippa Smart, PSP Consulting, UK; Dr Paige Shaklee, Elsevier, The Netherlands; Dr Are Brean, Norwegian Medical Journal, Norway; Dr Jeremy Y. Ng, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Canada

1.00pm-2.30pm Lunch

Session 5 – Peer review
Transparency and quality
Chair: Dr Bahar Mehmani, Elsevier, The Netherlands
Speakers: Tony Ross-Hellauer, Graz University of Technology, Austria; Misha Teplitski, University of Michigan, USA; Alessio Bolognesi, eLife, UK

Ethics of peer review and when things go wrong
Chair: Mario Malički, Stanford University, USA
Speakers: Shalimar Shadeed, Elsevier, The Netherlands; Dr Catriona MacCallum, Hindawi Ltd, UK

4.00pm-4.30pm Tea break

Session 6 – Quality requires investment, who pays?
Chair: Professor Jadranka Stojanovski, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Speakers: Dr Vivienne Bachelet, Universidad de Santiago, Chile; Johan Rooryck, cOAlition S, Belgium; Dominic Mitchell, DOAJ, Sweden

Session 7 – Digital tools to help
Chair: Octavian Andronic, Carol Davila of Medicine, Romania
Speakers: Camelia Diaconu, Archives of the Balkan Medical Union, Romania; Gareth Dyke, Research Square, Hungary; John Willinsky, PKP, USA; Rachael Lammey, Crossref, UK

10.15am-11.00pm Coffee break and networking

Session 8 – Journal performance beyond the impact factor
Chair: Yaiza del Pozo Martin, Lancet Haematology, Spain
Speakers: Cristina Huidiu, Elsevier, The Netherlands; James Butcher, Journalology, UK; Juliet Dobson, BMJ, UK

Presentation from Premier Sponsors, Elsevier

Poster presentations

12.45pm-2.00pm Lunch

Session 9 – Quality metrics requirements for indexing
Chair: Marta Colomer Lluch, MDPI, Spain
Speakers: Mireia Guardingo, Clarivate, Spain; Tracy Chen, Elsevier, China; Enric Sayas, MDPI, Spain

3.00pm-3.30pm Tea break

Session 10 – Debate – Open access will reduce quality publishing
Chair: Joan Marsh, Lancet Psychiatry, UK
Proposer: Pippa Smart, PSP Consulting, UK; Opposer: Matt Hodgkinson, UKRIO, UK

Closing remarks
EASE President 2023-25

Conference close

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