Following our June conference on the theme of Sustainability, inspired by the draft version of this document, and now in time for the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2021 in Glasgow, we are very proud to publish the “Environmental sustainability and scientific publishing: EASE manifesto.”
Authored by founding members of the EASE Environment & Sustainability Committee, Alastair Brown (Editor in Chief of The Lancet Planet) and Stefan Mertens (Managing Editor of Deutsches Ärzteblatt), the Manifesto details examples of good practices, novel concepts, and steps editors can take that will help raise awareness, inspire new ideas and develop habits to reduce their environmental footprint in their own particular circumstances, contributing to global efforts to reduce environmental damage.
The Manifesto includes a quick check table, for editors, publishers or anyone who would like to get a sense of possible changes to their daily practices.
The Manifesto is published in full, in EASE journal European Science Editing, free to read now:
Alongside the manifesto, Chief Editor Ksenija Baždarić and ESE Board Member, EASE Past-President, and Lancet Psychiatry Editor in Chief, Joan Marsh, have written an Editorial introducing the Manifesto, Checklist, and highlighting other environmentally conscious initiatives which have been recently launched in research publishing.
Mertens S, Brown A (2021) Environmental sustainability and scientific publishing: EASE manifesto. European Science Editing 47: e75625. https://doi.org/10.3897/ese.2021.e75625
Marsh J, Bazdaric K (2021) Climate change and health: the role of journals and editors. European Science Editing 47: e75635. https://doi.org/10.3897/ese.2021.e75635