History of the Council of Science Editors

The Council of Biology Editors (CBE) became the Council of Science Editors on January 1, 2000. The new name, which was voted on by the membership during 1999, more accurately reflects our expanding membership.

CBE was established in 1957 by joint action of the National Science Foundation and the American Institute of Biological Sciences. Today, it enjoys close relationships with a number of scientific publishing organizations, both national and international, but it functions autonomously, relying on the vigor of its more than 1,200 members to attain the goals of the organization.

Any individual interested in the purpose of the CSE is eligible for regular membership.

Editors of the CBE Newsletter and CBE Views

Years Editor
CBE Newsletter  
1959 - [?]1962 Fred R Cagle
[?]1963 – 1969 Robert E Gordon
1969-1974 Karl Heumann
1975 David Frost
1975-1978 Bernard Forscher
CBE Views  
1978-1979 Bernard Forscher
1979-1980 Evelyn S Myers
1981 Margaret Broadbent (interim editor)
1981-1986 Stephen R Geiger
1987-1991 Gisella Pollock
1991-1993 Sharon Boots
1993-1994 Alan Brush
1994-1998 Martha M Tacker
1998-1999 Barbara Gastel

Science Editor

2000-2010 Barbara Gastel
2010-2011 Rebecca Benner
2011 Teresa Melcher
2012 Patty Baskin


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