President's Letter — November 2010
As we head into the fall and winter holiday season, spring and the annual CSE meeting may seem a long way off. However, a very industrious Program Committee is putting the finishing touches on terrific program that includes many new topics as well as some old favorites. Mark your calendars so that you can join us in Baltimore May 1-3, 2011. This month’s newsletter includes information on Short Courses that will precede the meeting and a variety of other updates.
Wishing CSE members a Happy Thanksgiving and a peaceful start of the winter holiday season. Remember, if you have comments or suggestions related to CSE activities, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's what's happening:
Patricia Baskin, MS
Director, CSE Short Courses
Come early to Baltimore to attend one of CSE’s Short Courses preceding the annual meeting. We are again offering four courses consisting of presentations by experienced faculty, breakout sessions, and question-and-answer sessions. Bring your computers if possible; most of the materials will be on flash drives that you can take home with you so that you can continue to benefit from these courses long after the meetings end. The courses include roundtable luncheons to continue discussions in the courses and coffee breaks for casual conversations with other course participants.
CSE members and meeting attendees are encouraged to submit abstracts describing their editorial research for consideration for presentation in the CSE 2011 Poster Session. Abstracts for Posters will be reviewed by the CSE Research Committee, blinded to the identity of the presenter. Submitters will be notified whether their poster has been selected by March 15, 2011.
When submitting your abstract, please indicate your presentation’s category of investigation (Editing, Peer Review, Scientific Misconduct, Conflicts of Interest, Editorial Office Management and Systems, Publishing Innovations, or other).
Please upload your abstracts online by February 15, 2011.
Keep an eye out for notices of upcoming webinars. Topics will include "Online Usage Data: Where to Get It and What to Do with It" and "Impact Factors and the Alternatives." If you have an idea for a webinar, please contact Angela Cochran, the Education Committee Chair, at email@example.com.
The Council of Science Editors International Scholarship Program provides support for editors from developing nations to attend CSE Annual Meetings. Several scholarships will be offered to CSE’s 2011 Annual Meeting in Baltimore. A full scholarship--approximately $3,500--will cover conference registration, room and board, and travel expenses. However, every dollar counts and whether you can make a $15 or $1,000 donation it will help bring us closer to our goal. Don't miss your opportunity to support our cause. Please click here for more information or to donate online.
Recommendations of potential candidates are being solicited for the following positions on the CSE Board of Directors: Vice President, Secretary, and Director. To learn more about these positions or to submit a recommendation, go to the CSE Web site and click on the "Members Only" tab. Then choose "Board of Directors Nominations Suggestions."
Recommendations will be sent to the CSE Nominating Committee for consideration, and the committee's nominations will be sent to the CSE Board of Directors for review. Self-recommendations will not be accepted.
Diane Lang, CSE Past President and Chair, Nominating Committee
CSE is pleased to announce that Dr. Sunil Moreker is the Chair of CSE’s Web Committee. Dr. Moreker is looking for some enthusiastic CME members to, with assistance from CSE’s management staff, help update CSE’s web site, www.councilofscienceeditors.org . If you are interested, please contact Dr. Moreker at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Become a fan, send a tweet, or get linked in with the Council of Science Editors. To find the CSE Facebook page, go to your personal page or type in the URL http://www.facebook.com/ and search the pages for Council of Science Editors. Or click on the button to the right.
To follow CSE on Twitter, search for CScienceEditors.
You can also find CSE on LinkedIn. Sign in to your personal page, or join to create a personal page if you are not a member. On your personal page, on the top toolbar, mouse over Groups, click on Groups Directory, then search for Council of Science Editors in the search box in the upper right corner.
Christine Laine, CSE President