CSE is an active organization, with many committees and volunteers. There are many avenues for involvement and many benefits, both to you and to CSE. Below is the list of active CSE Committees. Interested in getting involved? Join a committee!

To learn more about CSE Committees, how to get involved, and the path to leadership at CSE, read the Science Editor article: The Structure of CSE Committees and How to Get Involved

To join a CSE committee, you must be a member in good standing. Learn about the benefits of CSE membership and join today.



Primary Purpose



Determine CSE’s strategic initiatives and exercise the authority of the Board of Directors ‎in the management of the Society between regular meetings ‎of the Board of Directors, as necessary


Awards and Honors

Recommend the recipients of the annual CSE Award for Meritorious Achievement, the CSE Distinguished Service Award, and the CSE Certificate of Appreciation



Conduct the annual nomination process, vetting ‎candidates and presenting a recommended slate for elected office



Produce content to educate CSE members, including the Annual Meeting, Fall Symposium, Short Courses, and Webinars



Plan sessions for the annual meeting. Members are expected to organize a specific session for the event.


Fall Symposium

Plan sessions for the Fall Symposium. Members are expected to organize a specific session for the event.



Plan and organize the schedule of CSE webinars


Short Courses

Plan and execute short courses through suggesting content, timing, and potential faculty



Monitor and make recommendations for the financial health of CSE



Support the procurement of sponsors to help CSE carry out its mission

Marketing and Communications


Develop and execute marketing strategies to support specific CSE events and initiatives


Web Editor

Monitor, edit, and update website content on an ongoing basis

Membership and Community


Promote membership in CSE, develop concepts for membership retention and growth, plan and execute activities to promote connection between members



Support CSE in establishing an organizational infrastructure, culture, and capacity among its leadership, members, and the profession at large to deliver programmatic activities and training to integrate DEIA best practices


CSE Connect

Plan and implement frequent CSE Connect sessions for CSE Membership


Industry Advisory Board Oversight

Manage all operational activities of the Advisory Board to increase membership, refine existing CSE products and services, and develop strategic communication opportunities with commercial organizations and societies

Professional Development


Promote professional development within CSE and work to serve editorial professionals in the sciences by providing a network for career development


Certificate Program

Create a supportive network for career development by managing and advancing the operations of the CSE Publication Certificate Program



Support the development of early career individuals by managing CSE’s Mentorship- Program that pairs them with veteran CSE members in a one-on-one setting

Editorial Policy Committee


Serve as a resource regarding editorial and publishing policies applying to publications in the sciences.


Science Editor

Science Editor serves as a forum for the exchange of information and ideas among professionals concerned with editing and publishing in the sciences. The Editorial Board works with the Editor in Chief to suggest ideas for potential articles.


SSF/CSE Manual

Oversee regular updates and production of the CSE style manual