Schedule of Events

All event times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).


Monday, May 4

11:30am – 12:00pm CSE Welcome Remarks and Business Meeting
12:15pm – 1:30pm 2020 Keynote Presentation: Brian Nosek, PhD

“Improving Openness and Reproducibility in Scholarly Communication”
Transparency and reproducibility are core principles of research and not (yet) part of daily practice. Failures of transparency and reproducibility retard progress on creating knowledge. The Center for Open Science offers incentives to encourage, tools to enable, and training to enact transparency and reproducibility in all areas of research. Adoption will increase the efficiency of finding solutions to pressing problems.

1:30pm – 2:00pm Break
2:00pm – 3:00pm Breakout Sessions 1.1, 1.2

1.1 No Data, No Problem: Improving Research Quality Through Registered Reports
Carissa A. Gilman, Managing Editor, CANCER, American Cancer Society; David Mellor, PhD, Director of Policy Initiatives, Center for Open Science

Registered Reports is an emerging format that allows authors to obtain formal feedback on the value of their research question and the quality of their proposed study methodology by conducting peer review prior to data collection. This session will provide an overview of the evidence of the need for and effects of study registration and Registered Reports; collections of resources for funders and journals to work together on reducing bias and improving research through Registered Reports; and a mechanism for evaluating journals based on open sciences practices, including data availability statements, reporting checklists, and the use of Registered Reports. The presenter will also discuss how the Registered Reports initiative is being used to improve the rigor of scientific research during the current COVID-19 crisis.

1.2 Knowledge Exchange: Checking the Data and Interactive Figures
Anna Jester, Director of Sales & Marketing, eJournalPress; Angie Hunter, MS, Development Editor, American Chemical Society; Gregory Schwarz, PhD, Data Editor, American Astronomical Society

Interesting questions, and their diverse answers, are often found during informal discussions with others who have encountered the same situations and concerns. This session will provide you with the opportunity to bring a question, an answer, or just your curiosity as we discuss two topics: Checking the Data and Interactive Figures (Angela Hunter) and Data behind the Figures, (DbFs) (Gregory Schwarz).

3:00pm – 3:30pm Break
3:30pm – 4:30pm Breakout Sessions 2.1, 2.2

2.1 Publishing Chinese Research: A Look at the Evolving Requirements and Experiences of Editors and Scientists
Erin McMullan, Executive Director, KWF Editorial/KWF Consulting; Hua (Selin) He, MD, Mphil, CEO, Medjaden; Lei Pei; Clark Holdsworth, PhD, Research Communications Manager, LetPub

This session will focus on the evolving requirements and experiences of editors and scientists publishing Chinese research. The session will spotlight the approach taken by a Chinese-edited journal to attract many high quality submissions from China; share the experience of a medical scientist navigating the research environment in China; and finally, explain the evolution of the research assessment system in China relative to scientific articles and academic journals.

2.2 Open Access and Plan S: An International Comparison
Jennifer Deyton, Senior Partner, J&J Editorial, LLC; Brittany Swett, Executive Director, J&J Editorial, LLC; Margaret (Peggy) Perkins, MA, ELS, Director of Manuscript Editing, New England Journal of Medicine


4:40pm – 5:30pm Virtual Happy Hour

Tuesday, May 5

11:30am – 12:00pm 2020 CSE Awards Presentation
12:15pm – 1:30pm 2020 Plenary Presentation: Maryam Zaringhalam, PhD

“Storytelling for a More Equitable Open Science Enterprise”
The open science movement has often failed to address the needs of the general public, who are crucial stakeholders in the scientific enterprise. Open science must therefore include building lines for open communication with non-expert audiences. Telling the stories behind the science is a powerful tool for cracking open the scientific enterprise, providing the public with a window into the broader context underlying discovery, the motivations that drive the research, and the ultimate impact of innovation on people’s everyday lives. Highlighting stories of science also enables the public to see the human side of science, allowing them to see themselves reflected in the people doing science, which can cultivate a sense of belonging and increase public trust in the products and process of research.

1:30pm – 2:00pm Break
2:00pm – 3:00pm Breakout Sessions 3.1, 3.2

3.1 Project Management Fundamentals for the Editorial Office
Emma P. Shumeyko, MPS Publishing, Managing Editor, PNAS; Emilie Gunn, Associate Director, Journals Editorial, ASCO; Jennifer Arndt, American Chemical Society

Great news! You’ve been assigned to lead an exciting new project for your editorial office. How can you approach it in a way to ensure maximum success while minimizing stress? This session will explore the basics of project management concepts and provide real-life examples of how to put those concepts into use in the editorial office.

3.2 Working with Multi-Language Authors
Dana Compton, Editorial Director, American Society of Civil Engineers; Adriana Romero-Olivares, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of New Hampshire; Bryan R. Hamman, MSc, PAg, English-language Expression & Editing, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Thailand; Ben Mudrak, PhD, Product Manager, American Chemical Society

This session will discuss support throughout the journal publishing process for authors who speak English as an additional language. How can the experience for these authors be made as positive as possible, while ensuring the highest quality publications? The panel will present a balanced perspective from the points of view of a publisher, a language editor, and an author.

3:00pm – 3:30pm Break
3:30pm – 4:30pm Breakout Sessions 4.1, 4.2

4.1 The Expanded Use of DOI and Content Citation Granularity
Nancy R. Gough, PhD, Consultant, BioSerendipity, LLC; Midori Baer, Director, Publishing Operations, PLOS; Daniella Lowenberg, Dryad Product Manager & Make Data Count Principal Investigator, California Digital Library, University of California; Stacy Konkiel, Director of Research Relations at Altmetrics & Dimensions, Digital Science

DOI are now available for published articles, preprints, data sets, and individual figures. This session explores how the expanded use of DOI is enabling content linking, changing citations, and influencing usage tracking of scientific content. Presentations from publishers, data aggregating and indexing services, and librarians will reveal challenges and opportunities created by the adoption of DOI for multiple types of scientific content.

4.2 Improving Peer Review One Case Study at a Time
Tamara Hanna, Director, New Product Innovation, American Chemical Society; Sonja Krane, Associate Publisher, American Chemical Society; Matthew Hayes, Director of Publons, Clarivate Analytics; Erika Pastrana, PhD, Editorial Director, Nature Research Journals, Springer Nature

Peer review is foundational to scholarly communication, and its success is due in large part to volunteer reviewers who work tirelessly to ensure publications are accurate, engaging, and significant. Improvements to the peer review process add great benefit to publishers, authors, and researchers alike. This session will highlight successful enhancements to the peer review process and provide actionable lessons learned through case studies, including changes in workflow and technology to enable peer review and publication of code at Nature journals, the transparent peer review initiative from Publons, and integrating artificial intelligence tools into the peer review workflow at ACS Publications.

4:30pm – 5:30pm Closing Virtual Happy Hour – Cinco de Mayo Edition!

To help close out this year’s Virtual Annual Meeting, we have invited Daniel de Oliveira, Director of Education and Mixology for SGWS Illinois, to lead a margarita making lesson, in addition to giving us a brief history of Cinco de Mayo and a tequila 101! See below for recipes for the two margaritas on our list and come prepared to shake up your Tuesday afternoon!

Tommy’s Margarita
2oz. silver tequila
1oz. lime juice
.5oz. agave nector

Pineapple Margarita
1.5oz. silver tequila
1oz. Patron Citronage Pineapple
.5oz. pineapple juice
.5oz. fresh lime juice
Tajin rim