2019 Schedule of Events

The full program of events is here! Full Short Course descriptions can be reviewed by clicking here.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

7:00 AM-8:00 AM Short Course Breakfast
8:00 AM-5:00 PM Short Course for Journal Editors (Day I)
12:00 PM-1:00 PM Short Course Lunch

Sunday, May 5, 2019

7:00 AM-8:00 AM Short Course Breakfast
8:00 AM-5:00 PM Short Course for Journal Editors (Day II)
8:00 AM-5:00 PM Advanced Short Course on Publication Management
8:00 AM-5:00 PM Short Course on Publication Management
8:00 AM-5:00 PM Short Course for Manuscript Editors
12:00 PM-1:00 PM Short Course Lunch
5:00 PM-6:00 PM New Member/First Time Attendee Reception
6:00 PM-8:00 PM Welcome Reception

 

Monday, May 6, 2019

7:00 AM-8:00 AM CSE Mentorship Program Breakfast
7:30 AM-8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM-10:00 AM CSE Business Meeting & Keynote Presentation
10:30 AM-12:00 PM Concurrent Sessions 1

1.1 Against the Firewall: Society/Journal Relationships
Room: Delaware A – 2nd Floor
Emilie Gunn, Managing Editor, ASCO; Emma Shumeyko, Managing Editor, American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Session Description: Many society journals are run with a firewall between the editorial leadership and society leadership, with the former being responsible for content published while the latter is responsible for business decisions. Ideally, the firewall provides clear cut definitions on how journal issues are handled. But what happens when an issue arises that could impact both groups? This interactive workshop will present hypothetical cases and attendees will work together to find a solution agreeable to all parties.
Moderator: Emilie Gunn, MPS, Managing Editor, ASCO; Emma Shumeyko, Managing Editor, American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Who Should Attend: Managing Editor/Publisher,Editor-in-Chief

1.2 Diversity and Inclusion from Research to Post-Publication (Part 1)
Room
: Delaware B – 2nd Floor
Kamela Heyward-Rotimi, PhD, Executive Director/Founder, Knowledge Exchange Research Group; Racquel Jemison, Student Experiences Portfolio Manager, American Chemical Society; Deborah Poff, Chair, Committee on Publication Ethics; Harrison Inefuku, Scholarly Publishing Services Librarian, Iowa State University; Erika Valenti, SVP, Emerald Publishing
Session Description: This session will explore work on diversity and inclusion (D&I) going on throughout the entire life cycle of scholarly publications — from original research to getting published and back to the discovery of papers by researchers. We will showcase updates from professionals working in the D&I space from diverse backgrounds and perspectives and offer practical ideas of how these professionals and their organizations are working toward their goals. Racquel Jemison of the ACS Scholars Program and Kamela Heyward-Rotimi of the Knowledge Exchange Research Group (KERG) will speak to the challenges of outreach to underrepresented communities of researchers and helping these researchers be able to publish their work; Erika Valenti of Emerald Publishing and Deborah Poff of the Committee on Publication Ethics will discuss their work in publishing and balancing the needs of multiple parties in scholarly publishing while encouraging increased diversity and inclusion; and Harrison W. Inefuku from Iowa State University will discuss the role librarians can play in working with scholarly publications to encourage greater diversity of identities throughout STEM publishing. Bring your ideas and questions for a lively discussion that brings together researchers, publishers, and librarians working to increase diversity across the entire scholarly record.
Moderator: Brit Stamey, Copyediting Services Coordinator, J&J Editorial
Who Should Attend: Managing Editor/Publisher,Copy Editor/Production Editor,Editor-in-Chief,Writer/Editor

1.3 The Ethics of GDPR
Room: Delaware C – 2nd Floor
Pamela Miller, Special Projects, New England Journal of Medicine; David Riley; Heather Tierney, Manager, Publication Ethics, American Chemical Society
Session Description: The Ethics Clinic is sponsored by the Editorial Policy Committee and COPE. Our two organizations come together to provide up to date information for Ethical Issues in Publishing. This year the Ethics Clinic will focus on the ethics of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). GDPR is a regulation in European Union law that pertains to data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. It also pertains to the export of personal data outside the European Union. In this clinic we will explore the ethical side to GDPR, privacy practices and how we can handle these rules within the editorial office, as publishers and editors. Workflow and Policies and procedures should be put into place in order to safeguard that we are GDPR compliant. This Ethics Clinic will be a traditional round table discussion providing cases for each table to review, discuss and learn how they can best manage GDPR.
Moderator: Jennifer Cox, Senior Managing Editor, J&J Editorial, LLC; Jennifer Mahar, Managing Editor, Origin Editorial
Who Should Attend: Managing Editor/Publisher,Copy Editor/Production Editor,Editor-in-Chief,Writer/Editor

1.4 Preventing and Addressing Workplace Harassment: Initiatives by Publishers and Organizations
Room: Delaware D – 2nd Floor
Monica Bradford, Executive Editor, AAAS/Science; Dana Compton, Editorial Director, American Society of Civil Engineers; Richard Hund, Production Editor, Botanical Society of America; Randy Townsend, Senior Journal Program Manager, American Geophysical Union;
Session Description: Greater awareness of workplace harassment (sexual harassment, including gender harassment, assault, bullying, and discrimination) has led several in the scientific community to confront the problem and consider how to address it. Some institutions have already implemented new anti-harassment policies and codes of conduct, such as those by the NSF and NIH in September 2018. A number of scientific publishers and organizations, in particular, have taken the steps forward to work out what a comprehensive anti-harassment policy or code of conduct looks like and which tools (e.g., training, support, reporting mechanisms) are needed to implement it effectively. Four panelists will discuss how their journals and/or organizations have been tackling harassment and working toward these critical goals: to ensure a safe, fair, and inclusive culture at work, at conferences, in the field, and in the publishing sphere. In addition to providing some strategies and individualized processes for addressing harassment, the aim of this session is to promote further dialogue, leadership, and cross-organizational support on the issue.

  • CSE President-Elect Dana Compton, Editorial Director of the American Society of Civil Engineers, will discuss the work involved in preparing CSE’s first code of conduct.
  • Randy Townsend, Senior Journal Program Manager at American Geophysical Union, will address AGU’s ethics program, which he has managed for the past 10 years, and their significant publishing policy that includes harassment as a form of scientific misconduct.
  • Monica Bradford, Executive Editor of Science, American Association for the Advancement of Science, will present on AAAS’ policies.
  • Richard Hund, Production Editor of American Journal of Botany, Botanical Society of America, will share BSA’s policy implementation at their annual conference, success in pooling resources, and future plans.

Moderator: Lisa Pepper MFA, Editor, Missouri Botanical Garden Press
Who Should Attend: Managing Editor/Publisher,Copy Editor/Production Editor,Editor-in-Chief,Writer/Editor

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Lunch with Exhibitors & CSE Committees

While eating your lunch and visiting with exhibitors, stop by one or more of the CSE Committee tables to learn about what they do and how you can get engaged in their future activities. The following CSE committees will be present: Membership, Professional Development, Education/Webinars, Editorial Policy, Mentorship Committee

1:00 PM-2:00 PM Concurrent Sessions 2

2.1 The AMA Manual of Style: Updates and Sneak Peeks of the 11th Edition
Room: Delaware A – 2nd Floor
Stacy Christiansen, Managing Editor, JAMA; Annette Flanagin, Executive Managing Editor, The JAMA Network; Cheryl Iverson, Managing Editor (retired), The JAMA Network
Session Description: Three members of the committee preparing the 11th edition of the AMA Manual of Style aim to give CSE attendees an overview of recently implemented updates as well as a preview of what to expect in the next edition of the Manual. The speakers will address issues that face authors, editors, and publishers in the digital age.

This session will address questions of style, presentation, and policy: citing social media and other newer forms of communication and data sources, updated conventions in many areas of scientific nomenclature, new standards for authorship and groups helping to establish guidelines, additional entries in the popular Correct and Preferred Terminology section, expanded advice and description of statistical terms, recommendations on handling supplementary online material, enhanced guidelines on presentation of figures and tables, and ethical/legal issues facing authors, editors, and publishers, such as scientific misconduct and correcting the literature.  There will be time at the end of the session to ask questions.
Moderator: Stacy Christiansen, Managing Editor, JAMA
Who Should Attend: Managing Editor/Publisher,Copy Editor/Production Editor,Editor-in-Chief,Writer/Editor

2.2 Building & Managing a Taxonomy: How to Manage all of the Cooks in the Kitchen
Room: Delaware B – 2nd Floor
Helen Atkins, MS, Senior Manager, American Chemical Society; Scott Dineen, Senior Director Publishing Production & Technology, The Optical Society; John Magee, Director of Indexing and Vocabulary Services, Cengage | Gale
Session Description: Deploying a taxonomy across your publications can be incredibly useful for your users and your editors. But building a taxonomy can be an arduous process that can have you going down the rabbit hole of forever building the taxonomy. This session will review the steps you should take before building a taxonomy, the challenges and pitfalls you may encounter, and what success can look like once the taxonomy is in use.
Moderator: Susan Willner, ASN Publications, American Society of Nephrology
Who Should Attend: Managing Editor/Publisher,Editor-in-Chief

2.3 Mentoring of Journal Authors and Reviewers
Room: Delaware C – 2nd Floor
Ashley Ketelhut, Managing Editor, ASCO; Justin Schreiber, DO, MPH, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Session Description: Mentoring can take many forms and serve many purposes, both for mentor and mentee alike. In this session, we will discuss the purpose and benefits of mentoring, and hear about mentoring experiences from the perspective of mentor and mentee. Come learn how mentoring can benefit a journal and its audience, and get ideas for how you can implement a mentoring program at your own publication.
Moderator: Emilie Gunn, MPS, Managing Editor, ASCO
Who Should Attend: Managing Editor/Publisher,Editor-in-Chief

2.4 Patient Engagement in Scholarly Publishing
Room: Delaware D – 2nd Floor
Kevin Fowler, BSBA, Patient Editor, Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology; Christine Laine, MD, MPH, FACP, Editor-in-Chief, Annals of Internal Medicine Senior Vice President, American College of Physicians; Bill Silberg, Director of Communications, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
Session Description: The ultimate goal of clinical research is to inform providers of effective discoveries, change patient behaviors, and improve health. Historically, journals have primarily published original research with related commentaries from scientists, academics, or policymakers.  Many funders are now mandating the involvement of patient and the public in the design, conduct, and dissemination of health research. To keep pace, journals need to examine existing content and introduce new editorial features to reflect these changes.

This session will provide an update on patient engagement in the research sector, describe journal content developed explicitly for the patient’s use,  outline new requirements regarding continuing education, and examine the newly introduced patient commentary and how it is integrated into the production workflow.
Moderator: Christine Casey, MD, Editor, MMWR Serials, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Who Should Attend: Managing Editor/Publisher,Copy Editor/Production Editor,Editor-in-Chief

2:00 PM-2:30 PM Networking Break
2:30 PM-3:30 PM Concurrent Session 3

3.1 Managing Potential Conflicts of Interest – Where Are We Today?
Room: Delaware A – 2nd Floor
Sabina Alam, PhD, Associate Editorial Director, Taylor and Francis; Patrick Hannon, Director of Editorial Operations, New England Journal of Medicine; Dina Michels, JD, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, American Society of Clinical Oncology
Session Description:Addressing the growing concern about competing interest transparency among authors, reviewers and editors, is a resource challenge for journals. How do journals efficiently manage the disclosure process so that authors and reviewers can easily report competing interest and ensure that readers find the information useful in the context of the article? This session will update attendees on broad efforts to harmonize disclosure categories and other aspects of the process, offer the opportunity to watch a live demonstration of Convey, a resource designed to simplify competing interest disclosure, and explore challenges and practical approaches to improving disclosure management and preparing for the unexpected.
Learning Objectives:
1. Appreciate the reasons for discordance between disclosure data sources and the opportunity to harmonize disclosure standards.
2. Learn how Convey can make reporting and collecting financial disclosures easier, faster and more accurate for authors and journals.
3. Consider the day-to-day practicalities of the editorial office to implement disclosure policies in order to ensure completeness of disclosures and transparency of reporting.
Moderator: Sofia Dorsano, CAE, Director of Administration – WAO | Editorial Director & Managing Editor – World Allergy Organization Journal, World Allergy Organization
Who Should Attend: Managing Editor/Publisher,Copy Editor/Production Editor,Editor-in-Chief,Writer/Editor

3.2 Getting Out of the Reporting Rut
Room: Delaware B – 2nd Floor
Christine Adams, Publications Coordinator, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO); Jason Roberts, Senior Partner, Origin Editorial; Morgan Sorenson, Managing Editor, Neurology: Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflamation, American Association of Neurology
Session Description: Everyone knows the basic editorial office reports-acceptance rate, submissions, turn-around time, etc. In this webinar, we will bring you examples of reports meant to advise editorial decisions, plan strategically, and make data-driven decisions. In addition to new reports added to your arsenal, we will provide a list of top do’s and don’ts for preparing your very own show stopping reports.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the role that non-standard reports play in data-driven decision making.
  • Review new platforms and tools available for analyzing data.
  • Learn best practices for preparing reports and displaying data.

Moderator: Julie Vo, Senior Editorial Coordinator, American Society for Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Who Should Attend: Managing Editor/Publisher,Editor-in-Chief

3.3 Preprint submissions to journals: what’s your policy?
Room: Delaware C – 2nd Floor
Darla Henderson, Publisher, Global Journals Development and Asst Director, Open Access Programs, ACS Publications; Allison Leung, Senior Editor, Social Science Journals, Sage Publishing; Laura Remis, Assistant Managing Editor, Science Advances; American Association for the Advancement of Science
Session Description: This session will focus on policies set by the publisher and/or journal regarding preprint submission for publication. Speakers will discuss how they developed their current policy regarding accepting (or not) preprints for consideration and how they see the policy potentially changing over time.
Moderator: Helen Atkins, Senior Manager, Journal & Product Support, American Chemical Society
Who Should Attend: Managing Editor/Publisher,Editor-in-Chief

3.4 Providing the Right Resources for Reviewers
Room: Delaware D – 2nd Floor
Robert Althoff, PhD, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Pediatrics, University of Vermont; Liza Karlin, MA, Senior Staff Editor, Academic Medicine, Association of American Medical Colleges
Session Description: Peer review is an indispensable part of sharing research, but very little training is offered on how to complete an effective review. This session will present results and best practices from reviewer resources provided by Academic Medicine, one of the journals of the Association of American Medical Colleges, and by the American Chemical Society through ACS Reviewer Lab. What formats and information interest researchers and help them write a better review? The panel will be also include the perspective of a researcher mentoring the next generation of reviewers, providing guidance for how publishers can better serve researchers of all career stages with the peer review process.
Moderator: Ben Mudrak, PhD, Product Manager, American Chemical Society
Who Should Attend: Managing Editor/Publisher,Editor-in-Chief,Writer/Editor

3:30 PM-4:00 PM Networking Break
4:00 PM-5:00 PM Concurrent Sessions 4

4.1 Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Freelancing But Were Afraid to Ask
Room: Delaware A – 2nd Floor
Ellen Lazarus, MD, FCAP, ELS, Freelance copyeditor; Peter Olson, Senior Copyediting Coordinator, Sheridan Journal Services; Nikki Zielinski, Freelance copyeditor;
Session Description: The life of a freelancer is by turns glamorous (Work at home! Be your own boss!) and vexing (Where is the work? Who’s going to train me?). The speakers in this session will discuss the many facets of freelancing, including the various perks and challenges, and will offer real-world tips and suggestions for aspiring and seasoned freelancers alike. Particular attention will be given to (a) maintaining an appropriate work–life balance, (b) best practices for English-language manuscript editing, (c) finding professional development opportunities, and (d) navigating freelancer–vendor relationships.
Moderator: Jessica LaPointe, Managing Copy Editor, American Meteorological Society
Who Should Attend: Managing Editor/Publisher,Copy Editor/Production Editor,Writer/Editor

4.2 Knowledge Exchange: Roundtable Discussions
Room: Delaware B – 2nd Floor
Sabina Alam, PhD, Associate Editorial Director, Taylor and Francis; Melanie Dolechek, Executive Director, Society for Scholarly Publishing; Susan Garfinkel, PhD, Assistant Vice President Research Compliance, The Ohio State University; Kelly Hadsell, Editorial Director, KWF Editorial; Patrick Hannon, Director of Editorial Operations, New England Journal of Medicine; Emily Johnston, JD, Director of Business Development, Typefi Systems; Heather Joseph, Executive Director, SPARC; Jacob Kendall-Taylor, Director, Editorial Systems, JAMA Network; Jessica Polka, PhD, Executive Director, ASAPbio; Dukhbhanjan Sujlana, PMP, Director, Convey, AAMC
Session Description: Interesting questions, and their 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 choose from eight topics over two 25 minute rounds of discussion. Bring a question, an answer, or just your curiosity.

2019 Topics:
C4DISC, Melanie Dolechek
Project Management in Scholarly Publishing, Emily Johnston
Collecting and Tracking Financial Disclosures, DK Sujlana & Patrick Hannon
Best Practices When Handling Allegations of Research Misconduct, Susan Garfinkel
The CSE White Paper, Kelly Hadsell
TRANSPOSE, Jessica Polka
Plan S, Heather Joseph
New Channels & Avenues of Communication, Jacob Kendall-Taylor

Moderator: Anna Jester, Director of Sales & Marketing, eJournalPress
Who Should Attend: Managing Editor/Publisher,Copy Editor/Production Editor,Editor-in-Chief,Writer/Editor

4.3 Science Editor Symposium: Reproducibility & Reporting Guidelines
Room: Delaware C – 2nd Floor
Jan Leighley, PhD, Editor, American Journal of Political Science; Sowmya Swaminathan, PhD, Head of Editorial Policy, Nature Research; Hashi Wijayatilake, PhD, Managing Editor, PLOS Biology
Session Description: The inaugural Science Editor Symposium will focus on Reproducibility & Reporting Guidelines in Scientific Research as panelists will discuss the steps their journals and organizations are taking to help ensure that the research they publish is rigorous, accessible, and reproducible. Topics to be discussed will include new initiatives, what’s been successful and what’s stalled, and how journals are balancing the “burden” on authors and staff.
Moderator: Jonathan Schultz, Director, Journal Operations, American Heart Association
Who Should Attend: Managing Editor/Publisher,Copy Editor/Production Editor,Editor-in-Chief,Writer/Editor

4.4 Update on the Manuscript Exchange Common Approach (MECA)  Initiative
Room: Delaware D – 2nd Floor
Joel Plotkin, CEO, eJournal Press; Eric Hall, MA, MS, Sr. Product Manager, HighWire Press; Caroline Webber, MBA, Sr. Business Systems Analyst, Aries Systems Corporation
Session Description: Authors lose time and effort when their manuscript is rejected by a journal and they have to repeat the submission process in subsequent journals. For reviewers, it is estimated that 15 million hours of researcher time is wasted each year repeating reviews. In addition, with the rise of preprint servers as an acceptable source of new submissions, there is a desire to have a seamless process to push papers from preprint servers to journals, including peer review information related to the preprint being transferred. All of these challenges could be addressed if journals, publishers and preprint servers could transfer manuscripts between publications that use different submission-tracking systems.

In 2017, a group of manuscript-management suppliers (Aries Systems, Clarivate, eJournal Press, Highwire) took up this challenge and developed a common approach, including a set of guidelines and best practices that publishers, manuscript systems and other players in the scholarly publishing ecosystem, such as preprint servers, authoring tools and production services, can utilize so that communication between varied and diverse organizations can be more easily achieved.

In 2018, this initiative was accepted by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO), and a NISO working group was formed. This working group includes representatives from the original team of manuscript-management suppliers, as well as representatives from the American Chemical Society, American Physical Society, Cold Spring Harbor, eLife, IEEE, Green Fifteen, Jisc, Journal of Clinical Investigation, National Library of Medicine, Springer Nature, and  Taylor and Francis. The goal of the NISO working group is to be sure the guidelines and recommended practices will be well thought out and universally accepted. The guidelines will continue to evolve to address new technologies and changes in data types and file formats that will likely emerge in the scholarly publishing infrastructure over the next few years.
Moderator: Tony Alves, Director of Product Management, Aries Systems Corporation
Who Should Attend: Managing Editor/Publisher,Editor-in-Chief

5:00 PM-7:00 PM President’s Reception with Poster Presentations
7:00 PM Offsite Dinner Conversations

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

6:30 AM-7:30 AM Tuesday Morning Yoga
7:00 AM-8:30 AM Editor-in-Chief Roundtable Breakfast
7:00 AM-8:30 AM Student/Early Career Professionals Roundtable Breakfast
7:30 AM-8:30 AM General Breakfast
8:30 AM-9:30 AM Plenary Presentation
10:00 AM-11:30 AM Concurrent Sessions 5

5.1 Creating and Implementing a Data Policy
Room: Delaware A – 2nd Floor
Michael Friedman, PhD, Acting Co-Director of Publications and Journals Production Manager, American Meteorological Society; Kerry Kroffe, Director, Editorial Services, PLOS; Shelley Stall, MBA, EDME, CDME, PMP, Senior Director, Data Leadership, American Geophysical Union; Alyson Weidmann, PhD, Managing Editor, American Chemical Society
Session Description: Publishers know that there are benefits to having a data policy, but there are no roadmaps to create one. Speakers in this session will share the story of the creation and implementation of the data policy at their organization. This session is a must for anyone looking for a practical discussion on creating a data policy.
Moderator: Anne Coghill, Senior Manager, Peer Review Services, Global Journals Development/American Chemical Society
Who Should Attend: Managing Editor/Publisher,Copy Editor/Production Editor,Editor-in-Chief,Writer/Editor

5.2 Diversity and Inclusion from Research to Post-Publication (Part 2)
Delaware B – 2nd Floor
Sian Harris, Communications Specialist, INASP; Racquel Jemison, PhD, Student Experiences Portfolio Manager, American Chemical Society; Nancy Roberts, MA, MA, PhD, MBA, CEO, Umbrella
Session Description: This session will be a follow-up to Monday’s session, “Diversity and Inclusion from Research to Post-Publication (Part 1)”. The session will continue the exploration on diversity and inclusion (D&I) going on throughout the entire life cycle of scholarly publications — from original research to getting published and back to the discovery of papers by researchers.
Moderator: Brit Stamey, Copyediting Services Coordinator, J&J Editorial
Who Should Attend: Managing Editor/Publisher,Copy Editor/Production Editor,Writer/Editor

5.3 Shared Open Source Infrastructure in workflow
Room: Delaware C – 2nd Floor
Maël Plaine, Product Manager, eLife Sciences; Jennifer Regala, Managing Editor, The Plant Cell and Plant Physiology, American Society of Plant Biologists; Andrew Smeall, Chief Digital Officer, Hindawi Ltd; Heather Staines, PhD, Head of Partnerships, MIT Knowledge Futures Group
Session Description: Open Source, shared infrastructure is creating all kinds of efficiencies enabling increased sustainability for publishers. There is not just one way to leverage these benefits. Learn from organizations who have undertaken their own exploration, development and implementation of a wide range of OS tools in this panel planned and organized by the Coko Community.
Moderator: Heather Staines, PhD, Director of Partnerships, Hypothesis
Who Should Attend: Managing Editor/Publisher

5.4 Work-life Balance: Striking it Right
Room: Delaware D – 2nd Floor
Megan Amaya, PhD, CHES, Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing, Ohio State University; Emilie Gunn, MPS, Managing Editor, ASCO; Anna Jester, Director of Sales & Marketing, eJournalPress; Amy McPherson, Director of Publications, Botanical Society of America; Jonathan Schultz, Director, Journal Operations, American Heart Association
Session Description: With competing demands on one’s time both at home and at work, and the increased ability to access one’s work email anywhere, it has become difficult to leave work behind and find the right work-life balance. This session will follow the plenary presentation by Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN Vice President for Health Promotion entitled, “The Importance of Self-Care and Work/Life Balance for Optimal Well-being and High Performance: Strategies that Work!” Dr. Melnyk’s colleague, Dr. Megan Amaya, Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice and Director, Health Promotion & Wellness will moderate this panel discussion to help participants and attendees continue finding their “balance”. In this panel discussion, participants will discuss how they strike the appropriate balance between work and life.
Moderator: Shari Leventhal, Executive Editor, American Society of Nephrology
Who Should Attend: Managing Editor/Publisher,Copy Editor/Production Editor,Editor-in-Chief,Writer/Editor

11:30 AM-1:00 PM CSE Awards Luncheon
1:15 PM-2:15 PM Concurrent Sessions 6

6.1 A Picture’s Worth 1,000 Words: Disseminating Research Through Graphical and Visual Abstracts
Room: Delaware A – 2nd Floor
Mary Dott, MD, MPH, Online Editor, MMWR, CDC; Andrew Smith, MS, Production Operations Manager, Cell Press
Session Description: In the last few years, graphical and visual abstracts have emerged as a powerful way to disseminate and share research. These pictorial summaries can help busy scientists and clinicians sift through the constant flow of new content and identify papers that warrant a closer read. They also offer a way to communicate complex research findings to reporters and lay audiences in a more digestible format. This session will offer key principles and guidance on using these methods to promote content and engage new and varied audiences for scientific research.
Moderator: Carissa Gilman, MA, Managing Editor, CANCER, American Cancer Society
Who Should Attend: Managing Editor/Publisher,Copy Editor/Production Editor,Editor-in-Chief

6.2 I am sorry, who are you now? Navigating Mergers and Acquisitions in the Vendor Space
Room: Delaware B – 2nd Floor
Michael Di Natale, Director of Technology, BioOne; Alison O’Connell, M.A., Director of Community Development, Collaborative Knowledge Foundation
Session Description: Big name mergers and acquisitions are nothing new in scholarly publishing. There are quite a few publishers now sporting the name of two previous publishers. As new and very large entities decide whether to buy or build upgraded tech and infrastructure, some of our previously publisher agnostics platforms are being purchased by commercial publishers. This session will look at some of the implications of these purchases and review the options that do, or do not, exist.
Moderator: Angela Cochran, Associate Publisher, American Society of Civil Engineers
Who Should Attend: Managing Editor/Publisher,Copy Editor/Production Editor

6.3 GDPR: One Year Later
Room: Delaware C – 2nd Floor
Session Description: This session will review the GDPR and how one journal has implemented the requirements and situations that arise as a journal implements the requirements.
Moderator: Pamela Miller, Special Projects, New England Journal of Medicine
Who Should Attend: Managing Editor/Publisher,Editor-in-Chief,Writer/Editor

6.4 Streamlining the Process – What’s Worked
Room: Delaware D – 2nd Floor
Lisa Braverman, MA, Managing Editor, American Society for Radiation Oncology; Michael Lederman, MD, Scott R Inkley Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine; Brit Stamey, Copyediting Services Coordinator, J&J Editorial; Dawit Tegbaru, BA, Managing Editor, American Society for Radiation Oncology;
Session Description: Streamlining the process from submission through production/publication. The session will focus on ways to save time and money. Pathogens and Immunity has adopted a philosophy to serve the needs of scientists in order to facilitate the publication process, offering short lead times and accepting a paper for review in any format (reformatting/styling is not required until a manuscript is accepted). J&J will discuss ways to streamline when onboarding projects and new employees; best practices in transitioning and using submission systems; and revising and updating protocols and style sheets. Editors from ASTRO will discuss their new coauthor COI verification workflow, as well as ways they have streamlined the press release and article publicity processes.
Moderator: Michele Springer BA, Principal Medical Editor, Caudex
Who Should Attend: Managing Editor/Publisher,Copy Editor/Production Editor

2:15 PM-2:30 PM Networking Break
2:30 PM-3:30 PM Concurrent Sessions 7

7.1 How to turn your research into a poster or article
Room: Delaware A – 2nd Floor
Barbara Gastel, MD, MPH, Professor and Coordinator, MS Program in Science and Technology Journalism, Texas A&M University; Alethea Gerding, MA, Managing Editor, Journal of Prosthodontics, American College of Prosthodontics; Elizabeth Haberkorn, MA, MFA, Managing Editor, American Pharmacists Association
Session Description: To come.
Moderator: Mary Warner, MS, CAE, Sr. Director, Periodicals, American Pharmacists Association
Who Should Attend: Managing Editor/Publisher,Editor-in-Chief

7.2 Innovation in the Publishing Space
Room: Delaware B – 2nd Floor
Lettie Conrad, MA, Sr. Product R&D Associate, Maverick Publishing Specialists; Theresa Schwope, Innovation Funnel Leader/Associate Technical Editor, American Chemical Society
Session Description
: Some publishers have created roles and expectations to support product/process innovation (e.g., VP product innovation; digital innovation). What game changers are out there? Can academic/journal publishers leverage innovation that applies to related niches? How are new ideas cultivated and harvested? Join the session to learn from experts in the areas of production and publishing strategy and offer your own insights in this interactive setting.
Moderator: Leslie Walker, Assistant Director, Global Production Operations, ACS Publications, American Chemical Society, Publications Division
Who Should Attend: Managing Editor/Publisher,Copy Editor/Production Editor,Editor-in-Chief,Writer/Editor

7.3 Updates to Peer Review Guidelines/Rigor Checklists/EQUATOR Network
Room: Delaware C – 2nd Floor
Jennifer Cox, Senior Managing Editor, J&J Editorial, LLC; Kelly Hadsell, Editorial Director, KWF Editorial
Session Description: Updates to Peer Review Guidelines/Rigor Checklists/EQUATOR network. In this session, we will hear from Managing Editors and Publishing Professionals on best practices for Author Guidelines and Peer Review Guidelines. We will focus on data-driven best practices for the editorial office.
Moderator: Jennifer Deyton, Senior Partner, J&J Editorial, LLC
Who Should Attend: Managing Editor/Publisher,Copy Editor/Production Editor,Editor-in-Chief,Writer/Editor

7.4 Using production metrics to solve problems: case studies
Room: Delaware D – 2nd Floor
Heather DiAngelis, MA, Manager, Journals Production, American Society of Civil Engineers; Theresa Fucito, Senior Manager, Publishing Operations, AIP Publishing; Victoria Koulakjian, Content Production Manager, Journals, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
Session Description: Building off of last year’s production metrics session that gave a variety of perspectives on effective ways to track journals production and what metrics work best, the goal of this session is to present real-world case studies demonstrating solutions to real problems that were identified and/or solved using production metrics. These practical examples will hopefully give attendees useful information to bring back and apply to their own production challenges.
Moderator: Michael Friedman Ph.D., Acting Co-Director of Publications and Journals Production Manager, American Meteorological Society
Who Should Attend: Managing Editor/Publisher,Copy Editor/Production Editor

3:30 PM-4:00 PM Break & Exhibitor Grand Prize Drawing Giveaway
4:00 PM-5:00 PM Concurrent Sessions 8

8.1 Funding Mandates: Looking at Plan S and Beyond
Room: Delaware A – 2nd Floor
Angela Cochran, Associate Publisher, American Society of Civil Engineers; David Weinreich, PhD, Director of Public Affairs, STM
Session Description: A great deal has happened in the last 2 years  in regards to funder mandates for Open Access. The big news regarding Europe’s Plan S has made waves and sowed confusion about how to comply. United Statesbased private Funders have announced new OA policies and the White House OSTP is reviewing the 2013 Holdren Memo under pressure to reduce the 12 month embargo. This session will serve as an update of the landscape of funder mandates, OA policies, and what publishers are doing in response.
Moderator: Carolyn de Court, Senior Managing Editor, J&J Editorial, LLC
Who Should Attend: Managing Editor/Publisher,Copy Editor/Production Editor,Editor-in-Chief,Writer/Editor

8.2 Options for Proof Review
Room: Delaware B – 2nd Floor
Camille Clowery, Production Manager, Rockefeller University Press; Mary O’Hara, MBA, Assistant Director, Global Production Operations, ACS Publications, American Chemical Society
Session Description: Proof review is typically one of the last points along the publication process where authors are keenly engaged with the publisher (they want to clear this last hurdle and get their paper published). How are publishers making proof correction more productive for both authors and publishers (workflows, tools, best practices) and in what new directions might publishers be moving with regard to this final customer touchpoint? Panelists will present their insights on the importance of this step and how the publisher can serve the authors’ needs, now and in the future.
Moderator: Leslie Walker, Assistant Director, Global Production Operations, ACS Publications, American Chemical Society, Publications Division
Who Should Attend: Copy Editor/Production Editor,Writer/Editor

8.3 Plagiarism:  Premeditated or Involuntary?
Room: Delaware C – 2nd Floor
Nancy Gough, PhD, Freelance editor, scientific and publishing consultant, BioSerendipity, LLC; Kasey Hayes, Editorial Associate, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Session Description: Nearly all scholarly publishing professionals agree that plagiarism is an unacceptable practice, but is there a difference between intentional and unintentional plagiarism? Does the scholarly publishing community need to do a better job of educating authors on ways to avoid plagiarism? How does a journal decide whether or not it should investigate potential plagiarism?  This session will provide insight in to both of these questions and will provide practical tips for educating authors and utilizing best practices for investigating potential plagiarism.
Moderator: Kelly Hadsell, Editorial Director, KWF Editorial
Who Should Attend: Managing Editor/Publisher,Copy Editor/Production Editor,Editor-in-Chief,Writer/Editor

8.4 2 Sides of the Same Coin: What Does Production Need from Editorial and What Does Editorial Need from Production?
Room: Delaware D – 2nd Floor
Michael Casp, Director of Business Development and Production Services Coordinator, J&J Editorial; Nancy Devaux, Process Improvement Manager, Sheridan Journal Services; Ruth Isaacson, Managing Editor, Genetics Society of America
Session Description: This session will examine the bridge between Editorial and Production while exploring ways both sides help each other and maybe even clash. What does each department expect and need from the other side? How do both sides feed off each other’s strengths? During the session, we hope to explore the answers to these questions with the aim of improving communication and bridging the gap between Editorial and Production.
Moderator: Heather DiAngelis, MA, Manager, Journals Production, American Society of Civil Engineers
Who Should Attend: Managing Editor/Publisher,Copy Editor/Production Editor