CSE Short Course on the Road: Publication Management

March 22, 2019

Research Square
601 W. Main Street, Ste. 102
Durham, NC 27701


CSE Short Courses on the Road
Learn locally.

March 22, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Research Square, 601 W. Main St. Ste. 102 Durham NC 27701


Short Course Registration fees:
CSE member: $270.00      5+ from the same company Member: $245
Non-member: $350.00       5+ from the same company Non-member: $315

Registration will close on March 21, 2019 or when capacity reaches 100, whichever comes first.

Why Short Courses on the Road?

Short courses on the road maximize opportunities to experience CSE curriculum and offer choices for you and your sponsoring organization.

Do you attend the annual CSE meeting, but are unable to arrive early for the short courses? Do you want to participate in multiple short courses but can’t due to scheduling? Or will you miss the meeting this year because of family or work commitments?

Now you can “learn locally” because CSE brings the faculty to you and your colleagues. The course content and quality are the same with an added networking feature and special guest speaker.  This offering of “Publication Management” will include two special sessions: 1) “Ask the Experts”, an interactive panel of local leaders from an academic press, commercial publisher, and specialized vendors serving the STEM field and 2) a guest speaker describing how to leverage data to improve your journal.

Short Course on Publication Management

To introduce new managing editors and other publication managers to, and to reinforce seasoned publication managers in, efficient and effective methods of managing a journal

Course Description:
The Short Course on Publication Management is designed to address the wide-ranging role of managing editors and publication managers as well as the daily challenges they face. This is the basic course for those new to journal management; it is also designed to fill in the gaps and provide new ideas and perspectives to experienced managers.

Topics will include organizing workflow and working with editors-in-chief, associate editors, editorial boards, authors, reviewers, and production vendors.

Who Should Attend:
Managing editors and those in other management positions in the journal publishing industry.


Faculty: Margaret (Peggy) Perkins, Director of Manuscript Editing, New England Journal of Medicine
Margaret Perkins, the Director of Manuscript Editing at the New England Journal of Medicine, has worked in scholarly publishing for more than 30 years. Before joining NEJM, she was the chief manuscript editor for the journals division at the University of Chicago Press, where she managed the editing of four journals. During her time in Chicago, she also taught medical editing courses at the University of Chicago Graham School’s award-winning Medical Writing and Editing Program (1999–2002). She was a contributor to the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed., and served on the external advisory board for the 16th edition. She has served as the course organizer for the Council of Science Editors’ Short Course for Manuscript Editors (2003–2008), as director of the Short Courses (2016–2017), and as a member of the CSE program and education committees.

Faculty: Jennifer Deyton, Senior Partner, J&J Editorial, LLC
Jennifer Deyton is a Senior Partner at J&J Editorial. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Utah and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree from Duke University. Before accepting a position with Arthritis & Rheumatism (A&R) at Duke University, she worked in the Public Affairs Department for the North Carolina Medical Board. After working for A&R for five years, she joined forces with Julie Nash to develop and improve upon the role of the Managing Editor. From there, her career in publishing flourished into a successful and innovative company. Jennifer currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Council of Science Editors, and the Program Committee and Marketing and Communications Committee for the Society for Scholarly Publishing. She has also served as a Board Member and Program Chair for the Asian-Pacific meeting for the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors and is currently a member of the Editorial Policies Committee, as well as the Chair of the Marketing Committee for the Council of Science Editors.

Special Guest: Brittney Swett, Executive Director, Editorial Services Coordinator, J&J Editorial, LLC
Brittany has worked in scholarly publishing for nearly 10 years. With a background as a managing editor, she specializes in optimizing the peer review process using technical knowledge, publishing expertise, and customer service. At J&J, she works closely with managers to onboard and staff new publishing projects as well as ensure quality service and client satisfaction across all divisions of the company.


Panel Moderator: Brit Stamey, Editorial Client Manager, Senior Copy Editor, J&J Editorial, LLC

Panel Members (Invitations Pending)

Agenda (tentative):

8:00 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions Deyton, Perkins
9:00 a.m. Overview of Scholarly Publishing with emphasis on hot topics Perkins
10:00 a.m. Networking and coffee break
10:30 a.m. Role of the Managing Editor in the Lifecycle of a Manuscript Deyton
11:30 a.m. Lunch break
12:30 p.m. Peer Review: The Workflows and the Reviewers Who Make it Possible Deyton
1:30 p.m. Data-driven Best Practices for Editorial Offices Swett
2:30 p.m. Networking and coffee break
3:00 p.m. Journal 101 Survival Kit: How do I……..? Perkins
4:00 p.m. Ask the Experts – Members: local leaders from an academic press, commercial publisher, and specialized vendors serving the STEM field Moderator: Stamey
5:00 p.m. Adjourn