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
Brit Stamey is the Copyediting Services Coordinator at J&J Editorial. She has worked in scholarly publishing since 2006 and received her B.A. in Literature with a minor in Religious Studies in 2011. Brit is an active member of CSE and ISMTE. At J&J, she copy edits peer reviewed publications and manages the editorial and copyediting offices of multiple journals, including on-boarding new titles, ensuring protocol standardization, and overseeing copy editors, editorial assistants, and managing editors (all while shooing her cats off her keyboard). Her areas of interest include publication ethics, editorial office transitions, and diversity and inclusion in scholarly publications.

Panelist: Beatrice Allen, Associate Director, Technica Editorial Services
Beatrice graduated from University of North Carolina in 2011 and has been with Technica Editorial since March 2013, working on both peer review and production. Additionally, she has an active management role within the company and specializes in staff development. She is also passionate about getting new projects off the ground and helping her fellow employees learn more about the ever-changing publishing industry.

Panelist: Liz Beasley, PhD, Managing Editor, Duke University Press
Liz Beasley, a managing editor in the Journals Publishing and Partnerships group at Duke University Press, has worked in scholarly publishing since 2008. She is currently the ME of both Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (CSSAAME) and GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. For both journals, she oversees the peer review process, supervises freelancers, works with the academic editors to plan issues and meet deadlines, and collaborates with the marketing department.

Panelist: Sarah Cooper, Production Team Leader, Oxford University Press
Sarah and her team of journal managers are responsible for developing the journal production process and ensuring production targets are consistently being met or exceeded. Key duties include collaborating with publishing partners on production procedures, establishing procedures with the typesetting suppliers, and reporting key statistics to clients. Sarah joined OUP in 2011 and is based in the Cary, North Carolina office.

Panelist: Kristin S. Inman, PhD, Assistant Science Editor Contractor, Environmental Health Perspectives, NIEHS
Kristin earned a PhD in Biomedical Science and has been a medical/science writer and editor for the past 5 years. She served as the Editorial Director of MPS, a publishing services company, where she managed the development and publication of medical and scientific content. Kristin is currently a contractor for the NIEHS, where she serves as Assistant Science Editor for Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP), an open-access peer reviewed journal.


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

  • Beatrice Allen
  • Liz Beasley, PhD
  • Sarah Cooper
  • Kristin S. Inman, PhD

All panelist are participating in the panel as independent advisors and their views do not necessarily represent the official views their companies.

Moderator: Stamey
5:00 p.m. Adjourn