Fall Virtual Symposium

The Fall Virtual Symposium is a two-day event hosted annually by CSE for scholarly publishing professionals of all experience levels. These virtual gatherings offer the opportunity to hear from thought leaders about industry trends, network with colleagues, and spark inspiration that can inform the activities at your own organization.

The 2023 Fall Virtual Symposium will be held October 24 and 25.

Learn about the Fall Symposium Session formats

Purpose & Topics

The Fall Symposium format gives everyone the opportunity to learn and share collectively and collaboratively.

Each day will begin with a general session that no scholarly publishing professional will want to miss. Attendees will then choose a topic to focus on in the Didactic and Workgroup sessions. Didactic speakers will discuss their approach to the topic, highlighting challenges and opportunities to set the stage, then attendees can delve further into the topics in Workgroup discussions. By the end of the day, participants will walk away with actionable, implementable strategies and tactics to take back to their organizations.

Short Course on Publication Management

Monday, October 23, 2023, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET

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 fundamental course for those newer to journal management. This year’s experienced faculty will reinforce efficient and effective methods for managing a journal by focusing on such topics as communications and personnel management; navigating relationships with editors-in-chief, Societies, and publishing partners; peer review processes and tools; journal production workflows; essential metrics; ethical best practices; and effective leadership. Attendees are encouraged to bring specific questions from their own experience for discussion by faculty and other attendees. Active participation and exchange of ideas are encouraged.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this short course, attendees will be able to:
1. Explain, at a high level, the workflows and teams involved in publication management.
2. Implement best practices and policies in peer review management.
3. Identify resources to support editors and editorial teams as they address ethical challenges.

Who Should Attend: New or early-career managing editors and those in other management positions in the journal publishing industry.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing one week before the event will be issued a refund less a $30 processing fee. No refunds will be processed for cancellations less than one week before the event. CSE encourages you to send an alternate in your place if you cannot attend. CSE reserves the right to cancel any program or session. In the unlikely event of cancellations, CSE will refund registration fees, but is not responsible for any costs, damages, or other expenses of any kind, including and without limitation, transportation and/or hotel costs incurred by registrant. Speakers are subject to change without notice.

Group Registration Options (3+ Individuals)

Organizations wishing to register 3 or more individuals for both days qualify for reduced rates. Similar to the individual options, discounts will be offered for full access or general and didactic sessions only. This option will also provide registrants with recordings to all six recorded sessions. Contact CSE to set this up.

Check out our previous Fall Virtual Symposiums: