April, 2012

Dear CSE Members, Colleagues, and Friends,

This month’s top news comes from Ken Heideman, chair of the Science Editor Task Force:

The Task Force is delighted to announce that Patty Baskin, Executive Editor of Neurology and former CSE Program and Short-Course Committee Chair, has accepted the position of chief editor of Science Editor. Patty brings her wealth of professional editorial and CSE leadership experience to the job of re-launching and reinvigorating the CSE flagship journal. Please congratulate Patty and welcome her to this critically important position. In the coming weeks she will be reaching out to fill out her editorial team. Our collective support will go a long way to ensuring continued success of Science Editor.

Thanks go out to Ken and the Task Force, and everyone who provided feedback and suggestions to reinvigorate Science Editor. If you have suggestions for the next issue, please email info@councilscienceeditors.org.

Here’s what’s happening:

Member Spotlight: Jheri Dupart

Jheri Dupart 2012Jheri Dupart was trained as a bench scientist, but her passion for writing convinced her to trade her pipettes for pens. Now a freelance biomedical writer and editor, she helps scientists in the United States and abroad to clearly communicate their ideas in manuscripts and grant proposals. Jheri joined CSE in 2011 hoping to network with other editors, especially in her hometown of New Orleans, LA, and CSE has provided the resources to make that possible. CSE has also been a very useful tool for learning about sound publication practices and ethics. Jheri looks forward to continued opportunities within CSE for connection building, information exchange, and training.

You Want to Know…

Are you struggling with new technology or trying to solve some sticky problems? Do you feel out of the loop on any particular topic? The Education Committee is looking for ideas for future Webinar topics. Send your ideas to Angela Cochran at acochran@asce.org.

Don’t Miss Out!

Don’t forget that the registration fee for the Certificate Program is reduced to $50 until the last day of the 2012 CSE Annual Meeting. Don’t wait to get your discount on conference and short course fees. Register today.

Look for CSE T-shirts at the Annual Meeting

Put down your stylus and pick up a CSE T-shirt at the Annual Meeting in Seattle. Ordering details will be forthcoming but here’s a sneak peek at the design.

Have Pictures from CSE Events?

Share them with the CSE community! E-mail pictures to upload them to our Flickr account—type a name for the picture (such as the name and year of the event) in the subject line, attach it, and send to flickr@councilscienceeditors.org. Text in the body of the email will appear as the description. Find us on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/councilofscienceeditors/.

CSE Sponsorship Committee: Be Where it Happens!

Spring awakens nature, invigorates people, infuses workplaces with energy, dispels winter gloom, and brings members and friends of CSE to the Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting is an opportunity to soak in new publishing trends, brush up on best editorial practices, bump into old acquaintances, and make new connections. These exceptional opportunities are also recognized by a number of sponsors and exhibitors who support Annual Meeting and provide CSE with funds to help make this outstanding event as well as other ongoing programs and services possible.

The Sponsorship Committee provides essential support to the major activities of CSE and we hope you decide to help make our programs, retreats, workshops, special projects and services even stronger, and make the 2013 CSE Annual Meeting a success. By joining the Sponsorship Committee you ensure that CSE continues to grow and give back to its members and the scientific publishing community.

Don’t hesitate to e-mail co-chairs Barbara Campaigne at bcampaig@indiana.edu or Milka Kostic at mkostic@cell.com, or meet Milka in person at the Annual Meeting.

Upcoming CSE Deadlines

Join the Discussion—What Questions Do You Have for Science Editors?

CSE runs a robust 1000-plus follower Twitter feed, a Facebook fan page with over 2800 “likes,” and a 500-plus member LinkedIn Group where many issues faced by science editors are regularly discussed.

Got a question for CSE members? Write it on our wall, send us a mention, or start a discussion. We’d love to hear from you. Join us on these networks and receive routine updates on CSE, and find other information that can enhance your professional development.

Become a fan, send a tweet, or get linked in with the Council of Science Editors.

Posting on the CSE Facebook page is a great way to notify fellow members and the extended community of your accomplishments, awards, projects, papers published, promotions, and other career-related news. If you have news you’d like to share-please contact John Vaughn, chair of the Social Networking Committee at vaughn.7@osu.edu.

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Diane Sullenberger 2011Best regards,

Diane Sullenberger, CSE President