April 2017

Celebrating our 60th Year: Time for a Toast to the Value of CSE…

The spring meeting season is in full swing and excitement is building for those planning the CSE annual meetings in San Diego in just over a month. We’ll have some special activities to toast the 60th anniversary of our organization! I’m excited about seeing friends and networking with colleagues, and also about the short courses and programs that I find so helpful throughout the year following a CSE meeting.

The value of attending professional meetings and networking with others in your career field can’t be overstated. The CSE meeting is the place to learn about the latest innovations in publishing, changes in technology, and changes in publishing culture (in the 90s when I began attending our meetings, we talked about ‘going digital’; now we are having conversations about availability and richness of data, increasingly advanced infrastructure, and article/data/researcher identifiers). In addition to providing the opportunity to keep abreast of the issues in publishing, attending the CSE Annual Meeting is an opportunity to connect with others who share career challenges, volunteer for committees and expand your network, and sign up for projects such as the CSE journal Science Editor. At this spring’s meeting, plan to attend the mentoring breakfast on the first day of the sessions to hear about the new mentoring program and consider participating.

See details below to register while the early bird registration is still available!

Join us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn) and our listserv (csel@lists.lists.resourcenter.net) to keep connected until we see you in San Diego!

Early Bird Registration Closes April 24 for the CSE 60th Annual Meeting!

The 2017 CSE meeting theme, “Setting Sail: Navigating the Future of Science Publishing,” recognizes CSE’s tradition of helping members meet the challenges encountered in their careers during times of great changes in scientific publishing.

This year’s meeting features an array of sessions and posters covering issues in editing and publishing, along with four short courses (publication management, publication metrics, manuscript editing, and the short course for journal editors) that precede the general session days. Go to CSE’s event page to register and get hotel information. If you’re traveling by air, you’ll see a special discount offer from Delta Airlines.

This year’s meeting calendar will be the same as the 2016 meeting, with the CSE Short Courses being held on Saturday and Sunday and the general and concurrent sessions held on Monday and Tuesday. Mary-Claire King, PhD, a geneticist well known for her work on breast cancer genes, will present the keynote address on Monday and Marcia McNutt, PhD, a geophysicist, president of the National Academy of Sciences, and the former editor-in-chief of Science, will be the plenary speaker on Tuesday.

Register Now for Webinar on Dynamic, Professional Presentations: What You Need to Know

The next CSE webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, April 25, from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET, which will provide suggestions and advice on best practices for developing effective presentations. Register today! The webinar is designed to help you create clear, informative presentations that are interesting to your audiences, whether those audiences are editorial boards, attendees at a conference, or internal colleagues in your organization. Cost to members is $69; non-members pay $99.

2017 CSE Election Results

Thanks to everyone who participated in the CSE elections for a new vice president, director, and secretary. The results are as follows:

Vice President: Dana Compton
Director: Jenn Deyton
Secretary: Mary Billingsley

Appreciation goes to the Nominations Committee, chaired by Angela Cochran, for an outstanding job in soliciting an exceptional slate of candidates.

Considering Joining a Committee? How About the CSE Education Committee?

Chair Dan Nadolny reports that the past year has been busy for the Education Committee, as members have developed and hosted webinars, with a sixth being offered next week. They were also able to arrange CSE’s first-ever “On the Road” Short Course, the Short Course on Publication Ethics, in Washington DC in November. The Committee is always open to new ideas for educational offerings. The Webinar Subcommittee (chaired by Brittany Swett) is in need of new perspectives (and members!). Developing relevant, timely webinars (including topics, outlines, and potential speakers) continues to be the “bread & butter” of this committee’s work. Do you have a compelling idea? What in the world of scientific publishing would you find interesting?

Similar to the “On the Road” Short Course, the Committee has discussed the potential of also hosting CSE workshops or retreats that provide a more in-depth learning experience on topics of current interest or emerging publication issues (either a full day or multiple days. If you have ideas about possible topics, you may be an ideal candidate for the Education Committee. Let Andrew Van Wasshnova know you’d like to be added as a committee member.

Science Editor Call for Submissions

Science Editor is seeking submissions of articles on current topics or initiatives of interest in journal publishing. For more information, including length requirements and deadlines, visit the Call for Submissions on the Science Editor site.

13th Annual Meeting of ISMPP

The 13th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) will be held May 1-3 in National Harbor, Maryland. This year’s theme is “Global Publication Practices: Advancing Ethics and Scientific Integrity in an Era of Data-Sharing.” ISMPP is offering a 10% discount on registration to CSE members. Visit their website for more information.

2017 International Peer Review Congress

Save the date for the International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication, to be held in Chicago on September 10-12. For additional information, visit the Congress website.

Welcome the Newest Members of CSE!

Gregory Adams Lynda Orescanin
Mary Beth Barilla Sofia Pereson
Margaret Caracappa Keith Pinckard
Mary L. Chang Nicola Poser
Erin Garner Jason Roberts
Marina Gavrilova Andrew Robertson
Dominique Griffon Cathi Siegel
Julie Hinds Kathryn Suh
Richard Hund Amanda Tomlinson
Cory Klinkenberg Richard Urban
Daniel Mosier Mike Vanderberg
Douglas Novins Lanell White

headshot-baskinBest to all,signature-baskinPatricia Baskin, MS, CSE President