Author: Andrew Van Wasshnova

January 2020

Dear CSE Colleagues, I hope your new year is off to a roaring start! If you’re like me, the holiday season already feels like a distant memory while spring and summer vacations are still an awfully long time off. If you need a pick-me-up, today is National Plan for Vacation Day, which combines two of my […]

October 2019

Dear CSE Colleagues, October is always my favorite month of the year. The weather finally turns comfortable, even chilly some days. The leaves are beautiful, of course. And sure, apple cider and pumpkin spice everything is fine (especially in donut form). But most important, if you’re here in the DC area: I hope you are […]

April 2019

Dear CSE Colleagues, Thank you very much for entrusting me with the opportunity to serve as CSE President. There have been moments that surprised me, even a few that lifted my left brow for more than a minute, but my time over the last three years serving as your Vice President, President-Elect, and President has […]

October 2018

The first half of October included one of my favorite events, the Frankfurt Book Fair. Remaining thankful that the majority of scholarly publishing meetings I attend cover less geographic area and include fewer attendees (this year the count was 285,024), the fair still evokes a sense of community. For me that is partially true because the fair reassures me that humans everywhere are actually reading, which I find a very comforting notion.

September 2018

I hope the first half of your September included participation in various Peer Review Week festivities. Aims included showcasing the work of editors and reviewers while simultaneously highlighting innovation. And that wasn’t the half of it, because Peer Review Week remains ambitious. As it should be!

August 2018

How did I kick off August? The same way I do every year (talking about scholarly publishing). In 2018 that meant attending, and seeing some of you, at the ISMTE North American Conference in Baltimore, MD. Many thanks to Jasmine Wallace, Julie Vo, Glenn Landis, Shari Leventhal, and Alison O’Connell for manning the CSE booth! I was also pleased to speak at the meeting in a panel on professional development, which included Dana Compton, CSE President-Elect.

July 2018

I hope your July is going well and has included a few moments of relaxation. Here in the Washington, DC area we’ve had sizzling temperatures and frequent reminders that conserving energy during the warmest times of the day is always appreciated.