Author: Andrew Van Wasshnova

May 2020

Dear CSE Colleagues, I hope you were able to join us at the annual business meeting. But if you weren’t, I want to start by reiterating what an honor it is to take the gavel from Past President Dana Compton. Dana and I served as Program Co-Chairs for the 2016 Annual Meeting in Denver, and […]

April 2020

Dear CSE Colleagues, It’s hard to believe this is the last President’s letter I’ll be writing. The past three years that I’ve served as Vice President, President-Elect, and President, have been rewarding, challenging, and—especially recently!—full of the unexpected. It’s been an honor serving CSE, and I thank you all for entrusting me with leadership of […]

February 2020

Dear CSE Colleagues, I know many of us are closely watching the Democratic race right now, and Super Tuesday will be upon us in just a week. Don’t worry, I’m not about to get political or anything… But may I suggest that you exercise your voting muscles in preparation, and head to your virtual CSE […]

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!