President’s Letters

August 2013

Dear CSE Members, Colleagues, and Friends, This newsletter includes some updates from our very busy committees-great things are happening. I’m also happy to announce that CSE is launching a Marketing Task Force. The board approved this Task Force last fall and the process was finalized in the spring. The mission of this Task Force is […]

July 2013

Dear CSE Members, Colleagues, and Friends, I hope everyone is having a fabulous summer. Summer means good times and friends and maybe not as much work, but let’s not kid ourselves — the work never seems to slow down. Juggling as many bowling pins as possible is probably what keeps us in the business. We […]

June 2013

Dear CSE Members, Colleagues, and Friends, Congratulations to the 2013 Program Committee, chaired by Tony Alves and Michael Friedman. We had great attendance and a very successful meeting.   We had almost 400 attendees and 13 countries were represented including: Canada, France, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Norway, Pakistan, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, and USA. From the […]

May 2013

Dear CSE Members, Colleagues, and Friends, As I returned home from the “high” that resulted from the very successful Annual Meeting in beautiful Montreal, Canada, I thought about the daunting task of trying to summarize the past year in a single, short column. The following is what emerged from that process. I knew I would […]

April 2013

Dear CSE Members, Colleagues, and Friends, As it is just a mere 3 weeks before the CSE Annual Meeting in Montreal, you are probably thinking that this column is going to consist of some shameless organizational self-promotion about how incredible the conference is going to be and to exhort those of you who have not […]

March 2013

Dear CSE Members, Colleagues, and Friends, Most people I know (especially my preteen kids) cannot understand my passion for editing. I love doing it! But when vocation becomes avocation and spills into other areas of life it can become a problem. I have found that I cannot read a book for pleasure, a newspaper, magazine, […]

February 2013

Dear CSE Members, Colleagues, and Friends, Have you checked out the CSE LinkedIn page? This is a great way to network electronically, to post questions and start discussions with colleagues. A recent string on that site brought up an important topic: “The value and importance of scholarly publishing (vs. conferences) in the success and advancement […]

January 2013

Dear CSE Members, Colleagues, and Friends, Where would we be professionally without all of the technological advances of the past 20 years? Much of the publishing industry bears little resemblance to when I entered the field in the mid-1990’s.   Printing on paper is still done but it is almost becoming quaint. We spend much of […]

December 2012

Dear CSE Members, Colleagues, and Friends, A few weeks ago I received a notice from the publisher of a broad-market periodical to which I have subscribed for many years.  I was informed that as of January, I would be receiving my subscription electronically; the print edition will be eliminated as of that time.    I am […]

November 2012

Dear CSE Members, Colleagues, and Friends, “Renewed energy and freedom herald the advent of spring.  Enter the sun, a gentle breeze, long-lost friends, trendy epicureans, some of the most beautiful women in the world and what do you get? A city where bliss reigns! With the first rays of spring it seems like every house […]

September 2012

Dear CSE Members, Colleagues, and Friends, Things now change so rapidly in the world of STM publishing that it is sometimes difficult to take a step back and realize that some of the best things have not changed at all.  One of those things in particular merits some occasional reflection, and that is the value […]

August 2012

Dear CSE Members, Colleagues, and Friends, On July 16th, 2012, The United Kingdom announced that all research funded by its main grant-funding bodies must, within six months of publication, be made free and open to the world – in other words, “Open Access“.  This announcement prompted an opinion piece in The Economist on July 21st […]

July 2012

Dear CSE Members, Colleagues, and Friends, “CSE is a dynamic community of editorial professionals dedicated to the responsible and effective communication of science.”  I think that most of us would wholeheartedly agree with this statement. And that’s a good thing because it is our Mission Statement!   Members of CSE recognize the value of science. We […]

June 2012

Dear CSE Members, Colleagues, and Friends, It is my amazing good fortunate to begin my tenure as CSE president in Seattle at one of the most successful meetings the organization has had.  From the stimulating short courses (thanks to organizer Carissa Gilman and the faculty and students) to the outstanding plenary speakers and compelling sessions […]