December 2010

Dear CSE Members, Colleagues, and Friends,

I wish all of CSE’s members and their families a peaceful holiday season and a Happy New Year and offer some News Year’s resolutions for CSE members:

  1. Register early for the May 2011 CSE Meeting.
  2. Submit an abstract to the Poster Session to be held at 2011 CSE Meeting.
  3. Submit a research article to Science Editor.
  4. Become a peer reviewer for Science Editor.
  5. Network with colleagues on CSE’s Facebook page.
  6. Become a contributor to the 8th edition of Scientific Style and Format.

Read on for details about how to achieve these goals. If you have comments or suggestions related to CSE activities, please contact me at

Here’s what’s happening:

Contribute to the 8th Edition of CSE’s Scientific Style and Format

Calling All Style Experts!  Do you want to make a difference? Do you have aspirations to influence the future of scientific style? Are you a self-proclaimed style nerd? Do you have expert knowledge in certain style-related fields? If so… We need your help!

The Council of Science Editors is in the beginning stages of preparing the new and improved edition of our beloved style manual: Scientific Style and Format, the 8th edition. The CSE Publications Committee is seeking subcommittee members to join the team and help revamp the current edition of the style manual.

For more information or if you are interested in joining the CSE SSF8 Subcommittee, please contact Dana Compton, Publications Committee Chair, at

CSE Annual Meeting Registration

Registration for the CSE Annual meeting April 29 – May 3  in Baltimore, Maryland opens January 3, 2011. Go to to register.

Hotel reservations are now available for the Hilton Baltimore by calling 443-573-8700. Make your reservation today!

CSE 2011 Annual Meeting Poster Session

CSE members and meeting attendees are encouraged to submit abstracts describing their editorial research for consideration for presentation in the CSE 2011 Poster Session by February 15, 2011. Abstracts for Posters will be reviewed by the CSE Research Committee, blinded to the identity of the presenter. Submitters will be notified whether their poster has been selected by March 15, 2011.

Submission requirements:

  • Abstracts must be submitted by February 15, 2011.
  • Abstracts must be no longer than 350 words, in English, and structured into Background, Methods, Results, Conclusion.
  • Include the following information for all authors: first and last name, degree(s), affiliation(s), potential conflicts of interest (or state that there are no potential conflicts), mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address.
  • Content must be original. If content will be published or presented elsewhere prior to May 1, 2011, the submitter must provide an explanation of what will be published or presented and where, in writing along with the application.
  • Abstracts must explicitly state the study hypothesis and the methods used must be able to prove or disprove the hypothesis.
  • Individuals submitting abstracts must ensure that they will be able to attend the CSE meeting should their poster be accepted. CSE will not be able to cover attendees’ expenses or waive registration fees for presenters.

When submitting your abstract, please indicate your presentation’s category of investigation (Editing, Peer Review, Scientific Misconduct, Conflicts of Interest, Editorial Office Management and Systems, Publishing Innovations, or other).

Please upload your abstracts online by February 15, 2011.

Save the Date! NEW January Webinar

Journal Apps: To Do or Not

Feel like everyone is talking about apps these days? Want to get your journals in on the action? Join us for a discussion with publishers who have made the leap. Find out what decisions need to be made, who your target audience will likely be, how to best present your content in an app environment, and whether it is worth the time and expense.

Date: Thursday, January 20, 2011
Time: 2:00pm Eastern time

Registration opening soon!

Research in Science Editor

Science Editor aims to encourage and disseminate research about peer review in science and biomedicine and to provide an international discussion forum for editors, editorial staff, publishers, scientists, and other professionals in the field of science communication. To reach these goals, the editor is seeking the submission of research on peer review, editorial processes, and ethics. In addition, the publication is looking for potential peer reviewers. If you are interested in submitting a manuscript, please send an e-mail query to the editor, Rebecca Benner at

CSE Social Networking

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 Bob Sumner, chair of the Social Networking Committee at

facebook social media iconTo find the CSE Facebook page, go to your personal page or type in the URL and search the pages for Council of Science Editors. Or click on the button to the right.

twtiter social media badgeTo follow CSE on Twitter, search for CScienceEditors.

linkedin buttonYou can also find CSE on LinkedIn. Sign in to your personal page, or join to create a personal page if you are not a member. On your personal page, on the top toolbar, mouse over Groups, click on Groups Directory, and then search for Council of Science Editors in the search box in the upper right corner.

Seeking Sponsorships for the CSE International Scholarship program

The Council of Science Editors International Scholarship Program provides support for editors from developing nations to attend CSE Annual Meetings. Several scholarships will be offered to CSE’s 2011 Annual Meeting in Baltimore. A full scholarship–approximately $3,500–will cover conference registration, room and board, and travel expenses. However, every dollar counts and whether you can make a $15 or $1,000 donation it will help bring us closer to our goal.

Don’t miss your opportunity to support our cause. Please click here for more information and to make an online donation.

Candidates Solicited for CSE Board of Directors

Recommendations of potential candidates are being solicited for the following positions on the CSE Board of Directors: Vice President, Secretary, and Director. To learn more about these positions or to submit a recommendation, go to the CSE Web site and click on the “Members Only” tab. Then choose “Send Suggestions to the Nominations Committee.”

Recommendations will be sent to the CSE Nominating Committee for consideration, and the committee’s nominations will be sent to the CSE Board of Directors for review. Self-recommendations will not be accepted.

Diane Lang, CSE Past President and Chair, Nominating Committee

CSE Web Site Committee

CSE is pleased to announce that Dr. Sunil Moreker is the Chair of CSE’s Web Committee. Dr. Moreker is looking for some enthusiastic CME members to, with assistance from CSE’s management staff, help update CSE’s web site, .

If you are interested, please contact Dr. Moreker at .

Christine Laine, CSE President