December 2018

Dear CSE Colleagues,

Tis the season to send and receive autoresponders. I hope you have a few days to relax as the year draws to a close. It has been a fantastically busy year for CSE including, but not limited to, Short Courses, the Annual Meeting, the Publication Certificate Program, and Webinars. If you were not part of the committees that help each of those initiatives take flight, make a resolution to include your voice among those helping maintain high standards in scholarly publishing by joining one of our committees. As always, the latest comings and goings are always available via social media channels (FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn) and our listserv (

I hope you are already planning to attend the 2019 CSE Annual Meeting, May 4-7 in Columbus, OH. This week, the Exhibitor & Sponsorship Prospectus went out to previous partners, and if you haven’t seen the meeting graphic, check it out here! It simultaneously makes me smile, wish to congratulate the Program Co-Chairs Mary Billingsley and Shari Leventhal on their outstanding work, think pleasantly about May weather in Columbus, and remember I need to book a flight. Even if your organization isn’t planning to exhibit, there are a number of sponsorship options and a splendid graphic showing the types of decisions our attendees are involved in making (see page 4).

It won’t be long until CSE Members are asked to cast their votes for incoming Vice President, Secretary, and Director at Large. Keep an eye out and please be sure your vote is counted.

Wishing you all the best in the New Year!

As always, I value input from CSE members. If you have a question, suggestion, or a comment, please feel free to contact me.

Time to Renew Your CSE Membership!

It’s that time of year again, time to renew your CSE membership! As a reminder, your CSE membership expires December 31. To make sure you’re a member in good standing through 2019, simply:

  1. Login to the Members Only Area with your new member login credentials.
  2. Under the “Membership” header, click on the “Renew Membership” link.
  3. Follow the instructions on the subsequent pages to renew your membership for 2019.

If your company has a group membership and you are a part of that membership, please have your office manager contact CSE headquarters at or 720-881-6046 to get that renewed.

If you have any questions or problems renewing your membership, please contact CSE to get that resolved.

Call for Ethics Case Studies in the Editorial Office

The CSE Webinar Sub-committee is planning a future webinar on ethics and author misconduct and we need your assistance. A gap exists in author awareness on editorial policies and while the industry is doing its best to bridge this gap, the things we see in our editorial offices run the gamut from undisclosed conflict of interests to self-plagiarism to copyright permission (unintentional or not). Have you recently experienced one of these issues, or another headache-inducing ethics case with authors? We’d love to hear your story!

How were you first alerted of the problem? What were your first steps? Which tools did you use (e.g. COPE flowcharts) to aid the process? How did you communicate with your authors? What was the outcome? Please submit your case study, including the fields below, to be considered as a potential speaker for this upcoming Webinar on ethics and author misconduct to

Ethics Issue:
Summary: (include how you were alerted to the problem, resources utilized, steps taken, etc.)

Welcome the Newest Members of CSE!

Frances Ansah Elaine Pico
Michael Gray Alan Purvis
Debbie Gregory Elizabeth Spitz
Jennifer Griggs Sarah Stanfield
Shawna Hottinger Annie Yueh
Jacob Kendall-Taylor

CSE Members Celebrating Anniversaries!

Each month, CSE will recognize its members who are celebrating a milestone anniversary. We are grateful for your continued involvement in our Council!

  • Dana Compton – 10 Years of Membership
  • Renee Pessin – 10 Years of Membership
  • Carissa Gilman – 15 Years of Membership

headshot-tegenBest to all,signature-tegenAnna Jester, CSE President