February 2016

Spring Really Is Coming

A few weeks ago, a rodent popped out of its burrow and with it came a message that spring is right around the corner. Where I am in the Washington, DC, area, this is welcome news. In fact, as I write this letter, our ice storm of last night has turned into a sunny, 50-degree day.

I am not much for sloppy winter weather. Spring is exciting for the better weather and the beautiful early blooms of the daffodils, cherry blossoms, and the CSE Annual Meeting. Wait, what you ask? Yes, the CSE Annual Meeting comes with its own sense of renewal. I get to see my old friends and colleagues all while learning so much during these quickly changing times. My brain is full of new ideas and topics to discuss with my editorial boards.

This year, I am particularly excited about our Keynote and Plenary. If you have not read Deborah Blum’s book The Poisoner’s Handbook, you should. It’s a marvelously well written documentary that reads like the best who-done-it. Deborah will be our keynote speaker on Monday of CSE and she is sure to start the meeting off on a great foot!

Our Plenary on Tuesday is another one not to miss. Sarah Tegan, Vice President of CSE, will moderate an industry leaders forums with Cassidy R. Sugimoto, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University Bloomington; Alex Humphrys, Director of JSTOR Labs at ITHAKA; and Annette Flanagan, Vice President, Editorial Operations at JAMA. Keep an eye on CSE’s Facebook and Twitter account for your chance to ask a question of this distinguished group.

The hotel in Denver is taking reservations and we will be opening registration for the Annual Meeting soon.

Call for 2016 CSE Poster Abstracts

Submission Deadline: Monday, February 29

Have you noticed some interesting or disturbing trends in your publications, do you have insightful survey data, or do you have a research question about science publishing that you can put to the test? If so, don’t miss the opportunity to prepare a poster for the 2016 meeting. And don’t forget that a research project is a requirement for the CSE Publication Certificate Program.

CSE members and meeting attendees are encouraged to submit abstracts describing their editorial research for presentation in the CSE 2016 Poster Session. Content must be original, and individuals submitting abstracts must ensure that they will be able to attend the CSE meeting should their poster be accepted. Abstracts for posters will be reviewed by the CSE Research Committee, blinded to the identity of the presenter. Submitters will be notified by March 21, 2016 whether their poster has been selected or not.

Please submit your abstracts by February 29, 2016 for review. For further information, please contact Mary Warner, Research Committee Chair, at mwarner@agu.org.

Cast Your Vote in the 2016 CSE Board of Directors Election

CSE’s mission is to serve editorial professionals in the sciences by providing a network for career development, education, and resources for best practices.

As a member of CSE, you have a voice in how CSE accomplishes its mission. Please make your voice heard by casting your ballot to elect the newest members of the CSE Board of Directors.

This year, we will be electing a vice president, treasurer-elect, and director, who will join the board in May at the 20106 annual meeting. To view a complete list of all of the candidates, read each of their vision statements and biographical information, and vote, click here.

To vote, you must log in to the “Members Only” section of the CSE website. Voting will close Monday, February 29, 2016.

Secure Your Booth at the CSE Annual Meeting Before Friday!

The early bird deadline to save $300 on an exhibit space at this year’s CSE annual meeting is this Friday, February 19. After Friday, rates will increase $300. For full details on exhibits and fees, please refer to the exhibitor prospectus.

We hope to see you in Denver!

Welcome the Newest Members of CSE!

Allison Brock Michael Mesches
Liz Fathman Diane Monsivais
Andrea Harden Lisa Pepper
Jillian Inouye Della Stegall
Kimberly Kanapeckas Stuart Zehner

headshot-cochranBest to all,signature-cochranAngela Cochran, CSE President