February 2017

All Aboard for the Annual Meeting in
San Diego…

This update to our members is scheduled to email on Valentine’s Day, when we traditionally recognize our loved ones, so I’d like to wish a Happy Valentine’s Day to all of our members!  And moreover, as I think about why I love CSE, I’m reminded of our mission: To serve editorial professionals in the sciences by providing a network for career development, educational opportunities, and resources for best practices. This mission speaks of caring for our members – making sure they have the support they need to carry out the tasks of scholarly publishing while learning, growing, and preparing for the many changes we’ll continue to see in our industry in the future. Remember, CSE is your professional organization. Members and staff are here to network with and support each other!

And here’s the important thing about the annual meetings: We are there to support each other in learning and exchanging information. Momentum is gathering in the planning for the 2017 annual meeting in May in San Diego, where it’s most often warm and sunny (so nice to think about during this final portion of a stormy and snowy winter). Attendees at the meeting will be treated to a stimulating program containing a variety of sessions ranging from investigating author misconduct to editor-in-chief transitions to updating style guides; they will have the opportunity to participate in in-depth short courses on publication management, publication metrics, manuscript editing, and the short course for journal editors; and they will enjoy informal opportunities to network and hold conversations about all the latest changes in publishing scholarly journals.

Registration will be opening soon. You’ll find registration and hotel information on the CSE website’s event page. It’s a good idea to register for your hotel room early and, if you’re traveling by air, to get your flight early for best fares (you’ll see a special discount on Delta).

In the interim before we gather in San Diego, you are invited to use our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn) and our listserv (csel@lists.lists.resourcenter.net) to network with others, get questions about your publication processes answered, and create lasting friendships.

Last Call for Poster Abstracts!

February 24 is the deadline to submit your poster abstract for the annual meeting in San Diego. Posters are a great way to share some special insights with your colleagues. If you have done an illuminating survey or researched some trends for your editors or journals, you’ll find an appreciative audience at the annual meeting – and you may win a poster award! Click here for more information and to submit your abstract.

Mentorship Pilot Program – Seeking a Few More Participants

The mentorship pilot program is still seeking a few mentors and mentees to match the needs of those who expressed their interest after a call for members went out in January. The mentorship program will typically connect mentors and mentees from one CSE Annual Meeting to the following and will include monthly phone calls, occasional personal visits (during the Annual Meeting and in members’ own geographic areas when practical), group activities (mentor/mentee training programs at the annual meeting), and 2-3 webinars during the year to present topics of interest suggested by mentors or mentees. The pilot program will give some mentor-mentee partners a head start before the 2017 meeting in San Diego. Interested members should send an email message to me at pbaskin@neurology.org. If you are interested in mentoring, please describe your major accomplishments, strengths, and areas in which you are passionate. If you are interested in having a mentor, please let us know your career goals, your major questions about the editorial or publishing industries, and what you would like to know more about. The information you send us will help us match you with an appropriate partner.

Save May 20-23 for the 2017 Meeting in San Diego, our 60th Anniversary Meeting!

The 2017 Annual Meeting, themed “Setting Sail: Navigating the Future of Science Publishing,” will be held May 20-23 in San Diego. The Program Committee is finishing up the planning of concurrent sessions and the Short Course Subcommittee is setting up the popular 1-day short courses in Publication Management, Publication Metrics, and Manuscript Editing and the 2-day Short Course for Journal Editors. As with the 2016 meeting, CSE Short Courses will be taught on Saturday and Sunday; the general and concurrent sessions will be held on Monday and Tuesday. The two speakers for the general sessions are Mary-Claire King, PhD, geneticist well known for her work on breast cancer genes, and Marcia McNutt, PhD, geophysicist, president of the National Academy of Sciences and former EIC of the journal Science. We’ll also be celebrating the 60th anniversary of our organization with some enjoyable events.

Don’t Forget to Renew Your Membership!

Memberships for 2016 expired at the end of year and most members have already renewed for 2017. If you have not, it’s not too late to renew and get a discount on the registration for the annual meeting!  Annual membership fees are $199 for individual membership, $25 for student membership, $85 for emeritus membership, and $50 for developing country membership. There is also a group membership category.  A full description of benefits associated with each level of our individual and group memberships can be viewed here.

Renew your membership online or by completing the membership renewal form.

Record Webinar Attendance for February 9 Webinar

Our first webinar of the year, “It Starts with Me: Understanding & Dealing with Self-Plagiarism,” held on Thursday, February 9, enjoyed the highest attendance to date for CSE webinars. The webinar was open to all members without cost; non-members paid the usual nominal fee.

Click here to view the recording. CSE members can view this webinar recording for free. You must login with your membership login details to receive the complimentary price.

Science Editor Call for Submissions

Science Editor is seeking submissions of articles on current topics or initiatives of interest in journal publishing. For more information, including length requirements and deadlines, visit the Call for Submissions on the Science Editor site.

2017 International Peer Review Congress

The due date for abstracts for the International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication, to be held in Chicago September 10-12, 2017, has been extended to March 1, 2017. For additional information, visit their website.

Welcome the Newest Members of CSE!

Dania Alagili Trevor Lane
Beatrice Allen Ellen Lazarus
Cindy Allen Nikki Lazenby
Robert Bing-You Jennifer Lunn
Ann Ciemnoczolowski Christopher Norman
Libbey Clayton Andrea Rindo
Dianne Dixon Amy Schulz
Arlene Furman Douglas Taatjes
Lindy Gervin Anita Tsuchiya
Summer Hunt Megan Whelen
Naseem Jamnia Dawn Anticole White
Bruce Korf Sharese Willis

headshot-baskinBest to all,signature-baskinPatricia Baskin, MS, CSE President