Dear CSE Colleagues,
It’s a busy time of year for CSE! We’re deep into our plans for our Annual Meeting, just a few short months away in New Orleans. Led by Helen Atkins and Jonathan Schultz, the Program Committee is finalizing all 32 of the sessions that will be presented there. The committee has given a lot of thought to the best sessions that showcase how we’re thriving even in a time that the research ecosystem is changing. Check back in the coming days to see how the program is shaping up and to register for the meeting. Early birds will get a discount on the meeting fees until April 9. Did you know that CSE organizes a poster session in conjunction with our meeting? If you have some research you’d like to share with your colleagues about what you do in scholarly publishing, I hope you’ll think about presenting a poster. You can submit your abstract until Friday, February 23.
Like so many organizations, we thrive because of our members and volunteers. We have more than a dozen different committees that make CSE the vibrant organization we all love. As you think about your own professional goals for the year, I hope you’ll consider joining a committee to help expand your skills. If you have any questions about our committees, I’d love to talk to you! Speaking of membership, CSE has more than 800 members. If you’ve not yet renewed your membership for 2018, don’t delay! CSE has so many opportunities for our members to grow professionally-from webinars, to professional mentors, to meetings, to creating editorial policies that are widely valued across our industry. For me, CSE has always been an organization where I have learned directly from my peers. It’s really unparalleled in the industry, and I hope fervently that you’ll renew your membership today.
As a broader society, we are living through what could be historic change brought about by the #metoo movement. So many of us have lived through difficult personal and professional situations brought about by a minority of bad actors. The publishing industry, long dominated by women, is not immune to harassment. If you haven’t read Alison Mudditt’s brave Scholarly Kitchen post that recalls her own experiences and outlines a path forward, I encourage you to do so. It’s a powerful and brave essay. One way for your voice to be heard is to participate in the Workplace Equity Project’s survey, which is aimed at capturing the experiences of a wide range of publishing professionals. You can take the survey until March 14, and the results will be presented at the SSP meeting in May.
I hope that 2018 is shaping up to be your best year yet and I look forward to seeing each of you in Louisiana soon.
2018 CSE Board of Directors Ballot
The ballot for the 2018 CSE election has been opened and voting is now occurring. As a CSE member, you are encouraged to weigh in on the future leadership of the organization. Click here to login to your member profile, review the list of candidates, and complete your ballot. Voting ends Wednesday, March 7.
Register for the March CSE Webinar
CSE’s second webinar of 2018 has been announced, “Reaching Your Audience – Marketing Articles Using Social Media,” taking place Tuesday, March 20, 2:00 pm ET. Presenters will cover how best to get your materials out to the widest audience possible, engage readers and authors through the various social media channels, and ways to see who is using your content.
Submit a Poster Abstract for the 2018 CSE Annual Meeting
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 2018 meeting. And don’t forget that a research project is a requirement for the CSE Publication Certificate Program.
For more details and to submit, click here. The deadline to submit is Friday, February 23.
Save the Date for the 2018 Annual Meeting!
Planning for the 2018 Annual Meeting is well underway, and registration should be opening in the next few weeks. Be sure to save the date!
Hyatt New Orleans Riverside
May 5-8, 2018
May 5-6: Short Courses, local tours
May 7-9: Annual Meeting content, general sessions, breakouts, social events
Stay up to date on new details by vising the meeting webpage.
Don’t Forget to Renew Your Membership!
Dues renewal notices for 2018 have been sent out. Don’t let your membership lapse if you haven’t renewed already! Click here to be taken to the Members area, login, and select the appropriate membership level. As a reminder, CSE offers both individual and group memberships. Be sure to renew at the appropriate level, and encourage your colleagues to sign up and take advantage of the many benefits CSE membership provides!
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.
Welcome the Newest Members of CSE!
Best to all,Sarah Tegen, PhD, CSE President