January 2016

We’ve made it past the end-of-year holidays and are now in that productive time of year when we have to catch up on all the things we put off until “after the holidays.”

It’s also the time when you start getting invites for lots of publishing conferences-CSE, PSP, SSP, STM, etc. It’s the alphabet soup of meetings.

In addition to the national meetings, there are other opportunities for broadening our knowledge with vendor user group meetings, technical meetings, and seminars. I’ve been to quite a few of these over the years and some of them prove just as valuable if not more valuable as some of the larger conferences.

As you think about your options, I ask that you keep a few things in mind.

  • The CSE Annual Meeting provides great value! With two days of sessions and four short courses, CSE volunteers are working hard to put a fabulous meeting together in Denver this May. This year, our plenary session will feature a panel of some of the leading minds in publishing. This industry-leaders’ panel, moderated by CSE Vice President Sarah Tegen, will focus on core topics in scholarly publishing and promises to provide a real thought-provoking glimpse into the future of the industry. Stay tuned to CSE on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to learn how to get involved in this session!
  • Share the love. While I would encourage you to bring some first-time attendees from your office to the CSE Annual Meeting this year, I know that not everyone can make the trip. While you are booking your travel and marking off your calendar, consider the CSE Webinars as a way to include all of your staff or colleagues in the best that CSE has to offer for education. New live webinars are upcoming and past webinars have been recorded for your convenience.
  • Keep on engaging. Even if you can’t make it to the CSE Annual Meeting this year, I encourage you to take advantage of at least one meeting, seminar, or networking event related to your field. The more we continue to learn, the more we can contribute as a group.

I know that there is a lot of competition for your time and I sincerely appreciate the time you spend with CSE.

Committee Spotlight: Web Editor


Jonathan Schultz

The Web Editor Committee, led by Jonathan Schultz, is responsible for monitoring, editing, and updating website content on an ongoing basis, ensuring that CSE’s website is a valuable and reliable resource for the scientific publishing community. In the past year, the Committee has built on the success of the recent website redesign to expand the usefulness of the annual meeting materials, tag and index our catalogue of President’s Letters, and create new sections of the site to better highlight the work being done by CSE.

But there’s still a lot more to do, and so the committee is looking for interested volunteers. Committee members will help with furthering the quality and reach of the CSE’s site by optimizing webpages and sections for search engines; tracking analytics and developing strategies for driving users to the CSE website; checking that the online events calendar and other timely material is up-to-date; working with committees to update their website content using the site’s WordPress CMS; and brainstorming ideas for new content and functionality.

Serving on the Web Editor Committee is a great way to develop skills that are becoming increasingly essential every day, so if you’re interested, please contact Jonathan via email.

Thank you to everyone who serves on the Web Editor Committee:

Jonathan Schultz, Chair Barbara Meyers Ford
Patty Brady Ken Heideman
Tim Cross Jeannette Panning
Wim D’Haeze May Piotrowski
Amanda Ferguson Tony Alves

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 [email protected]

Welcome the Newest Members of CSE!

Evguenia Alechine Hilary Osborne
Alex Boon Genevra Pittman
Gabriel Diez Bethanie Rammer
Jo Fields Julie Vo
Jean Mattes Melissa Waggoner
Audrey McDonald Lisa Walker
Ernest Moore Susan Wieting
Debby Mosher

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