July 2014

CSE Members, Henry James once said that the two most beautiful words in the English language are “summer afternoon.” Despite the fact that the temperature almost hit triple digits this week where I live, the spirit of this sentiment still has some resonance. Summer should be a time to kick back and relax a little.

But even in a season when people are headed to the beaches and the mountains for a little down time, our CSE committees are hard at work.

The Marketing Committee has been looking at some new and creative ways to raise the profile of CSE events and the organization itself. The Membership Committee is engaged in projects involving both the scholarship program and the membership application process. And the Program Committee, with a strong mix of new and returning members, has jumped into its yearlong effort to build a compelling program for the Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. The theme for 2015 is Dynamic Variables: Solving the New Editing/Publishing Equation.

It’s shaping up to be another great year for CSE.

Science Editor Call for Editor-in-Chief

As the current editor of CSE’s journal Science Editor, Patty Baskin, has been elected to the board, it’s time for a new steward of the journal to be chosen. The Editor Search Committee is looking for an enthusiastic individual to oversee and maintain the editorial direction of the journal and work with a newly appointed Managing Editor to ensure a steady flow of engaging and thought-provoking original research and non-research article content in areas of interest to CSE members. Interested persons may apply for this position by submitting a resumé or curriculum vitae as well as a letter that describes your vision and proposed plans for the journal.

The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2014 and a detailed Call for Editor and job description can be found by clicking here.

CSE Publication Certificate Program

Did you know that CSE has a certificate program in scholarly publication management? The course was launched in the spring of 2012. It was devised in response to the rapidly changing scholarly publishing market, which is in a serious time of transformation with new technologies, a growing Internet-savvy customer base, and financial threats from library consolidation and open access mandates. Professionals working in this field must remain nimble and stay on top of all of these new developments. For professionals interested in making a career in scholarly publishing, the certificate program provides a solid basis on the fundamentals as well as challenging them to creatively tackle emerging issues. For more information on this program, click here.

headshot-crossBest to all,
signature-crossTim Cross, CSE President