July 2017

Dear CSE Colleagues,

Greetings from sunny Washington D.C., where life takes on a slower rhythm in the summertime.  During this time, I enjoy many evenings on our deck, contemplating life and planning for the future. It’s so easy to get lost in the “what can we do” and overlook the “what is.”

Living in the here and now, let me update you on a few CSE items.

First I would like to announce CSE’s new Membership Drive! Current CSE Members are our best ambassadors, and we’d love for you to help us recruit new members. If you are a member in good standing and you recruit one or more new members, you are eligible to receive extra benefits. Find out more! And just as reminder, here are some of the benefits of being a CSE member:

  • An annual subscription to Science Editor
  • Access to your fellow members through CSE’s website and membership directory
  • Access to the CSE Listserv to communicate with members and colleagues on issues of interest to the field of science editing
  • A discount on the registration fee for the CSE Annual Meeting, our webinars on current topics and emerging issues, and the registration fee for the popular Short Courses
  • A range of opportunities to participate in the creation of editorial policies and standards. Contribute your editorial expertise through committee work for the CSE style manual Scientific Style and Format and the Editorial Policy Committee. Round out your activities by participating in other CSE committees, such as education, membership, program, and publications

Secondly, I wanted to let you know some news about the African Journal Partnership Program (AJPP), an important outreach activity for which CSE has been a long-time supporter. The AJPP fosters collaboration between African health and medical journals and mentors in the United States and the United Kingdom. This partnership is valuable because important research is being conducted in African countries, but the work is not always disseminated efficiently and globally. The AJPP works to strengthen these African journals to create opportunity for them to be indexed in MEDLINE and other databases, thus serving the goal of reaching a wider readership. In an exciting development, David Ofori-Adjei, Editor- in-Chief of the Ghana Medical Journal, has been appointed to the Committee on Publication Ethics Council. He joins Abraham Haileamlak, Editor-in-Chief of the Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences, who participates in the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors in having the AJPP journals represented in two of the world’s most prestigious organizations for standards/policy setting for all scholarly journals.

Finally, I’m pleased to let you know that the theme of the 2018 annual meeting will be “Publishing in the Changing Climate of the Research Ecosystem”. We know that research and its measurement is changing and that our organizations need to adapt to those disruptors and create new opportunities to serve our communities. Helen Atkins (PLOS) and Jonathan Schultz (American Heart Association) are co-chairing the program committee. I know they’d welcome your ideas for sessions to be held in New Orleans next year!

I hope you and your family are enjoying some lazy summer days. May the sun be warm on your face and the lemonade cold in your glass.

2017 CSE Membership Drive – Members Recruiting Members!

CSE has announced its new initiative to help incentivize Members to recruit new members. If you are a member in good standing and you recruit one or more new members, you are eligible to receive the following*:

1 Recruit: Choice of either a) print copy of SSF8 and 1 year subscription to the online edition, or b) one free CSE education webinar (must be redeemed by July 1, 2018)

2-4 Recruits: Two free CSE education webinars (must be redeemed by July 1, 2018)

5+ Recruits: Choice of either a) free registration to a CSE Short Course at the 2018 annual meeting, or b) one year free of CSE education webinars.

For full details, visit the CSE website. Happy recruiting!

Register for the August CSE Webinar, Transitions: Managing Your Staff through Change

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET

Teams large and small are bound to go through some kind of transition in their history, and managing not only the changes themselves, but also the staff reactions and adjustments to that change, can be challenging. This session will highlight three common transitions: the introduction of new management staff, and how that impacts mindset and workflows; moving employees from an on-site working situation to working remotely, and how to manage staff through and after that transition; and managing staff through changes in personnel and the physical office with a focus on handling different personalities and employee morale. Click here to learn more and to register.

CSE Members Receive 10% Discount to the ISMPP Asia Pacific Meeting

ISMPP is pleased to offer a 10% discount on registration to their Asia Pacific meeting to CSE members until the online registration deadline on 10 August 2017. Members can access meeting information and registration by clicking here. When registering, enter code AP17CSE10 in the “Discount Code” field to receive your discount.

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

Save the date for the International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication, to be held in Chicago on September 10-12. For additional information, visit the Congress website.

Welcome the Newest Members of CSE!

Molly Amador Chris Leiker
Zoran Dinev Ashley Nusraty
Sofia Dorsano Heather van der Hoop
Shelby Khandasammy Chatherine Wolner

headshot-tegenBest to all,signature-tegenSarah Tegen, PhD, CSE President