June 2017

Greetings fellow CSE Members…

It was great to see so many of you in San Diego last month for our annual meeting. In face we saw 399 of you Setting Sail and Navigating the Future of Scientific Publishing. For me, I took away something from every session I attended and from every conversation I had. Thanks to Amy McPherson and Nancy Devaux and the whole program committee for bringing together such an engaging conference. Meetings like this don’t come together overnight – I’d like to especially thank our 19 exhibitors and all of our sponsors for their financial support of the Annual Meeting. Your commitment to our organization is very much appreciated! If you weren’t able to join us in San Diego, one of the benefits of your CSE membership is access to the presentations. I hope you’ll check them out and find a way to join us next year in New Orleans.

The best part about CSE is the people. We have been described as diverse, helpful, and fun. I couldn’t agree more. Each of you brings your unique story to our organization, and I hope you’ll decide to be an active part of the conversation that we’re jointly creating. We have 14 standing committees and task forces. You should consider joining one of them – committees and task forces are a great way to hone your existing skills and to build new ones to help you along your career-it’s how many of us got our start in CSE. You can also keep up with CSE through our social media channels (FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn) and our listserv ([email protected]).

As I begin my presidential year, I am focusing on building a strong and sustainable membership base. A key reason to become a member of an organization is because you find value in the community and the offerings provided. I want to ensure that we are reaching editing professionals at all stages of their careers and supporting them in the various roles they assume in their organizations. I want our strategic plan and goals to reflect this desire to build our membership.

As I close this letter, I want to thank Patty Baskin for her service to CSE. In her presidential term, Patty helped ensure that CSE is a global organization through continued partnership with organizations like ABEC and collaboration with the EQUATOR Network. She developed a short course on the road to provide our members with learning opportunities aside from our very busy Annual Meeting in the spring. And if you know Patty, she did this all with a great big smile on her face. I have big shoes to fill!

I’ll be reaching out to you to ask for input throughout the year. In the meantime, if you have suggestions, comments or concerns, please feel free to contact me at [email protected].

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!

CSE Mentorship Committee

On May 22, at the annual meeting, Mentorship Committee co-chairs Ken Heideman and Tim Cross held a breakfast meeting to announce the launch of the new Mentorship Program. The Mentorship Program will connect mentors and mentee for a period of one year, and activities will include monthly phone calls, occasional face-to-face visits as practical, group activities, and webinars on topics of interest to mentees. The Committee will develop and run the program to meet the needs of CSE members seeking opportunities for growth and knowledge-sharing in scholarly publishing and editing, and involve past presidents in the mentoring program to keep them connected to the organization, and providing a valuable service to members. The program will begin with four pilot pairs, or dyads, of mentors and mentees. In addition to the benefits they will gain from the program, the mentees will help the committee fully develop and road test the program through their experience and feedback. The four pilot dyads are:

  • Julie Nash and Sharese Terrell Willis
  • Stacy Christiansen and Resa Roth
  • Denis Baskin and Ellen Lazarus
  • Denis Baskin and Rebecca Winsett

The turnout for the May 22 meeting was very encouraging. We currently have nine CSE members interested in being mentors, eight CSE members interested in being mentees, and an equal number interested in serving on the committee. Over the next few weeks, we will be working to match those who signed up at the annual meeting. This gets us off to a good start and we welcome further participation as move to the next stage of program development. If you’d like to be involved in any of the above capacities, please get in touch with Ken Heideman or Tim Cross.

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!

Barry Bergin Indrani Mukherjee
Kailash Bhatia Tinuade Ogunlesi
Leslie Bourdon Corey O’Hara
Margaret Caracappa Carlos Oropeza
Javier Cienfuegos Emily Osborne
John Cologne Stuart Overlin
Lisa Dahlbak Jacobsen Sofia Pereson
Vijay Dangi Farah Qaiser
Lotte Gronneberg Sandor Roberts
Patrick Hannon Sharon Shanks
Scott Hanson Noel Solomons
Leonard Jack Oliver Stroeh
Susan Jensen Marc Swiontkowski
Mara Lambert Xiaobing Tan
Jasna Markovac Kelly Tucker
Marcelo Merelle Erica Van Fleet
Cary Moskovitz

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