Dear CSE Colleagues,
Every year, the spring seems to fly by in a flurry of conferences and travel. By now, most of us are back in our offices, recovering from a busy few months while hopefully looking forward to a fun summer getaway (or two!). I myself am working through a long list of ideas and to-dos that arose from the many great sessions I attended at the CSE Annual Meeting and other industry meetings. Thank you to Program Co-Chairs Mary Billingsley and Shari Leventhal, and the entire committee, for a spectacular program that truly embodied this year’s theme, “The Spirit of Scientific Publishing: Inclusion, Identity, Technology, and Beyond.” I’d also like to thank all of the sponsors and exhibitors for their generous and indispensable contributions.
Year in and year out, CSE remains my favorite publishing conference, not only because of the stimulating and inspiring sessions, but also because of the warm and welcoming community. I always look forward to reconnecting with colleagues and friends I may not have seen since the previous spring. This year, I was especially happy to see so many new faces and meet so many new people! We had a record-breaking number of first-time attendees in Columbus. If you are new to CSE, I hope you will consider getting involved by joining a committee. Working on a committee is an excellent way to make connections, ensure our organization’s goals are met, and help shape the future direction for CSE. Not sure which committee is right for you? Reach out to the committee chair or the Board of Directors. We would love to hear from you!
Before we look too far ahead, I’d like to give my deepest thanks to Anna Jester, now Past President of CSE. Anna, it has been a true privilege to serve on the Board alongside you for the past several years. Your commitment to CSE, from co-chairing the Program Committee for the 2015 meeting in Philadelphia to your leadership of the Board, has been an inspiration to those around you.
The coming year promises to be another busy one for CSE. Very soon, we will announce the appointment of a project manager who will oversee development of the ninth edition of Scientific Style and Format (SSF), CSE’s authoritative style manual. I’ve had the pleasure of working on both the 7th and 8th editions of SSF, so this book certainly holds a special place in my heart! Like CSE’s other programs and resources, development of SSF relies in large part on the volunteer contributions of our members. If you are interested in joining the subcommittee that will move this project forward, please let us know!
CSE’s educational offerings aren’t slowing down in the wake of the Annual Meeting, either. You won’t want to miss the next CSE webinar being held at 12:00 PM ET on June 25, Journal Success at Home and Abroad: How Do You Measure Global Impact? And if you weren’t able to attend a short course in Columbus, we plan to hold a Short Course on the Road in the Washington, DC area this fall. Keep your eye out for more information about this!
I value input from CSE members. If you have a question, suggestion, or a comment, please feel free to contact me.
All the best,
Dana Compton, CSE President
New Member Listserv Coming in July
CSE will be migrating to a new listserv platform later in July. This new platform will provide basically all of the same functionality as the current system, but you will now have the ability to manage your settings easier. The only changes you should notice is that the listserv email will be different.
More details will be shared soon.
Welcome to the Newest Members of CSE!
CSE Members Celebrating Anniversaries!
Each month, CSE will recognize its members who are celebrating a milestone anniversary. We are grateful for your continued involvement in our Council!
Steven Lindauer – 5 Years of Membership
Michelle Wild – 5 Years of Membership