June 2020

Dear CSE Colleagues,

Carissa Gilman, CSE President

I want to extend my thanks to everyone who has reached out to express interest in serving on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force. It’s not too late to be a part of this initiative, so if you would like to participate, please email me at [email protected].

In addition, there are many other ways to get involved with CSE. If you would like to help shape the Annual Meeting, the 2021 Program Co-Chairs, Brittany Swett and Emma Shumeyko, encourage you to join the Program Committee. The Annual Meeting program is of vital importance to our membership, and we rely on the ideas, dedication, hard work, and creativity of this committee to put together an exceptional program each year. All committee members will have the opportunity to moderate or organize at least one session and will be asked to attend monthly committee meetings (via Zoom) and provide regular status updates on session progress.

The next read for the CSE book club will be American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI by Kate Winkler Dawson. Reading of the book will begin June 17, with discussion beginning at the beginning of July, so if you haven’t signed up, please go to Goodreads to create an account and then search for the “Council of Science Editors Book Club” group. The book club will be exploring some new ways to bring us all together for discussion of the book, so I hope you’ll join in.

Finally, the CSE Publication Certificate Program is happy to announce that we will be allowing new participants in the program to include the recent 2020 virtual meeting as part of their program requirements. This offer is valid for new participants who sign up by July 1, 2020, so don’t delay.

As always, the latest CSE comings and goings are available via our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn) and our listserv ([email protected]).

Thank you for being a part of our community. Please reach out to me with your ideas for how we can better serve our members in these ever-changing times.


Survey: Challenges of Identifying and Engaging Peer Reviewers

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) wants to hear from members of the Council of Science Editors on the challenges of identifying and engaging peer reviewers. Take this survey and be entered in a drawing for LinkedIn Profile Optimization services from M2 Bespoke, a CCC partner publisher division.
The survey will be open through June 30, 2020. Responses are confidential.

Register for the June 17 CSE Webinar!

What is Text Recycling? When is it Acceptable? When is it Legal?
June 17, 1:00-2:00pm ET
This webinar will begin by examining what plagiarism is and shed light on how journals may address plagiarism-related issues. From there, attendees will be guided through the Text Recycling Research Project – which aims to better understand text recycling, to help build consensus among stakeholders, and to promote ethical and appropriate practice – and learn about plans for developing new guidelines in this area.

Welcome to the Newest Members of CSE!

Elizabeth Bogal-Allbritten
Joaquim Elói Cirne de Toledo
Jennifer Hellwig
Karin Hosking
Otito Iwuchukwu
Vinod Krishnan
Judith Martis
Matthew Stonecash

CSE Members Celebrating Anniversaries!

Each month, CSE will recognize its members celebrating a milestone anniversary. We are grateful for your continued involvement in our Council!

15 Years of Membership
June Oshiro
Sherry Salzman Scott