March 2012

Dear CSE Members, Colleagues, and Friends,

One of CSE’s core strengths is its wealth of exceptional educational and professional development opportunities. Over the years at PNAS, my staff and I have benefited greatly both from attending and helping organize CSE Short Courses, Webinars, and retreats.

Be sure to visit the new CSE Learning Center on the Web site and find out what CSE offers to enhance your career. Short Courses, Webinars, and the new Certificate Program in Publication Management are available to members who want to stay ahead of the curve. Click here to learn more.

Here’s what’s happening:

Don’t Miss the April 6 Early Bird Registration Deadline for the Annual Meeting

Registration for the 2012 CSE Annual Meeting 18-21 May in Seattle is now open. Early Bird registration discounts close on April 6th. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to network with colleagues, see insightful presentations offering best practices and lessons learned, and attend exceptional talks by two of the world’s leading scientists, Dr. Paul Ekman and Dr. Leroy Hood.

Synergy in Seattle: CSE and MLA

Both the CSE and Medical Library Association (MLA) meetings are in Seattle this May. The Chicago Collaborative has helped foster the following joint activities to improve communication between editors and librarians:

  • MLA welcomes CSE meeting attendees to its exhibit hall 20-22 May. CSE meeting attendees can purchase an MLA exhibit hall pass at the MLA registration desk for $20. The pass can be used any time during the MLA meeting except for the Opening Reception on Saturday (a separate ticket needs to be purchased to attend that).
  • MLA extends its member registration rate to CSE meeting attendees who wish to register for the MLA meeting.
  • The Bearded Pigs band welcomes CSE meeting attendees to its concert Sunday night, 8:00-11:00 PM, 20 May. The Bearded Pigs is the world’s only international library rock band, and includes publisher Tom Richardson of NEJM. Admission is free; cash bar offered.

Be sure to visit the Chicago Collaborative booth in the CSE exhibit hall!

Apply TODAY for Your CSE Certificate in Publication Management

Scholarly publishing is an evolving field with science and technology changing rapidly. If you are a CSE member looking to broaden your knowledge and to be recognized for continuing your education, the Publication Certificate Program offers a way to take advantage of the CSE educational offerings in a formal setting. The application fee is $75 ($50 for those who apply before the last day of the annual meeting).

Share the Wealth – Become a CSE Mentor!

The CSE Membership Committee is seeking enthusiastic volunteers for its inaugural mentorship program. The connections you established with CSE continue to benefit your career, and your first-hand experience is invaluable to guiding the next generation of members down a similar path. It’s a great networking opportunity at the annual meeting (and beyond) and gives you a chance to play a part in strengthening CSE’s membership for the future. E-mail Membership Committee chair Bob Sumner at bs[email protected] if you would like to be a part of this exciting initiative.

Listen to CSE Webinars at Your Convenience

If you missed the CSE Webinars on “Journal Apps: To Do or Not” or “Copyright 101,” you can purchase the recordings for $25 each in the CSE Online Store. Coming soon is the recording of “Incorporating Plagiarism Detection Software into Your Workflow.”

Join the Discussion—What Questions Do You Have for Science Editors?

CSE runs a robust 1000-plus follower Twitter feed, a Facebook fan page with over 2800 “likes,” and a 500-plus member LinkedIn Group where many issues faced by science editors are regularly discussed.

Got a question for CSE members? Write it on our wall, send us a mention, or start a discussion. We’d love to hear from you. Join us on these networks and receive routine updates on CSE, and find other information that can enhance your professional development.

Become a fan, send a tweet, or get linked in with the Council of Science Editors.

Posting on the CSE Facebook page is a great way to notify fellow members and the extended community of your accomplishments, awards, projects, papers published, promotions, and other career-related news. If you have news you’d like to share-please contact John Vaughn, chair of the Social Networking Committee at [email protected].

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Diane Sullenberger 2011Best regards,

Diane Sullenberger, CSE President