March 2019

Dear CSE Colleagues,

Anna Jester, CSE President

I look forward to March because warming temperatures make everything seem slightly more pleasant. I also enjoy this month because a large chunk of my free time will be spent cheering for my favorite NCAA basketball team. Rooting for an underdog team that just upset a highly-ranked team is an additional March perk. If CSE had a cheer or chant, would it start with, “You can have my Oxford Comma when you pry it from my cold, dead, and lifeless hands.”? While I can’t begin to imagine what a CSE mascot would look like, or which of us would be wearing the costume during our annual meetings, we are a strong community who root for each other, embrace education, and network year-round. Please join me in giving special thanks to the CSE Committee Chairs, who help ensure our organization’s goals are met and reinforce how proud we remain to be CSE members.

Wondering why the graphic for the 2019 CSE Annual Meeting program spoke to us? Interested in the 2019 Short Courses? Program Co-chairs Mary Billingsley and Shari Leventhal, and Short Course Subcommittee Chair Nancy Devaux, provide a glimpse of what to expect this May in a recent Science Editor article.

Planning to attend the Annual Meeting but can’t arrive early and take a short course? There is still time to register for the CSE Short Course on the Road: Publication Management happening in Durham, NC, USA, on March 22 nd . Need to take advantage of the option to learn at your desk? CSE is offering the webinar Making the Most of Your Publisher Search Process on April 18 th .

Conduct is of great importance. Last month the CSE Board of Directors adopted the CSE Meetings and Events Code of Conduct. Dana Compton, CSE President-Elect, was crucial to the creation of the CSE Code of Conduct and has written an excellent piece introducing it.

CSE recently held elections, voting for an incredible slate organized by Sarah Tegen, Past President and Chair of the Nominating Committee. CSE will announce the newest additions to the Board of Directors in the coming days. Thank you to all involved in the nomination process, especially those who ran for office.

A call for Project Manager Applications to oversee content development and publication of the Ninth Edition of Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers has been issued. Subcommittee members will also be crucial as chapters are written and revised. This newest edition of Scientific Style and Format (SSF) is slated for publication in early 2022.

As always, the latest CSE comings and goings are available via social media channels (FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn) and our listserv (

I value input from CSE members. If you have a question, suggestion, or a comment, please feel free to contact me.

All the best,

Anna Jester, CSE President

Last Chance to Register for Research Square!

Do you live near Raleigh/Durham, NC? Want to participate in the Short Course on Publication Management? Be sure to register for this Short Course on the Road by March 21!

Short Courses on the Road allow participants to learn locally instead of solely at the annual meeting. The course content and quality are the same with an added networking feature and special guest speaker. This offering of “Publication Management” will include two special sessions: 1) “Ask the Experts”, an interactive panel of local leaders from an academic press, commercial publisher, and specialized vendors serving the STEM field and 2) a guest speaker describing how to leverage data to improve your journal.

Click here to learn more and register today.

Register for the April CSE Webinar

Making the Most of Your Publisher Search Process
April 18, 2019
12-1pm ET

Are you thinking about extending a request for proposals (RFP) to explore potential publishers for your journal? Conducting a formal publisher search and managing a potential publisher transition is a big task that many publishing professionals will experience at some point in their careers. This webinar will provide an overview of the full publisher search process and include tips for preparing an effective RFP, asking the right questions, setting reasonable timelines, and managing relationships throughout. Speakers will share insights from the perspectives of societies, publishers, and consultants, giving webinar attendees an opportunity to learn through the lenses of a variety of peers.

Click here for more details and to register.

Still Time to Renew Your CSE Membership!

For those who have not yet renewed your membership for 2019, there is still time to do so. As a reminder, your CSE membership expires December 31. To make sure you’re a member in good standing through 2019, simply:

Login to the Members Only Area with your new member login credentials.
Under the “Membership” header, click on the “Renew Membership” link.
Follow the instructions on the subsequent pages to renew your membership for 2019.

If your company has a group membership and you are a part of that membership, please have your office manager contact CSE headquarters at or 720-881-6046 to get that renewed.

If you have any questions or problems renewing your membership, please contact CSE to get that resolved.

Welcome to the Newest Members of CSE!

Muddasar Ali
Eduardo Armando
Michael Barr
Miriam Bergeret
Dean Colston
Melody Davis
Katy Drawhorn
Dennis Eckmeier
Alethea Gerding
Matt Giampoala
Brooks Hanson
Amalia Issa
Peggy Kilcheman
Sean Mills
Noelle Noble
Maria Preston-Cargill
Becky Rivard
Melanie Slavitch
Dawit Tegbaru
Randy Townsend
Emily Volkamer
Caran Willbanks
Raymond Wong


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!

Pamela Hays – 5 Years of Membership
Ana Marlene Morais – 5 Years of Membership
Christina Nelson – 5 Years of Membership
Jeanette Panning – 5 Years of Membership
Leahanne Sarlo – 5 Years of Membership
Cheryl Strauss – 5 Years of Membership
Kelly Newton – 10 Years of Membership
Maya Hopton – 15 Years of Membership
Glenn Landis – 15 Years of Membership
Jon Munn – 15 Years of Membership