November 2011

Dear CSE Members, Colleagues, and Friends,

Thank you for your overwhelmingly positive comments about CSE’s Science Editor. The July-September issue is in the mail and online.

We apologize for the delay and hope you find this issue worth the wait. It is full of reports from the 2011 CSE annual meeting—such as “Ethics Clinic: The What, Where, When, and How of Data Sharing,” and “Conducting an Editor-in-Chief Search”—as well as the Between Author and Editor, Peer-Renewed, The Ethical Editor, and Reviews departments.

We’ve also received support from authors, editors, and readers for online-only content, which will publish in Science Editor by the end of 2011. Highlights include annual meeting reports, “career focus” feature articles, Between Author and Editor, The Ethical Editor, and Reviews. We hope to publish even more online-only articles and features before we go on a brief publishing hiatus.

The Science Editor Task Force is hard at work developing a comprehensive strategy to meet the needs of CSE members. Look for a notice about an online survey to come in the next week. Your detailed comments will be critical to the work of the Task Force.

Here’s what’s happening:

What Do Seattle, Montreal, and San Antonio Have in Common?

They will host future CSE annual meetings. The 2012 meeting will be at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA, 18–21 May. The 2013 meeting will be 3–6 May in Montreal, Canada, and the 2014 meeting will be 2–5 May in San Antonio, TX. Make sure you put these dates on your calendar!

See You in Seattle for the 2012 Annual Meeting

Don’t miss keynote addresses by Dr. Paul Ekman, groundbreaking researcher on the topic of facial microexpressions, whose research is the basis for the television show “Lie To Me,” and Dr. Leroy Hood, co-founder of the Institute for Systems Biology and inventor of key instruments used to map the human genome. The meeting includes sessions ranging from “Working with International Authors” to the “Latest Technology and Standards.”

Click here for travel information and hotel reservations. Keep watching as additional program details are released.

Your Voices Were Heard

Thanks to all Web site survey respondents for your excellent feedback regarding the CSE Web site. The majority of you noted that you look to CSE first for educational opportunities, and that CSE is your top resource for solving ethical problems. We also heard from you that the site’s organization needs improvement and its content needs to be refreshed more frequently. We received many great suggestions and are drawing from them to improve the CSE Web site to serve you better. If you have additional comments, please e-mail Amanda Ferguson, Web Editor, at [email protected].

Call for Research Posters Coming Soon

CSE members are encouraged to submit abstracts describing their editorial research for consideration for presentation in the CSE 2012 Poster Session at the upcoming Annual Meeting. Content must be original and individuals submitting abstracts must ensure that they will be able to attend the CSE meeting should their poster be accepted. Abstracts will be accepted online soon, so gather your research and keep watching for additional details.

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Diane Sullenberger 2011Best regards,

Diane Sullenberger, CSE President