October 2016

Staying Networked …and Easing Your Worries.

Autumn is passing so quickly! It’s incredible that it is almost Halloween – that magic time of year when kids and adults alike have fun being frightened. Are there any scary things that frighten you about your work? Typos? Not getting an issue out on time? A retraction of a major work? The rapid changes in our industry occasionally result in the fearful feeling that the earth is shifting under our feet. Members of CSE – your professional organization – are here to network with and support each other, whether it’s for enhancing our publications work or building our careers. We hope you take advantage of our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn) and our listserv (csel@lists.lists.resourcenter.net) to communicate with others for information as well as having fun and making friends.

Please continue to let us know your ideas about what CSE can do to help YOU with your career.

First Science Editor Print Issue with the New Design

The first copy of the newly redesigned print version of Science Editor was mailed last week and should have arrived in your mailbox. Please take a look and consider volunteering to join the Editorial Board, providing ideas for article topics or authors (authors do not need to be CSE members), or even writing a contribution. The new design uses many images, so ideas for images – either for journal covers or thumbnails for the website – are welcome. Submit ideas and items to scienceeditor@councilscienceeditors.org.

And remember that Early Online articles will be posted on the website as they are accepted. Go online to read them before the next print issue arrives. You can now search topics and back content, then share articles with your colleagues via social media.

CSE Short Course on Publication Ethics November 16 in Washington, DC

Registration is open for the CSE Short Course on Publication Ethics, which will be ‘going on the road’ in November. The course will be held at the American Chemical Society from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM on November 16. To register, click here. The registration deadline is November 7 and space is limited to the first 27 registrants.

Save May 20-23 for the 2017 Meeting in San Diego

Next year’s Annual Meeting, themed “Setting Sail: Navigating the Future of Science Publishing,” will be held May 20-23 in San Diego. As with the 2016 meeting, CSE Short Courses will be taught on Saturday and Sunday; the general and concurrent sessions will be held on Monday and Tuesday. We’ve lined up two fabulous speakers for the general sessions: Mary-Claire King, PhD, well known for her work on breast cancer genes that is described in the movie Decoding Annie Parker, and Marcia McNutt, PhD, geophysicist, president of the National Academy of Sciences, and former EIC of the journal Science. In addition, the Program Committee has lined up a series of impressive and varied concurrent sessions.

2017 International Peer Review Congress

The call for abstracts has gone out for the International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication, to be held in Chicago September 10-12, 2017. Abstracts are due February 15, 2017. For additional information, visit their website.

Welcome the Newest Members of CSE!

Gloria Chang Kelli Guider
Elizabeth Koozmin Jonathan Leavenworth
Anubha Singh

headshot-baskinBest to all,signature-baskinPatricia Baskin, MS, CSE President