President's Letters

August 2012

Dear CSE Members, Colleagues, and Friends, On July 16th, 2012, The United Kingdom announced that all research funded by its main grant-funding bodies must, within six months of publication, be made free and open to the world – in other words, “Open Access“.  This announcement prompted an opinion piece in The Economist on July 21st […]

July 2012

Dear CSE Members, Colleagues, and Friends, “CSE is a dynamic community of editorial professionals dedicated to the responsible and effective communication of science.”  I think that most of us would wholeheartedly agree with this statement. And that’s a good thing because it is our Mission Statement!   Members of CSE recognize the value of science. We […]

June 2012

Dear CSE Members, Colleagues, and Friends, It is my amazing good fortunate to begin my tenure as CSE president in Seattle at one of the most successful meetings the organization has had.  From the stimulating short courses (thanks to organizer Carissa Gilman and the faculty and students) to the outstanding plenary speakers and compelling sessions […]

May 2012

Dear CSE Members, Colleagues, and Friends, As my 2011-2012 term as CSE President draws to a close this month, I’d like to encourage each of you to become active in some way with CSE: join a committee, volunteer to speak at or help organize next year’s annual meeting, become a Science Editor board member or […]

April, 2012

Dear CSE Members, Colleagues, and Friends, This month’s top news comes from Ken Heideman, chair of the Science Editor Task Force: The Task Force is delighted to announce that Patty Baskin, Executive Editor of Neurology and former CSE Program and Short-Course Committee Chair, has accepted the position of chief editor of Science Editor. Patty brings […]

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 […]

February 2012

Dear CSE Members, Colleagues, and Friends, Why should an editor-in-chief, associate editor, section editor, or another scientific editor join CSE? The answer is that CSE is the only place they can get comprehensive data on the scientific publishing industry, from how editors deal with thorny ethical issues, to how different peer review systems measure up, […]

January 2012

Dear CSE Members, Colleagues, and Friends, Have you noticed some interesting or disturbing trends in your publications, do you have insightful survey data, do you have a research question about science publishing that you can put to the test? If so, don’t miss the opportunity to prepare a poster for the 2012 CSE Annual Meeting […]

December 2011

Dear CSE Members, Colleagues, and Friends, I am pleased to say that CSE will launch a certificate program in scholarly publication management beginning spring 2012. This program was devised in response to the rapidly changing scholarly publishing market, which is in transformation with new technologies, an Internet-savvy customer base, and financial threats such as library […]

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 […]

October 2011

Dear CSE Members, Colleagues, and Friends, Do you read Science Editor? How would you rate its usefulness to your profession? To determine the answers to these and other issues regarding the communication and publication needs of CSE members, the Board has decided to temporarily suspend publication of Science Editor, and a task force chaired by […]

September 2011

Dear CSE Members, Colleagues, and Friends, I’m thrilled to announce that Dr. Paul Ekman, one of “The 2009 TIME 100” Scientists & Thinkers, and Dr. Leroy Hood, president and co-founder of the Institute for Systems Biology, will give the Keynote and Plenary addresses, respectively, at the 2012 CSE Annual Meeting in Seattle, May 20-21. You may […]

August 2011

Dear CSE Members, Colleagues, and Friends, True to its slogan, “CSE: Education, Ethics, and Evidence for Editors (E4),” CSE continues its work this summer to meet the needs of its members through its webinars, Web site, committees, and publications. See what longtime member Judy Jansen has to say about CSE in the Member Spotlight below. […]

July 2011

Dear CSE Members, Colleagues, and Friends, Through the year, I rely on my network of CSE colleagues to answer questions about style, editing, publishing, and ethics. I can think of no better way to stay connected with the scientific editing community. Often, CSE members relate lessons learned regarding thorny problems, saving time and sleepless nights. […]

June 2011

Dear CSE Members, Colleagues, and Friends, No summer slump for CSE–the various CSE committees and the Board are busy writing newsletter articles, following up on innovative ideas from the Annual Meeting in Baltimore, preparing for the 2012 meeting in Seattle, and planning major revisions of the White Paper on Promoting Integrity in Scientific Journal Publications […]