September 2014

CSE Members, September has been a busy month for CSE this year.  Here’s what your colleagues are up to.

The co-chairs of the Program Committee are wrapping up final approval on the graphics and theme for the annual meeting. There has been an abundance of good suggestions for sessions and the committee is working diligently to put together a fine program for 2015.

The CSE listserve launched last week, augmenting our successful social media options with another channel for member interaction and peer support.  Interest in a listserve has been voiced for some time and it’s great to see this finally realized. While it’s not news to anyone at this point that the roll-out didn’t go as smoothly as envisioned – the bugs have been worked out and the traffic is encouraging. In the inaugural week, members shared information and expertise with each other on a variety of topics ranging from reference styles to the ethical responsibilities of editors in communicating concerns about informed consent and patient rights.

Now up and running at full throttle, the new Marketing Committee has been meeting regularly to work on strategies that will promote CSE and its activities. Members can expect to see more messaging out there in the coming weeks and months.

Adding to the mix, you will be seeing an email from the Membership Committee soon, announcing the opening of applications for the 2015 Early Career Professional Scholarships.

And the month will close as busy as it started, with the Board of Directors gathering in Washington, DC for the fall board meeting and two days of intensive strategic planning.

Stay tuned. Watch this space. Good things are happening.

Save the Date: Next CSE Webinar

The 6 “W”s of Open Access Publishing:
Who, What, Where, When, Why, and HoW?

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
2:00 – 3:30 PM EST

In this follow-up webinar to the 2014 Annual Meeting session, publishing professionals discuss the open access movement. The speakers represent several perspectives, including those of a large publishing house, an Editor-in-Chief, and an author. We will review various open access formats (for example, full and hybrid) and discuss which options are best for various publication types. We will also discuss the ways in which open access can be integrated and implemented, depending on the needs of the journal.


Sue T. Griffin, PhD
Professor, Reynolds Department of Geriatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Duncan MacRae
Managing Editor, Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Kay Robbins
Professor of Computer Science, University of Texas at San Antonio

Call for Research Committee Members

The CSE Research Committee is looking for new members. The committee promotes informed editorial decision making and the importance of research on the topic of scientific publishing through sessions at the CSE Annual Meeting, including the poster session, and through articles in Science Editor. If you have an interest in editorial research and would like to join the committee, please contact Mary Warner, Committee Chair, at

CSE Listserve (CSE-L)

If you would like to subscribe or unsubscribe to the CSE listserv, you can find the information you need here, or navigate to the Members Only Area of the CSE website and click on the “subscribe/unsubscribe to CSE-L list serve” link.

headshot-crossBest to all,
signature-crossTim Cross, CSE President