September 2018

Dear CSE Colleagues,

I hope the first half of your September included participation in various Peer Review Week festivities. Aims included showcasing the work of editors and reviewers while simultaneously highlighting innovation. And that wasn’t the half of it, because Peer Review Week remains ambitious. As it should be!

An exceptional CSE webinar, The Peer Review Ecosystem – Where Does Diversity & Inclusion Fit In?, was held on September 11. If you were not able to attend, for any reason, it’s not too late. Information about the webinar and access to the recording is available via CSE’s Past Webinars page and on YouTube. A big thank you to our presenters, and to Technica Editorial Services for their generous sponsorship!

To celebrate your participation in helping maintain high standards in scholarly publishing, why not join fellow CSE members on committees? Volunteer now and stay tuned (or perhaps following a break, retune?) to social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn) and our listserv ( for additional information.

Program Co-Chairs Mary Billingsley and Shari Leventhal are pleased to announce, coordinating perfectly with the theme for the CSE 2019 Annual Meeting of The Spirit of Scientific Publishing: Inclusion, Identity, Technology & Beyond, the Keynote and Plenary speakers as being:

If you haven’t already, mark your calendars for the 2019 Annual Meeting, May 4-7 in Columbus, OH!

Additional Items of Note:

  • The Science Editor “Fire of the Week” column is accepting submissions and intended as a place to share unique and/or particularly challenging situations members have encountered in the course of their work. A template is available on the Information for Authors page to help potential authors describe the situation and what they learned from it.
  • The 2018 CSE Membership Survey went out last week. Please complete the survey before the deadline on Monday, October 8. Really, tell us what you think! It should take you 5-10 minutes.
  • Current members of the CSE Board and a Past President are included on panels at the upcoming SSP 2018 New Directions Seminar in Washington, DC. More information is available here.
  • Repeating because it matters: Have you ever edited a Wiki? What about Wikipedia? A communal edit-a-thon aimed at improving the coverage of women and diversity on Wikipedia is slated for October 8-9. More information can be found here.

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

2019 Scholarship Program Accepting Applications

The CSE Scholarship Program was developed to support publishing professionals by sponsoring their attendance to the CSE Annual Meeting. Up to three scholarships are being offered to attend the CSE Annual Meeting in Columbus, Ohio, May 4-7, 2019. By attending, recipients will have the opportunity to learn from industry leaders about emerging trends, topics and best practices, meet colleagues working in the same field, and have the possibility of joining a committee and contributing while getting to know the organization. We encourage early-career professionals to apply for the scholarship, especially those who have been in the industry for 0-5 years.

Each funded scholar will receive free full meeting registration, excluding Short Courses and any additional offerings, and reimbursement for travel expenses (including hotel stay at the conference hotel and meals), up to $2,000.00.

Applications must be received by October 10, 2018. Apply today! For additional information, click here.

Welcome the Newest Members of CSE!

Zainab Alam Mauricio Lopez
Ann Barlow-Lichter Edna Montero
Francisco Fuentes Roland Nord
Diana Golden Julia Schumann
Ziyin Huang Jo-Ann West
Liz Kuney Ashley Williams

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!

  • Kathryn DeTura – 5 Years of Membership
  • Sarah Duncan Powers – 5 Years of Membership
  • Deesha Patel – 5 Years of Membership

headshot-tegenBest to all,signature-tegenAnna Jester, CSE President