September 2019

Dear CSE Colleagues,

Dana Compton, CSE President

Happy Peer Review Week, everybody! I’ve long said I have no use for holiday “celebrations” that include neither a day off work nor a special family meal (I’m looking at YOU, Halloween). But Peer Review Week is a celebration I can get behind. With so many associated articles, events, and social media chatter, the scholcomm volume is up to 11.

I’m especially excited to be participating in CSE’s free Peer Review Week webinar this Thursday with Jennifer Regala, Karen Stanwood, and moderator Jennifer Cox. Please consider joining us! And a big thank you to Salient Content for their generous sponsorship that allows us to offer this webinar at no charge.

Following on last month’s announcement of the CSE 2020 Annual Meeting theme, Advancing Science by Exchanging Knowledge, Program Committee Co-Chairs Emilie Gunn and Peter Olson are on a roll! We are delighted to announce the keynote and plenary speakers for the upcoming meeting:

Dr. Nosek and Dr. Zaringhalam are a perfect fit for this year’s theme, and I am looking forward to hearing their perspectives on open, equitable, and accessible research, among other topics that impact our day-to-day work as science communicators. If you haven’t already, please put the 2020 Annual Meeting in your calendar, May 2nd-5th in Portland, OR!

If you’re looking for a learning opportunity sooner than May and maybe a bit closer to home, registration is now open for the Publications Management Short Course on the Road in Washington, DC on November 13th. This course covers efficient and effective methods and best practices for managing a journal. If you’re a new managing editor or could use a refresher, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to learn from our experienced faculty.

As if all of these CSE events weren’t enough to fill a calendar, the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) is offering a 10% registration discount to CSE members for its ISMPP West 2019 meeting, Changing Tides and Technology in Scientific Communications, November 14th-15th, in San Diego, CA. The meeting offers educational programming for incoming, newer, and experienced professionals, with information available at To receive the 10% special discount, enter CSE10 in the “Discount Code” field when you register through October 18th.

All of the latest CSE comings and goings are available via social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn) and our listserv (

As always, I value input from CSE members. If you have a question, suggestion, or a comment, please feel free to contact me. This is an especially important time to make your voice heard. The CSE Board of Directors will be meeting in November for a 2-day strategic planning session, during which we will identify goals and initiatives for the coming years. If you have ideas you’d like to share, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Call for 2020 CSE Scholarship 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 Portland, Oregon, May 2-5, 2020. By attending, you 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 to the Annual Meeting, 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 18, 2019. Apply today!

Welcome to the Newest Members of CSE!

Courtney Adams
Taryn Dollings
Tina Fleischer
Teresa Hood
Joon Seo Lim
Robert Meek
Marie Anne O’Donnell
Lori Thomas
Xuefeng Zhu

CSE Members Celebrating Anniversaries!

Each month, CSE will recognize its members celebrating a milestone anniversary. We are grateful for your continued involvement in our Council!

Jennifer Denton – 5 years of membership