September 2021

Dear CSE Colleagues,

Mary Billingsley, CSE President

CSE’s Fall 2021 Virtual Symposium is a few short weeks away. This year, our Program Committee, led by co-chairs Kelly Hadsell and Heather Staines, has developed a special two-day event you won’t want to miss. Each day will offer in-depth explorations of critical and timely topics in our field. On Monday, November 1, attendees can choose between demographics and indexing. Tuesday, November 2 will feature sessions on diversity and data privacy. Read more about the topics and planned sessions. Each day will begin with a general session, followed by didactic presentations on the day’s key topics. In the afternoon, attendees will break into workgroups to focus on practical how-to’s and leave with actionable guidance to apply the lessons learned within their organizations. From collecting user demographics to increasing the diversity of your editorial and leadership groups, indexing a new journal to updating your privacy policy, the Fall Symposium combines hands-on learning with a chance to interact with your scholarly publishing friends and colleagues.
Be on the lookout for more details coming soon!

Call for 2022 CSE Scholarship Program Applications

This year’s CSE scholarship program is now accepting applications. The scholarship will award up to five scientific publishing, editing, and/or writing professionals with the following benefits:
  • Complimentary registration to the 2022 Annual Meeting (tentatively April 30-May 3, 2022 and will be offered in a hybrid format)
  • Complimentary Worldwide Membership for 2022
  • Complimentary registration to participate in any one 2022 Virtual Short Course
  • A mentor paired through the CSE Mentorship Program
Early career professionals are encouraged to apply, especially those who have been in the industry 0-5 years. Membership in CSE is not required to apply for the scholarship.
Click here to learn more, and apply by October 15!

Listen to the New CSE Podcast Series, S.P.E.A.K.

If you’ve not yet listened to the first two episodes of CSE’s podcast series S.P.E.A.K., Scientific Publishing Exchange Around Knowledge, be sure to check them out!
To celebrate the launch of S.P.E.A.K., we are giving away two sets of Apple AirPods! You can enter to win one of these sets by doing the following:
  • Listen to Episode 1, and email a testimonial about S.P.E.A.K. to
  • Listen to Episode 2, and tweet about it using #CSESpeak and tag @CScienceEditors
Those who participate will be entered into the respective drawing. Winners will be selected October 13. Happy listening!

Participate in the Next CSE Book Club Read

The CSE Book Club is excited to announce our next reading selection, Handmade: A Scientist’s Search for Meaning through Making by Anna Ploszajski. We’ll be reading/discussing from Sept 1 to Dec 1 to make sure we have plenty of time to dive in. Discussion topics will be posted in the coming weeks on CSE’s Book Club Goodreads page. We will also likely plan a Zoom live chat sometime in early November so folks that want to come out can meet their fellow club members and discuss live!

If you’re not currently a member of the CSE Book Club, please feel free to make a Goodreads account and join us! All you need to do is click the “Join Group” button on our page and you should be granted access soon after. If you have any questions about the club, please contact the current club chair, Emily Babcock at

New CSE Member Database – Have you logged in? 

We recently transitioned to a new member database called Rhythm. While many have signed in for the first time, there are members who haven’t yet. Review the instructions found here on how to setup and claim your member profile to be able to register for future events. If you have any questions or experience issues, please contact CSE at

Peer Review Congress – Call for Research and Abstracts
September 8-10, 2022
Read the editorial, learn more about submissions, and watch recording of virtual symposium, “Advancing the Science of Scientific Publishing: Call for Research and Abstracts for the Ninth Peer Review Congress”

Call for DEI Policies & Practices Submissions
Has your journal or organization issued a statement about policies and practices related ‎to diversity, ‎equity, and inclusion? Please consider sharing your efforts with our ‎community by completing our DEI Resources Submission Form. And review what’s currently been collected on our resources webpage.

Welcome to the Newest Members of CSE! 

Osmin Anis
Sophia Downton
Mohammad Rizki Fadhil Pratama
Amy Ritchie Johnson
Kimberly Shay
Cassandra Talerico
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!
5 Years of Membership
Ayako Watanabe
10 Years of Membership
Sandra Page-Cook