CSE Members Receive Awards at 2012 Annual Meeting
At our 2012 annual meeting, Diane Lang, chair of the 2012 Awards and Honors Committee, presented the Council’s highest award, the Award for Meritorious Achievement, to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). COPE was established in 1997 by a small group of journal editors who recognized that they encountered similar ethical issues. The organization now has more than 7000 members.
Virginia Barbour, chair of the COPE Council, noted that not only do well-known journals need help with ethical issues in publishing, but small journals do too. She encouraged everyone to visit the COPE Web site and investigate the resources posted there.
Diane also presented awards to Angela Cochran and Patty Baskin, who each received the CSE Certificate of Appreciation for their efforts in launching the new certificate program in scholarly publication management, and Jennifer Fleet, who was instrumental in establishing the CSE Webinar program.
CSE Board of Directors 2012–2013
As the result of the 2012 CSE elections, Tim Cross, of Allen Press, was elected vice president; May Piotrowski, of the National Academy of Sciences, was elected treasurer-elect; and Angela Cochran, of the American Society of Civil Engineers, was elected a director. Jennifer Fleet, of Aries Systems, was appointed by the Board to fill the director’s position formerly held by Tim Cross. The new Board members join continuing members President Kenneth Heideman, President-Elect Heather Goodell, Treasurer Michael Clarke, Secretary Pamella Erickson, Past President Diane Sullenberger, and Director Anna Trudgett. Patty Baskin, editor of Science Editor; Amanda Ferguson, Web editor; and David Stumph, executive director, are ex officio members of the Board. Thomas Farquhar, associate director, joined the Resource Center for Associations in the summer of 2012 as the liaison to CSE.
New CSE Publication Certificate Program
Spring 2012 saw the launch of CSE’s certificate program in scholarly publication management. About 30 members have been accepted into the program. Any member may apply; accepted applicants will receive a 20% discount on related activities (Webinars, conferences, and short courses). Over a 3-year period, participants must attend two CSE annual conferences, including four sessions at each meeting that are identified on the program as part of the “track”; three CSE Webinars (one may be recorded); and two CSE short courses (choice of Publication Management, Journal Editors, Publication Metrics, or Publication Ethics). Each participant will propose an independent research project, prepare a poster presentation for an annual meeting, and submit a research paper based on the project to Science Editor. Go to www.councilscienceeditors.org to complete an application.