7th ACSE Annual Conference Highlights


7th ACSE Annual Conference Highlights


The Asian Council of Science Editors (ACSE) hosted its 7th Annual Conference, on Saturday, August 21, 2021, virtually (via Zoom Meeting App), where top-notch industry & academic experts shared their knowledge, new initiatives and openly discuss the predictions, challenges, and opportunities facing the pandemic driven landscape of the scholarly publishing industry of Asia in a friendly environment.

Like every year the organizing committee focuses on the most burning issues, challenges of the Asian Publishing Industry and brought those to our Annual Conference platform for expert advice, peer’s experiences, and to figure out the best possible solutions to these obstacles.  Keeping in view the status of the publishing community of Asia, this year’s conference was themed, Pandemic Driven Scholarly Publishing: Ways to Ensure Future Resilience and Sustainability”

Conference Agenda:

08:30 AM Zoom Meeting Room Opens
08:50 AM Greetings and Conference Regulations
Maryam Sayab | Professional Development Manager – The ACSE
09:05 AM Welcome Address
Prof. Dr. Gazi Mahabubul Alam | Conference Chair, 7th ACSE Annual Conference
Session I
Prof. Dr. Mehmet Ozaslan & Prof. Dr. Rubina Hanif
09:30 AM Editorial Evaluation & Peer Review: Questionable Practices During Pandemics
Prof. Dr. Kaiser Jamil | Vice President, The ACSE & Head of Genetics Department, BMMRC, India
09:50 AM Pandemic Preparedness: Scholarly Communications and Countermeasures
Prof. Dr. Zabta Khan Shinwari | Director, The ACSE & Prof. Emeritus, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
10:10 AM Publishing Innovation: How Do International Publishers Use New Marketing Tools for Journal Development
Charley Miao | Regional Director, The ACSE & TrendMD
10:30 AM Pros and Cons: Scholarly Communications and Social Media’s Engagement during Pandemic
Prof. Dr. Gazi Mahabubul Alam | Conference Chair, 7th ACSE Annual Conference
Session II
Prof. Dr. Zabta Khan Shinwari & Prof. Dr. Kaiser Jamil
11:00 AM Way Out to Promote a Journal in Post-Pandemic
Haibao Xue | Director of Business Development, Asia Pacific, Compuscript
11:15 AM Research in Social Sciences: COVID to Post-COVID Transformation
Prof. Dr. Rubina Hanif | Director, NIP, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
11:30 AM TrendMD: Boosting Readership & Citation of Scholarly Publications
Ms. Tash Brown | COO, TrendMD, China
11:45 AM COVID-19 Pandemic and Adaptive Publishing Patterns in Indonesia
Dr. Finarya Legoh | Head of International Relation & Funding, Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI)
Session III
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Aslam & Porf. Dr. Mona M. El-Husseiny
12:15 PM Preserving Research Quality: What needs to be changed in Technical Journals?
Dr. B. Nageswara Rao | Professor in Mechanical Engineering, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, India
12:30 PM Research Publications during a Pandemic; Making Scholarly Journals more Reliable Sources of Information for Non-Science Audiences
Dr. Mohammed Aliyu Paiko | Editor, Science Alert
12:45 PM Pandemic Driven Plagiarism and Predatory Journal cases: What needs to be done?
Dr. Ch. M. Junaid Nazar | Head of Nephrology Section, World Academy of Medical Science
01:00 PM Challenges and Opportunities for Open Access Publishing during Pandemic in India
Dr. Jani Dilip Batukray | Associate Professor, Government Engineering College Dahod Gujarat, India
01:15 PM Scholarly Publishing in the Pandemic Era and the Emergence of Artificial Intelligence-Assisted Tools
Habeeb Ibrahim Abdul Razack | Research Scholar | Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Session IV
Charley Miao & Pippa Smart
01:45 PM Sustainable Academic Goals: Reducing Dependencies to Commercial Publishing
Dr. Dasapta Erwin Irawan | Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
02:00 PM Pre-Submission Peer Review: Enhancing the Efficacy of Journal’s Reviewing Process
Dr. Sam T. Mathew | Researcher & Medical Communications Expert, India
02:15 PM JATS and JATS4R: Its Importance in Publishing Workflows and the Dissemination of Information in the Scholarly Ecosystem
Melissa Harrison | Chair, Steering Committee, JATS4R
02:30 PM Supporting Sustainability in Editorial Work through the EASE Environmental Manifesto
Prof. Dr. Joan Marsh MA PhD | Deputy Editor, The Lancet Psychiatry
02:45 PM Preprints and Peer Review: Recommendations to Protect Public Trust in Medical Science
Dikran Toroser | Director, Publications Group Lead, Takeda | ISMPP, AMWA and EMWA
03:00 PM Panel Discussion: Distraction, Modernism and Creativity: Ways to Generate and Implement new Thoughts in Scholarly Publishing
Charley Miao | Gazi M. Alam | Pippa Smart | Muhammad Sarwar
04:00 PM Closing Remarks
Prof. Dr. Gazi Mahabubul Alam | Conference Chair, 7th ACSE Annual Conference



On behalf of the entire organizing committee, we would like to publicly thank the generous support from our Platinum, Gold & Silver sponsors of the 7th ACSE Annual Conference. With your contribution, the conference helped to engage diversified academic/industry professionals and participants in scholarly conversation concerning the issues and forthcoming challenges to Asian Publishing Community.

Thank you all for making this event a remarkable success story!


Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA), Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI), International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP), American Medical Writers Association (AMWA), European Medical Writers Association (EMWA), Include RCC Institute of Information Technology (RCCIIT), National Council of Tibb (NCT), Institute of Clinical Psychology (ICP) | University of Karachi (UOK), Pakistan, Foundation University Islamabad (FUI), IINAMEI.


The Asian Council of Science Editors is the first and the foremost leading organization in Asia, aiming to provide a unified and active platform for Asian editors and scholars to understand their editorial problems, explore solutions, and devotedly take up the future challenges to enhance the quality of Asian Scientific and Scholarly publications.

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    Prof. Dr. Rubina Hanif 3 years ago

    ACSE has set a high bar for quality, standards and management not only in face to face meetings but for virtual as well. The experience of presenting and listening in Aug 2021 event was excellent. Topics were important for any academician, researcher or publisher. Presenters has delivered content systematically. I learned many new things through these presentations. Congratulations to organizing committee for another successful event.

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    Shirin Tarafder 3 years ago

    The Conference was well organized. Thanks to all the speakers, organizers, and sponsors to make this conference successful. Best wishes to all.

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    Dr. Zabta Khan Shinwari 3 years ago

    Great conference, thoroughly enjoyed the whole day, yet will give maximum marks to the panel discussion. Recommend in future we may have such events more often at least twice a year and share thoughts with the younger lot. Appreciate the organizers and young participants for mind-blowing comments and questions.

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    Dr. Kaiser Jamil 3 years ago

    Greetings to the Organizing committee of the 7th ACSE conference,
    Congratulations for conducting a very informative conference with just the right choice of topics, on a novel theme- on Publication Ethics during the Covid-19 pandemic. All the Presentations were excellent. The timing for the sessions was perfectly maintained. Overall it was well organized with novice content. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be part of the prestigious event.
    Wishing the ACSE team many more successes.

    Dr. Kaiser Jamil
    V.P – ACSE,
    Bhagwan Mahavir Medical Research center, Hyderabad, TS, India

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    Habeeb Ibrahim Abdul Razack 3 years ago

    Well-organized sessions with a mix of insightful and novice content. Thanks for the opportunity to be a part of it.

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    Saravanan Durai 3 years ago

    Good Day to Organizer,

    Timely Organized, Sessions are incredible and wonderful content with neat presentation. Thanks to all Speakers and Organizer and Team for such wonderful programme.

    Dr. D. Saravanan
    Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology
    Chennai 600119

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    Dikran Toroser 3 years ago

    ACSE-2021 was an excellent conference…it was incredibly well organized, it had wonderful content and was very timely. Well done on this very successful outcome!

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    Bushra Naeem 3 years ago

    Congratulations on conducting such a needful dialogue on the pandemic driven publication. The insights from the conference were indeed very useful for all academics.

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    Asif Ali 3 years ago

    As usual, it was a well-organized conference. The level of expertise and knowledge of the presenters are excellent. The experience on a scale is 9.5. May the ACSE family prosper day by day.

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    Swee Sen Teo 3 years ago

    Conference cover majority of related topics. Suggest to cover the important of impact factor/WOI/Scopus in next discussion.

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    Finarya Legoh 3 years ago

    Thank you for inviting me to share information in such an important conference. It was virtually organized, but the essence of the conference and the information provided by excellent speakers were captured thoroughly.
    The conference covers important topic of online publication with all related issues. Congratulations!

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    Prof .D r / Mona El-Husseiny 3 years ago

    I am appreciating all efforts to let the ACSE annual conference in August 2021 with all features of organizations with going smoothly to all respectable presenters.

    Really it was a wonderful event especially in that time period of Covid19 challenges.

    With all my pleasure to share usually.
    Rating scale from my side is 9.5 out of 10….CONGRATULATIONS

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    Professor Manoj Ramesh Kumbhare 3 years ago

    The conference was well organized in the pandemic situation. The topics and speakers are very excellent .
    Really great experience.

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    Dr. Amitav Bhattacharyya 3 years ago

    The conference was really very well organized. It was indeed a learning experience. However, it will be better if the slides or materials pertaining to the conference are shared with the participants.

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    Rubina Munir 3 years ago

    Conference was very well organized.
    I enjoyed it thoroughly.
    Wonderful presenters..

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    Professor Dr. Md. A. Mannan 3 years ago

    The conference was organized well. The speakers delivered content worthwhile. The experience rate was 9 out of 10.

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    Dr. Boggarapu Nageswara Rao 3 years ago

    The virtual conference was organized well. The speakers delivered the content in a systematic way. I really enjoyed.I rate the experience on a scale of 10 is 9.

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      Happy to hear such a good rating scale for our Annual Conference. We hope to see you at the next ACSE events & activities too.

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        M Aslam 3 years ago

        The conference was well thought over, well designed, well convened and well attended.M. Sarwar and the organisers earned an applause.

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    Abdelazim Negm 3 years ago

    The conference was one of the best conferences I ever attended. It covers so important topic concerning publications’ stages particularly those related to the reviewers and the editors.

    I liked it so much.

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