Advancing Scholarly Publishing through
Evolution, Equity, and Empowerment

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About the Annual Meeting

Every year, the ACSE hosts a collaborative event that brings together a diverse group of stakeholders in the scholarly publishing ecosystem, including industry experts, editors, policymakers, technologists, librarians, publishers, and more. This event provides a platform to share the latest innovations, forge new relationships, discuss pressing issues, and explore innovative solutions in scholarly publishing.


Virtual via
Zoom Meeting App.


20 August, 2023

Organizing Committee

Meet our proficient Committee Members

Dikran Toroser

Dikran Toroser, Ph.D. CMPP

Sr. Director, Publication Management, Merck

Tash Brown

Tash Brown, PMP, PhD

Chief Operating Officer, Trend MD

Muhammad Sarwar

Muhammad Sarwar

Publishing Consultant

Xu Jiayi

Xu Jiayi

Managing Editor

Haseeb Md Irfanullah

Haseeb Md Irfanullah Ph.D.

Independent Consultant

Jason De Boer

Jason De Boer

De Boer Consultancy EURL

Meeting Agenda

Time Zone: Dubai - United Arab Emirates (GMT+4)

The ACSE offers the following short courses at the Annual Meeting in August 2023 to gain crucial knowledge and take home applicable skills. These courses are taught by industry experts and renowned consultants who understand the complexities and nuances of scholarly communication.

Short Course

Journal Management with Effective Editorial Procedures

Short Course

Journal Publishing Practical Guidelines

Short Course

Ethics in Modern Publishing

Greetings and Meeting Opening

Welcome Address

Prof. Dr. Zabta Khan Shinwari | Meeting Chair, 9th ACSE Annual Meeting

Session I

Navigating Scholarly Publishing: An Introduction to the Asian Council of Science Editors and Latest Updates

Maryam Sayab | Director of Communications, ACSE, UAE

Empowering Knowledge: The Tech-Driven Revolution in Scholarly Publishing

Prof. Dr. Zabta Khan Shinwari | Prof. Emeritus, Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan

AI-augmented Scholarly Publishing Support at AiScholar

Dr. Guoxing Liu | Chairman/President of AiScholar, China

GPP in Focus: Assessing the Current State and Posing Critical Questions

Dr. Lisa M. DeTora | Director of STEM Writing, Hofstra University, New York and Dr. Zoe Preston | Manager of Editorial Support Services, Articulate Sciences

Question & Answer of Session I

Industry Sponsors Promotion

Session II

Empowering Scholarly Writers and Editors: Driving Equity and Evolution in Scientific Publishing

Prof. Dr. Kaiser Jamil | Bhagwan Mahavir Medical Research Centre (BMMRC), India

Peer Review in the Digital Age: Enhancing Quality and Reliability of Scholarly Publications

Jason De Boer | Founder and Managing Director, De Boer Consultancy EURL

Unveiling the Dark Side of Publishing: Predatory Practices in Asian Journals

Dr. Sam T. Mathew | Senior Director, Medical Affairs, Cactus Life Sciences, India

Revolutionizing Scholarly Publishing: Prophy's Journey of Innovation and Empowerment

Prof. Oleg Ruchayskiy | COO and Co-founder at Prophy, Denmark

Question & Answer of Session II

Session III

The Human Touch in Publishing: Why Language Editors are Vital for Error-Free, Well-Crafted Research Papers

Gunjan Khashu | Accuracy, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Safeguarding Research Integrity: Addressing Ethical Issues in Scholarly Publishing

Dr. Martin Delahunty | Director, Inspiring STEM Consulting

Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) and Good Publication Practice: Adapting to the Digital Era

Dr. Dikran Toroser | Sr. Director, Publication Management, Merck, USA

Science Communication in the Digital Age: Engaging a Wider Audience

Dr. Tash Brown | Managing Director, TrendMD, USA

Question & Answer of Session III

Closing Remarks

Dr. Dikran Toroser | Director, Asian Council of Science Editors, UAE


  • The ACSE annual meeting is an annual collegial gathering of editors, publishers, researchers, and other professionals involved in scientific communication, editing, and publishing from around the globe. The meeting provides an opportunity for attendees to network, learn about new developments in scientific communication, and discuss best practices and ethical issues in publishing.

  • The ACSE meeting is typically attended by professionals from various fields, including journal editors, publishers, authors, librarians, researchers, educators, and students. In short, anyone involved in scientific publishing and communication or with an interest in the field can attend annual meeting of the Asian Council of Science Editors.

  • Yes, registration is usually mandatory to attend the ACSE annual meeting. The registration process allows the organizers to manage attendance, plan for promotional activities, and ensure that attendees receive all necessary information about the event. The registration fee for the ACSE meeting varies depending on the type of attendee (e.g., member, non-member, student) and the time of registration. Early registration often comes with a discounted fee, while late registration may be subject to additional fees or limited availability.

  • The ACSE offers sponsorship opportunities for organizations interested in promoting their products and services to a highly engaged audience of scientific publishing and communication professionals. As a sponsor, you will have direct access to attendees, allowing you to interact with them and showcase your products and services. However, sponsorship opportunities are limited, and interested parties are advised to act promptly. Sponsorship applications are processed from January through August for the meeting scheduled for the following year. For more information on becoming a sponsor and the benefits of sponsorship, please contact Ms. Jean Ashley at

    Benefits of sponsoring the ACSE Annual Meeting include:

    • Increased visibility: Enjoy increased visibility before, during, and after the event, with their logos displayed prominently on promotional materials, meeting website, and social media platforms.
    • Networking opportunities: Network with key players in the scientific publishing and communication industries, including editors, publishers, researchers, and librarians.
    • Brand recognition: Showcase your brand to a highly engaged and influential audience, reinforcing your company's position as a leader in the industry.
    • Showcase products and services: Promote your products and services to a targeted audience, generating leads and potential business opportunities.
    • Thought leadership: Participate in panel discussions, presentations, and other events, positioning themselves as thought leaders and experts in the field.

  • The ACSE annual meeting provides attendees with the opportunity to network with industry professionals, learn about the latest trends and best practices in scientific publishing, and gain insights into the latest developments in the field.

  • Registration for the ACSE annual meeting can be done online via the ACSE website. Early bird registration is usually available for a limited time and is recommended for those who want to save on registration fees.

  • Please contact Ms. Jean Ashley at for assistance.


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