Asian Council of Science Editors

Educate Individuals | Exchange Ideas | Engage Communities | Equip Society Publishers

First and foremost,
organization in Asia

Bridging the gap between Asia and the rest of the publishing world, the ACSE provides a unified & leading platform to equip Asian editors and scholars with the latest industry knowledge; effective editorial workflows; technical tools; professional training alongwith ethical guidelines which enable them to face existing and future challenges of scholarly publications.

  • Who we are

    A Council of industry professionals and publishing experts, aiming at the advancement of the Asian scholarly publishing community by promoting best publishing practices, defining standardized editorial procedures and guidelines, disseminating intelligent information, and the latest industry tools & solutions among its members.

  • Vision

    Our vision is to be recognized as the most reliable organization that provides an active forum for the scholarly publishing community and professionals where they can discuss, explore and find solutions to current and emerging issues in scholarly communications.

  • Mission

    Our mission is to connect professionals, advance the scholarly publishing ecosystem, develop innovative resources, disseminate intellectual information and collaborate with regional and international organizations to represent the scholarly and professional publishing community of Asia around the world.

  • Code of Conduct

    The ACSE Constitutional Articles are current as of January 2022 and include all changes adopted through that date. Constitutional Articles may only be changed upon approval by the Board of Directors. Changes must be processed through the responsible unit and be accepted by the unit's sector before consideration by the Board of Directors.

    Download ACSE Constitution

Our Core Values

Through our core values, we lead, guide, and focus on the ways to
adapt to the local needs of the scholarly publishing community.
  • Networking

    Offers an excellent opportunity for peers to network, engage, and reconnect with old connections while building new contacts globally

  • Collaboration

    Boosts professional skills via strategic collaboration with recognized organizations that pave the ways for raising the standards of scholarly publications internationally

  • Training

    Provides learning opportunities to develop more skilled, informed, up-to-date, and motivated editorial staff and individuals through our capacity-building programs

  • Dissemination

    Supports a platform for researchers and editorial staff to share their novel ideas and exchange expert opinions globally in all fields of academia and scholarly publications

Board of Directors

Asian Council of Science Editors operates through skilled, experienced, and active industry professionals, who are responsible for providing strategic directions and solutions concerning council matters.
  • Prof. Dr. Zabta Khan Shinwari


  • Prof. Dr. Mingfang Lu

    Vice President

  • Muhammad Sarwar

    Secretary & Treasurer

  • Dr. Tashauna Brown

    Regional Director (China)

  • Dr. Dikran Toroser


  • Dr. Lisa M. DeTora

    Director | Medical Affairs

  • Dr. Sam T Mathew

    Regional Director (India)

  • Prof. Dr. Vesna Skrbinjek


Former Board Members

Asian Council of Science Editors would like to thank the following members for their time, dedication, and great accomplishments during their term.
  • Dr. AE Aboul - Ata

    (Apr 2020 - Apr 2021)

  • Dr. A. H. Gilani

    (Aug 2017 - Apr 2018)

  • Dr. Gazi M. Alam

    (Aug 2016 - Aug 2017)

  • Dr. Majid Moridani

    (Aug 2014 - Aug 2016)

  • Dr. M. Abdollahi

    (Aug 2014 - Aug 2016)

  • Dr. Michael Willis

    (Jan 2016 - Dec 2017)

  • Dr. Lars Bjørnshauge

    (Aug 2016 to Jun 2018)

  • Dr. Ana Marusic

    (Oct 2015 - Oct 2020)

  • Dr. Elizabeth Wager

    (Aug 2017 - Aug 2020)

  • Charley Miao

    (May 2019 - Nov 2022)

Join as Ambassador

The Asian Council of Science Editors (ACSE) provides an effective platform for the Asian academic publishing community to discuss their editorial problems, offer them training opportunities, and help them publish their academic journals with best publishing practices. In 2018 the council launched an Ambassador program to fulfill its mission to educate, equip and advance the Asian scholarly publishing community by appointing ACSE experts as ambassadors at a regional level.

Join us

ACSE Ambassadors

The ACSE activities and objectives are well supported by a diverse group of energetic Ambassadors who help spread its mission to connect the Asian scholarly community with sister organizations and provide them access to timely guidance and learning.
  • Xi PENG

  • Mona M. El-Husseiny
    Saudi Arabia

  • Mumin Alper

  • Bushra Naeem

International Collaboration

The ACSE works with a strong focus to establish industrial partnerships and collaborations with many societies and associations who are engaged in training and promoting best practices in scholarly publishing industry. We believe that along with many other benefits, forging collaborations with these organizations would also help us to connect the Asian publishing industry with the international publishing world.