The ACSE Mentorship Program is designed to provide an opportunity for professionals at all career levels to develop new relationships, share experiences, and learn from experts outside their organizations by connecting with a mentor.
ACSE Mentorship Program
The ACSE aims to serve editorial professionals of Asia by providing them a platform and a network for their career development, education, and resources for best practices. We have built up a sequence of our events including our Annual Conference and Editors Café which helps our members to boost their informal networking and professional relationship-building. However, for a long term learning and a more structured approach towards their career development, we now offer our members to enroll in our newly launched Mentorship Program that offers them the opportunity to refine their art of editing in a one-on-one working relationship with an expert member of ACSE.
The ACSE Mentorship Program is designed to provide an opportunity for professionals at all career levels to develop new relationships, share experiences, and learn from experts outside their organizations by connecting with a mentor. It enables established professionals to give back to the industry and pay forward the support and guidance they received during the development of their career by serving as mentors. The program aims to connect members of ACSE for the purposes of professional development, information exchange, networking, personal growth, and career advancement.
What is Mentorship?
Mentorship is a method of offering professional development opportunities in a "community of sharing." It is a process in which an experienced individual helps another person develop his or her goals and skills through a series of time-limited, confidential, one-on-one conversations and other learning activities. Mentors help other members of their profession to enhance their knowledge, skills, attitudes and values in a flexible, responsive and transformational environment. Coaching and confidence-building are important features of mentorship. Most successful people have been mentored, whether they realize it or not. Mentoring, whether formal or informal, goes beyond what you can learn from courses and books. It is one of the best ways to acquire the confidence, positive attitudes, and ethical viewpoints that you need to thrive in your career. This interactive relationship often benefits the mentor as much as the mentee.
How can Mentorship Help Publishing Professionals:
Mentorship can help the publishing professionals identify potential career paths by expanding their knowledge of career options within the industry and provide learning experiences outside of their workplace. It can help shape the future leaders of scholarly communications through expansion of their professional competencies, and therefore, cultivate a diverse and high-quality pool of candidates in the workforce in the process. Mentorship is a critical component to attracting a more diverse workforce by providing opportunities for professionals new to the industry to learn about the culture of scholarly communications, make new contacts, and feel welcome in our community.
Benefits of being a Mentor
Personal and professional development
Benefits of being a Mentee
Personal and professional development
How does the ACSE Mentorship Program work?
ACSE Mentorship Program Eligibility and Application:
To qualify for a Mentee or a Mentor in the ACSE Mentorship Program, one must qualify for the following conditions.
If you are interested to join ACSE Mentorship Program as a Mentor, please click here.
If you are interested to join ACSE Mentorship Program as a Mentee, please click here.
If there is a match between expertise sought and expertise available, our Mentorship Committee will create a mentorship and will notify you.
Mentorship Program Code of Conduct
The Asian Council of Science Editors (ACSE) is committed to diversity, equity, and providing a safe and productive Mentorship Program that fosters open dialogue and the free expression of ideas, free of harassment, discrimination, and hostile conduct. ACSE promotes equal opportunities and treatment for all participants, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical or mental ability, disability, physical appearance, ethnicity, religion, political affiliation, or nationality. All participants are expected to treat others with respect and consideration, keeping relationships free of discrimination, or harassment; maintaining professional and ethical conduct at all times during the mentorship relationship.
Participants shall not disclose, share, duplicate or distribute each other’s’ personal information without consent. Requests for confidentiality shall be honored. Participants shall represent themselves honestly and disclose any potential conflicts of interest to their mentor/mentee. Exploitation of the relationship to seek an inappropriate advantage, financial or non-financial is strictly forbidden
The ACSE Mentorship Program is an outcome of learning from the significant working done by similar organizations and by some of our collaborators who have already established Mentorship Program in their organizations. The organizations includes