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AP ISMPP U - Current publication trends in Asia Pacific and what the future holds


Publication enhancements, such as graphical abstracts, author videos, and plain language summaries, can be used to engage a wider audience with the publication of a manuscript. While such enhancements are becoming increasingly common in global English-language publications, the added time and resources required for their development necessitate a targeted approach in the APAC region. It is hence important to understand the publication trends in APAC to identify the opportunities and challenges faced in the adoption of publication enhancements, with the aim of making medical information more accessible to our target audiences.

Learning Objectives: At the end of this session attendees will

  • Understand current journal publication trends in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region from the perspectives of a journal editor and journal publisher
  • Understand how the use of publication enhancements in the region may differ from the US and Europe, and the direction that APAC is heading towards


  • Stephen Ackland, MD

    • Practising senior academic medical oncologist and Professor in the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Newcastle Australia
    • Editor-in-Chief, Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology since 2005
    • Director of  Australasian GastroIntestinal Trials Group
    • Author of more than 150 peer-reviewed publications in oncology and pharmacology

  • Melody ZHANG, MA

    • Journal Publishing Manager from Wiley, managing a portfolio of scientific journals in Health Sciences. She also launches new Open Access journals in partnership with prominent Chinese societies, including China National Center of Gerontology, Chinese Society of Endocrinology, Chinese Association for Laboratory Animal Sciences, Tsinghua University Press etc.
    • Member of Wiley's Integrity and Publishing Group (IPG) with expertise in research integrity and publishing ethics
    • Received her B.A. from Renmin University of China and M.A. from The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • MODERATOR: Bena Lim, PhD, CMPP

    • Lead Medical Writer at Meditech Media with four years experience in medical communications working on local, regional and global accounts
    • Expertise ranges over several therapy areas, including oncology, hematology and vaccines
    • Passionate about helping clients convey their messages to different audiences through a variety of deliverables

December 14, 2022
Wed 9:00 PM EST

Duration 1H 0M

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