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Background and purpose of the Council of Asian Science Editors (CASE)

In recent years, the quality of scientific research in Asia has continuously improved and, accordingly, scholars in Asia are publishing a greater number of research papers. However, because a majority of outstanding papers are being published in non-Asian journals, many of the research papers that are being published in Asia have not drawn the international readership that they deserve.

In order to continue the improvement of Asian scientific research publication necessary for international attention, all those who are involved in scientific research publication should work together; the cooperation of nations across Asia could have a synergistic effect.

Toward this end, the Korean Council of Science Editors (KCSE) has prioritized scholarly exchange among editors in Asia for several years. In particular, 18 editors from a few Asian countries gathered at the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (KOFST) on October 1, 2013 and agreed that an organization dedicated to the advancement of scientific research publication across Asia is needed. Thus, the Council of Asian Science Editors (CASE) was conceived; after a year of preparations, CASE will be officially established during Asian Science Editor’s Conference & Workshop 2014 at a KOFST on July 2, 2014.

As a non-governmental, non-partisan, and non-profit organization, CASE aims to improve the quality of science journals published in Asia through consulting and information exchange regarding editing and publishing in order to contribute to the development of science and human well-being.

In addition to editors-in-chief, managing editors, manuscript editors, and anyone who is interested in science publication are also encouraged to participate in order to become current on recent information and technology related to scientific publication. It is hoped that many who are associated with the research publication process throughout Asia will show an interest and participate.

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