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CASE First Newsletter
Welcome to our first newsletter.
This newsletter is to keep you informed of the activities of Council of Asian Science Editors (CASE).
We hope you find this as a valuable information and your suggestions on this newsletter will be highly appreciated.
Thank you for your supports for CASE.
About CASE
1. The establishment of CASE
CASE Presidential Address and Background of CASE Inauguration
July 2, 2014, Science and Technology Center, Seoul, Korea
The establishment of CASE
Thank you very much, ladies & gentlemen, first of all, on behalf of all members of Korean CSE, I greet you all and welcome to the inaugural assembly meeting of Council of Asian Science Editors (CASE).

As you heard this morning, KCSE was established 3 years ago with the aim of fostering Korean Science journals through training and education, and therefore, main target of our activity was local science journals. However, KCSE was always keen to keep our ties with Asian editors and organizations. We believe that formal and informal collaboration among Asian science editors would be important for the improvement of Asian scientific research publication and could provide a synergistic effect.

As you all agree, Asian countries are putting more and more effort on science research, producing more papers than other region of the world.

Unfortunately, however, many of these works, especially high-quality works end up in non-Asian journals. At the same time the proportion of publications controlled by international publishing companies is becoming larger. I think this is about time for Asian science editors sit together and come up with some measures to turn around current trend.

As described in Background and purpose of the Council of Asian Science Editors (CASE) which, I am sure, you have read already, 16 Asian science editors get together October, 2013 and agreed on a number of matters, and one of them was the establishment of the Council of Asian Science Editors. After around one year preparation, we are very happy to propose official inauguration of CASE today. As a member of preparation committee for CASE, I am very proud to report upto now we have a total of 137 members from 21 different countries agreed to join CASE as you see in the list of membership of CASE.

I firmly believe that CASE will become a pivotal international organization for the development of Asian Science Journals.

Once again thank you very much for your support to the establishment of CASE.
Jong K. Ha
Jong K. Ha
President, Council of Asian Science Editors
2. 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.
1. The 2nd Asian Science Editors’ Conference & Workshop 2015
Contributing to improvement in the quality of scientific writing, editing and publishing
August 20-22, 2015, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam
The 2nd Asian Sscience Editors’ Conference & Workshop 2015
The 2nd Asian Science Editors′ Conference & Workshop 2015 on the theme “How to add local scientific journals to international databases” was held from August 20 to 22 at Hanoi University of Science and Technology in Vietnam. The objective of the conference and workshop was to improve the quality of scientific writing and editing, and publishing scientific publications according to international standards. It aimed to help scientists, educators, and researchers to increase their knowledge of scientific writing, and review and manage the quality of scientific journals and scientific publications intended for a global reach.

The conference was organized by the Mechanical Engineering Society, Hanoi University of Technology, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, in collaboration with the Council of Asian Science Editors (CASE). The event attracted over 250 participants from various universities, research and training institutions, scientific publishers, journals, and research and training units associated with scientific journals.

In the first workshop, the facilitators conducted four sessions focusing on training on JATS XML, peer review, and publication ethics. In the second workshop, the editors, scientists, and researchers had the opportunity to meet international and national experts and have discussions on how to improve the quality of writing for international journals, as well as scientific journals in Vietnam with international standards.

The 2nd Asian Science Editors′ Conference & Workshop 2015 was sponsored by the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (KOFST), Elsevier, Editage Korea (Cactus Group), Korean Council of Science Editors (KCSE), and Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI). The 3rd Asian Science Editors′ Conference & Workshop will be held from July 20 to 22, 2016 in Seoul, Korea.
2. Socialization of CASE in Indonesia
Komang WIRYAWAN Lecturer, Institut Pertanian Bogor, Indonesia Chair, Information and Publication Committee of CASE
In order to disseminate the establishment of CASE in Indonesia, several socializations have been conducted in the national and local science journal editors meetings. At the national level, socialization was carried out at the national science journal editors meeting held by Directorate General of Higher Education, Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture on 27-28 August 2014. The meeting was attended by 30 journal chief editors from Indonesian universities, whereas at the university level the socialization of CASE was done at Bogor Agricultural University (BAU) during the BAU journal editors meeting and pra-establishment of BAU Association of Science Editors on 14 September 2014 and 9 December 2014. The result of the socialization is that some journal editors enrolled as members of CASE.
3. Visit from Hue University, Vietnam
November 16, 2015, Seoul, Korea
Visit from Hue University, Vietnam
The visiting team:

Prof. Dr. Nguyen Quang Linh, Head of Department, Nutritional Diseases and Systems for Livestock and Aquaculture, Center of Incubation and Technology; Vice President, Hue University (HU), Prof. Dr. Le Manh Thanh, General Secretary, Hue University Journal of Science, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Khac Hoan, Head, Department of Science, Technology and Environment, Hue University, Mr. Tran Dang Huy, Representative of Department, Planning and Finance, Hue University, and Ms. Tran ThiVinh Lien, Editor.

Prof. Jong K. Ha, President of CASE, explained some points related to the inclusion of journals in international databases. He introduced KCSE and CASE to the audience and spoke about the activities conducted in Vietnam, including the 2nd Asian Science Editors Conference in August 2015, and the creation of the Vietnamese Council of Science Editors.

The Vietnamese delegates showed a keen interest in the activities and expressed the desire to be a part of future collaborations. Both parties agreed to promote future cooperation including the participation of Vietnamese delegates in the 3rd Asian Science Editors Conference, which is to be held in July 2016 in Seoul.
2016 Forthcoming Events
The 3rd Asian Science Editors′ Conference & Workshop : 20-22 JULY, 2016, Seoul, Korea
CSE 2016 Annual Meeting : May 14-17, 2016, Denver, Colorado
13th EASE Conference : June 10-12 2016, Strasbourg, France
ICSTI 2016 Annual Members’ Meeting & Workshops : February 20, 2016, USA
ALPSP Conference : 14-16 September, 2016, London, UK
2016 ISMTE Asian Conference : April 04 - 05, 2016, Singapore
ACSE Annual Meeting 2016 : August 10-11, 2016, Dubai
2016 SSP 38th Annual Meeting : June 1-3, 2016, Vancouver
CASE New Members
Council of Asian Science Editors extends a warm welcome to the following new members who have recently joined The CASE
1Nababan BismanBogor Agricultural UniversityIndonesia
2Mcglashan Dugald JamesINLEXIOAustralia
3Hadley CarolineINLEXIOAustralia
4Zhou QifengPeking UniversityChina
5Srivastava Anoop KumarICAR Central Citrus Research InstituteIndia
6Akiyoshi OsakaFaculty of Engineering, Okayama UniversityJapan
7Alam Md.RashedDepartment of Population Science and Human Resource Development, University of Rajshahi Assistant ProfessorBangladesh
8Shrestha JibanNepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC), NepalNepal
10Leonard BrianExact Science Communications, LLCUSA
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