Council of Asian Science Editors

Case 9th Newsletter

Published on 8 January, 2024.
Edited by Geun Cheol Park and Tae-Sul Seo.

Welcome Message from the President

As the year comes to an end, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you the best for all your future endeavours.

The publishing industry has evolved significantly with the integration of AI technologies in our industry. These innovations, from automated manuscript screening to AI-assisted peer review, present opportunities to enhance efficiency and impact. For most journals in FY 24, embracing AI is crucial for continued success.

AI streamlines peer review processes by identifying suitable reviewers, expediting publication timelines, and ensuring comprehensive and diverse reviews. Additionally, AI-driven content curation and personalized recommendations can tailor the reading experience for scholars. We are on the cusp of pivotal changes in the publication industry for better or worse.

Social media and online platforms play a pivotal role in scholarly communication, and AI-driven analytics provide valuable insights into readership trends. Integrating AI for digital engagement, such as chatbots, can contribute to increased visibility and interaction between journals and its author base.

I encourage all editorial teams to explore seamless integration of AI into existing workflows. This proactive approach will optimize editorial processes and position journals as a leader in leveraging AI for the betterment of scholarly publishing.

As the publishing industry embraces AI, new standards for efficiency, accessibility, and innovation in academic publishing is forthcoming. I look forward to witnessing positive changes that AI brings about in our industry and urge you to experiment with how these technologies will help enhance your journals to engage with authors better.

Basil D’Souza
President of Council of Asian Science Editors