STM announces first Asia Pacific members meeting

STM announces first Asia Pacific members meeting

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Asian Futures: Innovation in Research and Scholarly Publishing 

Participants attending the Asian Futures event may also be interested in the 6th World Conference on Research Integrity event held also in Hong Kong 2 – 5 June 2019.  Please link to the WCRI website for more details.



STM is a global organisation with a worldwide membership. We have held regular member meetings in Europe and the US for many years. As part of our 50th birthday year we are now expanding these events into Asia with the first a new series of annual member conferences for the Asia Pacific region.  In 2018 China became the leading producer of scholarly papers and other nations in the APAC region are rapidly expanding too. We believe that STM publishing must now focus on this new dimension as never before.


  • The part being played by China, Japan and other leading countries in STM publishing in the region and the world
  • The role of APAC research funders and how they may interact with current developments in the rest of the world.
  • Specific initiatives of publishers, universities and finders in the region
8:30 Registration and refreshments
9:15 Welcome Jason Wilde, Chief Publishing Officer, AIP Publishing & STM Board Chair
9:20Session 1: STM Publishing in the APAC regionAsian Futures: Evidence from the STM Report 2018
Michael Mabe, Chief Executive Officer, STM Association
9:50 APAC: market or chimera?Panel discussion of the STM Report and reflections on STM publishing in the APAC regionModerated by: Michael Mabe, Chief Executive Officer, STM AssociationSTM Panel: Mark Robertson, CHORUS Asia, Anders Carlsson, Elsevier (Japan), 
Lyndsey Dixon, T&F (Hong Kong), Anil ChandySN (Singapore)Further panelists TBC
10:30 STM Publishing and AsiaKeynote speaker TBC
11:00 Refreshment break & networking
11:30Session 2:Global and Asian Perspectives on STM Publishing from Funders and PublishersLandscape of Open Science in JapanKeynote Speaker Yasushi Ogasaka, Director, Department of Database for Information and Knowledge Infrastructure, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
12:00Funding challenges for the futureModerated by Mark Robertson, CHORUS Asia   A panel of funders and publishers discuss recent initiatives and trends in open access and open sciencePanel: Yasushi Ogasaka, Director, Department of Database for Information and Knowledge Infrastructure, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)Further panelists TBC
12:45Lunch & networking
13:45Session 3: Innovating the Asian FutureThe latest edition of the STM Tech Trends Report 2023IJsbrand Jan Aalbersberg, Senior Vice President of Research Integrity, Elsevier, Chair of STM’s Standards and Technology Executive Committee (STEC) and STM’s Future Lab Forum
14:30The Future of Research, A Report of a survey conducted by IPSO MORI and Elsevier Speakers: TBC
15:00University, Libraries and Publishers discuss Asian Futures and Innovation Moderated by Lyndsey Dixon, Editorial Director, Asia Pacific Journals at Taylor & Francis Panel: TBC
15:45Refreshment break & networking
16:00The View from ChinaKeynote Speaker TBC 
16:30News from STM
17:00Close – Drinks Reception & networking
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