José Florencio F. Lapeña, Jr., AB (Honours), MA, MD, FPCS, FPSOHNS, FPAHNS Professor of Otolaryngology and former Vice Chancellor, University of the Philippines Manila; Attending Otolaryngologist, Philippine General Hospital; University Scientist III and One UP Professorial Chair in Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology (Craniomaxillofacial Surgery) for Outstanding Teaching and Research in UP Manila with special interests in pediatric cleft and aero-digestive surgery, medical education, mentoring, writing and peer review. He is Chair of the Philippine National Journal Selection Committee, Editor-in-Chief of the Philippine Journal of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Charter President of the Philippine Association of Medical Journal Editors, Past President of the Asia-Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors, and Director of the World Journal of Medical Editors. He is a member of the Health Information for All (HIFA) Access to Health Research Working Group on whose behalf this presentation on Open Access: Perceptions and Misconceptions" is made.
Laureate Professor Nick Talley, AC Nick is the Editor-in-Chief of the Medical Journal of Australia and Pro Vice-Chancellor, Global Research at the University of Newcastle, Australia (since 2015). He is a clinician and researcher. He previously held an appointment as Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Health and Medicine at the University of Newcastle from 2010-2015, and was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor-Research (Acting) at the University of Newcastle from June 2013 to March 2014. He is a Past President of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Nick is a neurogastroenterologist who has published over 900 papers in the peer-reviewed literature (H index 125, Web of Science). He is a leading medical educator and the author of the highly regarded textbooks Clinical Examination and Examination Medicine.
Professor Wilfred CG Peh Professor Peh is Head of Diagnostic Radiology at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and Clinical Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS). He is also Chief Examiner for the Master of Medicine (Diagnostic Radiology), NUS, and Immediate Past President of APAME. Professor Peh was Chief Editor of the Singapore Medical Journal and is currently Advisor. He was past Chief Editor of Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare, Founding Chief Editor of the Hong Kong Journal of Radiology and currently Senior Editor of the British Journal of Radiology. His Editorial Board memberships (past or current) include journals such as Radiology, American Journal of Roentgenology, Skeletal Radiology and Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology. Professor Peh specialises in musculoskeletal radiology, with interests in medical writing and editing. To date, he has authored 8 books, more than 50 book chapters, more than 380 publications in PubMed journals.
In-Hong Choi, M.D., Ph.D. In-Hong received her M.D. degree from Yonsei University in 1980 and her Ph.D. degree in Immunology from the same university in 1986. At present, she is the professor of Department of Microbiology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. She also studied at the Division of Molecular Medicine, North Shore University Hospital, New York from 1991 to 1993 and at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Melbourne in 2000. Her main field of study is innate immunity and inflammation. She was the president of the Korean Society for Immunologists in 2014 and the Korean Society of Microbiology in 2015. In the field of medical journal editing, she was the editor-in-chief of Yonsei Medical Journal (SCIE journal) from 2007 to 2014 and Immune Network (SCIE) from 2009 to 2010. From April, 2017, she has been the president of Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors.
Masamichi Kitagawa Chief Librarian, Academic Information Center, The Jikei University School of Medicine (Japan) Member, Organizing Committee of the Japanese Association of Medical Journal Editors (JAMJE) Member, Steering Committee of the Japan Alliance of University Library Consortia for E-Resources (JUSTICE)
Trevor Lane Education and Engagement Consultant, Edanz Group, and Council Member, Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Dr Lane has more than 20 years of experience helping authors publish their research in English-language journals. After graduating with an MA in Biochemistry and Chemical Pharmacology and a PhD in Physiological Sciences from the University of Oxford, he completed two postdoctoral positions in Hong Kong. He then held senior publishing roles in Asia and the United States. From 2005 to 2015, he worked at the University of Hong Kong, teaching research communication and helping staff to publish and promote their research. He serves as a Council Member of the Committee on Publication Ethics and is a member of the World Association of Medical Editors, Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors, and International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language.
Sam T Mathew RPh, PhD, CMPP, IMPP Head, Clinical ePublishing and Technical Compliance Delivery, GlaxoSmithkline Asia Pvt Ltd, India Sam is an experienced and certified scientific communications specialist with people, project, operations, client and business management expertise. He currently heads the global team of Clinical ePublishing and Technical Compliance Delivery team of Glaxo SmithKline (GSK) Vaccines based in the Europe and India.He also hold responsible editorial positions in reputed medical/pharmaceutical journals (Associate editor, Current drug delivery; Editor, Science editing; Editor-in-chief, Indian journal of novel drug delivery systems; Managing editor, SciWrite Global). He is an active member of many professional bodies (WAME, IAMJE, APAME, TIPPA, ISPOR, SAB, ISMPP, ACSE and Author Aid) and a regular invited speaker and a subject matter expert at more than 40 national and international conferences worldwide. He conducts (not for profit/honorary) regular workshops and seminars in universities, academic institutions sponsored by various apex bodies in India, Asia Pacific and Middle East regions.
Hao Yang Hao Yang, master of Medicine. Chairman and Party Secretary of People's Medical Publishing House Co., Ltd. In 1992, Mr. Hao started to work in the Ministry of Health. He served as deputy director of the Department of Disease Control, deputy director of the Bureau of Disease Control, and the National Health Ombudsman of the Emergency Office and the National Health and Family Planning Commissioner of the Emergency Office. In October 2013, he served as general manager, director and standing committee member of People's Medical Publishing House Co., Ltd. In November 2016, he served as Chairman and Party Secretary of People's Medical Publishing House Co., Ltd. Mr. Hao is also the vice president of China Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS Prevention Association, the vice chairman of the National Health and Medical Open University Council, and the vice chairman of the National Health Vocational Education Teaching Steering Committee. He has published many academic papers in professional core journals such as "China Publishing", "Technology and Publishing", "Publishing and Publishing Research", and has a high influence in publishing industry.
Shi Xiong Editor Shi Xiong, General Manager of People's Medical Electronic Audio and Video Publishing House Co., Ltd. Deputy Secretary-General of the Education Digital Publishing Committee of the China Audiovisual and Digital Publishing Association. Editor Shi has been engaged in medical publishing for 24 years and medical digital publishing for 10 years. He has rich practical experience in online education, knowledge services, new media communication, and AR/VR.
Guo Xianghui Editor Guo Xianghui, Director of the Smart Digital Center of People's Medical Publishing House, executive deputy general manager of the People's Medical Health and Technology Corporation. Editor Guo is in charge of the comprehensive coordination of the digital integration development of PMPH. As a core member of the project team, he participated in the incubation of PMPH Group's major digital convergence projects. PMPH health clinic assistant won the 8th Digital Exposition Excellent Brand Award, and the Five-year Undergraduate Clinical Medicine Digital Textbook won the 6th China Excellent Publication Award, editor Guo is the director of those two projects. Editor Guo also won the Excellent CTO Award of the 10th Press and Publication Internet Conference.
Miao Chenxia Mr. Charley Miao works as TrendMD Regional Director, China; and ACSE Board Member and Regional Director, China, where ACSE stands for Asian Council of Science Editors. Before joining TrendMD in 2017, Mr. Miao once served in Higher Education Press (Chief Acquisition Editor; 2002); Elsevier (Project Manager for CJCP; 2004); Oxford University Press (Publisher; 2009); and CNKI International Publishing Center (Deputy Director; 2013). During 2009 and 2012, Charley Miao worked as COPE Council Member and Regional Director. Since 2013, Mr. Miao works as Vice Chair of CCOPE (Chinese Committee of Medical and Health Journals on Publication Ethics).
Paul Du (Du Yaowen), MBA, PMP Paul Du has worked for Clarivate Analytics (Formerly the IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters) over 10 years. Paul has serviced several roles related to academic publishing services and Intellectual Property management. Now, Paul currently holds the role of Senior Project Manager and leads the Publisher and Association services team, which covers most publishing offerings from Clarivate Analytics , including ScholarOne Manuscripts, Journal Global Impact Promotion Service and analysis and consulting services for publishers. Paul has closely worked with over 200 Asian-Pacific journals to implement their ScholarOne Manuscripts and provided international marketing suggestions for over 100 Chinese academic journals. Paul is devoting to introduce advanced tools and services to help academic journals improve operation efficiency and increase international impact. Paul has master degrees in both Computer Software and Business Administration.
Teng Liyan Editorial Project Specialist, Nature Research Ms. Teng joined Springer Nature in 2015 and is currently an Editorial Project Specialist for Nature Research. She participates directly in the execution and management of a series of research integrity- and ethics-related projects and works closely with the research community and institutions from China. Before joining Springer Nature, she served as a scientific editor for the journal ‘Emerging Microbes and Infections’ where she acquired considerable editorial and publishing experience. She holds a master degree of Microbiology from Fudan University.
Wang Chongfang Wang Chongfang, Senior Journal Publishing Manager at Wiley, responsible for journal management, journal acquisition and launching, editorial development and engagement, as well as society partnership. In the meantime, she is committed to developing international journals in China, and organizing, planning and hosting international conferences. Prior to Wiley, Chongfang worked at Elsevier where she was in charge of a variety of responsibilities including: content acquisition and management, international conference organization and staffing, as well as ad-hoc project management and reporting. Before Elsevier, she worked at the Open Access publisher MDPI as Managing Editor, a combined role of an editor who is responsible for conducting editorial process, and a publishing professional ensuring the smooth development of a list of OA journals. She also led a team of 4 and monitored individual and team performance.
Zhai Yanhong Yanhong holds a Master's degree in Botany from Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences. From August 2012 to April 2015, she worked at MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute), managing the journal Environments and supporting International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. In the following year, she worked at Elseviert as Publishing Content Specialist, managing special issues of the journals in the field of multimedia and computer science. Starting from June 2016, she has been working as DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) Ambassador for China.
Kong Lihua KONG Lihua Received her Ph.D. degree from University of Chinese Academy of Sciences and she is now a senior engineer in Computer Network Information Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). She serves as the Director of editorial office of China Scientific Data (, the leading data journal publishing bilingual data papers of multidisciplinary fields in China. Her research mainly focuses on scientific data management, open data,data sharing and data publication. E-mail:
Hou Li Dr. Hou Li is an associate researcher at Institute of Medical Information &Library, Chinse Academy of Medical Sciences (IMICAMS), serves as the Division Chief of the Division of Medical information Standard. Her research focuses on Medical informatics, medical information standard, representation of medical Knowledge, semantic publishing and consumer health informatics.
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