The Editorial Board Meeting of APOCP’s journals

The Editorial Board Meeting of APOCP’ journls

As the COVID-19 Pandemics challenges us all and almost everywhere with no sight of ceasing the grip in coming months, the need to adapt and tailor this new reality to our plan and strategies in holding APOCP 2020 meeting is a must; but as the other side of the coin, despite the COVID-19 pandemics limitations, this year meeting is an exceptional opportunity to meet researchers, experts and board members from all around the world, removing the travel, visa, and journey barriers. Therefore, the organizing committee of 10th APOCP General Assembly decided to reschedule the meeting for late Nov. and early Dec. 2020 as an online event which covers three main themes of the postponed meeting along with two important side meetings  “the Annual Editorial Board Meeting of APOCP journals” and “The APOCP and ANCCA Joint Meeting on Cancer amid COVD 19 – Dec. 4th, 2020“.

The Editorial Board Meeting of APOCP Journals will be held as a five-sessions meeting in 9-10, and 14-16 December 2020, participating more than 120 editorial board members of APOCP journals from all around the world. These five sessions include an opening session in Dec. the 9th, 2020, which is mutual for all four journals’ board members, and four separate sessions for each specific journal. Each day session will be started at 11:00 Tehran times and ending at 14:00.
If you are an editorial board member of APOCP journals, you are welcomed to register and participate in this event!

Plenaries and scientific committee

Members of the Scientific Committee:


Prof. Frits Rosendaal,

Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Council Member, the Netherlands

Dr. Alireza Mosavi Jarrahi,

President Asian pacific Organization for Cancer Prevention

Editor-in-Chief ,  Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention (APJCP), Iran

Prof. Le Tran Ngoan,

Editor-in-Chief of The Asian Pacific Journal of Environment and Cancer (APJEC)
International University of Health and Welfare, Vietnam

Dr. Abhishek Shankar
Editor-in-Chief of The Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Care (APJCC) 

Assistant Professor of Preventive Oncology, India 


Dr. Hadi Zamanian,

Session Co-director, Chair of Health Information Technology Committee of APOCP

Assistant Professor of Health Promotion

Dr. Reza Shirkoohi

Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Biology (APJCB)

Associate Prof. of Cancer genetics




The Editorial Board Meeting of APOCP’s Journals will be held as a five-sessions meeting in which the first session will be open to all and the other  4 sessions will be just for APOCP’s participating editors  on the 10th, 14-16, dec. 2020.

Session one: The opening session: (9th December 2020, 11:00 to 13). This Session is open to all board members of the journals f APOCP as well as invited board members from other journals. 

DateTime Program and presenterTitle
Dec. 9th, 202011:00 to  11:20   Welcome Dr. Alireza Mosavi Jarrahi, APOCP president, IranSpecificities  to cancer science in Asia – the need to improve publishing in the scope of cancer science in Asia
11:20 to 12:05Keynote lecture:  Prof. Frits Rosendaal, COPE Council Member, the NetherlandsEthical and Professional Responsibility of Editorship
112:05 to 12:25Keynote lecture: to be announcedScreening for Novelty – An editorial task (quality and efficiency)
12:25 – 13:50Dr. Hadi Zamanian, MD, Ph.D.Introduction to “Critical Appraisal Internship” program initiative
12:45 – 13:00Question and answer

Session 2 to 5: At next days (10, 11 and 14, 15th December), we will have four separate meetings for editorial board members of each of APOCP journals.  In each two-hour session, the editor-in-chief of that journal will have a presentation about last-year report and current situation. Then at least two board members (who have submitted their presentation topic), will talk about their topic about “Suggestions to Improve“; Finally there will be a panel by editor-in-chief and two presenters, contributing all editorial board members to have a discussion on “suggestions to improve”.


Important Note: This five session, is open only to Editorial Board Members of APOCP journals.

 There are two categories of Editorial Board members participation:

  1. All Editorial board members of APOCP journals are respectfully invited to participate and contribute in this year Editorial Board Meeting. All participants must register in APOCP meeting. There is no registration fee for participation. Each session is limited to 100 participants:
    1. To register please click here
  1. Board Members who want to have a live presentation in their specific journal session.  As mentioned in the meeting agenda, in each journal session, two or three board members are encouraged to have a presentation on a general topic (Suggestions to Improve) to present some ideas, processes, strategies, etc for improvement of that APOCP journal, regarding the quality of journal and papers, quantity of received submissions, improving citations to journal papers, improving journal rank or indexing in major databases, improving peer-review process or quality, or any other interested topic in this area. If any board member is interested in having a presentation, it is kindly requested to send their presentation topic and outlines (or an abstract), to the Session Co-Director (Dr Hadi Zamanian, email: before 5th of Dec. 2020. As well, these presenters are requested to register the meeting like the other board members.

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