East Asia

We are committed and passionate about what we do here in East Asia – supporting and equipping decision makers, championing fresh thinking, and basically helping people make smarter choices in their everyday life. We innovate and try to put practice into what really matters, supporting all regional activities along the line of that principal understanding. We want to move beyond just dissemination, but to building rapport with the relevant community to engage with the wider world to make a difference.

Wan Yat Seng

Our East Asia team’s purpose is to provide high quality services and scholarly content that’s responsive to the needs of the research community through team empowerment and collaboration.

‘We believe everyone can make a real impact, so it’s our goal to empower people to do just that.’

Wan Yat Seng, Regional Manager, East Asia.

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Emerald Publishing Limited
Malaysia Regional Office
S-08-07, First Subang
Jalan SS15/4G
47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor

Tel: +6 03 56122008
Email: [email protected]

East Asia & beyond

Our East Asia team are highly passionate and skilled professionals with lots of knowledge of the unique challenges of our diverse geographical area. As a team we speak over nine languages and serve seven countries in our region covering Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, Philippines, Korea and Japan.

Our team work alongside over 630 universities and learning institutions, including key consortia such as MOLEC in Malaysia, KERIS in Korea and JUSTICE in Japan. Our team of specialists have in-depth knowledge of all Emerald’s products and services, with a particular specialism in biomedical engineering. This passion, coupled with a real ambition to work closely with learning institutions in order to make research benefit the real world, means we are proud to be Emerald East Asia.

SDGs in this region

  • 3 Good Health & Well-being

  • 4 Quality Education

  • 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

  • 12 Responsible Consumption and Production

  • 17 Partnerships for the Goals

Find out more about how we're aligning to the SDGs:

Fairer society

Healthier lives

Responsible management

Quality education for all

Emerald Publishing has launched its global Time for change 2021 report

We have published our third academic culture survey. The survey gathered views on change during July and August 2021 with more than 2,000 academics, librarians and students within Emerald’s literati community participating.

In Asia, the report highlights...

  • Due to Covid-19 over half (53%) of respondents believe their research will take a hit because there are now less opportunities to travel and collaborate. Researchers in Asia and ME&NA worry most about this issue (64%).
  • Globally, most agree (64%) that publishers should do more to support research in underfunded areas. Agreement is high in Asia with 70% agreeing
  • The personal impact of the job on academics depends on where they live in the world. Academics in the West seem to be more negatively affected than those in low to middle income regions. Asia scored very low in all areas and were under average in areas such as the impact on mental and physical health sleep patterns and family / personal relationships

Wan Yat Seng, Regional Manager, East Asia at Emerald Publishing, commented on what the report highlights in Asia: 'balance is a very important element to everything we do, especially in such an ever-changing environment where we start to see demand and the need for change from different stakeholders. Balancing the immediate needs against the foreseeable future demand is crucial at this crossroad juncture for us'.

Get an overview, read the full report and look at how this compares to other regions.

Winners of the Emerald Young Researcher Award 2021

Emerald Publishing East Asia & Asia team has announced the winners of Emerald Young Researcher Award 2021 which celebrates academic works and research efforts in supporting #RealImpact, community engagement and alignment to UNSDG Goals.

The award received many submissions from researchers in the region including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.

The winners

The judging panel, comprising experts in impact and various disciplines across science & technology, social science and business management, assessed the submissions based on the originality and contribution the entries demonstrated in research and/or practice, and the impact the entries brought and committed to achieving to the society or the community concerned.

The winners are as follows, in no particular order:

  • Dr. Maxwell Ho Chun Sing, The Education University of Hong Kong
  • Dr. Yi-Hwa Liou, National Taipei University of Education
  • Dr. Donnie Adams, Universiti Malaya
  • Dr. Tan Kim Lim, BNU-HKBU United International College
  • Dr. Jacky Cheah Jun Hwa, Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Dr. Desi Adhariani, Universitas Indonesia

The winners have been added to the Emerald’s Regional Award page.

You can find out more about our commitment to impactful research, by reading the Emerald Impact Manifesto. We would like to invite you to explore Emerald Engage to connect with the wider research community, please join the conversations.



How to avoid desk rejection: tips & tricks

23 July 2021 02:30 PM.

Knowledge elicitation in organisation studies: What are the alternate research methods to avoid subjectivity?

28 Jul 2021 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM BST

Emerald Provocative Research Award

11 Sept 2021. CIRI Conference BLM2-ICAM4

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International conference user science & engineering

13–15 Sept 2021.

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Emerald Indonesia case writing competition

A case study competition to promote the development of Indonesian authors.

Entries are now open for 2021

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Young Researcher Award 2021

Submission window open from from 1 Jan–30 Sept 2021.

Find out more & apply

Webinars by the East Asia team

Emerald Publishing Services - Indonesia webinar

Associate Professor Dr Iman Harymawan, Editor-in-Chief of Asian Journal of Accounting Research from Universitas Airlangga Indonesia shares his experience with Emerald Publishing Services.

Emerging Markets Case Studies Webinar

Dr. Farzana Quoquab, Associate Editor of Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies talks with Carla Witcombe, Senior Marketing Manager at Emerald Publishing.

Emerald Literati Award


Journal of Property Investment & Finance誌に掲載された"Market transparency and international real estate investment"2020年、Emerald Literati Awards優秀論文に選ばれました。著者の成城大学経済学部 定行泰甫先生と明海大学不動産学部 原野啓先生に、英語で論文を発表することのメリットと、これから論文投稿をお考えの方に向けてアドバイスをいただきました。

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Meet our brand ambassadors

Professor Dr Hiram Ting is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management, UCSI University, Sarawak Campus, Malaysia. He is the Academy Leader of Southeast Asia Research Academy (SEARA) and Chairman of Sarawak Research Society. He has guest-edited more than 15 special issues and published more than 100 papers, many of which are journals published by Emerald, such as European Journal of Marketing, Internet Research and International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. He won an Emerald Literati Award (Outstanding Paper) in 2018.

'I like everything about the programme so far, as it is essentially what I am passionate about…I see publishing, and guiding people to publish, as a means to help academics and students know Emerald more and use the resources better.'

Grisna Anggadwita

Associate Professor Grisna Anggadwita is an Assistant Professor at School of Economics and Business, Telkom University, Indonesia. She teaches courses in entrepreneurship, small business management, e-commerce and business process. Her research interests include entrepreneurial intention, technology management, women entrepreneurship, business incubator and innovation management. She is an active researcher who has published more than 100 articles in leading international and national journals, book chapter,  as well as international proceedings. Since joining Telkom University in 2014, she has published more than 50 papers indexed in SCOPUS and/or SSCI/SCI.

She received an award from the Telkom Education Foundation as the Top 10 Lecturers in Scientific Publications consecutively in 2018 - 2020, and the Award for Excellence 2019 – High Commended Paper by Emerald Group Publishing (Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management).

Dr. Garry Wei Han Tan

Senior Professor Dr. Garry Wei-Han Tan is a Professor at the UCSI Graduate Business School, UCSI University. He has been acknowledged as the "World 10 Most Productive and Influential Authors" in Mobile Commerce and Applications in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. He has published over 60 WOS papers and has guest-edited 2 special issues in Internet Research (ABDC-A) and the International Journal of Bank Marketing (ABDC-A). He was also the recipient of the  Emerald Literati Award in 2015, 2016 and 2019. He is currently one of the World's Top 2 % Scientists according to a report published by Stanford University in 2021.

Emerald is one of the world's leading publishers, and I am happy to be associated as their Brand Ambassador for the East Asia region.  I hope to use this platform to engage the research communities meaningfully and assist them in publishing in Emerald. Thank you for this amazing opportunity!

Dr Aaron Tham

Dr Aaron Tham is a Senior Lecturer and Subject Component Lead in Tourism, Leisure and Events at the School of Business and Creative Industries, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. He has received some of the highest teaching accolades in the form of the Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in 2021. Aaron has also initiated and led cross-institutional teaching and assessment practices, has teaching experience across several Asian countries, and is also the Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Teaching and Learning Special Interest Group Co-Lead.

In other service roles, Aaron also the Capability Development Track Lead at the University's Indigenous and Transcultural Research Centre. He is also a Co-Director of Southeast Asia Research Academy (SEARA), one of the International Congress and Convention Association Ambassadors, and the CAUTHE Executive Secretary. He has guest-edited 5 special issues and published more than 70 papers, several housed in Emerald journals. Aaron won an Emerald Publishing Commendation for Research Excellence Award in 2023. In other roles, Aaron is on the Committee for Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Taskforce, and in December 2023 was elected as President of the Travel and Tourism Research Association Asia Pacific (TTRA APac) Chapter.


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Mamunur Rashid, PhD, Senior Assistant Professor, School of Business and Economics, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei. 

'[The] Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management provides an excellent platform for both academics and practitioners by sharing their valuable knowledge and research outcomes through multi-disciplinary perspectives and cross-sectoral approaches that are beyond the scope of conventional journals.'

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