Juliana M. Chan, Ph.D.
Tang Yew Chung, Ph.D.
David Tan, Ph.D.Rebecca Lim, M.B.B.S.
|First issue||March 16, 2011|
|Company||Asian Scientist Publishing Pte. Ltd.|
The magazine's launch reflects the growing demographic of scientists, engineers, and doctors from Asia, and caters to this burgeoning community with news stories that are both timely and of interest to them. According to the 2010 U.S. National Science Foundation Key Science and Engineering Indicators report, one-quarter of the world’s publications are from Asia and one-third of all scientific researchers worldwide are Asian. This shifting face of science reflects the strides made by the Asia-8 and other emerging nations in recognizing research & development as a valuable industry.
According to the Science and Engineering Indicators 2012 released by the U.S. National Science Board, the largest global science and technology gains in recent years occurred in the “Asia-10″ – China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. Between 1999 and 2009, for example, the U.S. share of global R&D dropped from 38 to 31 percent, whereas Asia’s share grew from 24 to 35 percent during that period.
On April 16, 2013, Asian Scientist Publishing accepted a high six-figure seed funding from international science publisher, World Scientific Publishing Company, to expand operations at its Singapore headquarters. 
The magazine covers science, medical and technology news updates from the Asia and Australasia regions, with local correspondents in charge of Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, and China desks.
The site has a keen interest in the Asian space and nuclear sector, and advocates for a number of conservation causes, climate change reversal, clean technology, and education for girls in Asia.
The site devotes categories to research and development, health, medicine, new media, space news, and education, as well as breaking news coverage that has been indexed by Google News since July 22, 2011.
The magazine regularly features peer-reviewed clinical and basic research in Asia, and does one-on-one interviews with notable Asian scientists. Prominent interviewees include:
- 2012 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, who candidly discussed his early career, what inspires him, and the challenges he faced leading up to the 2012 Nobel Prize.
- Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) Executive Director Dr. Wang Jun, who explained why the kung fu panda best describes the Chinese world leader in human, plant, and animal genetics research.
- MIT Media Lab Director Joi Ito, who discussed his vision for the MIT Media Lab, and how he likes the word “learning” better than the word “education”.
- U.S. Presidential Citizen’s Medal winner and TIME Magazine 1996 Person of the Year, Prof. David Ho, CEO of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, who discussed HIV/AIDS research in China.
- Pew Charitable Trusts Global Shark Conservation Director, Matt Rand, on the topic of shark’s fin consumption in Asia.
- Susmita Mohanty, CEO of India’s first space start-up, Earth2Orbit, and also protégé of Arthur C Clarke. Dr. Mohanty discussed the viability of India’s commercial space sector.
- Director of the MIT Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, Prof. Li-Huei Tsai, on her work-life balance, and her links to Taiwan through Academica sinica.
- World Wide Fund for Nature Freshwater Director, Dr. Li Lifeng, on global water policies and conservation of the Yangtze, Mekong and Ganges rivers.
- Dr. Sania Nishtar, founder of Pakistan NGO and think-tank, Heartfile, and also Pakistan’s first female cardiologist.
- 2011 Nobel Prize In Physics Winner, Dr. Brian Schmidt, on the Square Kilometre Array telescope and the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope project.
Other notable interviews include those with Stockholm University Proteomics Facility Director Docent Leopold Ilag, CSIRO Climate Scientist Dr. Wenju Cai, IIT Madras Prof. Arunn Narasimhan, and Dr. Anil Kakodkar, former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of India.
The magazine’s May 15, 2011 Ultimate List of 15 Asian Scientists To Watch featured scientists that include Caesar Saloma, Yi So-yeon, Zia Mian, Robin Li, Siddharth Ashvin Shah, and Pranav Mistry. The list was subsequently mentioned by the University of Philippines, the MIT Media Lab, and the A*STAR Institute of Biotechnology and Nanotechnology, Singapore.
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- "The Asian Scientist Spotlight: 2012 Nobel Laureate Dr. Shinya Yamanaka". April 30, 2013.
- "BGI: The Kung Fu Panda Of The Genomic World". April 16, 2013.
- "Newly Appointed MIT Media Lab Director, Joichi Ito, Talks To Asian Scientist". May 2, 2011.
- "AIDS Research Pioneer, David Ho, Talks To Asian Scientist Magazine". June 13, 2011.
- "Pew Shark Defender, Matt Rand, Talks To Asian Scientist Magazine". June 22, 2011.
- "Earth2Orbit CEO, Dr. Susmita Mohanty, Talks To Asian Scientist Magazine". July 6, 2011.
- "Asian Scientist Magazine Interviews MIT Picower Director, Dr. Li-Huei Tsai". July 11, 2011.
- "WWF Freshwater Director, Dr. Li Lifeng, Talks To Asian Scientist Magazine". September 11, 2011.
- Nishtar, Dr. Sania (2011-11-01). "Heartfile featured on Asian Scientist Magazine". www.heartfile.org (HeartFile).
- "Dr. Sania Nishtar, Founder Of Pakistan NGO Heartfile, Talks To Asian Scientist Magazine". October 17, 2011.
- "Asian Scientist Magazine Talks To 2011 Physics Nobel Prize Laureate, Brian Schmidt". January 9, 2012.
- "The Ultimate List Of 15 Asian Scientists To Watch". May 15, 2011.
- "UP Diliman Chancellor in "Ultimate List of 15 Asian Scientists to Watch"". University of Philippines Diliman. May 25, 2011.
- "Pranav Mistry, Joi Ito among 15 Asian Scientists to Watch". MIT Media Lab. May 15, 2011.
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