Welcome to APAME

APAME is a nongovernmental , nonpartisan and nonprofit organization that intends to support and promote medical journalism in the Asia Pacific Region by fostering networking, education, discussion and exchange of information and knowledge. The Association is closely affiliated with the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific which hosts the WPRIM and the WHO Regional Office for South East Asia. Cooperation with the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), Eastern Mediterranean Association of Medical Editors (EMAME), Forum for African Medical Editors (FAME) and other international associations in the field of medical journal publishing is sought and encouraged.


  • APAMED Central
    Digital archive and reference linking platform of full text journals


  • APAME 2018 Convention in Bogor, Indonesia

    The Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors (APAME) Convention 2018 and the 5th Asian Science Editors Conference and Workshop 2018 will be held from 17 to 19 July 2018 in Bogor Indonesia. It is hosted by APAME and the Council of Asian Science Editors (CASE) in collaboration with the libraries of the World Health Organization (WHO) South East Asia and Western Pacific Regional Offices. The theme is on Digital Standards and Editors Association of Asia-Pacific Scientific Journals. The convention also aim to promote collaboration and exchange among editors, authors, researchers, librarians and publishers of academic medical journals and to upgrade the quality of scholarly publications in medicine and the health sciences in the Asia Pacific Region. For inquiries, email case@asianeditor.org

BMJ and HIFA Online Discussion (APAME Session in Forum 2015)

  • Join the online discussions on BMJ and HIFA supported by COHRED, APAME and The Lancet, in the run up to the Global Forum on Research and Innovation for Health, Manila, Philippines. You can sign up by visiting the BMJ and HIFA links. Your contributions will be summarised and presented at a Special Session on Access to Research at Forum 2015, organised by APAME on 26 August.


  • APAME Webinars are a series of online interactive presentations on topics of current interest in research and publication in the health professions. The webinars offer an exciting opportunity to engage online with an internationally acclaimed expert and like-minded colleagues from around the globe in a live, one hour discussion. Webinars are available to members FREE of charge.

Heathcare Information For All (HIFA)

  • We support the global Healthcare Information For All. We believe that every person and every health worker should have access to the healthcare information they need to protect their own health and the health of those for whom they are responsible.

COHRED Fairness Index

  • We endorse the COHRED Fairness Index CFI (for ethical and equitable research collaborations for health) which is being developed through global consultations of all stakeholders - to create a certification system that promotes fair practices, transparency and accountability in research partnerships for global health. Through the CFI, APAME hopes to contribute substantially to global health by improving research partnerships, financing, benefit sharing, institutional and national research management and governance, infrastructure, and more, especially in low and middle income countries and populations.

Contact us

WHO Western Pacific Regional Office
P.O. Box 2932
1000 Manila
Email: wproapame@who.int