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Launch of 'The Best in Science Writing from Asia 2015' book

Offering a platform for the best scientific writers in the region

World Scientific

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Singapore, April 2, 2015 -- Powered by emerging economies and a young, well-trained population, Asia is now not only an exciting place to do science but a fantastic place to write about it as well. As the quality and quantity of Asia's scientific output increases, science writing becomes increasingly important as a means of sharing the knowledge gathered and building a scientifically literate population.

Asian Scientist Publishing Pte Ltd, a science and technology news publisher from Asia, will publish a book entitled The Best in Science Writing from Asia 2015, under the Asian Scientist imprint. The book will feature 13-14 chapters of non-fiction writing on topics ranging from medicine and technology to the environment. The stories will cover a wide number of scientific disciplines, on topics that are relevant to Asia's research and development sector.

Articles to be featured in the book will be selected from a science writing competition co-organized with Science Centre Singapore and sponsored by World Scientific Publishing, called the Asian Scientist Writing Prize 2015.

Supporting organizations for the book project include major universities and research agencies in Singapore, including the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and National University of Singapore (NUS).

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About Asian Scientist Publishing Pte. Ltd.

Asian Scientist is a science communication specialist based in Singapore. Their flagship publication, Asian Scientist Magazine, is the definitive source of science and research news in Asia. Founded in 2011 as a weekly online magazine, it launched its flagship quarterly print magazine in 2014. Notable people to have appeared between the pages of Asian Scientist Magazine include Nobel Laureate Shinya Yamanaka and Dr. Wong Chi-Huey, president of Taiwan's Academia Sinica. It has more than 66,000 fans on Facebook. For more information about Asian Scientist Magazine, visit http://www.asianscientist.com

In addition, it has launched a division called Asian Scientist Intelligence, Asia's first full-service science public relations communications firm. Committed to helping science and technology organisations capture new opportunities in Asia, it has gained recognition and important connections in the biomedical research, information technology and healthcare sectors. For more information, please visit http://asintelligence.com.

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