Practical writing tips to get your research published in AMIC journals

Practical writing tips to get your research published in AMIC journals

Webinar Poster: Practical writing tips to get your research published in AMIC journals


Preparing a manuscript for journal publications can be time-consuming and stressful. This 1-hour webinar prepares young and promising scholars with practical and valuable techniques when submitting a manuscript for peer-review academic journals.

Editors of AMIC Journals will share practical tips in preparing and submitting an article for journal publication. This webinar will cover organization of a research paper, but also actionable pieces of advice in designing tables and figures, writing a concise abstract, and preparing a clear cover letter for submission.

In addition, participants will learn about the publication process from a journal editor’s perspective, along with how to choose the right journal for their paper, as well as how to navigate peer review.

Join us and eliminate the guesswork in preparing to submit for journal publications.



Dr. Ang Peng Hwa trained as a lawyer and is currently professor at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information of the Nanyang Technological University’s College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. Currently Director of the NTU’s Singapore Internet Research Centre. He was a member of the Working Group on Internet Governance that was appointed by then UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to prepare a report for the 2005 World Summit on the Information Society. He is currently the Editor of Asian Journal of Communication.

Danilo Araña Arao is a journalist and an associate professor of the Department of Journalism at the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication (UP CMC) in Diliman, Quezon City. He is also a faculty affiliate at the Center for International Studies (CIS) of UP Diliman and a special lecturer of journalism at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) in Sta. Mesa, Manila. He is associate editor of Bulatlat Multimedia, an independent online publication; and editor of Media Asia, a refereed journal published by the Asian Media Information and Communication (AMIC) Centre and Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.

Webinar Replay

AMIC conducts webinar on E-teaching in Times of Crisis

AMIC conducts webinar on E-teaching in Times of Crisis

AMIC conducted its first ever webinar, E-teaching in Times of Crisis on 03 April 2020 at 1 pm SST (Singapore Standard Time). A total of 266 participants, mostly educators, from 13 countries, attended the virtual forum.

The webinar was moderated by Dr. Bradley Freeman, head of the Department of Communication of Sunway University in Malaysia. The panelists included Malissa Maria Mahmud, Senior Lecturer of Sunway University, Malaysia; Shai Reschef, President and Founder of University of the People, USA; Graham Glass, CEO & Founder of Cypher Learning and Marco Polo of De La Salle University-Dasmariñas (Philippines).

The session discussed diverse topics including managing online classes, best practices in online pedagogies, participatory and creative learning approaches, assessment methodologies and tools, and how to reach out to offline learners and teachers.

According to AMIC Secretary General Ramon R. Tuazon, the event is part of a series of activities planned in preparation for AMIC’s 50th anniversary in 2021. The next webinar is on Getting Published in Peer-reviewed and Indexed Academic Journals.

Upstream Media PH was the event’s technology partner/webinar host. A full recording of the webinar can be accessed at

Cancellation of 2020 AMIC Conference

Dear AMIC colleagues,

We wish to inform you that the AMIC Board of Directors (BoD), upon the recommendation of the AMIC Board of Management (BoM), approved the cancellation of the 2020 28th AMIC Conference. This was originally scheduled on 25-27 September 2020 at the Communication University of China (CUC) in Beijing. The AMIC Board and the Secretariat seek your understanding and patience.


Starting January 2020, our AMIC Secretariat had been in regular consultation with Dr. Peixin Cao of CUC regarding our options in holding the conference in Beijing in the aftermath of the COVID-19.  Finally, on 18 February 2020, we received a letter from Dr. Cao informing us of CUC’s decision to withdraw its hosting of the event in the interest of health and safety of our AMIC members and colleagues.


In lieu of the 2020 Annual Conference, AMIC will focus on other urgent matters such as address backlogs in our 2019 Media Asia issues; publish updated Communication Theory: The Asian Perspectives; AMIC Asia 2020 Communication Awards; launch of AMIC Communication Campaigns Excellence Awards; finalize systems, procedures and tools for the accreditation system for Asian communication schools; and the 50th anniversary of AMIC in 2021.


AMIC Secretariat envisions a year-long kick-off activities for our 50th anniversary. A plan is now being prepared for this purpose and we will update you on this matter. We expect the full support and participation of our members on this special event.


We will also follow up with some country representatives who have earlier expressed interest to convene a national AMIC Conference this year or in succeeding years. We will encourage them to do so and the AMIC Secretariat will provide technical assistance in the planning of such national events. The Secretariat can share with them the list of plenary and parallel sessions earlier prepared for the AMIC Beijing Conference as this could provide ideas on possible themes/issues for the national conferences.


AMIC expresses its yearning that our communication colleagues worldwide will stay healthy and safe amidst the health crisis due to the COVID-19 health crisis. We pray that the disease will end soon in the interest of humanity.


Thank you very much. Keep well.

Sincerely yours,

Secretary General

Knowledge Management Practitioner Certification Course

Knowledge Management Practitioner Certification Course


The Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC), the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) and the Community and Corporate Learning for Innovation( CCLFI) are inviting your members to register in the 17th class of the CCLFI online mentored Knowledge Management Practitioner Certification Course. The class will begin on February 17, 2020. The advantages of this course are:


  • It does not disrupt your work or travel schedules because it does not require you to be online at specific dates and times. You devote a total of about three hours per week at different times that suit your schedule.
  • Two experienced mentors with two decades each of knowledge management experiences will guide your learning processes, Dr. Serafin Talisayon and Dr. Daan Boom. Check their profiles here:
  • You practice knowledge management in your workplace, thereby enhancing work performance and generating benefits for your organization.
  • Graduates of previous classes from Asia, Europe, Africa, North, and South America had expressed satisfaction from the course. Read their reactions here:


Course Objectives

At the end of the course, participants are expected to be able to –

  • Link knowledge management (KM) with organizational performance objectives, including enhancing productivity and innovation;
  • Practice thirty (30) basic or unit knowledge management skills (see list on page 2) along six areas: establishing and managing workplace learning processes, managing intellectual capital, making KM assessments and measurements, enhancing organizational performance, managing the content of a website, and motivating knowledge workers ; and
  • Select, adopt, practice and document a KM tool or solution appropriate to one’s workplace or business process problem.


Learning Processes and Outcomes

The course will feature the following approaches:

  • Learning by doing under a mentor;
  • Learning through interaction with other participants;
  • KM concepts are introduced via participants’ experiences using actual examples, class polls, and exchange of experiences among participants;
  • Learning is enhanced by conscious reflection of the participant’s own learning process;
  • Learning in the context of, and relevant to, the participant’s workplace;
  • Use of a practice website, and the participant’s own dedicated practice webpage, where all work outputs and class communications are archived and accessible for review at any time including after the course is over;
  • Weekly learning sessions: each participant can log in several times during the week and at any time conveniently suited to his/her daily schedule (there is no need for participants to log in at the same time); the participant devotes a total of about three (3) hours per week.
  • Progress of each participant is monitored through a participatory online monitoring form which is part of the practice website and is itself a KM tool;
  • Use of metrics to demonstrate impact of KM on work performance; and
  • Measurements of impacts of the course on the KM skills of each participant.


Ten (10) weekly KM Lessons

Principles and concepts in KM will be discussed over ten weekly learning sessions. Optional lessons will be available for participants who want to learn more:

  1. Definitions and KM framework Optional: KM for the public and development sectors
  2. Tacit and explicit knowledge Optional: What is more valuable?
  3. Aligning KM with organizational objectives Optional: KM logframe for development projects Optional: Measuring the social reach of a knowledge product/service
  4. Demand-driven KM Optional: Demand-driven KM: Whose demand?
  5. Selecting the right KM tool Optional: Knowledge translation: writing and delivering user-responsive knowledge products Optional: Quad bottom line
  6. Organizational learning Optional: Tools for cross-project learning Optional: Communities of Practice
  7. Innovation: organizational practices Optional: Social innovation
  8. Innovation: individual practices Optional: Personal stories of innovating new development tools
  9. Managing intellectual capital Optional: Community intellectual capital and other intangible assets
  10. KM assessments and action planning for KM practicum Optional: Success factors in KM implementation

Thirty (30) Basic KM Skills

In addition to KM theory, the following basic or unit KM skills will be learned through practice:

Content management of a website
1.1 Editing and updating a webpage

1.2 Creating a webpage with functionalities to suit its purpose
1.3 Managing a threaded online forum
1.4 Evaluating how demand/user-driven is a website

Managing intellectual capital
2.1 Setting up a web-based self-updated expertise directory
2.2 Identifying elements of my relationship capital
2.3 Aligning KM to organizational objectives
2.4 Innovating for “next practice”: what went wrong and why?

Establishing and managing learning processes in the workplace
3.1 Keeping a learning journal: My most significant learning
3.2 Making our thinking process visible: mind mapping
3.3 Setting up an “Ask Me” procedure
3.4 Conducting a lessons-learned session

Motivating knowledge workers
4.1 Making explicit the inner drives of a person: my passions
4.2 Explaining benefits of KM to a superior: contest with prizes
4.3 Identifying and designating in-house consultants
4.4 Creating a KM persona that suits a person’s talents and passions

Enhancing organizational performance
5.1 Identifying generator knowledge assets and critical knowledge assets 5.2 Estimating peso value of a demand-driven intranet
5.3 Collecting and organizing work templates
5.4 Setting up and managing an online participatory M&E

KM assessments and measurements
6.1 Assessing process efficiency and effectiveness 6.2 Identifying potential KM champions
6.3 Estimating the market value of my human capital 6.4 Selecting KM tools to match workplace needs

Innovation (knowledge creation)
7.1 Setting up an idea register
7.2 Mining customer complaints
7.3 Problem finding versus problem-solving
7.4 Questioning your assumptions
7.5 Two-phase creative brainstorming

7.6 Go outside your comfort zone



Features of the Course


  • It is approved and endorsed by the People Management Association of the Philippines – the largest professional association among human resource development and personnel managers in the Philippines.
  • The Course has almost 200 graduates from 30 countries since the course was introduced in 2013.
  • The course is popular among development organizations. We have graduates from Horizont3000, UNICEF, UN Volunteers, Laos-Australia Learning Development Facility, World Wildlife Fund, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Asia Foundation, ILO, Catholic Relief Services, FAO, African Development Bank, Sparkassenstiftung, Asian Development Bank, UN Habitat, Lux-Dev, World Vision and EMI Megacities.
  • Designed by knowledge management specialists from CCLFI or the Community and Corporate Learning for Innovation – the most experienced company in knowledge management in the Philippines since 1999.
  • Rated well by a sample of the graduates:
  • 44% of a sample of graduates surveyed in April 2018 said that their workplace KM practicums were evidently useful or beneficial and hence were adopted or replicated by other staff or teams in the organization.


Course Fee and Discounts

Course Fees and Discounts



  • Multiple discounts, if applicable to you, are allowed. If you are one of a group of 5 or more and you pay early to avail of the “early bird” discount, 15% and 10% are both applied in the following manner: P32,000 x .85 x.9 = P24,480.00.
  • Bank remittance must be made within 30 days of course start date. Email a scan or photo of the bank receipt to and Receipt of payment by CCLFI completes the registration process.
  • The group discount does not apply if remittance is made beyond 30 days from course start date.
  • If a sponsoring organization will pay the course fee after the course is over, a late payment surcharge of 20% is applicable.
  • Installment payments are not accepted.
  • Please see the Registration Procedure on how to remit the amount to CCLFI.

AMIC Award for Fr. Franz-Josef Eilers, svd

The 2018 AMIC Award for ‘Transformative Leadership” has been accorded to Fr. Franz-Josef Eilers, svd at the 26th Annual Conference of the “Asian Media, Information and Communication Centre (AMIC)” on June 8, 2018 at Manipal ‘Academy of Higher Education’ in Karnataka, India “for his outstanding contributions in the field of Church and social communication”. He has “written extensively on human and social communication and developed the concepts of pastoral and evangelizing Communication” which is also reflected in an academic program at the Pontifical University of Santo Tomas in Manila. His several books in the field are considered as standard in the field, including a 632 page commented edition of all official Vatican documents on Communication from 1936 to 2014 (Logos, Manila).

AMIC is since the 1970s the only professional continental organization for Asian communication scholars and professionals which since 2006 gives only one annual Award to outstanding figures in the field. The last former awardees were Shelton Dhavalasri Guanaratne (2016) who is recognized as proposing a “de-Westernizing” communication theory especially under Buddhist but also Hinduism and Confucianism perspective. The 2017 Awardee Wijayanada Jayaweera was leading the “International Program for the Development of Communication (IPDC) at UNESCO in Paris and developed a “human-centric theory of Press freedom” based on Daoist principles.

Original article at St. Joseph Freinademetz Communication Center, Inc. website.