The World Conference on Scholarly Publishing 2022 (WCSP 2022) was held on 30th of August 2022 in Virtual Platform under the theme “North – South Divide in Scholarly Publishing.” The conference was organized by TIIKM Publishing which is the official publishing arm of The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Sri Lanka.

The conference united diverse researchers, scholars, and academicians from all over the world, while offering many networking opportunities. Moreover, the conference welcomed 380+ Academicians, Researchers, Scholars, Activists and Professionals from 52 𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 across the globe, including Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Philippines, Turkey, Indonesia, Nigeria, Iraq, Morocco, Taiwan, Kenya, India, Liberia, Malaysia, South Africa, United States, Australia, Bangladesh, Austria, Nepal, Ghana, Rwanda, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Bhutan, Mauritius, Sudan, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Algeria, China, Portugal, Italy, Spain, Lebanon, Timor-Leste, Vietnam, Trinidad and Tobago, Gambia, Tanzania, Germany,  Myanmar, New Zealand, France, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, Botswana, Russia, Canada.


The opening remarks of WCSP 2022 were made by the Conference Co-Chair, Mr. Isanka P. Gamage (Co-Founder & Managing Director – The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Sri Lanka) and the Conference Co-Chair, Prof. Niaz Asadullah (Professor Faculty of Business, Monash University Malaysia, Malaysia).

As a remarkable moment of the conference, commemoration of the journey of TIIKM Publishing was took place by launching its products and services to the world.  

Professor Niaz Asadullah

Prof. Niaz Asadullah

Conference Co-Chair

Faculty of Business,
Monash University Malaysia

Mr. Isanka Gamage

Conference Co-Chair

Managing Director


The first Keynote Speaker of the inauguration ceremony was Prof. Dr. Foong Ming Moy from the Department of Social & Preventive Medicine, University of Malaya, Malaysia. She delivered her Keynote Speech on the title “Tips on Getting Your Research Findings Published”. The next Keynote Speaker was Prof. Crain Soudien, who was the former Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa as well as the Former Chief Executive Officer of the Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa. He delivered his speech on the title “Speaking into the World: Insights and Lessons from 100 Years of South African Scholarly Publishing”. The last Keynote Speech was on the title “Encouraging Quality and Equity in Publishing: An Editor’s View”. It was presented by Prof. Brian D. Fath from Towson University, USA.

Prof. Brian D. Fath

Keynote Speaker

Professor, Towson University, USA
Scientific Coordinator, Young Scientists Summer Program, IIASA, Austria
Editor-in-Chief, journal Current Research in Environmental Sustainability
Editor-in-Chief, Handbook of Environmental Management

Title: “Encouraging quality and equity in publishing: An editor’s view”

Prof. Crain Soudien

Keynote Speaker

Chief Executive Officer of the Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa
Former Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa

Title: “Speaking Into The World: Insights and Lessons from 100 Years of South African Scholarly Publishing”

Prof. Dr. Foong Ming Moy

Keynote Speaker

Department of Social & Preventive Medicine
Faculty of Medicine
University of Malaya

Title: “Tips on getting your research findings published”


WCSP 2022 comprised of three Publication related workshops. The first workshop was conducted by Dr. Jillian Lenné from UK, the Editor in Chief of Outlook on Agriculture. It was under the title “Developing Papers for Publication in an International Journal – Dos and Don’ts”. Prof. Wesam B. Darawsheh from University of Jordan, Jordan was delivered a workshop on the title “Special Issues and the Role of a Guest Editor: Giving Your Research a Voice”. The final workshop of the conference was moderated by Prof. Melissa Steyn who was the South African National Research Chair in Critical Diversity Studies. Her workshop was on the title “Academic vs Creative Writing: Challenging the False Dichotomy”.

Prof. Wesam B. Darawsheh

Title: “Special Issues and the Role of a Guest Editor: giving your research a voice”

Dr. Jill Lenné

Title: “Developing papers for publication in an international journal – Dos and Don’ts”

Prof. Melissa Steyn

Title: “Academic vs Creative Writing: Challenging the false dichotomy.”


There were 10 technical sessions at the WCSP 2022. The Technical Sessions were under the below titles:

publication conference

Dr. R. Shashi Kumar

Department of Economics
Bangalore University, India

Title: “Research Methodology: Essentials for Integrated Research Publication”

Prof. Dr. Dian Damayanti


Title: “Things to Consider When Submitting Your Paper To The Scopus Index Journal, and WOS”

Prof. Halima Tahiri


Title: “Publishing in Open Access journal vs publishing in closed access journal”

Dr. Da'u Abba Umar

Senior lecturer,
Federal University Dutse,

Title: “The Did and Don’t in Manuscript Production”

Seemant Tiwari

Research Scholar
Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Title: “How Would We Track And Evaluate The Productivity Of University Research, As Well As Policy Recommendations?”

Dr. Policarpo Camilo Silvestre Matiquite

Lecturer and Senior Librarian
Eduardo Mondlane University

Title: "Scholarly Publishing in Mozambique: Research Institutions, Researchers, and Articles"

Prof. Henry P. Huntington

Editor-in-Chief of Weather, Climate, and Society
Editor of Arctic, published by the Arctic Institute of North America

Title: "Publishing in International Scientific Journals: Experience as Editor, Author and Reviewer"

Dr. Anil T. Gaikwad

Associate Professor
Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed to be University, Pune

Title: "Boost Your Academic Profile"

Shaharior Rahman Razu

PhD Fellow University of New England, Australia

Title: “COVID-19 and Scholarly Publications”

Dr. S P Srimathi

Adjunct Professor

Title: “We and Them: Predicaments in publication industry in special reference to Women’s Issues”

Dr. Seeta Devi

Associate Professor, Symbiosis College of Nursing, Pune

Title: “Things to Consider Submitting your Paper to The Scopus Index Journal”

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