In the afternoon of 22nd, October, Dr. Dirk Engels, the former Director of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases of WHO, has accepted the invitation to join the academic exchanges with staff from HMU Press. Deputy Directors Ms. Jing LI and Ping WU, Editor-in-chief Dr. Bo CUI, and all the editors have expressed their sincere welcome for the visit of Dr. Engels.
During the symposium, people in charge of the four main English journals have presented the journals respectively to Dr. Engels, introducing the building process, articles source, editorial members, external-review process, the impact factor and the current indexing and abstracting conditions etc. After having the reports of the four Journals, Dr. Engels has expressed his appreciation for the progress and achievement of the press, and shown great interest in the new journal, saying he would offer constructive suggestions for the development of the newly-launched journal. Moreover, Dr. Engels had an in-depth and constructive discussion with all the participants on the trend of the neglected diseases, the building direction of international journal and how to enhance the performance and impact factor of the Journals.
To complete this fruitful symposium, Deputy Director Ms. Jing LI has given a summary speech, in which she extended her sincere gratitude to Dr. Dirk Engels for his contribution to the disciplinary development and the globalization of HMU, and also expressed her earnest expectation for Dr. Engels’ support in the development of and the improvement of international influence of the Journals.