The Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors (APAME) is a non-government, non-partisan, and non-profit organization that aims to support and promote medical journalism in the Asia Pacific Region. APAME achieves its goal by fostering networking, education, discussion, and exchange of information and knowledge among medical journal editors in the region and globally. The Association is closely affiliated with the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, which hosts the Western Pacific Region Index Medicus (WPRIM), and the WHO Regional Office for South East Asia. APAME also encourages cooperation with other international associations in the field of medical journal publishing, such as the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), Eastern Mediterranean Association of Medical Editors (EMAME), and Forum for African Medical Editors (FAME).

The vision of APAME is to promote healthcare in the Asia Pacific Region through the dissemination of high-quality knowledge and information on medicine. The mission of the Association is to contribute to the improvement of health in the region by ensuring the quality and dissemination of health-related information published in medical journals, which are utilized for better decision-making and effective delivery of health services.

To achieve its mission and vision, APAME has the following objectives:

  • Encourage collaboration and facilitate communication among medical journal editors in the region and globally.
  • Improve editorial standards and promote professionalism in medical editing through education, self-assessment, and self-governance.
  • Facilitate research writing and peer-review processes through training workshops, seminars, and other activities.
  • Foster the continuing education of medical journals editors, reviewers, editorial staff, publishers, and librarians in the region.

Through these objectives, APAME seeks to advance medical journalism in the Asia Pacific Region and promote the dissemination of high-quality, evidence-based health information for the betterment of public health.