PublishingState.com is a Malaysia-based web that talks about publishing news and trends, with the aim of connecting, enriching and empowering the publishing industry. It intends to serve the industry players, readers and media, with views taken mainly from the Malaysian perspectives. It covers diverse topics within the publishing fraternity that include, among others, books, e-books or digital publishing, contents, academic publishing, emerging trends and technologies, scholarly journals, open access, and many more.

With vision to be a trusted go-to platform for publishing-related insights and developments, PublishingState.com is in a mission to network with industry players, and be a media partner for major publishing events. We desire to be the industry’s publicist and analyst, narrate good stories, contributing to greater good of the industry.

PublishingState.com is one of the recipients of the Malaysia Website Awards 2017 Awards.

About the Founder

Zulkifli Musa is presently a Publications Officer with Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM Press). He is responsible for the operational, functional and technical aspects of USM scholarly journals under his care. Two USM journals under his current responsibility, Journal of Physical Science and International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies are both award-winning, Scopus-indexed journals, being recipients of the Ministry of Education’s Current Research in Malaysia (CREAM) Awards in successive years in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. His roles, among others, include managing journal submission system, spearheading websites’ upgrades and administration, formulating promotional strategies, and collaborating with the editorial boards in continuing elevating USM journals to new heights.

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