Ali Şahin

Standing for re-election as an Ordinary Council member

Director of Operations, AVES Turkey
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I am honoured to be nominated for EASE Council. I have been working as a part of the AVES team for the past ten years, during which time I had a chance to collaborate with over 100 journals from various fields, primarily in medicine. I oversee the day-to-day operations of the company as well as run our business development activities. I work closely with journal editors to set up new journals and/or run and improve established journals. I have also taken key roles in planning, launching, operating the university presses of İstanbul University, İstanbul University – Cerrahpasa, and Trakya University.

I have been working closely with EASE’s Turkish Regional Chapter, one of EASE’s most active chapters, in organizing and coordinating their events. Through these events, we have been trying to raise awareness among the publishing community here in Turkey in best publishing practices and EASE in general. During my time at AVES, I have been able to understand the strengths, needs, and problems of the region’s journals. In addition to the events we have organized with EASE, I have been working closely with local and international organizations, including Clarivate Analytics, in organizing or speaking at seminars, webinars, and workshops to help and educate editors in successfully operating their journals. The journals of the region can benefit a lot from the expertise, and the guidance of EASE and in return EASE can gain a lot with the involvement of the region’s journals. I would be thrilled to work actively in bringing the two sides together. I would also be delighted to work with EASE members in their journal development activities.

Experience Summary

Ali Şahin is the Director of Operations at AVES, an independent publisher based in Turkey that provides publication services to academic journals owned by universities and learned societies. He joined the company in 2011 as a Project Coordinator and became a Publications Coordinator in 2012, managing the day-to-day operations of several medical journals. In 2014 he became the company’s Publications Director and was responsible for publishing the entire journal portfolio, which included over 100 journals over a six-year period. During his time as the Publications Director, he worked with societies, universities, and journal editors in launching and developing journals as well as shaping their editorial strategies. In 2017 he worked as an advisor and a service provider for the university press project of İstanbul University, which included over 35 journals.

Since 2018 he has been overseeing the development of İstanbul University Cerrahpasa’s university press project. In addition, he is currently working with Trakya University and another Turkish university in launching two separate university press projects.

Since 2020 he has been working as the Director of Operations of AVES. In his current role, he is responsible for running the company’s publishing operations and shaping the overall strategy, managing vendor relations, and overseeing the sales operations. He has been involved with EASE’s Turkish Chapter since it was founded and is a member of the chapter since 2020.

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