Professor Cem Uzun

Standing for election to President

Koç University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
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Cem is currently Vice President of EASE and an Editorial Advisory Board Member of European Science Editing. He chairs the Regional Chapter Committee and sits on the EASE Training Committee. Cem is pleased to stand for election to President and willing to continue to serve on the Council to contribute to promotional, educational and meeting activities and to distribute the knowledge and experience he gains within Eastern Europe.

Cem is leading the team that will host the 17th EASE General Assembly and Conference in Istanbul, Turkey from 1-3 June 2023.

Career summary

Cem Uzun is Professor of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at Koç University, Istanbul, Türkiye. He has published more than 100 articles and serves as editorial board member or reviewer for more than 20 scholarly journals on a range of topics. He worked as a postdoc scholar at the University of Copenhagen with a Danish Government scholarship and at the Miami Ear Institute of the University of Miami with a Fulbright scholarship.

Cem was elected as a Council Member of EASE for 2018-2021 and reelected as Vice President for 2021-2023. Between 2018 and 2022, he was the Chair of the EASE Turkish Regional Chapter, which has been one of the most active chapters (read more about the Chapter’s activities on the EASE Blog).

He was elected to the Journal Selection Committee of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey in 2018. He has been Co-Editor, Editor in Chief and the Editor at Large of the Balkan Medical Journal, which is the only journal from medical schools in Türkiye indexed in SCIE and Medline. Cem is currently the Editor in Chief of a newly formed scientific journal – Balkan ORL-HNS, which is the official journal of the Balkan Association of ORL-HNS. He has organized more than 25 webinars, workshops, symposiums and conferences on scientific writing, editing, reviewing, journal management and publication ethics.

He was a member of the Programme Committee for the 14th EASE Conference, Bucharest 2018 and president of “How to become successful authors and editors of scientific journals – 3rd International Symposium of Scientific Journals of Trakya University”, which was endorsed by EASE. He is currently the chair of the Organizing Committee and a member of the Programme Committee for the 17th EASE Conference, Istanbul 2023.

Cem organized one of the Pre-Conference Events of EASE Virtual Conference 2020, a Panel Discussion at “Peer Review Week 2020”, the “Sustainability in Scholarly Publishing Symposium 2021” and a webinar “Publishing in high impact journals” in 2022 which received great interest from academicians and publishers in Türkiye. Cem updated the Turkish translation of the EASE Guidelines for Authors and Translators of Scientific Articles to be Published in English. With Orhan Yilmaz and colleagues, he translated the Handbook for Journal Editors into Turkish. He also translated the EASE SAGER Guidelines into Turkish with Muge Atakan.

Read Cem’s CV

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