Dr Eddy Siong Choy CHONG

Dr Siong Choy CHONG is currently the Chief Technical Officer (Quality Assurance) at Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA), Malaysia. Prior to his current position at FAA, he was a Professor and Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Research in one of the higher education institutions in Malaysia. He obtained his BBA with First Class Honours, Master of Philosophy and Ph.D. from Multimedia University, Malaysia. He is also a Certified Training Professional by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (UK), a Professional Competency Practitioner by the Institute of Leadership & Management (UK), a Quality Assurance Practitioner by the AUN-QA, as well as an Expert Trainer for MQA. Dr Chong has supervised 10 Ph.D. candidates to completion and published more than 145 articles in journals, conference proceedings and book chapters to date. About 107 of his papers have fetched more than 5,500 citations with an H-index of 39. He sits on several Board of Reviewers and has reviewed hundreds of journal and conference articles. He is the recipient of two Emerald Literati Club Award for Excellence in recognition of being an outstanding reviewer for Industrial Management & Data Systems in 2014 and Gender in Management: An International Journal in 2017, both of which are indexed in Clarivate Analytics and Scopus.

Dr Chong has a list of outstanding experiences local and international serving in various field. At the regional level, he is the senior assessor for the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) for the past 10 years. He chaired the panel for the development and revision of Programme Standards for Business Studies, as well as served as a panel member for the development of Programme Standards for Finance, Guidelines to Good Practices on APEL(C), Micro-Credentials, and recently the APEL for Award of Qualifications or APEL(Q). He is a lead assessor for the ASEAN University Network-Quality Assurance (AUN-QA), having assessed programmes of top universities in Indonesia, Thailand, The Philippines and Vietnam. He has been entrusted by the European Union-Support for Higher Education in the ASEAN Region to promote the ASEAN Quality Assurance Framework and the ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework through a series of speaking engagements and in facilitating dialogues amongst regional policy makers. At the international level, Dr Chong was a Director of the International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) for one term (2016-2018). Dr Chong has also contributed to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) as a Resource Person where he played vital role in the creation of Shenzhen Statement for adoption by member states in Asia and the Pacific. In 2018, he was appointed as a Specialist to develop the Guidelines for the Implementation of Qualifications Frameworks in Asia and the Pacific which was published in October 2020. In recognition of his expertise, he has been appointed as a member of the Quality Evaluation Panel by the Secretary of Social Affairs and Culture of the Macao SAR government. His name also appears in the databases of experts of the Latvian Quality Agency for Higher Education and Training and Quality Authority of the Kingdom of Bahrain. He has also been appointed by INQAAHE as a panel member to review the Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan in 2020.

Title: Increase your Chances of Acceptance? Understanding Peer Review Process for Researchers and Authors
Date: 13 Sept 2021.
Time: 11.00am to 12.30pm (MYT GMT +8)

11am - 12.00noon Descriptions: The peer review process places the reviewer, with the author, at the heart of scientific publishing to improve the quality of scholarship and to weed out poor quality research. Blind peer review, in particular, has been acknowledged as critical to maintain the quality of manuscripts, publication process and journals. Given this background, reviewing skills are as important, if not more important, than authoring skills.

The objective of the workshop is two-fold:

To shed lights to researchers and/or authors on what it takes to review research articles submitted for journal publication

To enable researchers and/or authors to prepare their manuscripts from the standpoint of reviewers

In collaboration with Emerald publishing, the workshop participants will be provided an article for review two weeks before the workshop, in which the review reports prepared based on the template provided by the organiser are to be submitted one week before the commencement of the workshop. The workshop will take place during the conference, facilitated by a reviewer who will share on the areas that reviewers looked at when reviewing manuscripts and observations from the review reports submitted. To make the workshop more efficient, enrolment is capped at the first 30 participants who register although non-participants are welcomed to join the session. Time will be allocated for interactions between the facilitator and amongst the participants to make the workshop livelier and more enriching.