Antony Galea

Antony Galea, MSc, was appointed Country Manager, Japan of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in 2021. A position in which he is responsible for increasing engagement with the Japanese and South Korean communities to advance the chemical sciences and disseminate chemical knowledge. Before joining the RSC, he operated a scientific editing services company.

Prior to this he held positions as a researcher and in subsequently in technology commercialisation at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), and as application engineer at photonics startups in Japan and in the UK. This experience has afforded him the opportunity to gain insights into the perspectives of numerous stakeholders in the STI ecosystem. He holds an MSc in Photonics & Optoelectronic Devices from the University of St Andrews, Scotland.

He is motivated by a strong interest in science, technology, and innovation.

As a member of the STM Japan Chapter and considering the RSC’s commitment to transitioning to 100% Open Access by 2028 (, he is interested in interested in work groups concerned with the development of OA models.