Open Journal Systems

Vol. 12 (1) Jan to June 2011

Hatta Sidi


It has been two years since I was given the privilege to serve as the Chief Editor of the ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry. It has been a great pleasure for me to have done my duty for the journal despite the constant demand that it required.

Recognizing the challenges faced by the 2-yearly rotating set of editorial board and the need for constant board members for stability of the journal, it was decided during the last AFPMH committee meeting that Malaysia should host the editorship for another two years. Again, I have been chosen to continue this honourable duty, a responsibility I accepted with great honour.

Over the past two years, the journal has not undergone a major change. However, important to its continuing growth, regular and timely publication has been ensured. On a positive note, there has been a steady increase of articles received for publication indicating a growing interest among researchers to publish their work in this journal. The journal has published per issue, an average of 14 articles of mixed variety, from Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia.