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JAFES Milestones 2010 & beyond

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JAFES (Journal of the AFES)

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The Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies MILESTONES Indonesian Society of Endocrinology The Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies (JAFES) is an open-access, peer-reviewed, English language medical and health journal that is published two times a year by the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies The JAFES is unique among other journals as it represents the scientific output of endocrinologists and practitioners in the Southeast Asian region. Its audience is wider than a local society journal and its operations are supported by the association of seven country endocrine societies. Endocrine Society of Thailand Vietnam Association of Diabetes and Endocrinology Establishment of an International Editorial Board composed of respected endocrinologists and members of the academe/research community and supported by editorial advisers. Creation of an editorial team composed of the Set up of an editorial office as the headquarters for operations. Establishment and implementation of editorial guidelines and peer review system in keeping with international publication and ethical standards. Launching of the JAFES first issue to a local audience (Philippines) In two years since its revival it has achieved the following: Dr. Elizabeth Paz-Pacheco Editor-in-Chief Dr. Cecilia Jimeno Vice Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Dr. Dyah Purnamasari Dr. Nguyen Thy Khue Dr. Myat Thandar Dr. Wan Nazaimoon Wan Mohamed Dr. Lim Su-Chi Dr. Chaicharn Deerochanawong Dr. Nemencio Nicodemus, Jr. Indonesia Vietnam, President of VADE Myanmar Malaysia Philippines Thailand Singapore Dr. Patricia Gatbonton Dr. Elaine Cunanan Dr. Mia Fojas Dr. Aimee Andag-Silva Dr. Cecille Anonuevo-Cruz Dr. Catherine Jessica Mercado-Lazaro Dr. Roberto Mirasol Dr. Herbert Ho Ms. Mercedita Parazo Chief Copy Editor Copy Editor Copy Editor Copy Editor Radiology Editor Statistician Business Manager Circulation Editor IT/Graphics Editor Editorial Staff Editorial Board Advisers Dr. Marita V.T. Reyes Engr. Benito Pacheco Dr. Jose Ma. C. Avila Secretariat Staff Melissa Tandoc, RN Dr. Amado O. Tandoc III Editorial Assistant Secretary Dr. Benita Padilla Dr. Rogelio Tangco Dr. Agung Pranoto Dr. Mafauzy Mohamed Dr. Yupin Benjasuratwong Dr. Lorna Abad Dr. Marissa Alejandria Dr. Gabriel Jasul, Jr. Dr. Eva Maria Cutiongco-dela Paz Dr. Myo Win Dr. Sarwono Waspadji Dr. Khoo Chin Meng Dr. Artemio Roxas, Jr. Dr. Nguyen Van Tuan Dr. Manju Chandran, EMS President Dr. Nor Azmi Kamaruddin MEMS President Dr. Tint Swe Latt MSEM President Timely publication of 2 issues in 2011 and 2 issues in 2012 Lobbying for more support from the seven country AFES countries and sponsorship from the pharmaceutical companies for continued operations. Establishment of a pool of international peer reviewers not only from members of the AFES countries but also from outside Southeast Asia. and the subsequent launching of its first and second issues to an international audience (AFES Congress, Vietnam) Endocrine and Metabolic Society
of Singapore In an effort to strengthen the Editorial team and be updated with regards the latest trends in medical journal publishing, Dr. Elizabeth Paz-Pacheco (JAFES Editor-in-Chief), Dr. Cecilia Jimeno (Vice Editor-in-Chief) and Dr. Amado Tandoc III (Editorial Assistant) participated in the Asia Pacific Association of Medical Editors Convention: New Horizons in Scientific Writing and Publishing Convention in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from August 31 to September 3, 2012. Through the APAME Convention, there was an opportunity to discuss with BioMed Central and other journal editors/publishers on how to improve journal management and increase visibility. JAFES is now taking necessary steps to shift JAFES to electronic/online open-access publishing. The JAFES now focuses its efforts on the following: Maintaining the high quality of articles through enhancement of its editorial policies and regulations, upholding high standards for scientific writing and ethics, expansion of its international peer reviewer pool, and ensuring a streamlined approach for managing manuscripts received from authors. Improvement of the current JAFES website
www.asean-endocrinejournal.org to increase the visibility and searchability of the articles. Shifting from print to online,open-access publication via services of providers such as BioMed Central or Editorial Manager to facilitate journal peer review, article processing and tracking, indexing and visibility. Utilization of recommended tools for effective journal management, checking plagiarism and adherence to publication ethics. Establishment and implementation of an effective mechanism for inviting, selecting and maintaining good peer reviewers. Active participation in APAME and WHO, networking and coordination with country medical journal editor associations for technical assistance and updates, and continual improvement of its operations. Continue working towards indexing and inclusion in PubMed, Web of Science, ISI and WHO Western Pacific Region Index Medicus Securing support from AFES countries and pharmaceutical companies for operations and sustainability Thank you very much for your continuous support to JAFES! Like us on Follow us on Join us on
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