Author Guidelines

Online Submissions

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Authors are required to submit items online and to check the status of current submissions

Please email your submission to and address it to the Editor-in-Chief at the following address:

Hatta Sidi MBBS MMed (Psych), DipSHC.
Editor-in-Chief, ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry (2009-2013)
Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry,
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Center (UKMMC)
56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Conflict of Interest

The authors have to clearly state the conflict of interest (if any).  If an author has any financial or personal relationships with editor, any institution or any drug company which may inappropriately influence (bias) his or her actions, it should be clearly stated in the manuscript. Concealment of facts may be strictly dealt according to the journal’s existing publication policy."

Source of Funding

The authors have to clearly state the source of funding received for conducting the study.

Human Studies and Animal Experiments 

All research studies may be conducted in accordance with the ethical standards and guidelines according to the Helsinki Declaration 1975, and revised in 2000. The authors should clearly describe the care and use of laboratory animals if used for any experimental study.

Author Guidelines

Manuscript preparation must meet the Journal requirements, which are in accordance with "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals" developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (available at Full author guidelines and instructions are available for downloading at the link below.

Originality and copyright policy:

Manuscripts are reviewed with the understanding that they represent original material, have never been published before, are not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and have been approved by all authors. Prior publication constitutes any form of publication other than an abstract and includes invited articles, proceedings, symposia, and book chapters. Authors must fully inform the Editor during the online submission process if the submitted manuscript contains data and/or clinical observations that have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere, supply copies of such material, and explain the differences between the previous and submitted works. All accepted manuscripts become the property of ASEAN Federation of Psychiatry and Mental Health and may not be published elsewhere without written permission from ASEAN Federation of Psychiatry and Mental Health.

ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry is an open access journal and receives publication charges from authors to partially fulfil the expanses for journal management, which includes peer review, Manuscript management system, editorial management, electronic archiving of accepted papers on various indexes


Publication Charges (Regular): 1000 USD
Low and Middle Income Country: 500 USD
Members of Malaysian Psychiatric Association: 300 USD


For detailed instructions, please download the documents below:

Information for Authors ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry (format: pdf)

Copyright Transfer / Agreement Form (format: word)