Ooi Keat Gin, Editor-in-Chief, Int. Journal of Asia Pacific Studies (IJAPS).
First and foremost I would like to wish a Happy New Year to each and every one of you. May the year 2013 bring prosperity, happiness and health to you and your loved ones.
2012 has been an exciting year for the journal with a number of major milestones achieved. In July 2012, we rolled out a new website with enhancement on both front-end and back-end features. This new website was especially designed to help maximise content discovery through the Internet, in particular, search engines.
To cultivate enrichment of the journal’s contents, a new section, called Scholarly Viewpoints was inaugurated in the June 2012 that puts into perspective opinions of senior scholars in their areas of expertise and beyond.
A mobile version website was also released in November that allowed users to have seamless access to the journal’s website from major, network-enabled smart phones. Thereafter there was the release of beta live support that facilitates real time chat between website visitors and the site administrator.
We are extremely excited to embrace the year 2013 and to attain new milestones. We have lined up plans and strategies to take the journal into a new level such as making its contents available on mobile app market including App Store and Google Play.
To all our authors, your contribution is much appreciated. We very much value your time and effort in creating quality publications and enriching the global scholarly community. We would be delighted to hear updates of your latest works and research undertakings, and we highly welcome more manuscript submissions from you.
To all our reviewers, we expressed our gratitude for your efforts in facilitating the journal’s avowed mission in streamlining publications of the highest scholarship. Your assistance has indeed been exceedingly helpful in contributing to our decision-making process with regards to submitted manuscripts. We hope of receive your continual support in the near future. Moreover we take this opportunity to welcome your manuscript contribution.
Warm appreciation is extended to our editorial board members who have been generous in recommending ways to develop and uplift the journal to greater heights of excellence.
Happy New Year!
Professor Ooi Keat Gin
Editor-in-Chief, Int. Journal of Asia Pacific Studies