Aims and Scope

Eye South East Asia (EyeSEA) strives to promote the dissemination of regionally relevant academic publications and discourse in the field of Ophthalmology. The South East Asian population has a unique spectrum of eye diseases due to pathophysiologic, geographic, socioeconomic and cultural contexts – although often underrepresented in literature. EyeSEA supports the growing number of ophthalmic healthcare professionals in the region seeking to produce academic publications with the highest standards of ethical research, robust methodology and publication practice – from South East Asia to the world.

Eye South East Asia is indexed in Tier 1 of Thai Citation Index, ISSN# 2586-8349

Reviewers needed for EyeSEA! and website updates


Join us as a reviewer for EyeSEA!  

Fill in this form to help the EyeSEA Editorial team create a database of reviewers for the journal! 

Reviewers should be willing to commit to a 2 week deadline when requested for review and may be contacted to review two articles per year.   

There are no financial incentives awarded for reviewers, although we credit our reviewers in the Editorial board pages of every issue of EyeSEA and our website 

Reviewers must be a fully qualified ophthalmologist and preferably is a sub-specialist or has an interest in a certain sub-specialty field     


The EyeSEA Website has been completely updated a new layout to modernize and simplify the user interface - anyone with previous logins should be able to login using your existing usernames and passwords   It is necessary to register on the website in order to submit articles for publishing in EyeSEA or take part in the review / editorial process.    


Please find the new  EyeSEA website user's manual we have created for your reference in registering / submitting articles / responding to review feedback   we have selected the pages relevant for you, trimming the manual down to 16 pages, the original manual is also available for your reference.  

NEW RELEASE: EyeSEA January - June 2018 1st Issue


Eye South East Asia (EyeSEA) is pleased to announce the release of our 1st issue, available online here. If you would like hard copies of EyeSEA delivered to your institutional library please contact us at We are now accepting new article submissions for the July-Dec 2018 issue, deadline is 30th September 2018.

To view the author's guidelines, you  may find them at the 'About' section under the 'Submissions' tab. Alternatively, you may directly find it here here.


Vol 14 No 1 (2019): January - June 2019

Published: 2019-06-24

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EyeSEA is a tier 1 journal in the Thai Citation Index Database, a subsidiary database of the ASEAN citation Index.

ISSN# 2586-8349

Publication Policy
Dates and Distribution:
Publication frequency is twice per year (once every 6 months)
· Issue 1:
January - June
Author Submission Deadline: 31st of March
· Issue 2:
July - December
Author Submission Deadline: 30th of September
· Each issue will contain a minimum of 5 articles
· All printed issues of EyeSEA will be made publically available for free in PDF format on the
journal website
· 100 copies will be distributed to each AECOM Foundation country member, to be distributed at
their own discretion to promote EyeSEA and attract more authors and readership.
· Page size B5 (JIS) (182 mm x 257 mm)
· Font: Times New Roman
· Size: Epigraphs, chapter titles and section titles: 14 points.
· Body of the thesis: 11 points, with single spacing or 1.5 spacing.
· Figure captions and footnotes: 10 points.

Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely
available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
Eye South East Asia does not charge a submission fee for authors, nor does it charge a subscription fee for

Review Policy
Eye South East Asia employs the Double Blinded Peer Review policy.*
Both the reviewer and author are anonymous
· Author anonymity prevents any reviewer bias, for example based on an author's country of origin
or previous controversial work.
· Articles written by prestigious or renowned authors are considered on the basis of the content of
their papers, rather than their reputation.
All manuscripts must have reviews conducted by a minimum of 2 reviewers.
Certain manuscripts may require a third reviewer at the editor's discretion in cases of difficulty finding the
most appropriate reviewers for the subject area in question.

Review window period

4 to 6 weeks. Allowing for 2 to 3 review processes, each 2 weeks in duration. Reviewers are kindly asked to submit their review within 14 days of the request. Adhering to the schedule if vital to our journal publishing on schedule. 


Principles for recruiting reviewers

Reviewers are recruited to review a manuscript based on their subspecialty and ideally, area of special interest and previous publications related to the same subject area. Our readers are recruited from a wide network of Ophthalmologists in the South East Asian region and the rest of the world. 

In cases where the editor cannot assign a reviewer in the area of expertise for a manuscript, external independent reviewers are recruited from an online biosemantics search engine supported by the Observational Health Data Science and Informatics organisation. 

*Double blinded peer review policy description adapted from 


Publication Process Summary

1. Authors submit manuscript to EyeSEA website by deadline

2. Manuscript screened by Chief Editor and Managing Editor

Acceptance for peer review is based on the following criteria:

  • Manuscript is not currently submitted to another journal to be published
  • Scientific value and relevance to aims and scope of EyeSEA
  • The formatting of Abstract and overall full text is appropriate to the type of article as per the EyeSEA author’s guidelines
  • Compliance of manuscript to ICMJE
  • Conflicts of interest based on ICMJE declaration form are clarified between author and editorial board
  • Turn it in plagiarism screening acceptable value and any discrepancies are clarified between author and editorial board

Decision made within 2 weeks after manuscript submission deadline.

Editorial board may request for authors to resubmit manuscripts to be reconsidered for acceptance for peer review

3. Manuscripts accepted for peer review are assigned to 2 reviewers by Managing Editor or Subspecialty Section Editor if appropriate.

4. Double-blinded peer reviews are given 2 weeks to complete review.

5. Review feedback are compiled and edited by Managing Editor or Subspecialty Section Editor as necessary and returned to author via the automated system on the TCI-THAIJO website of EyeSEA.

6. Author is given 2 weeks to make changes to the manuscript according to feedback.

Up to 3 cycles of this double-blinded peer review process, made through the automated system can be carried out prior to publishing (Steps 4- 6)

7. We require 3 weeks to publish hard copies of the journal for distribution. The final published versions of all articles will be made available online in PDF format in the ‘current’ section of the website.



Ethics, Transparency and Standards of Editorial and Publishing Practice

EyeSEA strives to uphold the highest standards of transparency and quality in editorial and publishing practice. As we are in the first tier of the Thai Citation Index and aspire to grow and become indexed in international databases such as Pubmed Central in the future. We constantly improve to uphold the standards cited by international organisations governing good practice of scholarly journals such as the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and the International Council of Medical Journal Ethics (ICMJE) and the Committee on Publication Ethics.




It is the author’s responsibility to ensure that their submitted manuscripts to EyeSEA is not at risk of plagiarism.

In cases of lawsuits following plagiarism EyeSEA will assist in the prosecution of the case but will not be held accountable, it is the author that will be held accountable.

EyeSEA employs the definition of plagiarism as quoted by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) to be:“When somebody presents the work of others (data, words or theories) as if they were his/her own and without proper acknowledgment”. EyeSEA employs the use of as a screening tool for plagiarism, our account is sponsored by the Thammasat University Libraries. Our principles for the identification and management of plagiarism in manuscripts submitted to EyeSEA is based on the COPE guidelines available on their website.

Sources of Support

Eye South East Asia is supported by the Asean Economic Community Ophthalmology Meeting (AECOM) Foundation, a non-profit organisation and professional society for Ophthalmologists in South East Asia founded by Ophthalmologists of Thammasat University Faculty of Medicine in Thailand, in conjunction with Ophthalmologists from neighbouring countries. Founded in 2012, AECOM holds annual conferences throughout South East Asia for academic and cultural exchange.

AECOM Foundation


Journal History

Eye Southeast Asia (EyeSEA) was previously known as Thammasat Thai Journal of Ophthalmology (TTJO), a peer reviewed instituional journal in Ophthalmology published and supported by the Department of Ophthalmology of Thammasat University Faculty of Medicine. TTJO published 20 issues between June 2007 and December 2016, released bi-annually. With an editorial board consisting of Thammasat University Ophthalmologists and other distinguished Ophthalmologists in Thailand. 

With the recent transformation of TTJO to EyeSEA, this journal in Ophthalmology is published by Thammasat University Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology, in collaboration with an international board of editors from the ASEAN Economic Community Ophthalmology Meeting (AECOM). With the purpose of publishing and disseminating academic work in Ophthalmology produced by Ophthalmologists and allied healthcare professionals throughout the region. With a high quality of editing in addition to blinded external and peer reviews. 


***For more information regarding author's guidelines and publishing policies please refer to the 'About' tab on the top navigation bar of the webpage