ASEAN Journal on Science and Technology for Development

About This Journal

AJSTD is an international, peer-reviewed journal focusing on the recent advances on Science and Technology that promotes the economic and social growth of people in Southeast Asia and beyond. This journal follows the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).


Journal History

The ASEAN Journal on Science and Technology for Development (AJSTD) was previously managed by Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia, where it served as a platform for the dissemination of valuable research and insights within the ASEAN region. Universitas Gadjah Mada assumed the management of the Journal from Academi Sins Malaysia in 2018, and, through its dedicated efforts, successfully achieved the indexing of AJSTD in Scopus in October 2020.

As of 2023, the stewardship of this esteemed journal has been assumed by UBD, marking a significant transition in its management. Under the leadership of UBD, the journal envisions showcasing the remarkable growth and development of ASEAN nations in the realms of Science and Technology. Their mission is to provide a broader platform for ASEAN researchers and scientists to make their contributions more visible on the global stage. This change in management reflects a commitment to enhancing the international recognition and impact of ASEAN research, thereby fostering greater collaboration and knowledge-sharing within the global scientific community.

History of the Universiti Brunei Darussalam

The Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) has a remarkable tale of growth and development that has led it to become a prominent institution of higher education in Southeast Asia. It was established in 1985 marking the beginning of its journey towards excellence in education and research and over the years, it has witnessed significant milestones and transformative changes. UBD is an established center for learning and intellectual exploration with its dedication to academic progress that has resulted in a growing number of graduates, the introduction of innovative academic programs, the expansion and enhancement of its infrastructure, and the establishment of graduate studies. The University campus is located at Tungku Link, a serene and conducive environment that fosters both learning and research.

UBD is guided by four core values: people, expertise, relevance, and leadership. These values underpin the University's commitment to holistic education and its role in shaping responsible, well-rounded citizens. The University strives to cultivate these values in its students and contribute to society as a whole. Today, UBD boasts a diverse academic landscape comprising eight academic faculties, nine research institutes, and six academic service centers. The extensive range of disciplines and fields of study offered at UBD reflects its commitment to providing a comprehensive education that addresses the diverse needs of its students and society.

The University's growth is not limited to academics alone. UBD has played a crucial role in producing influential leaders, entrepreneurs, and professionals who have made significant contributions in various fields. This outcome aligns with UBD's mission to nurture the intellect, faith, and culture of individuals and society. UBD aims to achieve this through the creation of an environment that promotes excellence in teaching, learning, research, scholarship, public service, and professional practice. As UBD continues to grow and evolve, it remains committed to its core values and mission. With a rich history of achievement and a vision for the future, Universiti Brunei Darussalam is poised to continue its journey towards becoming a beacon of education, research, and societal development in Asia and beyond.

About ASEAN Committee on Science and Technology

The ASEAN Committee on Science and Technology was established to strengthen and enhance the capability of ASEAN in science and technology so that it can promote economic development and help achieve a high quality of life for its people. Its terms and reference are:

  • To generate and promote development of scientific and technological expertise and manpower in the ASEAN region;
  • To facilitate and accelerate the transfer of scientific and technological development among ASEAN countries and from more advanced regions of the world to the ASEAN region;
  • To provide support and assistance in the development and application of research discoveries and technological practices of endogenous origin for the common good, and in the more effective use of natural resources available in the ASEAN region and in general; and
  • To provide scientific and technological support towards the implementation of existing and future ASEAN projects.

Further information about the activities of ASEAN COST can be found on its website.


Abstracting & Indexing

ASEAN Journal on Science and Technology for Development (AJSTD) is abstracted and/or indexed in Scopus, Google Scholar, DOAJ, Sinta and Microsoft Academic.


Publishing schedule

Three issues per year every April, August and December of each year


Publisher/Editorial Office

Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Jalan Tungku Link, BE 1410 Gadong, Brunei Darussalam.

Email: ajstd@ubd.edu.bn


Open Access Policy

The journal is an open access journal that provides immediate access to its published contents. Articles published are licensed under a  Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) which allows users to copy, distribute and transmit an article as long as the author is attributed, the article is not used for commercial purposes, and the work is not modified or adapted in any way.



The publication language of the journal is English.


Digital Archiving

The journal is preserved in CLOCKSS and Portico, the two leading preservation archives that guarantee persistent access for the very long term.

Articles also receive Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) from the CrossRef organization to ensure they can always be found.

Advertisements Policy

At AJSTD, we recognize the importance of responsible and ethical advertising to maintain the integrity and quality of our publication. Our advertising policy reflects our commitment to uphold the highest standards of editorial independence, scientific rigor, and ethical principles. The following guidelines outline the criteria for accepting advertisements within our journal:

  1. Advertisements submitted to AJSTD must adhere to the highest ethical standards. They should not promote or endorse any products, services, or organizations that are engaged in activities considered unethical, illegal, or harmful to individuals, society, or the environment.
  2. Advertisements must not contain any false or misleading information and should be factually accurate. Claims made in advertisements should be supported by scientific evidence and reliable sources.
  3. AJSTD maintains complete editorial independence from commercial influence. Advertisers are not entitled to influence the journal's editorial content, including the selection, review, or prioritization of research articles. The acceptance or rejection of advertising will not affect editorial decisions.
  4. Advertisements for products, services, or organizations must be relevant to the scientific community and aligned with the interests of our readers. Advertisements should be professionally designed and submitted in accordance with our publication's technical specifications and deadlines. All advertisements are subject to review by our editorial board to ensure compliance with our advertising policy.
  5. Advertisements that are obscene, offensive, defamatory, or that promote hate speech or discrimination based on race, religion, gender, or other protected characteristics will not be accepted. Advertisements related to tobacco, alcohol, firearms, or other controversial or potentially harmful products are not accepted.
  6. Advertisers must disclose any potential conflicts of interest or financial relationships that could be perceived as affecting the impartiality of the advertisement. This includes financial support for research studies mentioned in the advertisement.
  7. Advertisements will be clearly distinguished from editorial content through appropriate labeling, placement, and design to ensure transparency for our readers.
  8. AJSTD reserves the right to reject any advertisement that does not meet our ethical standards, is incompatible with our mission, or is not in the best interest of our readers. We may also request modifications to meet our criteria.

Our goal at AJSTD is to maintain the highest level of credibility and trust among our readers, contributors, and the scientific community. This advertising policy is intended to ensure that any advertisements featured in our journal uphold these principles and contribute positively to the scientific discourse.

For inquiries or to submit advertisements, please contact our advertising department at ajstd@ubd.edu.bn

Indexed in Scopus, DOAJ, Sinta, Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic.