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. We require no addtional fee for publication.

Eye South East Asia is indexed in ASEAN citation index and Tier 1 of Thai Citation Index

 ISSN 2586-8349 (Print)

 ISSN 2697-4398 (Online)


Peer Review Process

Review Process

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 reveiwers 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 


Licensing Terms

Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs: CC BY-NC-ND


Publication Frequency

Publication frequency is twice per year (once every 6 months)

Updated for Volume 15 , Issue 2 , 2019 and onward

 Issue 1: January - June

Author Submission Deadline: 31st of March

 Issue 2: July - December

Author Submission Deadline: 31th of July

 Each issue will contain a minimum of 6 articles, up to a maximum of 15 articles ,amounting to a minimum of 30 pages

 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

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 readers.


Department of Ophthalmology, Thammasat University Faculty of Medicine

Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University 95 Moo 8 Paholyotin Rd., Amphur Klongluang, Pathumthani Thailand 12120  +6629269957  Department of Ophthalmology, Thammasat University Faculty of Medicine

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.

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.