The ASEAN Journal on Science and Technology for Development (AJSTD), an English language, ISSN 0217-5460 (print), 2224-9028 (online) is a refereed Journal of the ASEAN Committee on Science and Technology (ASEAN COST). The coverage is focused but not limited to, the main areas of activity of ASEAN COST, namely, Biotechnology, Non-Conventional Energy Research, Materials Science and Technology, Marine Sciences, Meteorology and Geophysics, Food Science and Technology, Microelectronics and Information Technology, Space Applications, and Science and Technology Policy, Infrastructure and Resources Development.

About The 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 facilite 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 iin 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.

Information on the activities of ASEAN COST can be obtained at its website


While every effort is made to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinion ot statement appears in the Journal, articles and advertisements in the Journal are the sole responbility of the contributor or advertiser concerned. They do not necessarily represent the views of the Editors, the Editorial Board nor the Editorial Advisory Committee. The Editors, the Editorial Board and the Editorial Advisory Committee and their respective employees, officers and agents accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the consequence of any inaccurate or misleading data, opinion or statement.

AJSTD is migrating to OJS 3


If you've visited in recent days (as of 15 July 2018), you may have noticed things look very different. We are currently in the process of migrating to the latest version of OJS, and we've still quite a few bugs to iron out before this process is complete. So you might encounter some unfinished pages or broken links, but rest assured that we are currently working hard on fixing this, and you'll soon be greeted with a much better AJSTD website!

Nevertheless, we welcome all feedback regarding this move and would love to know what you think. If you have a suggestion or bug to report, please contact us at

Call for papers for AJSTD Vol. 36, 2019


The ASEAN Journal on Science & Technology for Development invites authors to submit their manuscript for the forthcoming 2019 edition (volume 36, issue 1 and 2). The journal accepts original research articles, technical notes and communications, and analyses of science and technology policy with relevance to Southeast Asia.

Manuscripts can be submitted online now by visiting the AJSTD submissions page.

Original works with novel solutions to the modern technological challenges faced by ASEAN nations and have the potential to affect policy change are especially encouraged.

Vol 34 No 2 (2017): ASEAN Journal on Science and Technology for Development (AJSTD)

View All Issues