Time of change
There are a few significant changes to this issue of the MFP.
Firstly, Professor Teng Cheong Lieng, our long-serving Editor in Chief (2006-2012) has stepped
down. He has pushed this journal to where it is today and his achievement is remarkable: The
MFP journal is now indexed with many databases including Scopus; the number and quality of
submissions have risen over the years; he is also recognised as a leading editor in Malaysia and
the region. Teng will continue to sit on the Editorial Board and contribute to the growth of this
Secondly, the MFP is ready to soar to the next era. Despite competition from other higher impact
journals, the MFP journal has seen a significant rise in the quantity and quality of the submissions.
The journal has become the recognised platform for family physicians and specialists, both local
and regional, to share their research findings and clinical expertise. The next leap for MFP journal
is to join the world of PubMed and ISI. The editorial team will work hard over the next few years
to achieve this.
Thirdly, you may have noticed a facelift to the MFP. We have engaged a new management team who
has helped to improve the image and efficiency of the journal. I hope you find the new look more
reader-friendly. Early next year, we are introducing the electronic journal management system and
this promises a more expeditions submission, reviewing and decision-making process.
Finally, as the new Editor of the MFP journal, I would like to reiterate that MFP is YOUR journal
and the articles published in this issue reflect just that. We have original articles covering both
communicable and non-communicable diseases which are commonly encountered in general
practice. The case reports include common and uncommon dermatological, haematological,
obstetrics and ENT conditions. I hope these articles will help you in patient care and stimulate
you to think and reflect. We welcome all of you to write in to the Journal and tell us what you
would like to read in the MFP: email@example.com
Wishing all of you a happy and fruitful 2013!