As a scientific organization that accommodates scientific activities in the field of its member’s expertise, a scientific journal is an absolute necessity. Perhimpunan Biokimia and Biologi Molekuler Indonesia or Indonesian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PBBMI or ISBMB, formerly known as PERHIBI) already has its own journal entitled Acta Biochimica Indonesiana which was first published in 1988.
The effort to publish journals regularly is hard work, which requires high dedication for the organizers, and faces various obstacles, especially regarding the source of writing to be published. Even though Acta Biochimica Indonesiana was published several years with a frequency of 2 times a year by the struggle of the previous PERHIBI management. However, since 2002 this journal has not been published for various reasons.
During the 2015-2018 PBBMI management period, with a rethinking of the purpose of the organization, namely to provide a forum for all scientific activities to advance and develop knowledge in the field of biochemistry and molecular biology, this journal was revived with the hard work of the management. With a truly sincere effort, finally, the Journal can be published twice a year in June and December. The first online issue was published in June 2018.
Hopefully, the presence of the PBBMI journal, Acta Biochimica Indonesiana, will trigger the desire of all members to write and submit their research to be communicated here, and in the end, will stimulate Indonesian researchers to be better known in the international arena.
President of ISBMB
Rahmawati Ridwan, Apt, MS, PhD