With this issue, my term as editor in chief of AJPOR is complete. It’s been a privilege to serve as editor in chief, and I am very grateful for the opportunity to have served AJPOR in formal and informal positions since its start.

The end of my tenure is somewhat melancholic. AJPOR has been a part of my professional responsibilities for the past 10 years. During that time, I learned a lot about the value of public opinion research being conducted in Asia and the strength of Asian public opinion researchers. I am grateful for all that I learned from them. I will miss feeling that I’m part of the Asian public opinion research community.

AJPOR has come a long way since its first issue in November 2013. Sung Kyum Cho and Jantima Kheokao have provided strong leadership. Sarah Prusoff LoCascio has done a tremendous job as managing editor. The co-editors and reviewers have provided the intellectual rigor needed for the journal’s success. However, the researchers who have published in AJPOR are the source of its success. To all, I thank you very much for making AJPOR the success that it is.

However, it’s time for a new editor in chief. Beginning with the August issue, Kuang-Hui Chen will be the editor in chief. Professor Chen has been a coeditor and a contributor to AJPOR. He is a first-class scholar and a hard worker. AJPOR will benefit from his leadership.

To all - keep up the good work of advancing Asian public opinion research.