As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
The submission has not been previously published nor is it submitted to another journal for consideration in one periodical.
Make sure to upload the blinded manuscript and title page according to the template MJS have provided. Other supplementary files are encouraged.
All illustrations, figures, and tables are captioned and placed within the text at the appropriate points rather than at the end.
The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
Similarity Index (SI) must be minimum 15% by Turnitin screening.
The blinded manuscript and title page must be submitted in the following form:
Microsoft Word (.docx) and fully written in English.
Times New Roman font with single spaced throughout. Uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
All numbers less than ten should be spelled in full except in the materials and methods section in taxonomic papers. Italicize all scientific names. Use British spellings, metric measurement and 24 hour designation of time (e.g. 2300 hours).
All scientific names used must be in accordance with the International Commission of Botanical or Zoological Nomenclature. In the case of taxonomic papers, telegraphic style is required for descriptions, diagnoses and keys.
All new taxa must be named in accordance with the International Code of Nomenclature.
All articles should be accompanied by an English abstract and a Malay "abstrak" (for Malaysians only) of not more than 200 words which clearly states the results and findings of the paper.
Keywords should be mentioned after the abstract or "abstrak".
The character count: Original articles should be less than 35 000 characters in length, including spaces. Technical reports could be 8 000 - 12 000 characters in length, including spaces. Reviews should be within 80 000 characters in length, including spaces.
Graphical abstract is encouraged.
Similarity Index (SI) must be minimum 15% by Turnitin screening.
References should adhere to the APA referencing style and listed in alphabetical order at the end of the manuscript.
Citations in the text should be denoted with the author's surname and the year of publication (e.g.: Parkpain et al., (2000) or (Grigg, 1996; Pokrajac & Jones, 2000).
If the text contains two or more papers written by the same author(s) in the same year, the citations should be differentiated by a letter; e.g.: (Grigg, 1996a). Journal names should be given in full and should not be translated. Titles of papers should be given in their original language and, if possible, they should be followed by a translation into English in parentheses.
â€¢ Book example: Grigg, N.S. (1996). Water Resources Management, pp. 8-11, New York, USA: McGraw-Hill.
â€¢ Conference Proceedings example: Pokrajac, D & Jones, K. (2000). Oil infiltration in the vicinity of a shallow groundwater table. In: Bjerg P.L, Engesgaard, P. & Krom ,T.D. (eds.): Groundwater 2000. Proceedings of the International Conference on Groundwater Research, Copenhagen, 6-8 June, pp. 17-18, Rotterdam, NL: A.A. Balkema.
â€¢ OnlineFirst example: Velasco E Nino J. (2014). Recycling of aluminium scrp for secondary Alâ€Si alloys. Waste Management & Research. Epub ahead of print 1 September 2014, doi: 10.1177/0734242X10381413.
â€¢ Scientific journal example: Parkpain P., Sreesai S. & Delaune, RD. (2014). Bioavailability of heavy metals in sewage sludge amended Thai soils. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 122: 163-182.
â€¢ Web site reference example: Patton S. (2004) Toxic trespass. Our Planet. 15(2) 24-26. From UNEP Publications.: http:/www.ourplanet.com/imgversn/152/patton.html (accessed July 18, 2014).
All figures and tables must have their own legends and headings , be self-explanatory, numbered in Arabic numerals in order of their appearance in the text.
Step 2| SUBMIT YOUR MANUSCRIPT
Register(sign up) an account or log into your account for existing user.
Click on 'Make a New Submission'.
You will be directed to submission dashboard and you are now at stage "1. Start'. Read the copyright agreement and scroll down. Check off the 'I agree to abide by the terms of the copyright statement' box.
At the 'Section', click the toggle on the right for drop down menu. Select accordingly whether your manuscript is an 'Original Articles', 'Review Articles' or other choices.
At the'Comments for the Editor', you may write any message or leave it blank.
Click on 'Save and Continue' to proceed with uploading the manuscript.
You are now at stage "2. Upload Submission'. A pop-up of 'Upload Submission Files' will be displayed, click the toggle on the right for drop down menu.
At the 'Select Article Component', select accordingly to upload the following files: (**must upload for new submission)
Blinded Manuscript** - used for double-blind peer review process
Title Page** - used for desk-review by journal editors
Manuscript Correction Summary - used for revision process (only for papers that undergo multiple round of double-blind peer review process)
Full Text Article - used for copyediting process (only for papers accepted to be published)
Copyright Transfer Agreement - used for acceptance formality (only for papers accepted to be published)
Galley Proof (WORD) - used for typesetting process (only for papers accepted to be published)
Galley Proof (PDF) - used for typesetting process (only for papers accepted to be published)
Supporting Information - used for uploading a Turnitin report/ graphical abstract/ cover letter or others that is supplementary
To rename the uploaded file, click 'Edit'. After done renaming, click 'Continue'. The pop-up will disappear indicating the files have been succesfully uploaded. Click on 'Save and Continue' and you will now be directed to stage "3. Enter Metadata'. You must fill in the blank space with asterisk (*) sign which are the 'Title' (of your manuscript); 'Abstract'; and the 'List of Contributors' (details on author/ co-authors).
Click on 'Save and Continue' and you will now be directed to stage "4. Confirmation'. Here, you will need to confirm your submission by click on 'Finish Submission'. Well done, now you have completed the submission and to keep track with the progress, click on 'Return to your dashboard' or you may 'Log Out' for now and come back to check later on.
REVIEWERS In order to expedite the review process, authors are required to nominate minimum three (3) potential reviewers which are non members of author's institution; however the decision of requesting the services of these experts is at the sole discretion of the Editors. You may include the list of the nomination in the MJS - Title Page Templatewhile uploading the submission files.
COPYRIGHT Copyrights of accepted manuscripts will be transferred to the Malaysian Journal of Science. Authors must obtain permission to reproduce all materials of which the copyright is owned by others.
PROOF Final proofs are to be submitted to authors for correction and approval before publishing takes place.
PAGE CHARGES Papers that are accepted to be published will be levied an Article Processing Charge (APCs) of USD52; where USD50 is the page charges and another USD2 is the DOI charges.
Transfer of Copyrights
In the event of publication of the manuscript entitled [INSERT MANUSCRIPT TITLE AND REF NO.] in the Malaysian Journal of Science, I hereby transfer copyrights of the manuscript title, abstract and contents to the Malaysian Journal of Science and the Faculty of Science, University of Malaya (as the publisher) for the full legal term of copyright and any renewals thereof throughout the world in any format, and any media for communication.
Conditions of Publication
I hereby state that this manuscript to be published is an original work, unpublished in any form prior and I have obtained the necessary permission for the reproduction (or am the owner) of any images, illustrations, tables, charts, figures, maps, photographs and other visual materials of whom the copyrights is owned by a third party.
This manuscript contains no statements that are contradictory to the relevant local and international laws or that infringes on the rights of others.
I agree to indemnify the Malaysian Journal of Science and the Faculty of Science, University of Malaya (as the publisher) in the event of any claims that arise in regards to the above conditions and assume full liability on the published manuscript.
Reviewers must treat the manuscripts received for reviewing process as confidential. It must not be shown or discussed with others without the authorization from the editor of MJS.
Reviewers assigned must not have conflicts of interest with respect to the original work, the authors of the article or the research funding.
Reviewers should judge or evaluate the manuscripts objective as possible. The feedback from the reviewers should be express clearly with supporting arguments.
If the assigned reviewer considers themselves not able to complete the review of the manuscript, they must communicate with the editor, so that the manuscript could be sent to another suitable reviewer.
Copyright: Rights of the Author(s)
Effective 2007, it will become the policy of the Malaysian Journal of Science (published by the Faculty of Science, University of Malaya) to obtain copyrights of all manuscripts published. This is to facilitate: (a) Protection against copyright infringement of the manuscript through copyright breaches or piracy. (b) Timely handling of reproduction requests from authorized third parties that are addressed directly to the Faculty of Science, University of Malaya.
As the author, you may publish the fore-mentioned manuscript, whole or any part thereof, provided acknowledgement regarding copyright notice and reference to first publication in the Malaysian Journal of Science and Faculty of Science, University of Malaya (as the publishers) are given. You may produce copies of your manuscript, whole or any part thereof, for teaching purposes or to be provided, on individual basis, to fellow researchers.
You may include the fore-mentioned manuscript, whole or any part thereof, electronically on a secure network at your affiliated institution, provided acknowledgement regarding copyright notice and reference to first publication in the Malaysian Journal of Science and Faculty of Science, University of Malaya (as the publishers) are given.
You may include the fore-mentioned manuscript, whole or any part thereof, on the World Wide Web, provided acknowledgement regarding copyright notice and reference to first publication in the Malaysian Journal of Science and Faculty of Science, University of Malaya (as the publishers) are given.
In the event that your manuscript, whole or any part thereof, has been requested to be reproduced, for any purpose or in any form approved by the Malaysian Journal of Science and Faculty of Science, University of Malaya (as the publishers), you will be informed. It is requested that any changes to your contact details (especially e-mail addresses) are made known.
Copyright: Role and responsibility of the Author(s)
In the event of the manuscript to be published in the Malaysian Journal of Science contains materials copyrighted to others prior, it is the responsibility of current author(s) to obtain written permission from the copyright owner or owners.
This written permission should be submitted with the proof-copy of the manuscript to be published in the Malaysian Journal of Science