The publishing of MJS special issues is available for any international conferences. Selected papers must include both local and foreign authorship. Upon applying, organizor should email MJS the conference brochure with sufficient details; for editorial board evaluation. The papers will be selected based on the scope of the journal and merit of the papers. 

 

  1. All special issues must receive initial approval from MJS Editorial Board; where a publication agreement has to be signed between MJS and organisor requesting for special issue.

  2. Selected articles should be at least 70% from international authors.

  3. The review process and editorial procedure: Special issue articles should fulfil all the normal requirements of MJS guidelines. The special issue’s editors from the conference organisor will select the articles and if the articles meet the appropriate standard, scopequality, originality and significance. Authors need to submit their papers via MJS online submission system.

  4. Submitted manuscripts must be in English. Editors should make it clear to authors that upon submitting, the acceptance for publication is subject to MJS editorial decision. A special category dedicated to the conference will be created in the 'Section' and authors will submit their paper under that conference name.  From there, the submission will be processed accordingly.

  5. The appointed Special Issue editor by MJS is expected to oversee the peer review process prior to its acceptance to be published. Guest editors are also expected to apply the same editorial rigor as MJS editors. Nevertheless, the guest editors name will be included in the front cover whereas details about the conference will be included in the second page of the special issue publication.

  6. Length :  A full Special Issue should comprise of approximately 10 -15 articles or 120 pages only. The number of papers to be published will depend on the outcome of review process . Should be the full publication exceeded the 120 pages limit, the extra papers will be published under regular issue in addition to the special issue.

  7. Special issue will be in addition to the three (3) regular issues per year. 


  8. Cost: All cost to be covered by organizor requesting special issue. Subject to the journal management, organizor will be levied a page charges of USD1,500 per issue. However, if the page charges is waived, organizor will be levied an editorial administrative fees of USD500 x 2 months.