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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 before another journal for consideration.
  • Please provide Microsoft WORD documents which contain full text of manuscript WITHOUT list of author(s) & affiliation
  • Please add in the "Comment To Editor" section:
    1. Title page with author(s) name & affiliation
    2. List three potential reviewers OUTSIDE your institution (name, email, affiliation, focus area)
  • The text is single-spaced; Time New Roman , uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses)
  • All illustrations, figures, and tables are 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.
  • Settings If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • Graphical abstract is encourage

Malaysian Journal of Science, launched in 1972, is the official peer-reviewed open access journal of the Faculty of Science, University of Malaya. The Journal is published four times a year (January, April, July, October) and is indexed in Scopus, EMBASE, Compendex, GEOBASE, EMBiology, Elsevier BIOBASE, FLUIDEX,World Textiles, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Service Database and ASEAN Citation Index (ACI).

Submit the manuscript (Microsoft Word) to the online journal system at www. mjs.um.edu.my. Manuscripts must be in English.

Title page should contain with author's name, email and affiliation only.
Full text of manuscript WITHOUT author's name and affiliation.
Manuscripts must be typed in Time New Roman 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 in the abstract or "abstrak".
Original articles should be within 35 000 characters in length, including spaces. Technical reports could be 8 000 – 12 000 characters in length, including spaces while Reviews are 80 000 characters in length (including spaces).
Graphical abstract is encourage.



References should be listed in alphabetical order and appear at the end of the manuscript. APA Style. 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.
 • Book example:
Grigg, N.S. (1996). Water Resources Management, pp. 8-11, New York, USA: McGraw-Hill.
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.
OnlineFirst example:
Velasco E Nino J. (2014). Recycling of aluminium scrp for secondary Al‐Si alloys. Waste Management &  Research. Epub ahead of print 1 September 2014,                doi: 10.1177/0734242X10381413.
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.
 • 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. .

Upon submission of a manuscript, in order to expedite the review process, authors are required to provide the names and contact details of three experts who are not from the home country of the author (s) and may be able to review the manuscript promptly. However, the decision of requesting the services of these experts is at the sole discretion of the Editors.

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.

Final proofs are submitted to authors for correction and approval.

Accepted manuscript will be charged USD50 as page charges and USD2 for DOI