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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.

  • Please read & adhere to the Submission Guide to Authors below
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • Submitted manuscripts should be double-spaced, typed in two column pages and with one-inch (2.5 cm) margins on all four sides of the page. The main body of the manuscript should be typed in 12 pt using Times New Roman font and must be limited to 100 characters (excluding spaces). The name of the authors should be written under the title in bold 12 pt and the corresponding author’s e-mail should be provided in the footnote of the first page. Manuscripts submitted should not exceed the limit of 7500 words or 12 pages.
  • Figures & Tables in JPEG or PNG format
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word and PDF file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • MNIJ adheres to the Harvard referencing style (parenthetical referencing) for citation of other published works.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • MNIJ ask author(s) to recommend suitable reviewers on submission of the manuscript and the following points should be considered:
    • Authors should not recommend reviewers with whom they have a conflict of interest
    • Recommended reviewers should not be at the same institution as any of the authors listed on the manuscript.
    • Institutional email addresses should be provided for recommended reviewers, wherever possible.

Submission Guidelines for Authors


Submissions must be made to MNIJ Journal website  or via e-mail (mnij@um.edu.my) only electronically.


Manuscripts published or currently under review elsewhere are ineligible for submission. Submissions require full names and e-mail addresses of all the authors and the final version of an accepted article cannot be further modified nor changed. Readers of the journal may send their comments on published articles in an issue to the journal’s office up to six months after publication. Should the editorial board accept a comment, the author(s) of the respective article will be informed and invited to respond to the comment within the next two issues of the journal.


Acknowledgements


An acknowledgement statement expresses gratitude to individuals or organizations for assistance, but not direct involvement, in production of an original work and should appear at the end of the article. In case of financial support or funding for the conduct of research, authors are required to acknowledge their funding and financial under the acknowledgements section.


Conflict of Interest


The corresponding author (on behalf of all co-authors) should submit a conflict of interest disclosure form and accepts the responsibility for accuracy and completeness of the submitted manuscript. All submitted manuscripts must include a conflict of interest statement. The statement will appear under a heading “conflict of interest” prior to the references.


Copyright


The corresponding author, on behalf of all other authors of an accepted manuscript, should fill and send the Copyright Transfer Agreement form to enable MNIJ to publish their manuscript.


English Language Fluency


Non-English-speaking authors who would like to have their manuscripts refined for their use of language might consider employing a professional editing service. MNIJ does not offer English editing services. Manuscripts written in broken English will be rejected if they are illegible.


Abstract


Articles should be prefaced with a self-contained, one-paragraph abstract summarizing the main problem, key ideas and conclusions. Provide a text-only manuscript and minimize the use of mathematical symbols and accented variables.


Keywords


Keywords should be written in alphabetical order and separated by semicolons.


Permission


It is the responsibility of authors to obtain permission for reproduction of copyrighted material including figures, tables, illustrations or quotations previously published elsewhere.


Plagiarism


All manuscripts submitted to MNIJ are subjected to strict screening using plagiarism prevention software. Plagiarism is considered an academic dishonesty, copyright infringement and a serious violation of publication ethics. Other similar ethical offenses include duplicate publication, data fabrication and improper credit of other authors’ contributions.


Author Inquiries


Authors can track their submitted article through MNIJ website on author’s login section.