About the Journal

ISJ - International STEM Journal is an international peer review journal published twice a year (June and December) by Centre For Foundation Studies In Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Its publishes articles and research papers concerning STEM and STEM education which includes Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. IJS employs a double-blind review process and the purpose of this journal is to share knowledge about STEM learning and strengthen the science and mathematics education.

Scope : STEM and STEM Education

In collaboration : National STEM Association, MALAYSIA and UM STEM Centre, MALAYSIA.


Peer Review Policy 

All manuscript submitted to International STEM Journal are subject to initial appraisal by the Editors, and, if found suitable for futher consideration, to blind peer review by at least two independent, anonymous experts in the field. The reviewers' recommendations are taken into consideration by the Editors in arriving at publication and revision decisions. Comments from the external reviewers are sent to the authors and they are notified of the journal's decision (accept, accept with revisions (minor correction), accept with revisions (major correction), reject). This entire review process will take anywhere between 2 to 3 months after submission of the manuscript. The review process is treated confidentially at all times. The Editors' decision is final. 


Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Editor Responsibility

  • To act in a balanced, objective and fair way while carrying out their expected duties, without discrimination on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, ethnic or geographical origin of the authors.
  • To handle submissions for special issues in the same way as other submissions, so that articles are considered and accepted solely on their academic merit.
  • To adopt and follow reasonable procedures in the event of complaints of an ethical or conflict nature.
  • To gather evidence and to avoid spreading any allegations beyond those who need to know in event of an investigation.
  • To give authors a reasonable opportunity to respond to any complaints. All complaints should be investigated no matter when the original publication was approved. Documentation associated with any such complaints should be retained.


Author Responsibility

  • To carefully read International STEM Journal Author Guidelines before submitting their manuscript.
  • To ensure that all names that appear as the manuscript’s author or authors have significantly contributed to the research.
  • To confirm that the manuscript as submitted is not under consideration or accepted for publication elsewhere.
  • To confirm that all the work in the submitted manuscript is original and to acknowledge and cite content reproduced from other sources.
  • To obtain permission to reproduce any content from other sources. Any breach of copyright laws will result in rejection of the submitted material or its retraction after publication.
  • To agree to any necessary originality checks that the manuscript may have to undergo during the evaluation or production process.
  • To disclose any funding support.


Reviewer Responsibility

  • Contribute to the decision-making process, and to assist in improving the quality of the published paper by reviewing the manuscript objectively and in a timely manner.
  • To maintain the confidentiality of any information supplied by the editor or author. To not retain or copy the manuscript.
  • To alert the editor to any published or submitted content that is substantially similar to that under review.
  • To be aware of any potential conflicts of interest (financial, institutional, collaborative or other relationships between the reviewer and author) and to alert the editor to these, if necessary withdrawing their services for the manuscript.