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Malaysian Journal of Science



Print ISSN: 1394-3065


The Malaysian Journal of Science (MJS), established in 1972, is published by the Faculty of Science, University of Malaya. The Journal, published triannually, covers original research, and includes short communications, as well as, reviews in specialized fields. All papers will be refereed. Manuscripts should be submitted to the Editor-In-Chief, Malaysian Journal of Science, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Malaysian JOurnal of Science is indexed or cited in the following Scientific Databases: Elsevier Bibliographic Databases (Scopus, EMBASE, Compendex, GEOBASE, EMBiology, Elsevier BIOBASE, FLUIDEX and World Textiles); CAB Abstracts and Chemical Abstracts Service Database

Editor-in-Chief : Professor Dr. P. Agamuthu

Editorial Board :
Associate Editor : Professor Dr. Phang Siew Moi (Life Sciences) Institute of Biological Sciences Associate Editor : Professor Dr. Ong Seng Huat (Mathematical Sciences) Institute of Mathematical Sciences Associate Editor : Professor Datin Dr. Saadah Abdul Rahman (Physical Sciences) Department of Physics Associate Editor : Professor Datuk Dr. A Hamid Bin A Hadi (Chemical Sciences) Department of Chemistry International Advisory Board Professor Dr. C.N.R. Rao, FRS Professor Dr. Hiroshi Kawai Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Kobe University Research Center for Inland Seas, Research , Bangalore, India Japan Professor Dr. Yoshinori Asakawa, Professor John P. R. David Tokushima-Bunri University, Tokushima University of Sheffield, United Kingdom Professor Peter Brimblecombe Professor M Zakaullah University of East Anglia, Norwich, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamad, Pakistan United Kingdom. Professor Mike Ashfold University of Bristol, United KingdoMitsumasa Mitsumasa Iwamoto Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan Prof. Datuk Dr. Muhamad Rasat M Multimedia University, Malaysia Editorial Board Prof. Dato\' Dr. Laily bin Din, UKM Prof. Dato? Dr. Mohd Jamil Maah Prof. Datin Dr. Ann Anton, UMS Prof. Datin Dr. Azizan Baharuddin Datin Dr. Lim Ah Lan Prof. Dr. Halijah Ibrahim Prof. Dr. Hasnah Mohd Sirat, UTM Prof. Dr. Iekhsan Othman, Monash University Prof. Dr. John Kuna Raj Prof. Dr. Kurunathan Ratnavelu, Prof. Dr. Lee Beck Sim, USM Prof. Dr. Mawardi Rahmani, UPM Prof. Dr. Pooi Ah Hin Prof. Dr. Rofina Yasmin Othman Prof. Dr. Wan Ahmad Tajuddin Wan Abdullah Prof. Dr. Wan Hasiah Abdullah Prof. Dr. Wong Chiow San Prof. Dr. Mak Joon Wah, IMU Prof Dr. Chu Wan Loy, IMU Assoc. Prof. Dr. Azhar Hj. Hussin Assoc. Prof. Sudesh Kumar, USM Dr. Baki Bakar Prof. Dr. Mohd Azib bin Salleh, UNIMAS Prof. Dr. Mohd Hazim Shah Murad


Instruction to Authors
The Malaysian Journal of Science (MJS) is a multidiscipline journal covering all aspects of pure and applied sciences. The MJS has been published biannually since 1972, and manuscripts are peer-reviewed. MJS publishes full papers, short reports, reviews, new publications, and news and comments on any area of science. Since 2009, MJS is publishing tri-annually.
Submission of Manuscripts- Send one electronic copy (in Microsoft Word), of the manuscript to the Editor-in-Chief (address listed below) and copy to Editorial Assistant, Venu Mahendra Muniandy ( Manuscripts must be in English. E-mail submission is encouraged.
Preparation of Manuscripts Title page should contain the full title of the paper, the author's name and addresses. Manuscripts must be typed with double spaces throughout. 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 (maximum five) should be mentioned in the abstract or "abstrak". Original articles should be within 30 000 characters in length, including spaces. Technical reports could be 8 000 – 12 000 characters in length, including spaces while Reviews are 60 000 characters in length (including spaces), written by scientists invited by the Editorial Board. References must be cited in the text as numbers enclosed within a square [ ] brackets and numbered consecutively in the order of appearance. The use of names in the text is discouraged.
References are listed at the reference section, numbered in ascending order and not according to alphabets. It should contain author's surname and initial, year of publication, title of the book or article, editor (if any), publisher and city, volume and pages. For example:
1.       Mayers J. A., Sanchez D., Elwell L. P. and Falkow S. (1976). Simple agarose gel electrophoresis method for the identification of plasmid deoxyribonucleic acid. J. Bacteriology 98: 503 - 517.
2.       Lim K. K. P. and Ng P. K. L. (1990). A Guide to the Freshwater Fishers of Singapore. Singapore Science Centre Press, Singapore.
3.       Nelson J. S. (1984) Fishers of the World. 2nd edition. John Wiley and Sons, New York.
4.       Mizuno N. and Furtado J. I. (1982). Ecological notes on fishes. In: The Ecology of a Tropical Freshwater Swamp, Tasek Bera (eds. Furtado J.I. and Mori S.) Dr. W. Junk, The Hague, pp. 321 - 349.
5.       Ho Y. W., Mak C. and Tan Y. P. (1994). Strategies in the improvement of banana cultivars for commercial scale cultivation. Proceeding of the Symposium on Biological Control in the Tropics, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pp. 71 - 82.
All figures and tables must have their own legends and headings (on separate pieces of paper), be self­-explanatory, numbered in Arabic numerals in order of their appearance in the text. Tables must be typed separately with double spacing.
Reviewers – 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 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 Editor-in-Chief.
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.
Proofs- Final proofs are submitted to authors for correction and approval.
Malaysian Journal of Science
Faculty of Science
University of Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur                       
Telephone: 6 03 79676756                             


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