Malaysian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences



Journal abbreviation: Mal. J. Fund. Appl. Sci.

ISSN: 2289-5981. e-ISSN: 2289-599X.













2018 Google Scholar Citation Reports

The Malaysian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences (MJFAS) (formely known as Journal of Fundamental Sciences (2005-2011), ISSN: 1823-626X) is a refereed research journal published by Penerbit UTM Press, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. The aims and scope of the journal encompasses research articles, original research reports, reviews, short communications and scientific commentaries from fundamental principles to practical applications in the broad field of mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology. All manuscript submissions must be made through the journal's online manuscript system at Online Submissions. This journal is indexed by Clarivate Analytics (fomerly Thomson Reuters) and Google Scholar.


MJFAS is published online with a frequency of four (4) issues per year (March, June, September, and December). Besides that, special issues of MJFAS will be published non-periodically from time to time.


The Malaysian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences (MJFAS) is now entering its thirteen year and it is now the official journal of the Indonesia-Malaysia Research Consortium (I'M Research Consortium). The consortium's aims are to foster the development of the field through a crossdisciplinary approach and to reach consensus in areas of common interest in fundamental and applied sciences field. By making The Malaysian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences the official journal of the I'M Research Consortium, we hope to provide a forum to bring together society members and to publish peer-reviewed consensus documents that emerge from the activities of the consortium.

The Publishing Process of MJFAS and its Requirements

Below are the new requirements and other guidelines related to publication as well as communicating your results.

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Before the paper moves into production and is published (Step 9), if the author(s) is interested, the author(s) needs to register as member of I'M Research Consortium (Step 8) through the following website:

The MJFAS is an Open Access journal. Publishing an article in the MJFAS requires article processing charges that will be billed to the submitting author following the acceptance of an article for publication. Apart from these article processing charges, there are no submission charges, page charges, or color charges. The fee to be paid following the acceptance of an article. The fee is 300 Malaysian Ringgit. Article processing charges will be used for operating expenses of the journal such as allowance to reviewers, layout editors and proofreaders.

For a detailed guidelines for submission of an article please refer to Online Submission. Please follow these guidelines to prepare and upload your article.

Editor's Message

Dear Colleagues,

As the Editor-in-Chief of the Malaysian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, I am writing to invite you to submit your most important research to the Journal. We envision the Journal as the best place to publish all of the levels of research in fundamental and applied sciences from all over the world, especially from researchers in Malaysia dan Indonesia.

Working with our knowledgeable and international Editorial Board members and I can assure you of a rapid, robust and fair peer-review process. As the Malaysian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences is now indexed by Clarivate Analytics (fomerly Thomson Reuters), we are especially aiming to reduce time to decision. We also have begun to work towards raising the Journal’s impact factor.

For the coming submissions, the MJFAS will start implementing the "Your Paper, Your Way" initiative. In this way, authors can focus on the scientific quality of the paper. Journal-specific formatting such as reference style is no longer needed.

Thank you in advance for your valuable contributions to the Malaysian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences.


Prof. Dr. Hadi Nur (short bio)







MJFAS is the recipient of CREAM 2018 Award

We are delighted to inform that the Malaysian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences (MJFAS) is the recipient of Current Research in Malaysia (CREAM 2018) Awards by the Ministry of Education Malaysia. CREAM Awards are accorded to scholarly journals published by Malaysian scholarly publishers showing high performance on publications based on identified criteria outlined by the Malaysian Citation Centre. The awards were first introduced in 2015. Read full story »  
Posted: 2018-10-26

Message from the Editor - High Profile Researcher

In the March issue this year, we add another new class of article, High Profile Researcher, in addition to traditional manuscripts. This features the profile of the researcher by interview. Although we do not expect to publish High Profile Researcher in every issue, we would like to receive and publish this kind of paper from time to time.

Recently, the editor of Malaysian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences (MJFAS) has interviewed Prof. Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail as part of the efforts to highlight prominent figures in the field of Science. Prof. Fauzi Ismail Is a full Professor at Faculty of Chemical and Energy Engineering and Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research and Innovation at UTM. Read full story »

Posted: 2018-03-09

In Memoriam - Prof. Sugeng Triwahyono


It was quite a shock to learn of the passing of my colleague, Prof. Sugeng Triwahyono, the editor of MJFAS on 16 February 2018. He was one of the pillars of our journal and research centre, and a person who made a mark on so many people professionally and personally. As a friend of Prof. Sugeng Triwahyono for more than twenty years, I want to send my deepest sympathy to his family. Prof. Sugeng, as a chemistry professor, was a very productive researcher and I have the fondest memories of him, his wife, Prof. Aishah Abdul Jalil, and his lovely children, Akmal and Sarah. I convey my love and fond remembrances to his family. May he rest in peace.

Hadi Nur, The Editor-in-chief of MJFAS and Director of Centre for Sustainable Nanomaterials, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

Posted: 2018-02-25

Reviewers Acknowledgment in the year 2017

Peer-review is a critical part of the functioning of the scientific community, of quality control, and the self corrective nature of science. We would like to thank the following reviewers who have taken part in the peer-review process for MJFAS in the years 2017. Read full story »  
Posted: 2018-01-16
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Special Issue on Natural Sciences and Mathematics (ESCon 2018)

Table of Contents

Research Article

Hanin Athirah Harun, Roslinda Zainal
Nabilah Najmuddin, Nor Haniza Sarmin, Ahmad Erfanian, Hamisan Rahmat
Anir Syazwan Sharbirin, Mohammad Faizal Ismail, Harith Ahmad
Mohd Rusdy Yaacob, Rasmus Korslund Schlander, Preben Buchhave, Clara Marika Velte
Ali Aqeel Salim, Sib Krishna Ghoshal, Lau Pik Suan, Noriah Bidin, Khaidzir Hamzah, Maisarah Duralim, Hazri Bakhtiar
Nik Ahmad Nizam Nik Malek, Nurul Ain Azid, Atieya Abdul Hadi, Siti Nabihan Ishak, Muhammad Hariz Asraf, Muhammad Zulhilmi Amir Awaluddin
Alia Husna Mohd Noor, Nor Haniza Sarmin, Hamisan Rahmat
Aqilahfarhana Abdul Rahman, Wan Heng Fong, Nor Haniza Sarmin, Sherzod Turaev, Nurul Liyana Mohamad Zulkufli
Ibrahim Mohammed Danmallam, Sib Krishna Ghoshal, Ramli Ariffin, Siti Aisha Jupri, Sunita Sharma
Vilailak Klompong
Nur Idayu Alimon, Nor Haniza Sarmin, Ahmad Erfanian
Muhammad Syafiq Abd Aziz, Nik Ahmad Nizam Nik Malek, Siti Nabihan Ishak, Muhammad Hariz Asraf, Atieya Abdul Hadi, Muhammad Zulhilmi Amir Awaluddin
Farah Shahirah Norazmi, Kashif Tufail Chaudhary, Elham Mazalan, Zuhaib Hader, Jalil Ali
Abubakar Aliyu Umar, Khaidzir Hamzah, Muneer Aziz Muhammad Saleh, Nasiru Isa Fagge, Muhammad Rawi Muhammad, Jatau Bashir Dalladi
Siti Nur Nazhirah Mazlan, Ramli Arifin, Sib Krishna Ghoshal