Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

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.

MJFAS (Special Issue) publishes peer-reviewed full-length articles from proceedings of conferences. These include large collections of articles, meetings of specialized interest and conferences of a cross- or multi-disciplinary in science, technology and engineering only.

MJFAS 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 cross disciplinary 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.

 

Section Policies

Short Communication

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Research Article

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Review Article

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Special Issue on Photocatalysis

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Photocatalysis has been recognized as one potential approach to address environmental problems and shortage of energy. However, photocatalysts that are stable, low-cost, and have high efficiency under wide range of light irradiation, remain to be a great challenge. Therefore, the efforts to develop the photocatalysts are still highly required. This special issue covers all topics related to the photocatalysis, such as synthesis, characterizations, and the applications for both environment and energy fields.

Editors
  • Leny Yuliati
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Special Issue on Energy

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This special issue aims to be a leading peer-reviewed platform and an authoritative source of information for analyses, reviews and evaluations related to energy. This topic covers research in wide range of field, with a strong focus on energy analysis, energy modelling and prediction, integrated energy systems, energy planning and energy management.

Editors
  • Hendrik Lintang
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Special Issue on Nanotechnology

Editors
  • Siew Ling Lee
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RAFSS 2016

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Editorial

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ISPC 2017

Editors
  • Hadi Nur
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RAFSS 2017

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Special Issue on Chromatography and Other Analytical Techniques

Editors
  • Hendrik Lintang
  • Leny Yuliati
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IGCESH 2016

Editors
  • Nor Haniza Sarmin
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IMEDITEC 2017

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ISMI 2017

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ICoST 2017

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Nanotech Malaysia 2018

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CSSR 2017

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AIMC 2017

Editors
  • Muhammad Imran Qureshi
  • Amran Rasli
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CLEAR

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RCET 2017

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ISST 2017

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Special Issue on Natural Sciences and Mathematics (ESCon 2018)

Editors
  • Wan Aini Wan Ibrahim
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Physical Science

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IGCESH 2018

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CLEAR 2018

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CSSR 2018

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NATCOM 2018

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KOSIST 2019

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Special Issue on International Conference on Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Food Technology 2018 (Applied Sciences)

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Research Article with Explanation Video

Editors
  • Hadi Nur
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International Conference on Halal Innovation in Products and Services 2018

Editors
  • Yumi Zuhanis Has-Yun Hashim
  • Noor Faizul Hadry Nordin
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1st International Symposium of Indonesian Chemical Engineering (ISIChem 2018)

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ISMI-CTAS 2018

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WDS 2019

Editors
  • Norfaieqah Ahmad
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ICFAS 2020/UTP

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Peer Review Process

As a reviewer, kindly ensure that your details in your profile are complete. This would assist us to evaluate your background and suitable reviewing interest. Failure to comply will result in the removal of your status as a reviewer.  

Some of the necessary information is:
Salutation
Affiliation
Discipline
Reviewing interests
Mailing Address
Country
Bio statement

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Publication Frequency

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. 

 

Indexing and Abstracting

The goal of journal is to have indexed by Scopus, ISI Thomson Reuters. Currently MJFAS is indexed in Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) by Clarivate Analytics (fomerly Thomson Reuters) and also Google Scholar.  

 

Publication Fee/Author Fee

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.

 

Ethics and Responsibilities

Editor in Chief
  • Ensure that the journal's editors and editorial board are identified in the journal masthead.
  • Provide guidelines to the authors for submission ofmanuscript.
  • Establishing a system for effective and rapid peer review.
  • Treating all authors with fairness, courtesy, objectivity, honesty, and transparency.
  • Protecting the confidentiality of every author’s work.
  • Making editorial decisions with reasonable speed and communicating them in a clear and constructive manner.
Editors
  • Conducting peer review of submitted manuscripts.
  • Assigning papers for review appropriate to each reviewer’s area of interest and expertise.
  • Allowing reviewers appropriate time to complete their reviews.
  • Maintaining the journal’s internal integrity.
  • Making recommendations about improved evaluation and dissemination of scientific material.
Authors
  • Manuscript submissions must be made through the journal’s online manuscript system at https://www.mjfas.utm.my
  • Authors MUST follow the “Author Guidelines” that stated in the MJFAS website.
  • The manuscript has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The manuscript MUST in Microsoft Word and NOT IN PDF FORMAT.
  • Authors need to register as memberof I'M Research Consortium through the following website:http://imresearchconsortium.ning.com/main/authorization/signUp  
Reviewers
  • Avoiding personal comments or criticism
  • Notifying the editor immediately if unable to review in a timely manner and providing the names of potential other reviewers.
  • Providing a thoughtful, fair, constructive, and informative critique of the submitted work, which may include supplementary material provided to the journal by the author.
  • Material under review should not be shared or discussed with anyone outside the review process unless necessary and approved by the editor.
  • Complete the review process within the schedule.
 

 

Plagiarism

Authors should submit their original work that is not plagiarized, and has not published or being considered elsewhere. Plagiarism checker software by Turnitin® may be used by the editorial office to check the similarities of submitted manuscripts with existing literature. Work and/or words from other publications must be appropriately cited or quoted.