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Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia

:: Submission Guidelines

Submission of Manuscript

Manuscripts are to be reached the Editorial by uploading the related documents (in certain format) for publication to the MJMS manuscript submission platform via the ScholarOne Manuscript system: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/maljms

Format of documents for a new manuscript submission:

  1. Main manuscript: Word doc
  2. Title page: Word doc
  3. Tables: Word doc
  4. Figures: tiff/any editable format
  5. Authorship agreement form: PDF format
  6. Copyright Transfer form: PDF format
  7. Patient Consent form (if applicable): PDF format

Manuscripts are accepted for publication in the journal with the understanding that the research is original and the content has not been published or submitted or under consideration for publication elsewhere.

The evaluation of research done by the MJMS editors is on the basis of high ethical standards and rigorous scientific methodology (http://publicationethics.org/files/Code of Conduct_2.pdf).

Authors are welcomed to submit any of these manuscripts: Original Articles, Review Articles (SCOPING/systematic and/or meta-analysis), Brief Communications, Special Communications, Letters to the Editor and Letters for consideration of the MJMS Editorial Board.

MJMS does not accept Case Report/s in any form.

All submission will undergo rigorous quality and statistical checks (http://journal.usm.my/journal/01MJMS23052016_ED2.pdf) and peer-review evaluation process before a final decision (http://journal.usm.my/journal/mjms-22-6-001.pdf).


Guidelines for Authors

Download the Guidelines for Authors here [Download PDF]. Please read and follow the instructions for authors. Manuscripts will be returned for revision without review when:

  1. not adhering to the instructions
  2. the plagiarism detection system showed a similarity index of more than 30%

Forms

All authors and co-authors are required to read and sign the Authorship Agreement Form. The form must be submitted via email. Manuscripts will ONLY be processed when we receive this form.
[Download Authorship Agreement Form]

For manuscripts containing pictures of identifiable patients, the Patient Consent Form must be submitted as well.
[Download Patient Consent Form]

Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to transfer copyright by signing the Copyright Transfer Form. This transfer will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information.
[Download Copyright Transfer Form]