Sains Malaysiana is a refereed journal committed to the advancement of
scholarly knowledge and research findings of the several branches
of science and technology. It contains articles on Earth Sciences, Health Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Physical Sciences. The journal publishes articles, reviews, and
research notes whose content and approach are of interest to a
wide range of scholars.
Sains Malaysiana is published by
an autonomous Editorial Board drawn from the Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan
addition, distinguished scholars from local and foreign universities are appointed to
serve as advisory board members and referees.
The Journal publishes manuscripts
written in the Malay and English language. Manuscript submitted to the journal for publication should be original
contribution and must not have been previously published or is under
consideration simultaneously by any other publication.
The manuscript should be typed with double
spacing, single column and font size 12 on A4 paper not exceeding 15 pages and should be submitted using the online submission system at Online Submissison System. Starting 1 January 2013 all submissions must be made through this online system.
The title of a manuscript should be concise,
descriptive and preferably not exceeding 15 words. The manuscript must include an abstract, describing its main points
within 150 - 250 words in the Malay
and English language. For authors who
are unable to provide the Malay version of the abstract, the editor will
In general, the contents should
comprise of Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion,
Acknowledgement and References. The
manuscript should be supplied with 3-5 keywords.
including figures, charts and graphs, must be labelled and supplied on pages separate from the text. The desired
placement in the text should be clearly indicated. These illustrations should
be referred to and numbered serial, as figures. All illustrations should be
clearly drawn in permanent ink or photographed in sharp black and white and reproduced in the form of high - contrast
glossy prints or digital images and provided in camera ready form.
References in the
text should be denoted by giving the name(s)
of the author(s). All alphabetically
ordered references list should be
included at the end of the manuscript. All references cited in the text must appear in the reference list. Authors are responsible for the
accuracy and completeness of all information in the reference. Manuscripts must
conform to the references in Penerbit UKM style or
the Chicago Manual of Style
The references style adopted should be
consistent throughout the manuscript.
It is the author's responsibility to ensure that
his or her submitted work does not infringe any existing copyright. Authors should
obtain permission to reproduce or adapt copyrighted material and provide
evidence of approval upon submitting the final version of a manuscript.
Manuscripts will be reviewed by the Editorial Board and at
least one independent referee. Decisions regarding the publication of a manuscript will be based on the Board's
recommendations. The manuscript will be evaluated based on its
appropriateness for Sains Malaysiana, contribution to the
discipline, cogency of analysis, conceptual breadth, clarity of presentation
and technical adequacy. Manuscripts
submitted by members of the journal's Editorial Board are subjected to the same
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One set of proofs will be sent to the author(s) to be
checked for printer's errors and it is the responsibility of the author(s) to submit corrections to the Editorial
Board. Each author will receive a complimentary copy of
the journal in which the manuscript appears. Please indicate the address of the author(s) (including phone numbers, fax numbers
and/or e-mail addresses) to whom correspondence should be sent.