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
the UKM Press an its autonomous Editorial Board are 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 25 pages,
not more than 6 figures and 6 tables 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
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 (University
Press). The references style adopted should be consistent
throughout the manuscript.
Click here for manuscript template.
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
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.