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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission 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 submission file is in Word format.
  • Letter to editor should includes:
    1. declaration that the manuscript has not been published (even in proceedings or as working paper) or offered for publication elsewhere in substantially the same or abbreviated form, either in print or electronically (e.g. the internet).
    2. explanation of the originality and significance of the manuscript especially its contribution to new knowledge in the field.
    3. names, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses of the corresponding author and contributing author(s).
  • Please upload a separate file (Title page), containing title, all authors name (in correct order), affiliations, and e-mail address of correspondence.
  • Upload the entire manuscript without any author names and acknowledgements (if any) placed within the text. Manuscript to be reviewed should be in between 6 to 10 pages (for research article and special contribution article) and between 10 to 15 pages (for a current review article).
  • All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • References should be identified by Arabic numbers in square parenthesis and numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text.
  • All supplementary illustrations, figures, and tables (if any) are placed after references section.
  • Suggested reviewer lists: Please provide three names of reviewers (Information needed : first and last name, Institute, Address, position, e-mail) who is experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript.
  • Proof of similarity index is less than 20%
  • Uploaded file size should not exceed specified limits (2MB). If necessary, please use an image editor for resizing images.

Author Guidelines

Manuscript Submission: Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.

Online Submission: Please follow the hyperlink “Submit online” and upload all of your manuscript files following the instructions given on the screen.

Text formatting: Manuscript should be single-spaced and justified throughout with margins of 1 inch (left, right, top and bottom). Font to be used is Times New Romans 12 point font. Paper to be reviewed should be in between 6 to 10 pages (for research article and special contribution article) and  between 10 to 15 pages (for a current review article). Use SI units for consistent measurement reference and it is the responsibility of the authors to ensure clarity and proper usage of grammar in the paper. For guidance please refer to the article template available on the journal website.

Front page: The front page of article should be in 12 point font and bold. The title should be in bold and capitalized. Names of the authors should be in full names. Provide detailed institutional address and email address for each author. The contact details (phone numbers and email address) of corresponding author should be provided.


Title: Please include title without any author's informations.

Abstract and keywords: An abstract should be placed immediately after the title page. It should be indented 10mm from the rest of the text at both left and right margins. The abstract should not exceed 200 words. Below the abstract, provide 3 to 5 keywords of short phrases that will assist indexers in cross indexing your article.

 Contents: The main-headers- Introduction, Methods and Materials, Results and Discussions, Conclusion, Acknowledgements and References should be typed in sentence case, bold and placed flush left. Leave a line after the main-header and for all new paragraphs and leave two lines to start a new main-header. Each new paragraph should be indented by 5mm. sub-headings (if applicable) should be in sentence case, bold and italic, and placed flush left. Type the contents in one column.

 Introduction: It should contain a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, and the proposed approach or solution.

 Materials and methods: It should be complete enough to allow experiments to be reproduced. However, only truly new procedures should be described in detail; previously published procedures should be cited, and important modifications of published procedures should be mentioned briefly.

Results & Discussion: It should be presented with clarity and precision. The results should be written in the past tense when describing findings in the authors' experiments. Results should contain at least one aspect of imaging and analysis technique including electron microscopy and other imaging devices. The discussion should interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in this and in past studies.

Conclusion: It should conclude the findings of the work.

Equations: It should be numbered consecutively. Place the number in parenthesis flush with the right-hand margin of your text and level with the last line of the equation.

Citation: All text references should be consecutively numbered parenthetically e.g. [1] or [1, 1] or [1-5].

Tables and figures: Tables and illustrations should be arranged throughout the text and it is preferable to include them on the same page as they are first discussed. They should have a self-contained caption and numbered consecutively with Roman numerals above the table. Table title should be bold with the sentence in each line indented 20 mm. if a table cannot be contained in the margins of the template, place the table horizontally (sideways) for better treatment of the information. This is exclusive treatment for table placement and no text numbered with Arabic numeral and each figure should be captioned, placed at the bottom of the figure, text bold with the sentence in each line indented 20 mm. as with table, figures should be placed as close as possible to the appropriate text. All figures, graphics and photographs should be presented in the best quality possible. It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure that their figures, diagrams and photographs are readable, clear sharp and presentable. When presenting microstructures, be sure a scale marker is presented on the photographs.

Acknowledgments: Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before references. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.

Author contributions: The sentence should be written as the following; ‘All authors contributed toward data analysis, drafting and critically revising the paper and agree to be accountable for all aspects of the work.’

Disclosure of conflict of interest: The sentence should be written as the following; ‘The authors have no disclosures to declare.’

Compliance with ethical standards: The sentence should be written as the following; ‘The work is compliant with ethical standards.’

References: References should be identified by Arabic numbers in square parenthesis and numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. The sentence in each line should be indented 10 mm from the left-hand margin. Leave a line after each reference. The reference style should be as follows:

[1] Journal citation: Hench, L. L. (1992) Bioceramics. J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 81(7) 1705

[2] Proceeding citation: Christel, P., Meunier, A., Dorlot, J. M., Crolet, J. M., Witvolet, J., Sedel, L. & Boritin, P. (1988). Biomechanical Compatibility and Design of Ceramic Implants for Orthopaedic Surgery. In Bioceramics: Material Characteristics Versus In Vivo Behaviour, vol. 523. Ed. By Ducheyne, P. & Lemons, J. (Annals of New York Academic of Science, New York) pp. 234-256.

[3] Book citation: Cullity, B. D. & Stock, S. R. (2001). Elements of X-Ray Diffraction. 3rd edition (Prentice Hall, Inc.) pp. 167-170.

[4] Report citation: Robinson, D. N. (1978). A Unified Creep-Pasticity Model for Structural Metals at High Temperature. (Report ORNL/TM-5969, Oak Ridge National Laboratory).

[5] Dissertation or Thesis citation: Othman, S. Z. (2004). Synthesis & Characterization of Hydroxyapatite Bioceramics. (M. Eng. Thesis, University Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia) pp. 40-50.

[6] Personal Communications: Ramesh, S (2004). Personal Communication. (Ceramics Technology Laboratory, MMRC, University Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia).

Copyright: 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.

Review process: Please note that as part of the submission process you may be asked to provide three names of reviewers (Information’s needed: First and last name, Institue name, Adress, position and e-mail) to review your manuscript. Recommended reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Please be aware of any conflicts of interest when recommending reviewers. Examples of conflicts of interest include (but are not limited to) the below: 

  • The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission
  • The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors
  • Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted

Please note that the journal’s editors are not obliged to invite any recommended/opposed reviewers to assess your manuscript.

Manuscripts will be reviewed using double blind assessment. Decisions regarding the publication of a manuscript will be based on the Board’s recommendations. The evaluation will be based on its appropriateness to the discipline of MJM. Manuscripts submitted by members of the journal’s Editorial Board are subjected to the same review procedure.

Proofs: One set of proofs will be sent to the author to be checked for printer’s errors and it is the responsibility of the author to submit corrections to the Editorial Board.


Original Research Articles

This section is open to all authors. Submissions to this section must be based on original research and will be subject to peer review.

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