MJMS
 
Home Editorial Board For Author Content and Abstract Online Submission Recognition Contact Us Links
 
Format of Manuscript
 
The paper should be formatted by using the LaTeX template. A maximum of eight keywords should be indicated below the abstract to describe the contents of the manuscript.  Leave a blank line between each paragraph and between each entry in the list of bibliographic references.  Tables should preferably be placed in the same electronic file as the text. Authors should consult a recent issue of the Journal for table layout.

Every page of the manuscript, including the title page, references, tables, etc. should be numbered.  However, no reference should be made to page numbers in the text; if necessary, one may refer to sections.  Underline words that should be in italics, and do not underline any other words.

We recommend that authors prepare the manuscript in LaTeX (Download here) file.

1. Manuscripts in general should be organised in the following order (applicable for manual submissions via email):

    • Full title of your article.
    • Author(s) and Corresponding author information. This page should contain name(s) of all the authors, institutions and corresponding author's name, institution and full address for editorial correspondence.
      • eg : 1Hishamuddin Zainuddin and 2Chan Kar Tim
               1Institute for Mathematical Research, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor.
      •         2Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor.
    • Abstract (the abstract should be less than 250 words). Keywords must also be provided on this page (Not more than eight keywords in alphabetical order).
    • A list of number of black and white / colour figures and tables should also be indicated on this page.  Figures submitted in color will be printed in colour.  See "5. Figures & Photographs" for details.
    • The article should begin with the Introduction of your article.

 2. Text.  Research / Original Papers should be prepared with the headings Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions in this order. 

3. Tables.  All tables should be prepared in a form consistent with recent issues of MJMS and should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals.  Explanatory material should be given in the table legends and footnotes. 

4. Equations and Formulae.  These must be set up clearly and should be typed by using Math Type Equation. Routine structural formulae can be typeset and need not be submitted as figures. Numbers identifying equations should be in square brackets and placed on the right margin of the text.

5. Figures & Photographs.  Submit an original figure or photograph.  Illustration including diagrams and graphs are to be referred to in the text as ‘figures’ and photographs as ‘plates’ and numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals. All photographs (glossy black and white prints) should be supplied with appropriate scales. Illustrations should be of print quality; outputs from dot matrix printers are not acceptable. Illustrations may be produced at no extra cost in colour at the discretion of the Publisher; the author could be charged Malaysian Ringgit 50 for each colour page.

6. References.  Literature citations in the text should be made by name(s) of author(s) and year.  For references with more than two authors, the name of the first author followed by 'et al.' should be used.

Hishamuddin and Chan (2009) reported that …
The results have been interpreted (Hishamuddin et al. 2009).

      • References should be listed in alphabetical order, by the authors' last names.  For the same author, or for the same set of authors, references should be arranged chronologically.  If there is more than one publication in the same year for the same author(s), the letters 'a', 'b', etc., should be added to the year.
      • When the authors are more than 11, list 5 authors and then et al.
      • Do not use indentations in typing References.  Use one line of space to separate each reference. The name of the journal should be written in full. For example:
        • Abdullah, A. R. (1991). The four point Explicit Decoupled Group (EDG) method: A fast Poisson solver, International Journal of Computer Mathematics, 38: 61-70.
        • Akhir, M. K. M., Othman, M. Z., Majid, A., Suleiman, M. and Sulaiman, J. (2012). Four Point Explicit Decoupled Group Iterative Method Applied to Two-Dimensional Helmholtz Equation. International Journal of Mathematical Analysis, 6: 963–97.
      • In case of citing an author(s) who has published more than one paper in the same year, the papers should be distinguished by addition of a small letter as shown above, e.g. Hishamuddin (2000a); Hishamuddin (2000b).
      • Unpublished data and personal communications should not be cited as literature citations, but given in the text in parentheses.  'In press' articles that have been accepted for publication may be cited in References.  Include in the citation the journal in which the 'in press' article will appear and the publication date, if a date is available.

7. Examples of other reference citations:

  • Monographs:  Delves, L. M. and Mohamed, J. L. (1985). Computational Methods for Integral Equations. London: Cambridge University Press.

  • Chapter in Book: Jost, J and Yau, S. T. (1991). Harmonic maps and group representations. In B. Lawson and K. Tenenbelt (Ed.), Differential geometry and minimal submanifolds (p. 241-260). England: Longman Scientific.

  • Proceedings: Rowling, L. (1993, September). Schools and grief: How does Australia compare to the United States. In Wandarna coowar: Hidden grief. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 8th National Conference of the National Association for Loss and Grief (Australia), Yeppoon, Queensland (pp. 196-201). Turramurra, NSW: National Association for Loss and Grief.