MJChem is double-blind peer reviewed journal published by the Malaysian Institute of Chemistry (Institut Kimia Malaysia) E-ISSN: 2550-1658

Submission Guidelines

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.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  • The text is written in English and typed in a single column width with single spacing.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • I agree not to withdraw the article once it is accepted by the Editorial Board to commence editorial processing for publication.
  • By submitting an article, the author(s) agree that the copyright for the article is transferred to the Publisher (Institut Kimia Malaysia), if and when accepted for publication. The copyright covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article.

Author Guidelines

Submission of Articles

Manuscripts to the Malaysian Journal of Chemistry, should be submitted in MS Word format . All contributions will be evaluated (double-blind peer reviewing process) by two subject specialists. The Submitting / Corresponding Author takes responsibility for the paper during submission and peer review. The Submitting / Correspondence Author is required to pay a publication fee of RM400 (USD100) for every accepted article. Publication fee details are available at this link.

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Language and style

All manuscripts must be written in UK English and should be typed in a single column width with single spacing.

Authors’ names

The author’s name, academic or professional affiliation, e-mail address, and full address should be included on the first page. All correspondence will be only with the corresponding author (should be indicated), including any on editorial decisions.


Papers for Malaysian Journal of Chemistry should include an abstract not exceeding 200 words. The main text of the paper should be divided into sections and subsections, as exemplified in the current issues of the articles


The Journal will follow the IKM author-date style of referencing examples of which is given below. References should be numbered consecutively in the text, thus: "According to a recent theory [4] ……" and collected at the end of the paper in the following styles, for journals, proceedings and books, respectively:


Ong, H. T.,  Nurhidayatullaili,  M. J.,  Sharifah, B. A. H., Boondamnoen, O. and Tai, M. F.  (2015) Properties of iron oxide nanoparticles, Malaysian Journal of Chemistry, 17(1), 1-11.

Journal/ Proceedings

Johnson, K. L., Kendall, K. and Roberts, A. D. (1971) Proc. Roy. Soc. London, Ser. A, 324, 301-313.


Archer, B. L. (1976) Biochemistry of enzymic deproteinisation of Hevea brasiliensis latex, in Proc. Int. Rubber Conference '75, Kuala Lumpur, Vol. II, 532 .


Israelachvili, N. (1985) Intermolecular and Surface Forces, Academic Press, London.


Frisch, M.J. and Trucks, G.W. (1998) Gaussian 98 (Revision A. 3), Gaussian Inc. Pittsburgh, PA, USA.


Rai, A.K. (1995) Studies on Removal of Chromium(VI) from Electroplating Wastewater, Ph.D. Thesis, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.


ASTM D 5045-99 (1999) Standard Test Methods for Plane-Strain Fracture Toughness and Strain Energy Release Rate of Plastic Materials, American Society for Testing and Materials, PA 19428.

Chapter in Edited Monographs

McBrien, M. (2006) Selecting the correct pH value for HPLC, in HPLC Made to Measure:  

A Practical Handbook for Optimization, eds. S. Kromidas,  Wiley-VCH: Weinheim, Germany.


All illustrations, of whatever type, should be numbered in a single sequence and referred to in the text and caption as Figure 1, Figure 2; Table 1, Table 2 etc. A separate list of captions for illustrations could also be provided.

Units and Abbreviations

It is desirable that SI units be used. If unconventional units are employed (e.g. deniar) appropriate conversion factors should be given. All abbreviations should be spelt out in full on first appearance, e.g. scanning electron microscope (SEM).

MJChem Special Issue Requirements

  1. The organisation committee must have a person responsible for collating the papers from the conference and please provide the name and email.
  2. All papers must be in the chemistry field, of high quality and have not been published elsewhere.
  3. For the special issue, we require a guest chief editor, preferably a Professor from your institution and can work closely with the contact person.
  4. You can form a panel of reviewers and each paper should be reviewed by at least 2 reviewers.
  5. Papers should not be from one institution only and must be from various institutions.
  6. We can allow a maximum of 2 papers from the same author.
  7. After the review process and amendments made by the author, the papers should be proof read for language check.
  8. The final draft should follow MJC format, especially for the reference. Also, ensure that all diagrams or charts are clear.
  9. After the collection of papers are complete, please submit to Associate Editor.
  10. Finally, IKM will issue an invoice of RM2000 for the payment of 20 articles or less. Additional 10 papers will be charged RM1000.
  11. The special issues for MJChem will be for the month of June and December each year.

All the requests for the publication of Special Issue should directly write in to the Editor-in-Chief.

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