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The electronic manuscript shall be prepared in accordance to the “Manuscript Preparation Guide”. All submissions will be subjected to a review process by the respective panel of experts. Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright-holder.
Manuscript Preparation Guide
Authors are required to use the MJBeT manuscript template which can be downloaded [here].
Manuscripts must be written in British English, typed using Times New Roman (font size 11) and in MS-Word. Page size should be A4, single column with 2.5 cm margin on both sides with double line spacing. Line numbers should be given throughout the manuscript. All pages of the manuscript (including Tables and Figures) should be numbered. Manuscript should be divided into the subtitles like: Title; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Materials and Methods; Results and Discussion; Conclusion; Acknowledgements and References.
The title page should include:
A concise and informative title
- The name (s) of the author (s)
- The affiliation(s) and address (es) of the author (s)
- The mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author
Title of up to 17 words should not contain any abbreviations and should be typed in Times New Roman of 16 pt. font and Bold in MS-word 2003 or 2007. The title should be in accordance with the scope of the journal while not being obscure or meaningless. Authors name should be typed in 11 font and affiliations should be typed in Times New Roman of 10 font, italicised and centred.
An abstract of 150 to 250 words that sketches the purpose of the study; basic procedures; main findings, its novelty; discussions and the principal conclusions, and any undefined abbreviations or references should not be included. It should be typed in Times New Roman of 11 fonts and justified
Provide 4 to 7 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes. Keywords should not repeat the words of the manuscript title or contain abbreviations and shall be written in alphabetical order and separated by semicolon. Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter through the text. The abstract should be typed in Times New Roman of 11 font.
The introduction should state the purpose of the investigation and identify clearly the gap of knowledge that will be filled in the literature review study.
Materials and Methods
The materials and methods section should provide detailed information to permit the experimental work's repetition. It should include clear descriptions and explanations of sampling procedures, experimental design, and essential sample characteristics and descriptive statistics, hypothesis tested, exact references to literature describing the tests used in the manuscript, number of data involved in statistical tests, etc.
Results and Discussion
The Results section should describe the outcome of the study. Data should be presented as concisely as possible - if appropriate in the form of tables or figures, although very large tables should be avoided. The discussion should be an interpretation of the results and their significance with reference to work by other authors. Please note that the policy of the Journal with respect to units and symbols is that of SI symbols.
Do not submit tables and graphs as photograph. Place explanatory matters in footnotes, not in the heading. Do not use internal horizontal and vertical rules. Tables should be called out in the text and should have a clear and rational structure and consecutive numerical order. All tables should be numbered (1, 2, 3, etc.). Give enough information in subtitles so that each table is understandable without reference to the text. For each table, please supply a table caption (title) explaining the components of the table. Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table caption. Tables should be with the captions placed above in limited numbers. Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body. The caption of the table should be written in Times New Roman of 11 font.
Figures/ illustrations/line drawings as well as colour photographs should be in high quality art work. Ensure that figures are clear, labelled, and of a size that can be reproduced legibly in the journal. Place all the figures and tables at the end of pages. The caption of figures should be written in Times New Roman of 10 fonts. The manuscript should include a separate list of figures.
Following remarks should be applied to the figures:
- Each figure should have a concise caption describing accurately what the figure depicts. Include the captions in the text file of the manuscript.
- Figure captions begin with the term Fig. Figures should be with the captions placed below in limited numbers.
- No punctuation is to be placed at the end of the caption.
- Identify all elements found in the figure in the figure caption; and use boxes, circles, etc., as coordinate points in graphs.
- Identify previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference citation at the end of the figure caption.
This section should highlight the major, firm discoveries, and state what the added value of the main finding is, without literature references.
Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the reference list. The names and numbers of grant/grants and funding organizations should be written in full. Financial support affiliation of the study, if exists, must be mentioned in this section.
All the references should be written in the following format:
All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references following the text of the manuscript. In the text, refer to references by a number in square brackets on the line , and the full reference should be given in a numerical list at the end of the paper.
List (in the reference section):
- Fish JC, Lee S W. Delamination of tapered composite structures. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 1989;34(1):43-54.
- Tsai SW, Hahn HT. Introduction to Composite Materials. Westport: Technomic, 1980.
- Bradley WL. Relationship of matrix toughness to interlaminar fracture toughness. In: Friedrich K, editor. Application of Fracture Mechanics to Composite Materials. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1989. p.159-187.
- Kairouz KC, Heath RJ. Fracture of ply drop-offs in composite structures. In: Proceedings of ECCM-7 Conference. London, May, 1996. p.79-85.
Fish JC, Lee S W. Delamination of tapered composite structures. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 1989;34(1):43-54.
Tsai SW, Hahn HT. Introduction to Composite Materials. Westport: Technomic, 1980.
Bradley WL. Relationship of matrix toughness to interlaminar fracture toughness. In: Friedrich K, editor. Application of Fracture Mechanics to Composite Materials. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1989. p.159-187.
Kairouz KC, Heath RJ. Fracture of ply drop-offs in composite structures. In: Proceedings of ECCM-7 Conference. London, May, 1996. p.79-85.
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Article Processing Charge (APC)
At the moment, no article processing charge (APC) for Malaysian Journal of Bioengineering and Technology (MJBeT).