Author Guidelines

Journal of Science and Mathematics Letters (JSML) is an interdisciplinary journal that provides a forum for communication and dissemination of knowledge through articles by Science and Mathematics researchers who are involved in various aspects of science, biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. The journal also seeks on articles related to applied sciences and mathematics (but are by no means limited to) such as engineering, technical and vocational, material science, nanotechnology, biotechnology, biomedical and health science, environmental science, agricultural science, biochemistry, mathematical, statistical modelling and community services.

JSML Manuscript Format

Types of paper

Types of contributions: Research Papers, Scientific Review Papers, and Short Communications (Letters).

-Research Papers may be of any length (maximum of 6000 words) which has not been published previously and it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere or it will not be published elsewhere in the same form. They should include an abstract of no more than 250 words and should be divided into numbered sections, as described in manuscript format.

-Review Papers should give an extensive, up to date, state of the art account of a current important research topic with a maximum of 10000 words. The article should be formatted as is a Research Paper but contains a list of contents immediately after the abstract.

-Short Communications (Letters) are short and concise manuscript that are no more than 3000 words in length and should include no more than five figure and tables combined. It is a brief report of original, significant, and timely research results on the JSML which warrants rapid publication.

Submission checklist

Please refer to the submission checklist before sending the manuscript to the JSML for review. Please ensure that the following items are present:

-Articles must be submitted in Malay or English.

-The article submitted should be accompanied with a cover letter that state the novelty and importance of the work and why it is most suitable for the JSML.

-Please also provide 4 potential reviewers in order to expedite the review process in the cover letter. Contact details (name, institution, email and field) are helpful.

-JSML only tolerate 25% of similarity index for all submitted article. Similarity check should be provided along with submitted article.

-Article should be written in the Microsoft Words template: TEMPLATE ARTICLE JSML

-The article should be written according to the Fifth Edition of Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).

Full-length research articles/letter should be divided into:

-Title and Author(s) Affiliation
-Abstract
-Keywords (maximum of 6 keywords)
-Introduction
-Materials and Methods/Methodology
-Results and Discussion
-Conclusion
-Acknowledgements
-References

The TITLE should be concise and informative. Please avoid abbreviations and formulae. Please Center the TITLE and use Times New Roman font with size 14. Name of AUTHOR(s) and their AFFILIATIONS or address of institution(s) where the work was carried out and contact details of the designated corresponding author (e-mail address) are compulsory.

ABSTRACT
Abstract should be a proper summary of the conducted work. It must contain a brief summary of the purpose of the research, problem, method/approach, principal results, major conclusions and future/potential application of the work. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. Therefore, references should be avoided, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, and abbreviations should be defined the first time they are used, BOTH in the abstract and in the text. But, never define abbreviations in an abstract and text unless they are used later in the abstract. Please do not exceed 250 words. Abstracts are required in both Malay and English for article written in Malay.

KEYWORDS: Please provide related keywords, maximum of 6 keywords.

INTRODUCTION
State the novelty/objectives and/or statement of hypothesis, research problem/or significant of the work and provide an adequate research background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

MATERIALS AND METHODS/METHODOLOGY

Please provide sufficient detail on research design/methodology in order to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods that already published previously should be indicated by references: only relevant changes/modifications should be described in this section.

RESULTS AND DISCUSSION

Results and discussion should be clear and concise. Please avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

Please ensure the figures and the tables included in the single file are placed next to the relevant text in the manuscript.

Tables. Tables (refer with: Table 1, Table 2, ...) should be presented as part of the text. A descriptive title should be placed above each table.

Figures. Figures (refer with: Figure 1, Figure 2, ...) also should be presented as part of the text.
The caption should be self-contained and placed centred below the figure.

Micrographs, etc. must include a scale bar.

Capitalize only the first word of each Figure caption and Table title and bold them.

Equations. Equations (refer with: Eq. 1, Eq. 2, ...) and there should be one line of space above the equation and one line of space below it before the text continues. The equations have to be numbered sequentially, and the number put in parentheses at the right hand edge of the text.

CONCLUSION
Conclusions should reflect achievements of the authors work and it should be concise and conclusive.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
The funder attribution/Trust’s contributions/agencies must be acknowledged in the publication. The Funding agency (written out in full), grant number (in brackets), multiple grant numbers and agencies (separated by comma and space), should be included in the acknowledgement section.

REFERENCES
The manuscripts should be written according to the Fifth Edition of Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).

Important Information:

-Once the paper is accepted for publication in JSML, the paper cannot be published elsewhere and we have the right to publish the paper in any materials form.

-Tables/figures/copyrighted material from other sources used from other Publications should get permission from the corresponding publishers to grant them the right to publish the material in their paper.

-Manuscript should be 'grammar and spell checked'. Manuscript should demonstrate excellent level of English language, grammar, punctuation, spelling and overall style of scientific writing.

-Please ensure that all references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa.

Editorial process

-Authors are notified on receipt of an article and upon the editorial decision regarding publication.

-Every article will be peer-reviewed by double blind reviewers as well as independent Editor by JSML Editorial Members. Decisions regarding the publication of a manuscript will be based on the JSML Editorial Board's recommendations. The manuscript will be assessed and evaluated based on its suitability with JSML’s aims and scopes, contribution and meet the JSML target discipline, valid and reliable experimental design and analysis and good overall manuscript presentation.

Article should be sent through our eJournal UPSI (ejournal.upsi.edu.my/index.php/JSML/index) online submission.

Kindly download the article template here: ARTICLE TEMPLATE JSML

Thank You.

Chief Editor
Journal of Science and Mathematics Letters
Faculty of Science and Mathematics
Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
35900 Tanjong Malim Perak, Malaysia