­SUBMISSION PREPARATION CHECKLIST

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check 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 has it been submitted to another journal for consideration.
  • The author(s) may not submit the manuscript elsewhere while it is under consideration at MJoC.
  • If accepted, the manuscript will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document (*.doc or *.docx) or RTF file format.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the following Author Guidelines.
  • The manuscript must be free from plagiarism and the author must run the manuscript article through plagiarism/similarity detection software. The similarity index must be at most 25% including references.

 

AUTHOR GUIDELINES

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts must be submitted electronically using MJoC online submission system at http://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/mjoc/about/submissions.

The electronic manuscript shall be prepared in accordance to the Manuscript Preparation Guide at https://mjoc.uitm.edu.my/main/index.php/author-guidelines/manuscript-preparation.

All submissions will be subjected to a double-blind peer review process by the respective panel of experts.

This journal uses Journal Management System (MyJMS) in accordance to Open Journal Systems (OJS), hence kindly refer to OJS for editorial and publishing process at http://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/MJoC/about/aboutThisPublishingSystem.

 

Article Licensing and Copyright Policy

Upon acceptance for publication, authors must assign the copyright of their articles to the Journal. However, the authors retain publishing rights with respect to the terms of Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC BY-SA 3.0).

 

Open Access Policy

MJoC is an open access journal. The articles on this site are available in full-text and free of charge to the readers.

 

Submission Fees and Charges

This journal does not require submission fees or processing fee. Publication in this journal is free of charge.

 

Plagiarism Policy

All works in the manuscript should be free of any plagiarism, falsification, fabrication, or omission of significant material. Authors are expected to explicitly cite others' work and ideas, even if the work or ideas are not quoted exactly or paraphrased.

Self-plagiarism can occur in at least two ways:

  1. Authors recycle portions of their previous writings by using identical or nearly identical sentences or paragraphs from earlier writings in subsequent research papers, without quotation or acknowledgement; or
  2. Authors create multiple papers that are slight variations of each other, which are submitted for publication in different journals but without acknowledgement of the other papers.

The similarity score must be checked using plagiarism/similarity detection software. The similarity index MUST NOT EXCEED 25% including references.

 

Editorial Policy

The authors must ensure any articles submitted to MJoC are not published elsewhere and are not under consideration by any other journals. The manuscript must not be submitted elsewhere while it is under consideration at MJoC. The content of the articles must be original and not result of plagiarism or in copyright violation from other works. The Editors reserve the right to reject any articles which do not meet the required quality. 

 

Peer Review Policy

The journal uses double-blind peer review process, which means both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers and vice versa, throughout the review process.

 

Frequency of Publication

2 Issue per year (April and October). (Previously was June and December until June 2020).

 

Duration and Paper Submission Workflow

The usual duration for peer review process is 2-4 months depending on the reviewers’ response.