The Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine (MJPHM) welcomes articles of interest on all aspects of public health medicine in the form of original papers, research communications, quality improvement reports and epidemic reports. Articles are accepted for publication on condition that they are contributed solely to the MJPHM. Neither the Editorial Board nor the Publishers accept responsibility for the views and statements of authors expressed in their contributions.
Article Processing Fee for MJPHM
All articles in this Journal are Open Access and freely available on-line upon publications. In order to cover the cost of maintaining this Journal, the Malaysian Public Health Specialists’ Association has decided that an Article Processing Fee will be charged for all articles published after 1st January 2018. The Fee will be charged to the authors after the peer-reviewed process and the article is accepted for publication in MJPHM.
The Article Processing Fee is RM 500 for local (Malaysia) articles and USD 300 for articles from other countries. Instructions on the methods of payment and details of the bank account to transfer the fee will be given to the authors.
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All material submitted is assumed to be submitted exclusively to the Malaysian journal of Public Health Medicine (MJPHM) unless the contrary is stated. Upon submission, all manuscripts are screened by the editorial assistant to ensure the document has all required elements and appropriately follows formatting guidelines, including word count limits. Manuscripts will be returned to the author if the instructions provided in this manual have not been properly followed.
The title page must contain the following information:
Please check the manuscript carefully and make any changes before submitting the final version of your Word document.
Please note, this instruction is for submission only.
The manuscript must be presented in the following order:
Provide appropriate headings and subheadings as in the journal. We use the following hierarchy: BOLD CAPS, bold lower case, Plain text, Italics).
3.1 INTRODUCTION: State the purpose of the article, the rationale for the study or observation and the general objectives. Do not review the subject extensively.
3.2 METHODOLOGY: Describe your selection of the observational or experimental subjects. Identify the methods, tools and apparatus (manufacturer’s name and address) and procedures in sufficient detail to allow other researchers to repeat the study. Identify all drugs and chemicals used including generic name(s), dosage(s) and route(s) of administration. Statistical tests used should be given in sufficient detail and the use of any computer software should also be mentioned. For studies with ethical consideration such as clinical trials, studies done among minorities etc. the statement of approval from relevant ethical committee has to be mentioned as set out by the Helsinki Declaration.
3.3 RESULTS: Present your results in logical sequence. If necessary, use appropriate tables or illustrations. Check the readability and accuracy of the statistical tests calculation.
3.4 DISCUSSION: Emphasise new and important aspects of the study. Discuss the implications of the findings, their limitations and relate the observations to other relevant studies.
3.5 CONCLUSIONS: Relate the conclusions with the objectives of the study but avoid conclusions not supported by the data.
3.6 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Acknowledge grant awarded in aid of the study (state the number of the grant, name and location of the institution or organisation), as well as persons who have contributed significantly to the study.
3.7 REFERENCES: Use the form of reference adopted by the US National Library of Medicine and used in the Index Medicus. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of cited references: these should be checked against the original documents before the paper is submitted.
Abbreviations and symbols must be standard and SI units used throughout except for blood pressure values which are reported in mm Hg.
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Tables Should be:
Authors are responsible for the accuracy of cited references: these should be checked against the original documents before the paper is submitted.
Citing in the text
Preparing the reference list
References must follow the [slightly modified] Vancouver style:
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Any inquiry regarding the submission (before & after), please email us through our official email only ( email@example.com )