Emphasis is place on direct and clearly understood communication, originality and scholarly merit. Only original papers will be accepted and copyright of published papers will be vested in the publisher.

    Submitted manuscripts should be written in English with production-quality figures. Manuscripts should be typed using Times New Roman (point 12), single-line spacing and wide margins (2.54 cm left, right, top and bottom). The manuscript should include the title of the paper; the name, address, contact numbers and email(s) of the correspondence author; a short abstract of between 200 and 300 words, which clearly summaries the paper with 4-5 keywords. Submission should be limited to a maximum of 20 typed pages.

    Tables should be included within the text where appropriate and must be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals and have titles that precede the table. Similarly, all figures must be numbered and a detailed caption should be provided below each figure. Figures should be embedded within the text where appropriate. Glossy photographs when required should be scanned to a suitable resolution (1200 dpi), which enables quality reproduction. 

    The requirements for tables, figures and pictures are as follows: 

    1. State the source of each figure at the end of the caption. For example 'Figure 1: Statistics of ... (source: A. Arthur, 2018)'. if from author, kindly state 'Figure 1: Statistics of ...(source by author)'

    Copyright Permissions: Authors should seek necessary permissions for quotations, artwork, boxes or tables taken from other publications or from other freely available sources on the Internet before submission to SRJ. Acknowledgement must be given to the original source in the illustration legend, in a table footnote, or at the end of the quotation. 

    2. Submit an original figure or photograph. Line drawings must be clear, with high black and white contrast. Each figure or photograph should be prepared on a new page, embedded in the manuscript for reviewing to keep the file of the manuscript under 5 MB. These should be numbered consecutively with Roman numerals.  

    Figures or photographs must also be submitted separately as TIFF, JPEG, or Excel files- because figures or photographs submitted in low-resolution embedded in the manuscript cannot be accepted for publication. For electronic figures, create your figures using applications that are capable of preparing high resolution TIFF files. In general, we require 300 dpi or higher resolution for coloured and half-tone  artwork, and 1200 dpi or higher for line drawings are required. 

    References should be numbered in ascending order and cited within square brackets, e.g. [1], [3-5], in the main body of the text. References included at the end of the manuscript are to be in the order that they appear in the main body of text. Some entry samples are as follows:

    [1] A. B. Author, 2000. Title of Book, ABC Press, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 
    [2] C. D. Author and E. F. Author, 1999. Title of Paper, Journal Name, vol. 10, pp. 32-45. 
    [3] G. H. Author, 2006. Title of the conference paper, in Proceedings of the 2000 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Geneva, Switzerland, pp. 100-105. 

    Manuscripts submitted to the journal will be initially screened by the Chief Editor, to determine appropriateness. Only those manuscripts considered of a sufficiently high standard will proceed to undergo a double blind review.

    Upon completion, the manuscripts will be passed to an editorial board member for appraisal of their value. Additionally, they will be reviewed by an expert in that discipline.


    Ethics Statement

    This is the statement of ethics for Scientific Research Journal (SRJ) published by Universiti Teknologi MARA Press (Penerbit UiTM).  SRJ aspires to select and publish, through double-blind peer-review. A guideline on SRJ code of ethics largely based upon the principles upheld by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).  It covers the code of ethics for chief editor, editorial board members, reviewers and authors.


    • To be responsible of ensuring only new and original work is submitted. If the authors have used the work and/or words of others, this must be appropriately cited or quoted
    • To ensure the work produced is factually accurate and contains no matter unfounded or illegitimate, and has not been previously published in other journals.
    • To ensure submitted articles are not being reviewed or considered by other journals simultaneously. The articles are only allowed to publish after receiving a formal rejection from the journal or if withdrawal request is officially accepted by the journal.
    • To inform the Chief Editor or the publisher of any inaccuracy of data in their published work so that correction or retraction of article can be done.
    • To make significant contributions  and be held accountable for any shortcoming in their work.
    • To do corrections and improvement as commented by reviewers/editor and submit Copyright Transfer Agreement (as attached).
    • To ensure that the manuscript does not violate any proprietary or personal rights of others (including, without limitation, any copyrights or privacy rights).
    • To declare that no financial interest is gained in the subject matter of the manuscript, nor is affiliated with an organization or entity with a financial interest in the subject matter of the manuscript.


    • To  disclose any competing interest before agreeing to review a submission.
    • To refuse to review any submission due to a conflict of interest or inadequate knowledge.
    • To review all submissions objectively, fairly and professionally.
    • To reveal any ethical misconduct encountered while reviewing to the Chief Editor for further action.
    • To ensure the originality of a submission and be alert to any plagiarism and redundant publication.
    • To obtain permission from the publisher before disclosing the content of the submission.
    • To adhere to the time allocated for the review process and request for extension to review the submission from the Chief Editor.


    • To assist the Chief Editor in the selection process of manuscript to be published in SRJ;
    • To evaluate the contents and language of the potential manuscript that have been selected by the Chief Editor;
    • To provide recommendation in terms of  quality and suitability of the manuscript in accordance with scope of SRJ;
    • To re-evaluate the manuscript that have been corrected by the author/(s);
    • To give suggestion of improvement for the Chief Editor to make decision of selection;
    • To give feedback on the quality of the manuscript within the any given time;
    • To assist in  maintaining the highest standards of quality of the manuscript published with high ethics and competence;
    • To recommend  manuscript of originality,  quality with highest standards;
    • To assist  to call and obtain manuscripts from colleagues, acquaintance, research scholars, and students etc. within  or outside of the members institution; and
    • To promote SRJ at appropriate platforms such as Conference of National and International Importance, Seminars, Symposium and Workshops.


    • To evaluate manuscripts fairly and solely on their intellectual merit.
    • To ensure confidentiality of manuscripts and not disclose any information regarding manuscripts to anyone other than the people involved in the publishing process.
    • To be responsible to decide when and which articles are to be published.
    • To actively seek the views of board members, reviewers and authors on how to improve/ increase the image and visibility of the journal.
    • To give clear instructions to potential contributors on the submission process and what is expected of the authors.
    • To ensure appropriate reviewers are selected/ identified for the reviewing process.
    • To ensure authors should submit only original work that is not plagiarized, and has not been published or being considered elsewhere. Appropriate softwares may be used by the editorial office to check for similarities of submitted manuscripts with existing literature. Inclusion of fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements are unacceptable.
    • To ensure work and/or words from other publications must be appropriately cited or quoted.



    Authors should state their results clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation. The methods used in the work should be clearly and unambiguously described so that the findings can be repeated and confirmed by other researchers.

    A good abstract should consist of introduction, problem statement, ​​​QUANTITATIVE ​results and ​​QUANTITATIVE​ ​​conclusion. ​ Chemistry formula and equations are correctly typed.​ Any article that does not comply will be returned ​for either can be corrected or permanently rejected.



    A statement on conflict of interest must be included in the manuscript if authors receive any support that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.



    Name of authors listed in a paper should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the report.

    Only those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the work must be acknowledged or listed as contributors. It is the duty of the corresponding author to ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper. All co-authors must approve the final version of the paper and agree to the version of the paper before submission.



    Authors should not publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research output in more than one journal or primary publication. A similar manuscript should not be submitted to more than one journal concurrently as this constitutes as unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.



    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 (or ”redundancy”) 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.

    All submitted manuscript shall be checked on the similarity index using iThenticate, whereby, only those with similarity index of 30% or below shall be sent for peer review process.

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