Guideline For Authors
Interested in submitting to this journal? We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply login and begin the five-step process. Download this template to refer to the MJCET article submission template: MJCET paper template

Manuscripts submitted to Malaysian Journal of Chemical Engineering & Technology must be original work that has not been published or under consideration for publication elsewhere. All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Submission to this journal proceeds totally online. Submissions mailed to the editorial office will not be processed. Use the following guidelines to prepare your article.

Preparation of Manuscript
All submitted manuscript shall be prepared using the latest MJCET Template on Microsoft word document.  The manuscript should be written using English(UK) format with professionally edited for academic writing, error free and grammatically correct English. 

Article structure
Typically for an original research article, the following structure applies: Title Page, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Methodology, Result and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement, and References. For a review article, suitable structure may be used accordingly.

Title Page.

  • Provide a concise and informative title of the manuscript.
  • A list of author full names (e.g. Adriana Mikayla, Lee Min Ho, James Patterson etc.), and affiliation (department, institution, city and country). Indicate all affiliations with a lower case superscript letter before the author's name and in front of the respective address.
  • Corresponding author is refereeing to the author that will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication.  Clearly indicate the corresponding author by asterisk  (*) at the author list, and a complete email address must be provided.

Changes to authorship
Authors are strongly advised to ensure the correct author group, the Corresponding Author, and the order of authors at submission. Changes of authorship by adding or deleting authors, and/or changes in Corresponding Author, and/or changes in the sequence of authors are not accepted after acceptance of a manuscript.

Abstract. A concise and short informative and descriptive summary of the project within a paragraph not exceeding 250 words. A good abstract must provide the research purpose, activities and findings of the project. Author is advisable to highlight the most significant findings or observations that would attract attention of readers.

Keywords. A list of ten words or short phrases chosen to reflect the content of the paper. Use comma (",") to separate the keywords. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

Introduction. State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Material and methods. Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.  When specific equipment and materials are used, please provide manufacturer’s details (name, country, model etc.)

Theory/calculation. A theory section should extend, not repeat, the background to the article already dealt with in the Introduction and lay the foundation for further work. In contrast, a Calculation section represents a practical development from a theoretical basis.

Results and discussions. Results of experiment or modelling work should be properly presented in suitable figures or table.  Repetition of data presentation should be avoided; hence author should choose the suitable presentation that better represents the results accurately. In this section, the presentation of the findings and reasoning of the outcome must be scientifically sound and as clearly as possible to ensure good overall research project  understanding.

Conclusions. The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.

Acknowledgement. The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.

Acknowledge those who have important contribution in your research such as grant  provider, university, government or any authority bodies.

References. All the references cited in the manuscript shall be listed in the reference list. All references used for the manuscript should be arranged by surname of the first author in alphabetical order. 

Author Contribution Statement
Authorship and collaboration particulars must be clearly stated/acknowledged/listed in the publication who make significant contributions to the report. Only those who have made significant contributions should be listed as main author, co-author and corresponding author. All listed particulars of the authors must approve the final version of the paper and agree to the version of the paper before submission. Complete information must be added from the beginning of the submission of the manuscript in the metadata for verifications of originalities of authors involving with the manuscript.

Reference Style
References cited in the manuscript should be listed according to the American Psychological Association (APA) 7th edition format. The following table shows examples of the references type and its citations style.

Type of References




One Author

(Vuthaluru, 2004)

Vuthaluru, H. B. (2004). Thermal behaviour of coal/biomass blends during co-pyrolysis. Fuel Processing Technology, 85(2–3), 141–155.

Two Author

(Ahmed & Gupta, 2010)

Ahmed, I. I., & Gupta, A. K. (2010). Pyrolysis and gasification of food waste: Syngas characteristics and char gasification kinetics. Applied Energy, 87(1), 101–108.

Three Author

(Elkhalifa et al., 2019)

Elkhalifa, S., Al-Ansari, T., Mackey, H. R., & McKay, G. (2019). Food waste to biochars through pyrolysis: A review. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 144(September 2018), 310–320.


(Juliastuti et al., 2018)



Juliastuti, S. R., Hisbullah, M. I., & Abdillah, M. (2018). High density Polyethylene plastic waste treatment with microwave heating pyrolysis method using coconut-shell activated carbon to produce alternative fuels. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 334, 012015.


(Energy Commission, 2019)


Energy Commission. (2019). Malaysia Energy Statistics Handbook 2019.


(ASTM D7582-15,2015)

ASTM D7582-15, Standard Test Methods for Proximate Analysis of Coal and Coke by Macro Thermogravimetric Analysis, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015,


(Matali, 2019)

Matali, S. (2019). Production and Kinetic Study of Torrefied Oil Palm Frond and Leucaena Leucocephala Pellets for Co-Combustion with Silantek Coal (Issue 28308) [Doctoral Thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA].


(Ian C. Kemp, 2007)

Ian C. Kemp. (2007). Pinch Analysis and Process Integration A User Guide on Process Integration for the Efficient Use of Energy (Second Edition). Butterworth-Heinemann, Elsevier.

Chapter in book

(Thompson, 2012)


Thompson, C. (2012). How can we develop an evidence-based culture? In J. V. Craig & R. L. Smith (Eds.).The evidence-based practice manual for nurses (3rd ed.pp. 323-357). Churchhill Livingstone Elsevier.


(Bavani, 2021)

Bavani, M. (2021, April 15). Putting an end to fodd waste.

Figure and Table
All the figures should be supplied in high quality format and resolution to ensure readability. Lettering used for the figures should be sized consistently about 8–10 pt. (use Helvetica or Arial fonts). Avoid effects such as shading, outline letters, etc.  Figure caption should be placed beneath the figure and must be cited in the body text. Should the figure be obtained from source such as an article written/published by other author/journal publisher, kindly furnish the proof that confirms the figure has been legally permitted to be reproduced in your manuscript. Figures should be limited to 8 figures only, with a maximum number of sub figures of six in each figure (Fig.1 (i)–(v)). Only supply the most important figure(s) that aid your manuscript.

Tables are centred and the caption is above the tables. Text within the table should be in 9-point font (Times New Roman) and left indented. Table should be limited to 8 tables only. Repetition of data presentation should be avoided. Choose the presentation that represents the results accurately.

Revision Manuscript
Revised manuscripts should be returned including revision notes. The revision notes should address the issues raised in the referee report and clearly state per page (indicate paragraph and line) which changes have been made. Additional materials may be requested at the discretion of the editor.

Conflicts of Interest
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.

All direct and indirect conflict of interests related to the work must be disclosed before submission for publication. Any interests that emerged within the span of three years from the beginning of the work, including conducting the research and the preparation of submission, should be reported. Interests that arose outside of the three-year period must be disclosed if there is reasonable suspicion that they could influence the submission of the work. These disclosures help provide a complete and transparent process that enables readers to assess and form their own opinions regarding the potential bias. However, it is important to note that this does not mean that the organization sponsoring the research or any compensation received for consultancy work is considered inappropriate.

Editorial Board Members and Editors are required to disclose any conflict of interests. Any conflicts shared may result in the removal from the peer review process and exclusion from handling manuscripts. This includes, but is not limited to, having collaborated on a published work with one or more of the authors and being within the same institution as one or more of the authors. Any Editors or Editorial Board Members who are listed as authors must be included in the conflict of interest section of the submitted manuscript. A different Editor or member of the Editorial Board will be assigned to take on the responsibility of overseeing the peer review if the previous Editor or Editorial Board member is the author of the manuscript or has any competing interest related to the specific manuscript. These submissions are subject to the same review process, just like any other manuscripts. Editorial Members are welcome to submit papers to the journal. Note that priority will not be given to these submissions, and the Editorial Board Member status does not influence editorial consideration.

Similarity Index
All articles submitted must pass an initial check to ensure originality, with a maximum similarity not exceeding 30%,  before being sent for peer review.

Detail format

  • Title: Times New Roman (16 pt.)
  • Abstract: 150-250 words; Times New Roman (10 pt.)
  • Keywords: 3-5 words (Times New Roman (8 pt.)
  • Content: 3500-5000 words without references and abstract with Times New Roman (11 pt.)
  • No of figures: 8 max. (with max 6 sub-figures within a figure).
  • No of tables: 8 max. (with 6 sub tables within a table).
  • Reference: Times New Roman, (10 pt. – single spacing)
  • Language: English (UK)

No data, text, or theories by others are presented as if they were the author’s own (‘plagiarism’). Proper acknowledgements to other works must be given (this includes material that is closely copied (near verbatim), summarized and/or paraphrased), quotation marks (to indicate words taken from another source) are used for verbatim copying of material, and permissions secured for material that is copyrighted.
Important note: the journal may use software to screen for plagiarism

Copyright Notice
The Malaysian Journal of Chemical Engineering & Technology publishes open access articles under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) License which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Copyright on any research article in a journal published by MJCET is retained by the author(s). Authors grant MJCET a license to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher.

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Article Processing Fee
The journal does not charge article processing fees for manuscripts submitted personally by authors.

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