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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off 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 neither been previously published, nor it is sent to another journal for consideration.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses).
  • All illustrations including figures, charts and graphs, are labelled and supplied on pages separate from the text.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Authors understand that the submitted manuscript may be subjected to similarity checks using the appropriate software.
  • Name, address and email address (institution's email) of three possible referees outside the authors' institution are indicated in the COMMENTS TO THE EDITOR.
  •  Acknowledge the copyright statement: I agree to abide by the terms of the copyright statement.

Author Guidelines

SCOPE

 

PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY IN MEDICINE (PTM) is a peer-reviewed journal published by the MALAYSIAN ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL PHYSICS (MAMP). PTM is committed to disseminating the advancement of scholarly knowledge and research findings of several branches of medical physics and technology. The journal publishes original articles and reviews whose contents and approaches are of interest to a wide range of scholars. In addition, distinguished scholars from local and foreign institutions are appointed to serve as advisory board members and referees.

 

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

The Journal publishes manuscripts written in the English language.  Manuscript submitted to the journal for publication should be an original contribution and must not have been previously published or is under consideration simultaneously by any other publication. The manuscript should be typed with double spacing, single column and font size 12pt. on A4 paper and should be submitted using the online submission system at http://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/ptm/index. All submissions must be made through this online system. All submissions will be screened for similarity. A manuscript that has a similarity of more than 20% will not enter reviewing process and will be returned to the author for revision.

 

FORMAT AND STYLE

The title of a manuscript should be concise, descriptive and preferably not exceeding 15 words. The manuscript must include an abstract, describing its main points within 300 words in English language. In general, the contents should comprise of Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement and References.   The manuscript should be supplied with 5 keywords. All illustrations including figures, charts and graphs, must be labelled and supplied on pages separate from the text. The desired placement in the text should be clearly indicated. These illustrations should be referred to and numbered serial, as figures. All illustrations should be clearly drawn in permanent ink or photographed in sharp black and white and reproduced in the form of high - contrast glossy prints or digital images and provided in camera ready form. Citations in the text should follow the Author-Date format for example Collins (2000) or (Collins 2000) or Biswal et al. (2014) or (Biswal & Di 2015). The Following examples show the preferred format for references.

 Journals:

 Andrews-Hanna, J. R., Reidler, J. S., Sepulcre, J., Poulin, R. & Buckner, R. L.   2010.   Functional-anatomic Fractionation of the Brain's Default Network.  Neuron  65(4): 550-562.

 Frings, L., Wagner, K., Unterrainer, J., Spreer, J., Halsband, U. & Schulze-Bonhage, A.   2006.   Gender-related Differences in Lateralization of Hippocampal Activation and Cognitive Strategy.  Neuroreport  17(4): 417-421.

 Books:

 Huettel, S. A., Song, A. W. & Mccarthy, G.   2004.   Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging.    Sunderland: Sinauer Associates.

 Ashburner, J., Barnes, G., Chen, C., Daunizeau, J., Flandin, G., Friston, K., Kiebel, S., Kilner, J., Litvak, V. & Moran, R.   2014.   SPM12 Manual.  London: Wellcome Trust.

 Chapter in Book:

 Ashburner, J. and Friston, K. J. 2004. Computational Neuroanatomy. In : R. S. J. Frackowiak, K. J. Friston, C. D. Frith, R. J. Dolan, C. J. Price, S. Zeki, J. Ashburner and W. D. Penny (eds.), Human Brain Function, Amsterdam : Elsevier Academic Press, 655 – 672.

 Proceedings:

 Yusoff, A. N., Ayob, M. M., Hashim, M. H., Taib, N. H. M and Mohamad, M. 2006. Brain Activation in the Cerebral Cortices during Passive and Active Listening : A Sparse-fMRI Study on a Single Subject. Paper presented at the 2006 Biophysics Seminar and 4th South East Asia Congress of Medical Physics (SEACOMP), 7 – 11 November, University of Indonesia, Jakarta.

 

Authors are encouraged to use EndNote (Cite As You Write) or Mendeley.

 

EXPERIMENTAL SUBJECTS

When human subjects are involved, manuscripts must be accompanied by a statement that the experiments were undertaken with the understanding and written consent of each subject. Authors should be aware of the Code of Ethics of the World Medical Association (Declaration of Helsinki), which has been published in the British Medical Journal (18 July 1964). When experimental animals are used, the methods section must clearly indicate that adequate measures were taken to minimize pain or discomfort. Experiments should be carried out in accordance with the European Communities Council Directive of 24 November 1986 (86/609/EEC) or with the Guidelines laid down by the NIH in the US regarding the care and use of animals for experimental procedures or according to the appropriate Ethics Committee on Animal Experimentation. All studies using human or animal subjects should include an explicit statement in the Methods section identifying the review and approval committee for each study. Editors reserved the right to reject the submitted manuscripts if there is doubt whether appropriate procedures have been taken.

 

COPYRIGHT

It is the author's responsibility to ensure that his or her submitted work does not infringe any existing copyright. Authors should obtain permission to reproduce or adapt copyrighted material and provide evidence of approval upon submitting the final version of a manuscript.

 

REVIEW  PROCESS

Manuscripts will be reviewed by the Editorial Board and at least one independent referee. Decisions regarding the publication of a manuscript will be based on the Board's recommendations. The manuscript will be evaluated based on its appropriateness for PTM, contribution to the discipline, cogency of analysis, conceptual breadth, clarity of presentation and technical adequacy.  Manuscripts submitted by members of the journal's Editorial Board are subjected to the same review procedure.

 

PROOFS

One set of proofs will be sent to the author(s) to be checked for printing errors and it is the responsibility of the author(s) to submit corrections to the Editorial Board.

 

ARTICLE PROCESSING CHARGES

There will be no article processing charge (APC) for publishing in Physics and Technology in Medicine.