About the Journal

(ISSN 1511-2292)
Published by Institut Kimia Malaysia (Malaysian Institute of Chemistry)
127B, Jalan Aminuddin Baki, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 603-7728 3272; Fax: 603-7728 9909;Website: <>;<>

MJChem is a peer reviewed Journal which was first published in 1999. It emerged as an open access Journal since 2001.

The Journal publishesarticles on the following categories: (i) Research Articles; (ii) Short Communications; (iii) Research Perspectives and (iv) Reviews. Article contributions including but not limited to, the following topics will be considered for publication:

  • • Analytical chemistry (Characterization and analysis)
  • • Inorganic chemistry (Organometallic chemistry)
  • • Materials chemistry (Solids, liquids, polymers)
  • • Nuclear chemistry (Radioactivity, nuclear properties and processes, such as nuclear transmutation)
  • • Organic chemistry (Structure, properties, composition, mechanisms and reactions of organic compounds)
  • • Physical chemistry (Chemical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, electrochemistry, statistical mechanics, spectroscopy and more recently astrochemistry)
  • • Theoretical chemistry (Quantum mechanics, quantum chemistry, computational chemistry, computer programs)

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

  1. Publication and authorshipAll articles which are contributed to the Malaysian Journal of Chemistry (MJChem) for publication would be critically evaluated (double-blind peer reviewing process). Relevance, significance, originality, legibility and language would be the deciding factors in the review process. Articles would be judged as acceptable ‘in its present form’, ‘with minor revision’, ‘with major revision’ or as ‘unacceptable’. Articles revised, as per the recommendations/comments of the reviewers, could be re-evaluated by the reviewers when requested to. There is no guarantee that the revised submission would be accepted. On acceptance for publication, papers would be subjected to editorial amendments.
  2. Authors' responsibilities. The title of manuscripts should reflect the content and contain terms that could improve and enable easy retrieval of the article during a literature search. An abstract is also a significant part of a scientific article and critical for information retrieval purposes/literature search―thus, it should preferably be a self-contained entity that could credibly reflect the article without reference to the main text. Article contributions are not a license for lengthy discursive treatments and internal laboratory reports are not usually considered suitable without drastic revision. By submitting a manuscript, the authors have to agree that the copyright for the article is transferred to the Publisher (Institut Kimia Malaysia), if and when accepted for publication. The copyright covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article. Authors are bound to maintain a high ethical standard relating to the publication of manuscripts. At the onset when submission of articles are acknowledged, a signed Letter of Warranty is secured from author(s) affirming that the article submitted is original; has not been published elsewhere; is not currently being considered for publication by any other journal; will not be submitted for such review while under evaluation by this journal; and the authors agree not to withdraw it, once it is accepted by the Editorial Board to commence editorial processing. Authors are obliged to (1) participate in the peer review process (2) provide retractions or corrections of mistakes and (3) identify all sources used in the manuscript and these must be manifested distinctly in the references/bibliography.
  3. Reviewers' responsibilitiesThe role of a reviewer is prime and vital to the editorial processing of journal publication and thus they are responsible to uphold the high ethical standards relating to the publication of manuscripts. Being subject experts, they are obliged to demonstrate their competency and adhere to the general code of conduct, and conflicts of interest guidelines. Reviewers should treat the manuscript as confidential, judge it objectively, provide evaluation in a timely fashion and avoid personal criticism in their article review. Being ‘gatekeepers’ of scientific information related to R&D in their specific area of expertise, they should ensure that the evaluated articles provide informed and unbiased scientifically valuable material, with due accuracy, originality and impact.
  4. Role of the Editorial Board/Editor-in-Chief/Executive Editor/ Editor/Technical EditorCollectively responsible (directly/indirectly) for the editorial policy, administrative and executive actions regarding acceptance/rejection of manuscripts and publication of the Journal while ensuring that the revised articles are in accordance with the recommendations of the referees.

Instructions for Authors
Submission of articles
Manuscripts to the Malaysian Journal of Chemistry, should be submitted in MS Word format (via E-mail or CD) to: Editor-in-Chief, c/o Institut Kimia Malaysia, 127B Jalan  Aminuddin Baki, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur. (For e-mails, please refer below.) All contributions will be evaluated (double-blind peer reviewing process) by two subject specialists.
Language and style
All manuscripts must be written in English and should be typed in a single column width with double spacing.
Authors’ names
The author’s name, academic or professional affiliation, e-mail address, and full address should be included on the first page. All correspondence will be only with the corresponding author (should be indicated), including any on editorial decisions.
Papers for Malaysian Journal of Chemistry should include an abstract not exceeding 200 words. The main text of the paper should be divided into sections and subsections, as exemplified in the current issues of the articles in the IKM website: <>; <>.
The Journal will follow the IKM author-date style of referencing examples of which is given below. References should be numbered consecutively in the text, thus: "According to a recent theory [4] ……" and collected at the end of the paper in the following styles, for journals, proceedings and books, respectively:

  • • Johnson, K. L., Kendall, K. and Roberts, A. D. (1971) Proc. Roy. Soc. London, Ser.A, 324, 301-313.
  • • Collin, G. J. and Lee, M. P. (2008) Sorption kinetic studies of medical grade activated carbon prepared from  papaya  seeds,   Modern Applied Science,  2(6), 115–123.
  • • Ong, H. T.,  Nurhidayatullaili,  M. J.,  Sharifah, B. A. H., Boondamnoen, O. and Tai, M.F. (2015) Properties of iron oxide nanoparticles, Malaysian Journal  Chemistry, 17(1), 1-11.
  • • Archer, B. L. (1976) Biochemistry of enzymic deproteinisation of Hevea brasiliensis latex, in Proc. Int. Rubber Conference '75, Vol. II, 532.
  • • Israelachvili, N. (1985) Intermolecular and Surface Forces, Academic Press, London.

All illustrations, of whatever type, should be numbered in a single sequence and referred to in the text and caption as Figure 1, Figure 2; Table 1, Table 2 etc. A separate list of captions for illustrations could also be provided.
Units and Abbreviations
It is desirable that SI units be used. If unconventional units are employed (e.g. deniar) appropriate conversion factors should be given. All abbreviations should be spelt out in full on first appearance, e.g. scanning electron microscope (SEM).

For enquiries, please contact:
IKM Secretariat
127B, Jalan Aminuddin Baki, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel:603-772 83272; Fax: 603-772 89909; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Prof Dr Yang Farina Abdul Aziz―Editor-in-Chief/Chairman, Editorial Board
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
(Inorganic Chemistry)

Prof Dr Bahruddin Saad
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
(Analytical Chemistry)

Prof Dr Gwendoline Ee Cheng Lian
Universiti Putra Malaysia
(Organic Chemistry / Natural Products)

Prof Dr Ibrahim Baba
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
(Inorganic Chemistry)

Prof Dr Mansor Ahmad
Universiti Putra Malaysia
(Polymer Chemistry)

Prof Dr Mohd Talib Latif
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
(Environmental Chemistry)

Prof Dr Sukiman Sarmani
Universiti Putra Malaysia
(Nuclear and Environmental Chemistry)

Prof Dr Y. H. Taufiq-Yap
Universiti Putra Malaysia
(Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Synthesis and Catalysis)

Prof Dr Wan Aini Wan Ibrahim
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
(Analytical Chemistry)

Prof Dr Zuriati Zakaria
 Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
 (Organic Chemistry)

Assoc. Prof Dr Chan Chin Han
Universiti Teknologi MARA
(Polymer Chemistry)

Assoc. Prof Dr Juan Joon Ching― Asst. Editor-in-Chief
University of Malaya
(Physical and Environmental Chemistry)

Assoc. Prof Dr Sharon Teh Geok Bee
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
(Magnetic Materials for Nanotechnology)

Academician Dr Ho Chee Cheong
Malaysian Institute of Chemistry/Academy of Sciences Malaysia
(Polymer/Materials Sciences)

Dr Lee Chnoong Kheng
Malaysian Institute of Chemistry/Academy of Sciences Malaysia
(Materials and Environmental Chemistry)


Prof Peter Brimblecombe  (City University, Hong Kong)
Prof Geoffrey A. Cordell (Natural Product Inc.)
Prof Kyung Byung Yoon (Sogang University, Korea)
Prof Lee Hian Kee (NUS, Singapore)
Prof  Muhamad  Abdulkadir  Martoprawiro  (Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia)
Prof Sung Ho Kang (Hanyang University, Korea)
Prof Tomatsu Takahashi  (Hokkaido University,  Japan)
Prof Supawan Tantayanon (Chulalonkorn University, Thailand)
Prof Andrew Whittaker (University of Queensland, Australia)
Assoc.  Prof Amal Al-Aboudi (University of Jordan)

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