- FOCUS AND SCOPE
Journal of Science and Mathematics Letters (JSML) is an interdisciplinary journal that provides a forum for communication and dissemination of knowledge through articles by Science and Mathematics researchers who are involved in various aspects of science, biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. The journal also seeks on articles related to applied sciences and mathematics (but are by no means limited to) such as material science, nanotechnology, biotechnology, biomedical and health science, environmental science, agricultural science, biochemistry, mathematical, statistical modelling, and education.
- TYPES OF ARTICLE
Research Article may be of any length (maximum of 10 pages) which has not been published previously and it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere or it will not be published elsewhere in the same form. They should include an abstract of no more than 250 words and should be divided into numbered sections, as described in manuscript format. The total number of references should not exceed 50.
Review Article should give an extensive, up to date, state of the art account of a current important research topic with a maximum of 20 pages. The article should be formatted as is a Research Article but contains a list of contents immediately after the abstract. The total number of references should be more than 50.
Short Communications are short and concise manuscript that are not more than 4 pages in length and should include no more than 4 figures and tables combined. It is a brief report of original, significant, and timely research results on the JSML which warrants rapid publication. The total number of references should not exceed 20.
- THE MANUSCRIPT
Please refer to the submission checklist before sending the manuscript to the JSML for review. Please ensure that the following items are present:
Articles must be submitted in English. JSML only tolerate 25% of similarity index for all submitted article. Similarity check should be provided along with submitted article.
The article submitted should be accompanied with a cover letter that state the novelty and importance of the work and why it is most suitable for the JSML. Please also provide 4 potential reviewers (compulsory) in order to expedite the review process in the cover letter. Contact details (name, institution, email and field) are helpful. COVER LETTER TEMPLATE
Article should be written in the Microsoft Words template: ARTICLE TEMPLATE
Authors should download one of the recently published article for clarification of formatting the manuscript. It is preferred to have the manuscript organized under the following headings:
- Title and Author(s) Affiliation
- Keywords (maximum of 6 keywords)
- Materials and Methods
- Results and Discussion
TITLE. Concise and informative. Please avoid abbreviations and formulae.
Authors. Full names of all the authors should be given with superscript numbers indicating their affiliations. The corresponding author should be indicated by superscript asterisk.
Affiliations. A full address of each author should be given and indicated by superscript numbers if the addresses of authors are different.
Corresponding author. The corresponding author’s e-mail address should be given.
ABSTRACT. It must contain a brief summary of the purpose of the research, problem, method/approach, principal results, major conclusions and future/potential application of the work. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. Therefore, references should be avoided, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, and abbreviations should be defined the first time they are used, both in the abstract and in the text. But, never define abbreviations in an abstract and text unless they are used later in the abstract. Please do not exceed 250 words.
KEYWORDS. Please provide related keywords, maximum of 6 keywords.
INTRODUCTION. State the novelty/objectives and/or statement of hypothesis, research problem/or significant of the work and provide an adequate research background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.
MATERIALS AND METHODS. Please provide sufficient detail on research design/methodology in order to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods that already published previously should be indicated by references: only relevant changes/modifications should be described in this section.
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION. Clear and concise. Please avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literatures.
Please ensure the figures and the tables included in the single file are placed next to the relevant text in the manuscript.
Tables. Tables (refer with: Table 1, Table 2, ..) should be presented as part of the text. A descriptive title should be placed above each table.
Figures. Figures (refer with: Figure 1, Figure 2, ...) also should be presented as part of the text. The caption should be self-contained and placed centred below the figure.
Equations. Equations (refer with: Eq. 1, Eq. 2, ...) and there should be one line of space above the equation and one line of space below it before the text continues. The equations have to be numbered sequentially, and the number put in parentheses at the right hand edge of the text.
The total number of Tables and Figures should not exceed 10.
CONCLUSION. Conclusions should reflect achievements of the authors’ work and it should be concise and conclusive.
Declaration of Interest. This is to acknowledge any financial or non-financial interest that has arisen from the direct applications of your research. If there are no relevant competing interests to declare, please state this within the article.
For example: The authors report there are no competing interests to declare.
Acknowledgements. The funder attribution/Trust’s contributions/agencies must be acknowledged in the publication. The Funding agency (written out in full), grant number (in brackets), multiple grant numbers and agencies (separated by comma and space), should be included in the acknowledgement section.
REFERENCES. Please ensure that all references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa.
Author AA. (Year). Title of article. Journal Title (Full name and italic), Volume (issue), pages. [Do not use et al. Include names of all the authors]
Zin SM, Mohamed F, Noor NNM. (2022). Numerical taxonomic evaluation of leaf architectural morphology of Vitex L. species (Lamiaceae Martinov) in Peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Science and Mathematics Letters, 10(2), 1-15.
Author AA. (Year). Book title. Publisher, Place/Country, page.
Miller JN, Miller JC. (2010). Statistics and Chemometrics for Analytical Chemistry. Pearson Education Limited, England, p. 202-210.
Paper in proceedings
Author AA. (Year). Title. Proceedings of the [Conference name], [Date], [Venue].
Author AA. (Year). Thesis title. Master/PhD Thesis/Dissertation, [Name of University], Place/Country.
Website name. (Year). Place, Publisher; [accessed Date]. URL.
Article should be sent through our eJournal UPSI
- THE PEER REVIEW PROCESS
Every article will be peer-reviewed by reviewers as well as independent Editor by JSML Editorial Members. Decisions regarding the publication of a manuscript will be based on the JSML Editorial Board's recommendations. The manuscript will be assessed and evaluated based on its suitability with JSML’s aims and scopes, contribution and meet the JSML target discipline, valid and reliable experimental design and analysis and good overall manuscript presentation.
A decision to ACCEPT, REJECT, or REVISED a manuscript is based on at least TWO reviewer reports.
JSML published all accepted manuscripts without any article processing charges and article submission charge.
- OPEN ACCESS STATEMENT
JSML is an open access, peer reviewed journal, which means that all articles are freely available without charge to all users immediately upon publication. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles.
Article should be sent through our eJournal UPSI (ejournal.upsi.edu.my/index.php/JSML/index) online submission.
Kindly download the article template here: ARTICLE TEMPLATE JSML
Journal of Science and Mathematics Letters
Faculty of Science and Mathematics
Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
35900 Tanjong Malim Perak, Malaysia