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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 not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word for the article and either Microsoft Word of PDF for others.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The article is based on the template available at https://www.akademisains.gov.my/asmsj/?mdocs-file=2877 and written in a good British English.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author's Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

Author Guidelines

Online Submission

All manuscripts must be submitted through this online system.  We no longer accept hardcopy or email submission.



The ASM Science Journal publishes advancements in the broad fields of medical, engineering, earth, mathematical, physical, chemical and agricultural sciences as well as ICT. Scientific articles published will be on the basis of originality, importance and significant contribution to science, scientific research and the public. Scientists who subscribe to the fields listed above will be the source of papers to the journal.



The ASM Science Journal publishes manuscripts written only in British English. The manuscripts submitted to the journal must be original, has not been published elsewhere and is not currently being considered for publication by any other journal and will not be submitted for such review while under evaluation by this journal.


Submission of Articles

  1. General.
    • Soft copy of the article should be submitted in MS Word format through the ASM Science Journal Open Journal System only. The article should conform to the style and format of the ASM Science Journal.
    • The journal only allows up to 15% similarities of plagiarism check via Turnitin or any similar plagiarism checking system. Authors are advised to attach the plagiarism report together with their submission.
    • Please write your article in good British English.
  2. Title.
    • The title should be concise and descriptive and preferably not exceed fifteen words. Unless absolutely necessary, scientific names and formulae should be excluded in the title.
  3. Address. 
    • 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.
  4. Abstract. 
    • The abstract should precede the article and in approximately 150–200 words outline briefly the objectives and main conclusions of the paper.
  5. Introduction. 
    • The introduction should describe briefly the area of study and may give an outline of previous studies with supporting references and indicate clearly the objectives of the paper.
  6. Materials and Methods. 
    • The materials used, the procedures followed with special reference to experimental design and analysis of data should be included.
  7. Results.
    • Data of significant interest should be included.
  8. Figures. 
    • Line drawings (including graphs) should be presented in high resolution. The lettering should be clear.
  9. Tables. 
    • These should have short descriptive titles and be self-explanatory. They should be as concise as possible and not larger than a Journal page. Values in tables should include as few digits as possible. In most cases, more than two digits after the decimal point are unnecessary. Units of measurements should be SI units. Unnecessary abbreviations should be avoided. Information given in tables should not be repeated in graphs and vice versa.
  10. Discussion. 
    • The contribution of the work to the overall knowledge of the subject could be shown. Relevant conclusions should be drawn, and the potential for further work indicated where appropriate.
  11. Acknowledgements.
    • Appropriate acknowledgements may be included.



  1. Authors’ names: 
    • Use only the initials of the authors’ given names. 
    • Use full stops and no spaces between initials. 
  2. Titles of works:
    • Use minimal capitalisation for the titles of books, book chapters and journal articles.
    • In the titles of journals, magazines and newspapers, capital letters should be used as they appear normally.
    • Use italics for the titles of books, journals and newspapers. 
    • Enclose titles of book chapters and journal articles in single quotation marks. 
  3. Page numbering 
    • Books: page numbers are not usually needed in the reference list. If they are, include them as the final item of the citation, separated from the preceding one by a comma and followed by a full stop. 
    • Journal articles: page numbers appear as the final item in the citation, separated from the preceding one by a comma and followed by a full stop.
    • Use the abbreviations p. for a single page, and pp. for a page range, e.g. pp. 11–12. 
  4. Whole citation 
    • The different details, or elements, of each citation are separated by commas. 
    • The whole citation finishes with a full stop.



The ASM Science Journal will follow the Harvard/ASM author-date style of referencing examples of which are given below.

In the text, reference to a publication is by the author’s name and date of publication e.g. (Yusoff, 2006) or Yusoff (2006) ‘conclude…….’ as the case may be. They should be cited in full if less than two names (e.g. Siva and Yusoff, 2005) and if more than two authors, the work should be cited with the first author followed by et al. (e.g. Siva et al., 1999).

All works referred to or cited must be listed at the end of the text, providing full details and arranged alphabetically. Where more than one work by the same author is cited, they are arranged by date, starting with the earliest. Works by the same author pub¬lished in the same year are ordered with the use of letters a, b, c, (e.g. Scutt, 2003a; 2003b) after the publication date to distinguish them in the citations in the text.

Definite rules for several categories of publications are provided below:

  1. Journal
    • Kumar, P & Garde, RJ 1989, ‘Potentials of water hyacinth for sewage treatment’, Research Journal of Water Pollution Control Federation, vol. 30, no. 10, pp. 291–294. 
  2. Monograph
    • Hyem, T & Kvale, O (eds) 1977, Physical, chemical and biological changes in food caused by thermal processing, 2nd edn, Applied Science Publishers, London, UK.
  3. Chapter in a monograph
    • Biale, JB 1975, ‘Synthetic and degradative processes in fruit ripening’, eds NF Hard & DK Salunkhe, in Post-harvest biology and handling of fruits and vegetables, AVI, Westport, CT, pp. 5–18. 
  4. Conference proceedings
    • Common, M 2001, ‘The role of economics in natural heritage decision making’, in Heritage economics: challenges for heritage conservation and sustainable development in the 21st century: Proceedings of the International Society for Ecological Economics Conference, Canberra, 4th July 2000, Australian Heritage Commission, Canberra.
  5. Website reference
    • Thomas, S 1997, Guide to personal efficiency, Adelaide University, viewed 6 January 2004, <http://library.adelaide.edu.au/~sthomas/papers/perseff.html>.
  6. Report
    • McColloch, LP, Cook, HT & Wright, WR 1968, Market diseases of tomatoes, peppers and egg-plants, Agriculture Handbook no. 28, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
  7. Thesis
    • Cairns, RB 1965, ‘Infrared spectroscopic studies of solid oxygen’, PhD thesis, University of California, Berkeley, CA.
  8. Footnotes, spelling and measurement units
    • If footnotes are used, they should be numbered in the text, indicated by superscript numbers and kept as brief as possible. The journal follows the spelling and hyphenation of standard British English. SI units of measurement are to be used at all times.


ASMScJ Article Template

Template can be downloaded at https://www.akademisains.gov.my/asmsj/?mdocs-file=2877

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