About Malaya Journal of Biosciences

Malaya Journal of Biosciences (MJB) is a quarterly, peer reviewed international electronic journal launched in January 2014. The aim of this journal is to become the premier source of high quality research from all over the world. Its scope is broad, covers all fields of biology and is dedicated to the exchange of information and understandings in life science research. MJB considers original research articles, review articles and short communications (mini-reviews) in all areas of basic and applied research in Life sciences. Issues from MJB encompasses different themes in all aspects of biology include

  • Applied Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Genomics and Proteomics
  • Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology
  • Bioanalytical chemistry and Biomedical sciences
  • Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Nanotechnology, Food biotechnology
  • Natural products drug discovery
  • Evolution, Ecology, Environmental sciences
  • Forestry research and more…

MJB journal welcomes submission of review articles in the above mentioned fields. Authors intending to submit such a review should contact the Editor-in-Chief before and to ensure its suitability for inclusion. The aim of the MJB editors is to publish useful and informative results that will be of value to other workers in related fields. All papers are subject to a strict peer review. All articles published by Malaya Journal of Biosciences are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately up on publication. Data sets published in the journal will be made searchable and easy to harvest for reuse.

 

Why publish your article in Malaya Journal of Biosciences (MJB)?

Open access publication

Malaya Journal of Biosciences’ open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience.

Prompt Peer review system

Malaya Journal of Biosciences’ offers rapid publication schedule while maintaining rigorous peer review, all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form while review). Articles are published immediately upon acceptance in a provisional PDF form.

Specialized in Life science research

Its scope is broad, covers all areas of biology and is dedicated to the exchange of information and understandings in life science research.

Flexibility and Promotion

Malaya Journal of Biosciences gives authors the freedom and flexibility to publish more extensive accounts of their novel research without page restrictions. Online publication in Malaya Journal of Biosciences gives author the opportunity to publish large datasets with large number of color illustrations. Articles published in MJB may promoted by including in article alerts and regular email updates.

Editorial policies

All manuscripts submitted to Malaya Journal of Biosciences (MJB) should adhere to Malaya Journal of Biosciences’ (MJB) editorial policies. 

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement:
(based on Elsevier recommendations and COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors)


Ethical guidelines for journal publication:

MJB is committed to ensuring ethics in publication and quality of articles.

Especially, MJB is following the Code of Conduct as defined by the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE).

These ethics include the editor following certain rules on relations with readers, authors, and reviewers as well as procedures for handling complaints.

Conformance to standards of ethical behavior is therefore expected of all parties involved: Authors, Editors, Reviewers, and the Publisher.

In particular,

Authors: Authors should present an objective discussion of the significance of research work as well as sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the experiments. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Review articles should also be objective, comprehensive, and accurate accounts of the state of the art. The authors should ensure that their work is entirely original works, and if the work and/or words of others have been used, this has been appropriately acknowledged. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Authors should not submit articles describing essentially the same research to more than one journal. The corresponding author should ensure that there is a full consensus of all co-authors in approving the final version of the paper and its submission for publication.


Editors: Editors should evaluate manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit. They should encourage debate and academic integrity and also protect individual data. They also have a duty to act if any misconduct is suspected and to ensure the integrity of the academic record. The editors must not use unpublished information in the editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author. They should take reasonable responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper.


Reviewers: Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviews should be conducted objectively, and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments, so that authors can use them for improving the paper. Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Copyright

Authors of articles published in Malaya Journal of Biosciences (MJB) retain the copyright of their articles and are free to reproduce and disseminate their work. For further information, authors will be able to check the by logging into article submission section of the site.

Disclaimer

University press make every effort to ensure the accuracy of all the information (the “Content”) contained in our publications. However, University Press and Malaya Journal of Biosciences make no representations or warranties whatsoever as to the accuracy, completeness, or suitability for any purpose of the Content. Any opinions and views expressed in this publication are the opinions and views of the authors, and are not the views of or endorsed by the Journal. University Press shall not be liable for any losses, actions, claims, proceedings, demands, costs, expenses, damages, and other liabilities whatsoever or howsoever caused arising directly or indirectly in connection with, in relation to or arising out of the use of the content.

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