Profesor Emeritus Dr. Khor Geok Lin
Guidelines for submitting manuscripts
The Malaysian Journal of Nutrition welcomes manuscripts on all aspects of nutrition in the form of original articles, review articles, case-reports, short communications, book reviews and letters to the Editor. In order to avoid delays in publication, authors are advised to adhere closely to the
All materials submitted for publication are assumed to be submitted exclusively to the Malaysian Journal of Nutrition (MJN) unless the contrary is stated.
Manuscripts must be submitted in English (British English).
All manuscripts must be original and are to be submitted electronic format to the Editor: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manuscripts should beprepared using 12-point font Times New Roman, double-spaced. There should be a margin of 2.5 cm on all sides. All pages should carry a number.
The title page should state the title of the manuscript, full first name and surname of each author, authors' departments and institutions, city and country. Also enclose the complete postal address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail address of the author who will be responsible for all correspondences regarding the manuscript.
An abstract not exceeding 250 words in length should be provided on a page of its own. Make sure the title of the manuscript is included in the Abstract page. Do not include names and other details of author(s) on the Abstract page.
The abstract is divided into the following headings: Introduction (purposes of the study), Methods (study design, analytical methods), Results (specific data), and Conclusion (key aspects derived from the study).
Below the abstract, provide afive keywords or short phrases following the MESH terms to assist in cross-indexing the article.
Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements and References should follow with each section beginning on a fresh page. Total number of words should not exceed 4500 excluding the Abstract and References.
Authors should state the authority which gave ethics approval for the study.
Guidelines for Short Communication
(a) Total number of words should not exceed 2000
(b) References should be limited to 10
(c) Tables and Figures should not exceed two
Conflict of Interest
Authors should declare if they have any conflict of interest at the end of the article before References
Citations and References
It is the authors' responsibility to check all references very carefully for accuracy and completeness.
In the text, references are cited by the surname(s) of the author(s) and year of publication parenthetically at the appropriate place. Total number of references should not exceed 30 with the exception of review articles. Three authors appear in full on first citation, e.g. Bray, Whipp & Koyal (1994), but subsequently as Bray et al. (1994). For four or more authors, indicate the first author followed by et al. In the Reference section, list the references in alphabetical order. For each reference, all authors' names should be included. Examples of correct forms of references are given below:
1. Articles in Journal
Mostafa Kamal SM & Md Aynul Islam (2010). Socio-economic correlates of malnutrition among married women in Bangladesh. Mal J Nutr 16(3): 349 – 359.
Blasbalg TL, Hibbeln JR, Ramsden CE, Majchrzak SF & Rawlings RR (2011). Changes in consumption of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in the United States during the 20th century Am J Clin Nutr 93: 950-962.
2. Books and Monographs
de Benoist B, McLean E, Egli I & Cogswell ME (eds) (2008). Worldwide Prevalence of Anaemia 1993–2005: WHO Global Database on Anaemia. WHO Press, Geneva.
Institute of Medicine (2010). Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D. Ross AC, Taylor CL, Yaktine AL & Del Valle HB (eds). National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.
3. Online Sources
Bischoff, SC (2011). Gut health: a new objective in medicine? BMC Medicine 2011, 9:24. From http://www.biomedcentral.com. [Retrieved April 25 2011].
Landsberger, J (no date). In: Study Guides and Strategies. From http://www.studygs.net/citation.htm. [Retrieved Feb 15 2010].
Tables and Illustrations
Each table should be typed double-spaced on a separate sheet of paper. Tables should be numbered consecutively and should be completely labeled so as to be comprehensible without reference to the text. Omit internal vertical lines.
All illustrations and diagrams should be referred to as figures and numbered consecutively. Each illustration should be on a separate sheet of paper. Submit good quality original or glossy prints for direct reproduction. Photocopies of illustrations are not acceptable.
Arabic numerals should be used when numbering tables and illustrations. Total number of tables and illustrations should not exceed five with the exception of review articles.
Units and Abbreviations
All measurements should be reported using the metric system. Explain any abbreviations unless immediately obvious.
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Editorial correspondence and submission of manuscripts should be addressed to:
Professor Dr Khor Geok Lin
Malaysian Journal of Nutrition
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
International Medical University
Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 603-2731 7476