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Malaysian Journal of Computer Science


Discipline(s) / Subdiscipline(s):

     1. Engineering & Technology
         - Computer sciences

Print ISSN: 0127-9084
Publisher: University of Malaya
Publication type: Print
Publication frequency: 4 time(s) per year
Journal Website: https://ejournal.um.edu.my/index.php/MJCS/

The Malaysian Journal of Computer Science (MJCS) is a journal published by the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malaya, since 1985. It is abstracted/indexed in ISI, SCOPUS and INSPEC. Over the years, the journal has gained popularity and the number of paper submissions has increased steadily. The rigorous reviews from the referees have helped in ensuring that the high standard of the journal is maintained.

The objectives are:

  • To promote exchange of information and knowledge in research work, new inventions/developments of Computer Science and on the use of Information Technology towards the structuring of an information-rich society.

  • To assist the academic staff from local and foreign universities, business and industrial sectors, government departments and academic institutions on publishing research results and studies in Computer Science and Information Technology through a scholarly publication.


**MJCS has been accepted by Scopus (published by Elsevier) to be indexed from 2007 onwards.



Professor Dr. Lee Sai Peck

Editorial Board

Executive Editor
  • Dr. Ram Gopal Raj
Associate Editor 1
  • Associate Professor Dr. Rodina Ahmad
  • Associate Professor Dr. Phang Keat Keong
  • Dr. Vimala Balakrishnan
  • Dr. Shivakumara Palaiahnakote
Associate Editor 2
  • Associate Professor Dr. Maizatul Akmar Ismail
  • Dr. Mumtaz Begum Peer Mustafa
  • Dr. Aznul Qalid
  • Dr. Ang Tan Fong
  • Dr. Hamid Abdulla Jallb Al-Tulea
Editorial Board Members
  1. Professor Dr. Loo Chu Kiong
  2. Associate Professor Dr. Nor Aniza Abdullah
  3. Associate Professor Dr. Teh Ying Wah
  4. Associate Professor Dr. Zarinah Mohd Kasirun
  5. Associate Professor Dr. Rosli Salleh
  6. Associate Professor Dr. Ling Teck Chaw
  7. Associate Professor Dr. Phang Keat Keong
  8. Associate Professor Dr. Chiew Thiam Kian
  9. Dr. Mohd Yamani Idna Idris
  10. Dr. Mazliza Othman
  11. Dr. Ainuddin Wahid Abdul Wahab
  12. Dr. Hamid Abdulla Jallb Al-Tulea
  13. Dr. Nurul Fazmidar Mohd Noor
  14. Dr. Rukaini Abdullah
  15. Dr. Woo Chaw Seng
  16. Dr. Effirul Ikhwan Ramlan
  17. Dr. Aznul Qalid
  18. Dr. Maizatul Akmar Ismail
  19. Dr. Kasturi Dewi Varathan
  20. Dr. Ismail Ahmedy
Editorial Manager
  • Mr. Mohd Salleh Sa'ari
  1. Professor Dr. Siti Salwah Bt Salim (University of Malaya)
  2. Professor Dr. Lee Sai Peck (University of Malaya)
  3. Professor Dr. Nazim Madhavji (University of Western Ontario)
  4. Professor Dr. Mohamed Othman (University of Putra Malaysia)
  5. Professor Dr. Naveen Prakash (JIIT A-10 Sector 62, India)
  6. Professor Dr. Victor M. Gonzalez (University of Manchester)
  7. Professor Dr. Roziati Zainuddin (University of Malaya)
  8. Professor Dr. Albert Yeap Wai Kiang (Auckland University of Technology)
  9. Professor Dr. Nigel Davies (Lancaster University)
  10. Professor Dr. Subhash Bhalla (University of Aizu)
  11. Professor Dr. Mark Girolami (University of Glasgow)
  12. Professor Dr. Ewe Hong Tat (University of Tunku Abdul Rahman)
  13. Professor Dr. Ahmed Moosajee Patel (National Malaysia University)
  14. Professor Dr. Lim Tong Ming (Sunway University)
  15. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wan Mohd Nasir Wan Kadir (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia)
  16. Associate Professor Dr. Tan Chong Eng (Universiti Malaysia Sarawak)
  17. Associate Professor Dr. Ow Siew Hock (University of Malaya)
  18. Associate Professor Dr. Ling Teck Chaw (University of Malaya)
  19. Associate Professor Dr. Farook Sattar (University of Malaya)
  20. Associate Professor Dr. Mazleena Salleh (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia)
  21. Associate Professor Dr. Zulaiha Ali Othman (National Malaysia University)
  22. Associate Professor Dr. Mohammad Khatim Hassan (National Malaysia University)
  23. Associate Professor Dr. Omar Bin Zakaria (National Defense University of Malaysia)
  24. Associate Professor Dr. Ozcan Ozturk (Bilkent University)
  25. Associate Professor Salimah Mokhtar (University of Malaya)
  26. Associate Professor Mohd Hasan Selamat (University of Putra Malaysia)
  27. Associate Professor Dr. Reza Meimandi Parizi (New York Institute of Technology)
  28. Dr. Tan Tien Ping (Universiti Sains Malaysia)
  29. Dr. Mohamed Ziaur Rahman (University of Malaya)
  30. Dr. James M Noras (The University of Bradford)
  31. Dr. P. Sellappan (Malaysia University of Science and Technology)
  32. Dr. Pauline Ratnasingam (University of Central Missouri)
  33. Dr. Khoo Bee Ee (Universiti Sains Malaysia)
  34. Dr. B.R. Matam (Aston University)
  35. Dr. Rohiza Bt Ahmad (Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS)
  36. Dr. Karen Renaud (University of Glasgow)
  37. Dr. Liew Soung Yue (Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman)
  38. Dr. Akcell Chiang (University of Malaya)
  39. Dr. Kumaresan Nallasamy (University of Malaya)
  40. Dr. Effirul Ikhwan (University of Malaya)
  41. Dr. Chan Chee Seng (University of Malaya)
  42. Dr. Mohd Syazwan Abdullah (Universiti Utara Malaysia)
  43. Dr. Nor Laily Hashim (Universiti Utara Malaysia)
  44. Dr. Gong Hock Guan (Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman)
  45. Dr. Yap Kian Meng (Sunway University)
  46. Dr. Ibrahim Venkat (Universiti Sains Malaysia)
  47. Dr. Chong Zan Kai (Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman)
  48. Dr. Liew Chee Sun (University of Malaya)
  49. Dr. S.Hariharan, (TRP Engineering College, India)



Information for Authors

Submission of Manuscript

1. The Malaysian Journal of Computer Science (MJCS) publishes original articles based on professional policies, practices, principles and progress in the field of information and communication technologies. Paper can be submitted to MJCS throughout the year, to the following email address: editormjcs@um.edu.my. Other modes of submissions will no longer be entertained (ONLINE SUBMISSION VIA THE SUBMISSION SYSTEM ARE NOT ACCEPTED). Maximum submission file size is 2 Mega Bytes.

2. Each submitted manuscript will be evaluated by one or more reviewer (s) on accuracy, originality of its technical/scientific contribution, quality and relevance. A manuscript may be accepted, returned for revision or rejected. The contact author of each paper will be notified of the result within four to nine months of the submission date.

3. The reviewer(s) is (are) not responsible to edit poorly prepared papers. In order to avoid any embarrassment to authors, any undue burden for reviewers or editors, or any loss of time and effort, the authors are advised to engage competent colleagues to perform a thorough preliminary review before sending the papers to MJCS.

4. The author assumes full responsibility for the content of his/her article. He/she must ensure the accuracy of all data, statements and references. He/she also needs to ensure that the manuscript he/she submits to this journal is original and has never been published before.

5. Upon acceptance of the manuscript, the author is required to submit a camera-ready manuscript.

6. A complimentary copy will be distributed to the author whose manuscript(s) is (are) published in this journal.

Style of Manuscript

1. Manuscript must be written in English and prepared on A4-size paper with 3 cm, 2.5 cm, 2.5 cm and 2 cm margins from the top, bottom, left and right respectively. The manuscript must be prepared in Microsoft Word .doc format.

2. Centred at the top of the first page of a manuscript should be the complete title of the manuscript, full name(s) of author(s), affiliation(s), mailing and email address(es). This is followed by the abstract under the heading ABSTRACT (left-justified in italic, Times New Roman, 10 points), not exceeding 15 lines, keywords under the heading Keywords: (not more than eight keywords, in bold and italic, Times New Roman, 10 points) and followed by the text. The text should be typed and single-spaced, using a font similar to the one used in this text (Times New Roman, 10 points). Paragraphs should be separated by double spacing. The author(s) email address(es) are preferably official email address(es) associated with the affiliation(s).

3. A table or figure and the corresponding text should be placed on the same page. Otherwise it may be placed on the immediate following page. Its size should be smaller than the typed area.

4. A figure or photo should be labeled with “Fig.” and a table with “Table”. It must be assigned Arabic numerals as figure or table number; the figure number and caption should be placed below the figure, and the table number and caption should be placed on top of the table. The first letter of the caption should be in capital letter. Figures and tables should be placed in the middle of the page between left and right margins. Reference to the figure in the text should use “Fig.” instead of “Figure”.

5. Sections and subsections should be numbered and titled as 1.0, 2.0, etc. and 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2.1, etc. respectively. Capital letters should be used for the section titles. For subsections, the first letter of each word should be in capital letter, followed by small letters.

6. Each manuscript should not exceed 20 pages including figures and tables. Do not paginate.

7. References should be noted with numbers [1], [2], [3], etc. at the right of the corresponding part of the text. The numbers should be the same as the references listed at the end of the manuscript under the heading REFERENCES (left-justified).

Reference to articles in periodicals should take the form: initial(s) and name(s) of author(s), title (within quotes “ ”), title of journal (in italic), volume number, issue number, year published and page numbers.
Reference to conference proceedings/reports should take the form: initial(s) and name(s) of author(s), title (within quotes “ ”), name of conference in full (in italic), venue and date held, volume number (if any)/report number and page numbers.

Reference to books should take the form: initial(s) and name(s) of author(s), title of book (in italic), edition (if any), place of publication, publisher and year published. Indicate chapters/page numbers where relevant.
Use Vol., No., ed. and pp. to indicate volume number, issue number, edition and page numbers respectively.

Examples are given below:


[1] L. Bernstein, “Get The Design Right”. IEEE Software, Vol. 10, No. 5, September 1993, pp. 61-63.
[2] Z. Razak, “The Internet Global Villages”, in Using IT to Build a Better Future Conference, Kuala Lumpur, 3 October 1995.
[3] J. Y. Halpern et al., “Fault-Tolerant Clock Synchronisation”, in Proceedings of the Third Annual ACM Symposium: Principles of Distributed Computing, New York, ACM, 1984, pp. 89-102.
[4] R. S. Pressman, Software Engineering: A Practitioner’s Approach. McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1987.

8. The biography section should give the profiles of each author including name, academic achievements, affiliations to professional bodies, working experience, etc. within 100 words at the end of the manuscript. It should be placed below the references under the heading BIOGRAPHY (left-justified) and leaving a double spacing in between.

9. The Editor reserves the right to edit/format the manuscript to maintain a consistent style.


It is a condition of publication that manuscripts submitted to the journal have not been published, accepted for publication, nor simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere. By submitting a manuscript, the author(s) agree that copyright for the article is transferred to the publisher, if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication.
  Journal Coverage

Indexed by MyJurnal (2018)
H-Index 2
Immediacy Index 0.000
Rank 22/28,Q4(Engineering & Technology)
Indexed by Web of Science (JCR 2016)
Impact Factor 0.600
Rank Q4 (Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence)
Q4 (Computer Science, Theory & Methods)
Indexed by Scopus (SCImago Journal Rankings 2016)
Impact Factor -
Rank Q2 (Computer Science (miscellaneous))
Additional Information 0.240 (SJR)

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