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The Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine (MJPHM) welcomes articles of interest on all aspects of public health medicine in the form of original papers, research communications, quality improvement reports and epidemic reports. Articles are accepted for publication on condition that they are contributed solely to the MJPHM. Neither the Editorial Board nor the Publishers accept responsibility for the views and statements of authors expressed in their contributions.

Manuscript format


Title page

Manuscript Format
Style
Images & Figures/Illustrations
Tables
References

All material submitted is assumed to be submitted exclusively to the Malaysian journal of Public Health Medicine (MJPHM) unless the contrary is stated. Upon submission, all manuscripts are screened by the editorial assistant to ensure the document has all required elements and appropriately follows formatting guidelines, including word count limits. Manuscripts will be returned to the author if the instructions provided in this manual have not been properly followed.

Title page

The title page must contain the following information:


1.    Title of the article (UPPERCASE).

2.    Full names, departments, institutions, city, post code and country of all co- authors.

3.    Full name, postal address and e-mail of the corresponding author.

Please check the manuscript carefully and make any changes before submitting the final version of your Word document.

Manuscript format

Please note, this instruction is for submission only.

  • For original papers, the ABSTRACT, INTRODUCTION, METHODS, RESULTS and DISCUSSION (IMRAD) should follow.
  • Papers may be submitted in Bahasa Malaysia but must be accompanied by an abstract in English.
  • The manuscript must be submitted in Word format.
  • PDF format is not accepted.
  • Words should not be more than 3000 words without abstract and references.
  • Text must be in one column.
  • The font: Trebuchet MS.
  • The font size: 10 for the whole text except the title (14).
  • Space: single (before: 0 & after: 0).

The manuscript must be presented in the following order:

1. Title page.

2. Abstract (or summary for case reports):

  • Should be unstructured abstract (no headings such as: Background, Methods, Results, Conclusion).
  • References not allowed in abstracts.
  • Below the abstract, provide 3 to 10 key words that will assist indexers in cross-indexing the article.
  • Words should not be more than 250 words.

3. Main text

Provide appropriate headings and subheadings as in the journal. We use the following hierarchy: BOLD CAPS, bold lower case, Plain text, Italics).


3.1 INTRODUCTION: State the purpose of the article, the rationale for the study or observation and the general objectives.  Do not review the subject extensively.


3.2 METHODOLOGY: Describe your selection of the observational or experimental subjects.  Identify the methods, tools and apparatus (manufacturer’s name and address) and procedures in sufficient detail to allow other researchers to repeat the study. Identify all drugs and chemicals used including generic name(s), dosage(s) and route(s) of administration. Statistical tests used should be given in sufficient detail and the use of any computer software should also be mentioned. For studies with ethical consideration such as clinical trials, studies done among minorities etc. the statement of approval from relevant ethical committee has to be mentioned as set out by the Helsinki Declaration.


3.3 RESULTS: Present your results in logical sequence.  If necessary, use appropriate tables or illustrations.  Check the readability and accuracy of the statistical tests calculation.


3.4 DISCUSSION: Emphasise new and important aspects of the study.  Discuss the implications of the findings, their limitations and relate the observations to other relevant studies.


3.5 CONCLUSIONS: Relate the conclusions with the objectives of the study but avoid conclusions not supported by the data.


3.6 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Acknowledge grant awarded in aid of the study (state the number of the grant, name and location of the institution or organisation), as well as persons who have contributed significantly to the study.

3.7 REFERENCES: Use the form of reference adopted by the US National Library of Medicine and used in the Index Medicus. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of cited references: these should be checked against the original documents before the paper is submitted.

4. Tables should be in table format in word file

5. Acknowledgments, Competing Interests, Funding.

6. Reference List should follow our style and format

 

Style

Abbreviations and symbols must be standard and SI units used throughout except for blood pressure values which are reported in mm Hg.

 

Images & Figures/illustrations

  • It should be uploaded in manuscript file at the end after references and tables if any
  • All images must be cited within the main text in numerical order.
  • Do not use the automatic formatting features of your word processor such as endnotes, footnotes, headers, footers, boxes etc.
  • Please remove any hidden text.

 

Tables

Tables Should be:

  • In the same format as your article (ie Word) and not another format embedded into the document such as: photo.
  • Should be placed where the table is cited and they must be cited in the main text in numerical order.
  • Not more than 5 tables.
  • If you have figures, so both tables & figures should not be more than 6 as a total for both.
  • We cannot accept tables as Excel files within the manuscript.

References

Authors are responsible for the accuracy of cited references: these should be checked against the original documents before the paper is submitted.

Citing in the text

  • References must be numbered sequentially as they appear in the text with a superscript Arabic numeral before the punctuation, e.g., Superscript numbers in the text inform the reader of when to reference a footnote1. If subsequent reference is made to a citation, the original reference number should be used again.
  • All reference numbers must be before the punctuation.
  • References cited in figures or tables (or in their legends and footnotes) should be numbered according to the place in the text where that table or figure is first cited.
  • Reference numbers in the text must be inserted immediately after the word (with no word spacing)—for example: word2.
  • If there is more than one reference is cited, separate by a comma, for example: word1, 4, 39. For sequences of consecutive numbers, give the first and last number of the sequence separated by a hyphen, for example: word22-25.
  • Please note, if your references are not cited in order your article will be returned to you before acceptance for correct ordering.

Preparing the reference list

  • References must be single spaced (numbered consecutively in the order in which they are mentioned in the text) in the (slightly modified) Vancouver style (see example below).
  • Only papers published or in press should be included in the reference list.

References must follow the [slightly modified] Vancouver style:

 

1.    Surname AB, Surname CD. Article title. Journal name or   abbreviation Year Vol(issue): Start page–End page.

  • The journal title should be in italic and abbreviated according to the style of Medline. If the journal is not listed in Medline then it should be written out in full.
  • Check journal abbreviations using PubMed.
  • List the names and initials of all authors if there are 3 or fewer; otherwise list the first 3 and add et al.

Example references:

Journal article

1. Koziol-Mclain J, Brand D, Morgan D, et al. Measuring injury risk factors: question reliability in a statewide sample. Inj Prev 2000; 6:148–50.

2. Vega KJ, Pina I, Krevsky B. Heart transplantation is associated with an increased risk for pancreatobiliary disease. Ann Intern Med 1996; 124(11):980-3.

Chapter in book

1. Nagin D. General deterrence: a review of the empirical evidence. In: Blumstein A, Cohen J, Nagin D, eds. Deterrence and Incapacitation: Estimating the Effects of Criminal Sanctions on Crime Rates. Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences 1978:95–139.

Book

1. Howland J. Preventing Automobile Injury: New Findings From Evaluative Research. Dover, MA: Auburn House Publishing Company 1988:163–96.

Abstract/supplement

1. Roxburgh J, Cooke RA, Deverall P, et al. Haemodynamic function of the carbomedics bileaflet prosthesis [abstract]. Br Heart J 1995; 73(Suppl 2):P37.

Electronic journal articles

1. Morse SS. Factors in the emergency of infectious diseases. Emerg Infect Dis 1995 Jan-Mar;1(1). www.cdc.gov/nciod/EID/vol1no1/morse.htm (accessed 5 Jun 1998).

Note:

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