Malaysian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences



Journal abbreviation: Mal. J. Fund. Appl. Sci.

ISSN: 2289-5981. e-ISSN: 2289-599X.

The Malaysian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences (MJFAS) (formely known as Journal of Fundamental Sciences, ISSN: 1823-626X) is a refereed research journal published by Penerbit UTM Press, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. The aims and scope of the journal encompasses research articles, original research reports, reviews, short communications and scientific commentaries from fundamental principles to practical applications in the broad field of mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology. All manuscript submissions must be made through the journal's online manuscript system at Online Submissions. This journal is indexed by ISI Web of Science, MyCite, MyAis, and Google Scholar.


The Malaysian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences (MJFAS) is now entering its twelfth year and it is now the official journal of the Indonesia-Malaysia Research Consortium (I'M Research Consortium). The consortium's aims are to foster the development of the field through a crossdisciplinary approach and to reach consensus in areas of common interest in fundamental and applied sciences field. By making The Malaysian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences the official journal of the I'M Research Consortium, we hope to provide a forum to bring together society members and to publish peer-reviewed consensus documents that emerge from the activities of the consortium.

The Publishing Process of MJFAS and its Requirements

Below are the new requirements and other guidelines related to publication as well as communicating your results.

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Before the paper moves into production and is published (Step 9), the author(s) needs to register as member of I'M Research Consortium (Step 8) through the following website:

The MJFAS is an Open Access journal. Publishing an article in the MJFAS requires article processing charges that will be billed to the submitting author following the acceptance of an article for publication. Apart from these article processing charges, there are no submission charges, page charges, or color charges. The fee to be paid following the acceptance of an article. The fee is 300 Malaysian Ringgit. Article processing charges will be used for operating expenses of the journal such as allowance to reviewers, layout editors and proofreaders.

For a detailed guidelines for submission of an article please refer to Online Submission. Please follow these guidelines to prepare and upload your article.

Editor's Message

Dear Colleagues,

As the Editor-in-Chief of the Malaysian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, I am writing to invite you to submit your most important research to the Journal. We envision the Journal as the best place to publish all of the levels of research in fundamental and applied sciences from all over the world, especially from researchers in Malaysia dan Indonesia.

Working with our knowledgeable and international Editorial Board members and I can assure you of a rapid, robust and fair peer-review process. As the Malaysian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences is now indexed by Thomson Reuters Web of Science, we are especially aiming to reduce time to decision. We also have begun to work towards raising the Journal’s impact factor.

For the coming submissions, the MJFAS will start implementing the "Your Paper, Your Way" initiative. In this way, authors can focus on the scientific quality of the paper. Journal-specific formatting such as reference style is no longer needed.

Thank you in advance for your valuable contributions to the Malaysian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences.


Prof. Dr. Hadi Nur (short bio)






A warm welcome to Prof. Dr. Oki Muraza


A warm welcome to Professor Oki Muraza, Regional Managing Editor for the Middle East and Africa of the MJFAS. Dr. Oki Muraza is an Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering at KFUPM. In the past six years, as a principal investigator, he secured about 18 million SR (~$ 4.8 million) research grants from companies and national funding agency (KACST). He received his PhD in Chemical Engineering at Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU Eindhoven) on Catalytic Microreactors with Prof. Jaap Schouten. He obtained his MSc in Chemical Engineering from Technische Universiteit Delft (TU Delft) with MSc research on Zeolite Membranes under supervision Prof. Em. Koos Jansen. His current activities are mainly in catalysts for selective production of propylene, heavy oil production and upgrading and methanol-to-propylene. Read full story »

Posted: 2016-09-23

The MJFAS website is now back online

The MJFAS website is now back online and can be accessed from outside of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) after being targeted by foreign hackers since 4 August 2016. We apologize for any inconvenience that may cause.
Posted: 2016-09-21 More...
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Vol 12, No 4 (2016): October - December

Table of Contents

Research Article

Heng Ah You, Che Cha Sun
Jia Cherng Chong, Lee Siew Ling, Noriah Bidin
Diana Che Lat, Ismacahyadi Bagus Mohamed Jais, Kamaruzzaman Mohammed, Bahardin Baharom, Nastasa Samat, Atiqah Najwa Zainuddin
Ganesamoorthy Thirunarayanan, R. Senbagam, M. Rajarajan, V. Manikandan, S. Balaji, G. Vanangamudi, G. Thirunarayanan
Hamidreza Mostafaei, Shaghayegh Kordnoori, Shirin Kordnoori
Stephen Lim Een-Chien, R.N. Farah, M. Othman