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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • Manuscript scripted to MNIJ template
  • References are according the MNIJ guidelines
  • Authors full names and affliations are provided at the last page

Author Guidelines

Submission Guidelines for Authors

Submissions must be made to MNIJ Journal website  or via e-mail ( only electronically. Please download and use MNIJ template and EndNote style provided in Author Guidelines

Manuscripts published or currently under review elsewhere are ineligible for submission. Submissions require full names and e-mail addresses of all the authors and the final version of an accepted article cannot be further modified nor changed. Readers of the journal may send their comments on published articles in an issue to the journal office up to six months after publication. Should the editorial board accept a comment, the author(s) of the respective article will be informed and invited to respond to the comment within the next two issues of the journal.


An acknowledgement statement expresses gratitude to individuals or organizations for assistance, but not direct involvement, in production of an original work and should appear at the end of the article. In case of financial support or funding for the conduct of research, authors are required to acknowledge their funding and financial under the acknowledgements section.

Conflict of Interest

The corresponding author (on behalf of all co-authors) should submit a conflict of interest disclosure form and accepts the responsibility for accuracy and completeness of the submitted manuscript. All submitted manuscripts must include a conflict of interest statement. The statement will appear under a heading conflict of interest prior to the references.


The corresponding author, on behalf of all other authors of an accepted manuscript, should fill and send the Copyright Transfer Agreement form to enable MNIJ to publish their manuscript.

English Language Fluency

Non-English-speaking authors who would like to have their manuscripts refined for their use of language might consider employing a professional editing service. MNIJ does not offer English editing services. Manuscripts written in broken English will be rejected if they are illegible.


Articles should be prefaced with a self-contained, one-paragraph abstract summarizing the main problem, key ideas and conclusions. Provide a text-only manuscript and minimize the use of mathematical symbols and accented variables.


Keywords should be written in alphabetical order and separated by semicolons.


It is the responsibility of authors to obtain permission for reproduction of copyrighted material including figures, tables, illustrations or quotations previously published elsewhere.


All manuscripts submitted to MNIJ are subjected to strict screening using plagiarism prevention software. Plagiarism is considered an academic dishonesty, copyright infringement and a serious violation of publication ethics. Other similar ethical offenses include duplicate publication, data fabrication and improper credit of other authors contributions.

Author Inquiries

Authors can track their submitted article through MNIJ website on authors login section.

Privacy Statement

Ethical Statement

Effective date: September 2019

Nanotechnology and Catalysis Research Centre (NANOCAT), University of Malaya operates the website.

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible from


Information Collection and Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.


Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally, identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First name and last name
  • Address, State, Province, Postal code, City
  • Cookies and Usage Data

We may use your Personal Data to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any or all communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email or profile setting we send.


Usage Data

We may also collect information about how the Service is accessed and used ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.


Tracking Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with a small amount of data that may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
  • Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
  • Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.


Use of Data

Nanotechnology and Catalysis Research Centre (NANOCAT), University of Malaya uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain our Service
  • To notify you about changes to our Service
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
  • To provide customer support
  • To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Service
  • To monitor the usage of our Service
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues
  • To provide you with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless you have opted not to receive such information


Transfer of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to "and maintained on" computers outside your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside Malaysia and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to Malaysia and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Nanotechnology and Catalysis Research Centre (NANOCAT), University of Malaya will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.


Disclosure of Data

Legal Requirements

Nanotechnology and Catalysis Research Centre (NANOCAT), University of Malaya may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of Nanotechnology and Catalysis Research Centre (NANOCAT), University of Malaya
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
  • To protect against legal liability


Security of Data

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.


Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service, to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.


Links to Other Sites

Our service may contain links to other sites that we do not operate. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.


Children's Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13 ("Children").

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children have provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.


Journal Distribution and Open Access Policy

The MNIJ : Malaysian NANO- An International Journal (eISSN 2805-5152). As such, we would be grateful if an acknowledgement accompanies the republication that the work was originally published in MNIJ. The electronic version of the journal is available online. MNIJ endorses the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. The Public Knowledge Project (PKP), which has designed our journal system to improve the quality of research, is committed to supporting the open access publishing of scholarly resources. Authors must agree with this open access policy which enables unrestricted access and reuse of all published articles. 

MNIJ charges no fee for the submission, processing, or publication of our articles. There are also no charges to the reader.


Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.


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