Instruction to Authors




Authors are advised to consult a recent issue of Malaysian Applied Biology to acquaint themselves with the general layout of articles.

Malaysian Applied Biology publishes scientific articles on original research in all fields of biology and applied biology or in any related scientific field provided it has not been considered for publication in other journals. Acceptance for publication is based on contribution to scientific knowledge, originality of data, ideas or interpretations and on their conciseness, scientific accuracy and clarity, as judged by two referees appointed by the Editorial Board.

Manuscript submitted to the journal must be original, previously unpublished and not under the consideration of other journals simultaneously. Authors are responsible to obtain written permissions to reproduce any materials from other sources that are used in the manuscript, e.g. figures, tables and illustrations.


  1. Title: should be concise and descriptive, capitalized, centered.
  2. Name (s) of author(s): Capitalized, centered.
  3. Present address(es): lower-case, centered.
  4. Abstract: The abstract should be clear and informative when read in isolation. It should not be longer than 200 words. The heading should be capitalized followed by the text. The abstract should be in English and Bahasa Malaysia.



Scientific names



Tay, T.W., Marina, M.T., Wong, C.H., Zubaid, A. & Kamis, A.B. 2001. Reproductive cycle of Hipposideros larvatus, from undisturbed lowland tropical forest. Malaysian Applied Biology. 30(1&2): 93-98.


Ismail, B. S. 1992. Sains Rumpai. Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Kuala Lumpur. 242 pp. (Malay).

Hall, J. L., Flowers, T.J. and Robert, R. M. 1982. Plant Cell Structure and Metabolism. 2nd ed. Longman, Singapore. 544 pp.

Work in an edited collection

Shukor, J. and Ismail, B.S. 1989. Effects of shade and flooding on growth and development of Asystasia intrusa. In: Weed Management. B.A. Auld, R. C. Umaly and S. S. Tjitrosomo (eds.). Biotrop Special Publication No. 38, Seameo-Biotrop, Bogor. pp. 63-69.

Abbreviation of author's name:

The recommended style is as in the following example: Abdul Rahim bin Hj. Mohamed Ali should be abbreviated as: Abdul-Rahim, M.A. or Mohamed-Ali, A.R. or Ali, A.R.M.

Language and editing

Publication Fee

Galley Proofs

Research Notes

Submission of articles

Three potential reviewers should be suggested upon submission of article. Manuscript/s together with a cover letter should be emailed to:

Prof. Dr. Wickneswari Ratnam
Pusat Pengajian Sains Sekitaran dan Sumber Alam,
Fakulti Sains dan Teknologi,
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia,
43650 Bangi,
Selangor Darul Ehsan
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