MALAYSIAN SPORTS JOURNAL
Guide for Authors
Submission of Manuscript
All the manuscripts should submit through email attachment for consideration in water conservation & management.
Manuscripts can be sent to [email protected] . Our editorial office will handle manuscripts for technical check and initial review for the suitability of the paper and forward it to respective editor for technical handling and peer review. Only best suitable papers on the subject will be considered for further processing. Minimum processing time for each manuscript is 60 days. Rejection Rate is 50% .
Authors may suggest two reviewers
Please provide the name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers, and fields of interest of suggested reviewers. Any technical queries will be referred back to the author, although the Editor reserve the right to make alterations in the text without altering the technical content. All enquiries concerning the publication of accepted papers should be addressed to [email protected] . Authors are responsible for their research work carried out, presentation and results expressed. Editor-in-Chief, and Editorial Board does not claim any responsibility, liability of statements made and opinion expressed by authors. Editors do not necessarily agree with the views expressed in the matter published herein.
The manuscript of a research article should be arranged as follows :
- Title Page
- Abstract and Keywords (optional: graphical abstracts & highlights)
- Material & Methods
- Results & Discussion (both can be given as separate headings)
The manuscripts must be double-spaced typed, written in clear, grammatical English with no typographical errors.
Title. Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible. Author names and affiliations. Present the authors’ affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author’s name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name, and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.
Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who is willing to handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication.
A concise and factual abstract is required (200-300 words). The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, they must be cited in full, without reference to the reference list. Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.
Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 5 keywords, using American spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, “and”, “of”). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.
State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.
Material & Methods
Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. What is the material or equipment used to conduct the study. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.
Results & Discussion
Results should be clear and concise. This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.
The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.
Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).
Tables should be cited consecutively in the text. Every table must have a descriptive title and if numerical measurements are given, the units should be included in the column heading.
Manuscripts must contain at least 10 references. The references must cite recent and relevant research only. At least half (50%) of the references should be published within the last 5 years.
Citation in Text
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list.
Text : Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given. Example: ‘….. similarly derived [5,8]. Fleming and Carlos  explained this theory as ….’ List : Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list in the order in which they appear in the text.
Manuscripts not adhering to the journal guidelines will be returned to authors without scientific evaluation. Submitted manuscripts adhering to journal guidelines are reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief or an Associate Editor, who will assign them to reviewers. The Editorial Board will prepare a decision letter according to the comments of the reviewers, which will be sent to the corresponding author.
We will do everything possible to get your article published quickly and accurately. PDF version of proof will be sent to corresponding author. Corrected proofs must be returned to the publisher within 48 hours of receipt. Please use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness and correctness of the text, tables and figures. Significant changes to the article as accepted for publication will only be considered at this stage with permission from the Editor. It is important to ensure that all
Corrections are sent back to us in one communication. Please check carefully before replying, as inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely your responsibility. Before the accepted paper is published we will intimate the processing fees in the acceptance letter.
Open Access authors retain the copyrights of their papers, and all open access articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.