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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The manuscript in the format of DOC or DOCX has to be submitted together with supplementary files;
  • 2) Signed COPYRIGHT STATEMENT. The template can be found in the Author Guideline Section
  • 3) ARTICLE SUBMISSION in Microsoft Word according to ILKKM Journal of Medical and Health Sciences format.
  • Please download the TEMPLATE in the Author Guideline Section. The submission file is in Microsoft Word and NOT IN PDF FORMAT.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Interested in submitting to ILKKM Journal of Medical and Health Sciences? ILKKM Journal of Medical and Health Sciences is an annual journal published by Research Interest Group (RIG) Ministry of Health Training Institute of Sungai Buloh (Institut Latihan Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia [ILKKM] Sungai Buloh). We are currently continously publishing our articles within 1-3 month after the completion of review process. 

Aims and Scope

We publish high-quality peer-reviewed research, reviews, commentaries, news, and editorial content on topics of interest to diverse stakeholders. The environmental health sciences include a broad array of disciplines from bench science to observational research. As a pioneer in medical and allied health training-education publishing in Malaysia, our scope includes all established and emerging disciplines that examine the new findings relevant to the allied health research studies. We encourage author/s to read our About the Journal to understand the scope of research and scientific topics relevant to this journal.

Manuscripts submitted to ILKKM Journal of Medical and Health Sciences (IJMHS) must be original work that has not been published or under consideration for publication elsewhere. All submissions will be peer-reviewed (single/ double). Submission to this journal proceeds totally online. Submissions mailed to the editorial office will not be processed. Use the following guidelines to prepare your article.

The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).

  1. The manuscript in the format of DOCor DOCX has to be submitted together with supplementary files ;
    (1) A COVER LETTER which describes the NEW FINDING or NOVELTY STATEMENTS, (Click Here for a sample of a cover letter)
  2. Signed COPYRIGHT STATEMENT. Please Click Here for the Copyright Statement form.
  3. ARTICLE SUBMISSION in Microsoft Word according to ILKKM Journal of Medical and Health Sciences format. Click Here for the format/ template. The submission file is in Microsoft Word and NOT IN PDF FORMAT.

All the forms can be downloaded in this section. Please use it when preparing your manuscript for submission to the journal.


Types of Paper

News and Updates: News and Updates articles are written to update the research community on an upcoming event or reports on a recent event of utmost importance. Items should be short and no longer than 200 words absent of any figures and tables with no more than 5 references. The full name for correspondence is included.

Letters: These items are short comments on current issues of interest that warrants an immediate response from the scientific and engineering community. Items should be short and no longer than 500 words absent of any figures and tables with no more than 5 references. Authors are limited to two per letters as it is a concise and precise communication.

Research Articles: Research Articles presents original research that is expected to present a major advancement and contribution to the body of knowledge or the particular area. Research Articles follows the format provided in the guide to authors. The content includes an abstract, an introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion and conclusion. The supplementary materials that support the paper's conclusions are welcomed.

Reviews: Review articles summarise and describe new developments of interdisciplinary significance as well as proposing new future research directions based on their reviews. Reviews contain an abstract, an introduction that outlines the main theme, subheadings, and the future direction for resolving research questions.

Methods and Protocols: Methods and Protocols are proposals of new or an overviews of recent technical and methodological developments. Articles should present a new experimental, engineering, scientific or computational method, test or procedure. The method described may either be completely new or may offer a better version of an existing method. Methods must be proven by its validation, its application to an important research question and result illustrating its performance in comparison to existing approaches. Articles should possess thorough assessments of methodological performance and comprehensive technical descriptions that facilitate immediate application by researchers in the field.

Software, Database, and Datasets: Software articles should describe a computational tool, novel software or new algorithm implementations, web servers, and web services that would be a useful addition that represents a significant advance over previously published software (usually demonstrated by direct comparison with available related software). Database articles should describe a novel database that is readily accessible and data within the database should be attributed to a valid source. The database articles must be available for testing by anonymous reviewers. Datasets are articles that assist researchers to archive, document, and distribute the datasets produced in their research to the entire academic community. Software or data must be freely available to non-commercial users and its availability and implementation must be clearly stated in the article.

Format article
(1) The article can be in simple word format or in the ILKKM Journal of Medical and Health Sciences (IJMHS) template which can be found Click Here
(2) The main manuscript has to be in the range between 3500-5000 words without references and abstract with font size 9, Times New Roman
(3) The corresponding author should provide an official institution email address in the manuscript.

A concise and actual abstract is required (in the range between 100 - 300 words). The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results, and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separate 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, 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. Use comma (",") to separate the keywords. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes. 

Article structure: Divide your article into clearly defined sections. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.

Reference Style 
There are no strict requirements on reference formatting at submission. References can be in any style or format as long as the style is consistent. Where applicable, author(s) name(s), journal title/book title, chapter title/article title, year of publication, volume number/book chapter, and the pagination must be present. If you do wish to format the references yourself they should be arranged according to the following. 

Use ISI Journal Title Abbreviation which can be found at

References should be individually numbered in the order in which they are cited in the text (including tables and figure captions assuming they will be located where they are first mentioned in the text), and listed in numerical sequence on separate sheets at the end of the paper, typed in double spacing. The numbers (no alphabetical characters) should appear in the text at the appropriate places in square brackets [ ]. In the reference list, periodicals [1], books [2], multiauthor books with editors [3], proceedings [4], and patents [5] should be cited in accordance with the following examples:

for Journal
[1] M. Hataka, H. Hattori, T. Imai, Appl. Catal. A 121 (1995) 1.

for Book :
[2] Bragg, An Investigation on Promoted Iron Catalysts for the Synthesis of Ammonia, Jul. Giellerups Forlag, Copenhagen, 1968, p. 72. 
[3] M.V. Sargent, F.M. Albert, in: A.R. Katrizky, C.W. Rees (Eds.), Comprehensive Heterocyclic Chemistry, Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1977, p. 599.

for Proceedings :
[4] F.E. Lucas, M. Karger, F. Probst, B. Schutter, in: P. Jena, C.B. Satterthwaite (Eds.), Electronic Structure and Properties of Hydrogen in Metals, Proc. NATO Int. Symp., Richmond, VA, 4-6 March 1982, Plenum, New York, 1983, p. 581. 

for IP/Patent :
[5] J. Santiesteban, US Patent 3 972 983 (1986), to Mobil Oil Corporation.

for Magazine Articles:
[6] S. Begley, A. Murr, Which of these is not causing global warming? A. Sport utility vehicles; B. Rice fields; C. Increased solar output. Newsweek (2007, July 2), 150(2), 48-50.

for Newspaper Articles (unsigned and signed):
[7] M. Landler, Bush’s Greenhouse Gas Plan Throws Europe, New York Times (2007, June 2), p. A7.

Figure and Table
The Figures should be Borderless Chart-Area.

Revision Manuscript
Revised manuscripts should be returned including revision notes. The revision notes should address the issues raised in the referee report and clearly state per page (indicate paragraph and line) which changes have been made. Additional materials may be requested at the discretion of the editor.

Detail format 

  • Title: Font size 13, Arial
  • Abstract: 100-300 words with Font size 8, Times New Roman
  • Size Graphical Abstract : Max 3.5x5.5 cm
  • Keywords: 3-5 words  
  • Content: 3500-5000 words without references and abstract with font size 10, Times New Roman 
  • Reference: Font size 8, Times New Roman
  • To insert graphics within the text or as a figure, chart, scheme, or table, create a new line and insert the graphic where desired. If your graphic is not visible, ensure that the Word Style is “Normal” with an automatic height adjustment. If the size of the artwork needs to be adjusted, re-size the artwork in your graphics program and re-paste the artwork into the template (maximum width for single-column artwork, 3 in. (8.5 cm); maximum width for double-column artwork, 7 in. (17.8 cm)).

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Copyright on any research article in a journal published by ILKKM Journal of Medical and Health Sciences (IJMHS) is retained by the author(s).                                                                            

Authors grant ILKKM Journal of Medical and Health Sciences (IJMHS) a license to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher.