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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 submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file 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

Please use the  MJCE  TEMPLATE provided in this SUBMISSION PACKAGE. Kindly refer to Template Checklist for Guidance. Each submission must include :

    i. Manuscript in MJCE Template.
    ii. Copyright Transfer Agreement (CTA) document as supplementary file.


Aims and Scope: All manuscript submissions to the MJCE should be in a Word ".doc" file or in a Word-compatible file with top, bottom, left and right margins set to one inch, Times New Roman 12 point font, and double spaced. The body of the paper, title page, references, tables, figures, and author notes should all be contained in a single file. The editors will remove personal and institutional identifiers before circulating the manuscript for blind review.  Articles submitted will be reviewed and accepted on the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere. The length of articles should be between 3,000 and 6,000 words or approximately 7-15 printed pages (final version). The manuscripts should be written in English or Bahasa Melayu. Submission of review paper is only by invitation.

Manuscripts submitted to the MJCE should not be currently under review by another Journal or been made available in print (e.g., working paper series) or on the Internet. One copy of the manuscript should be sent as an e-mail attachment to in one Microsoft Word (or Word-compatible) file.

Type of fonts: All texts, drawing, graph must be written using Times New Roman. Language: Follow the spelling of the Oxford English Dictionary. Paper title: The title should be brief (SMALL CAPITAL bold font 14).

Authors (full name): The author's name and affiliation should follow below the title. Use numbers to indicate affiliations (font 14)

Affiliation: Position and full addresses including post codes (italic font 10)

Abstract: Written in English or Bahasa Melayu. The abstract must be translated to English if paper is written in Bahasa Melayu (font 10).

Abstract: It should be a single paragraph of about 150 words.

Keywords: Written in English or Bahasa Melayu up to 5 keywords. The keywords must be translated to English if paper is written in Bahasa Melayu (font 10 & Italic font 10).

Body text: The main headings of the text should be bold and numbered in title case letterings while the sub-headings should be italicised and numbered (bold font 12 for main-heading and italic font 12 for sub-heading)

1.0 Main-Heading
1.1 Sub-Heading
Units: All units and abbreviations of dimensions should conform to SI standards. Tables and Figures: Tables and figures should be incorporated in the text. Caption should be written above the table and at the bottom for figures (font 10). All illustrations and photographs must be numbered consecutively as it appears in the text and accompanied with appropriate captions below them.

References: References should be cited in the text according to Harvard referencing style as follows: "Veneklaas and Van (1990) found...", or "(Brooks et al. 1991)". References should be listed in alphabetical order, on separate sheets from the text. In the list of References, the titles of periodicals should be given in full, while for books should state the title, place of publication, name of publisher, and indication of edition.

Burland, J.B., Potts, D.M and Walsh, N.M. (1981) The overall stability of free and propped embedded cantilever retaining walls, Essex. Ground Engineering, 14: 28-37.

Brown, R.J. and Nicol, R.D. (1987) Effects of Pedestrians Volumes on Left Turning Traffic. London: Heffers Printers Ltd., 89 pp.

Portela, A. (1992) Dual Boundary Element Increment Analysis of Crack Growth. Ph.D. Thesis, Wessex Institute of Technology, Southampton, 156 pp.

Chapter in book:
Johan, R. (1999) Fire management plan for the peat swamp forest reserve of north Selangor and Pahang. In Chin T. Y.and P. Havmoller (eds.) Sustainable Management of Peat Swamp Forests in Peninsular Malaysia Vol II: Impacts. Kuala Lumpur: Forestry Department Malaysia, 81-147.

Diah, A.B.M and Nuruddin M.F. (1998) Concrete: Why Curing so Important for Engineers and Architects to Produce Durable Concrete Structures. Proceedings of 16'h Conference of ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organization. Pampanga, Philippines, 51-60.

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