Guide for Authors

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Aims and Scopes

The aim of Science Letters is to foster the growth of fundamental and applied science and technology research activities among scientists and engineers and to provide a medium for mutual communication between academia and industry on the one hand, and the world scientific community on the other.

The Journal welcomes original research articles; research notes or short communications, and topical or interpretative review articles (previously unpublished) in all established areas as follows: 

  • Chemical Sciences and Technology
  • Environmental Science and Technology
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Material Science and Technology
  • Biological Science and Technology


Online Submission

Authors should submit their manuscripts online. Electoral submission substantially reduces the editorial processing and reviewing times and shortens overall publication times.

Please prepare three files: a title page (Template: /TITLE-PAGE_MANUSCRIPT-SL.docx), anonymous manuscript (without author's details) and normal manuscript (with authors details). Please refer here for the manuscript template here

Please follow the hyperlink "Submit Your Paper" and upload all of your files. (Title page, anonymous manuscript, and normal manuscript full text Word & PDF files that contain all parts (text, each table, and figure in the appreciation place, references, etc.).

The authors should also nominate at least three (3) potential reviewers or experts in the related field.

The journal will be printed in black and white, and prospective manuscripts should be original and not published or considered as published elsewhere.


Types of Manuscript

1) Research Articles

Research Articles are full-length expositions of extensive and significant experimental and/or theoretical studies. The manuscript should clearly describe the reason for undertaking the work, and present methods used and the results found in separate sections. Scientific interpretations based on the findings should be presented in a discussion section. The manuscript should not exceed 15 pages in length including references.

2) Review Articles

Review Articles are studies on areas of interest to readers of the journal. They may also be "state of the art" reports or communications. A review article is an analysis and collection of the current state of the research on a particular topic. A review article is not an original article with new data or finding but represents:

  • The main people working in a field
  • Recent major advances and discoveries
  • Significant gaps in the research
  • Current debates
  • Ideas of where research might go next

Review articles are usually invited by the editor, although we will consider unsolicited material. All review articles, even if invited, undergo the same peer-review and editorial process as original research reports. These papers are peer-reviewed and are accepted on the basis of technical accuracy, importance, and readability. The manuscript should not exceed 15 pages in length including references.

3) Research Notes/Short Communications

Research Notes or Short Communications are complete, self-contained papers. In style and presentation, they should conform to that laid down for manuscripts but the length should not exceed 4 printed pages in the journal including tables and figures.

Preparation of Manuscripts

For general style, consult recent issues of Science Letters. Manuscripts should be typed in one column style on the A4 paper. Each page should be numbered.

Manuscript Sections

The paper should clearly describe the reason for undertaking the work, present the methods used, and present the results. Scientific interpretations based on the findings should be presented in " Results and Discussion" section.

It is suggested that the authors prepare their manuscripts in the following manner: 

  •  Title
  •  Names and work and email addresses of authors
  •  Abstract
  •  Key Words
  •  Introduction
  •  Experimental and/or Theoretical Section
  •  Results and Discussion
  •  Conclusions
  •  Nomenclatures
  •  Acknowledgements (if required)
  •  References


 Note: In review manuscripts, the following sections can be omitted:

- Experimental Section, Results and Discussion, Acknowledgements



Use specific and informative titles; they should be as brief as possible, consistent with the need for defining the subject area covered by the paper and for indexing and retrieval purposes. 

(Use Times New Roman Font, Size 14 Bold).



Be consistent in authorship designation. Use the first name, second initial, surname, and email address. Give the complete mailing address of the laboratory or organisation where work was conducted.

If the current address is different, include it in a footnote on the title page. 

The name of the author to whom inquiries about the paper should be addressed may be indicated with an asterisk (corresponding author). (Use Times New Roman font, size 12).



The abstract should be a clear, concise summary (100 to 300 words with no abbreviations)—informative rather than descriptive-giving the scope and purpose, methods or procedures, significant new results, and conclusions.

(Use Time New Roman Font, Size 12).


Key Words

3 to 5 keywords should be provided on the title page. These words must be used in the abstract. (Use Times New Roman Font, Size 12, Italic).



The manuscript should have a short introduction, including a brief literature survey report with enough references to previous works on the subject.

In the last paragraph of the introduction, the author should state the reasons for the work.


Experimental Section

This should be presented as a clear and detailed description of the experiment's procedure and analytical conditions to enable readers to carry out similar work. Sample preparation procedures must be clear and repeatable.

Supply name, model, and configuration details of equipment used and data handling methods.

Specify the name, detailed specifications, and sources of used agents and chemicals. 


Results and Discussion

The original and important findings should be stated and discussed.



This section consists of a short collection of bullet points that convey the core findings of the article.



The text of articles submitted must be concise and in a readily understandable style. The technical description of the methods used should only be given in detail when such methods are new.

The essential contents of each paper should be briefly recapitulated in an abstract. Assume the reader is not a novice in the field.

Include only as much history as is needed to provide background for the particular material covered in your paper. Sectionalize the article and insert appropriate headings. (Use Times New Roman Font, Size 12)

All typescripts (including the references) must be carefully checked for errors before submission. Failure to observe this may result in some delay in publication.



Type all equations and formulas clearly (use the Equation Editor in Microsoft Word). Number equations consecutively by using Arabic numerals. Place superscripts and subscripts accurately.

Structural formulas and chemical equations should be drawn in Chemistry . Office or similar software. All symbols used must be clearly defined.

If the number of symbols used is small, it is permissible to define them in the text where they first occur. If the number is large, a separate table of notation must be prepared Roman symbols should be listed in the table first, then Greek.


Systems of Units

Units of measurement should be presented simply and concisely using System International (SI) units.



Avoid tables and graphs that involve superfluous duplication of data. Substitute a few typical results for lengthy tables when practical. Number tables in order of mention in the text. 

Use each table in the appropriate place in the text. Use the table tools in Microsoft Word to establish the tables. 

(Use Times New Roman font, size 12, for the table's contents and size 12 for captions.). Captions must be typed up on each table.



The figures should be carefully designed and prepared in a form suitable for direct reproduction. All lettering should be prepared for a size that can be read after reduction.

Label the axes outside the graph properly Number all illustrations consecutively. Use each figure in the appropriate place in the text.

Figures should be supplied in either vector art formats (Illustrator, EPS, WMF, FreeHand, CorelDraw, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) or bitmap formats (Photoshop, TIFF, GIF, JPEG, etc.).

(Use Times New Roman font, size 12).

Type the caption under each figure in Times New Roman font, size 12.


Literature Cited

Note: Please refer to recently published articles (especially papers published in this journal) in your manuscript.


APA Format:


[1] Al Haddawi, M. H., Jasni, S., Son, R., Mutalib, A. R., Bahaman, A. R., Zamri-Saad, M., et al. (1999). Molecular characterization of P. multocida isolates from rabbits. Journal of General and Applied Microbiology, 45, pp. 269–275.
[2] Basagoudanavar, S. H., Singh, D. K., & Varshney, B. C. (2006). Immunization with Outer Membrane Protein of P. multocida (6:B) provides Protection in Mice. Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 53, 524-530.
[3] Bienhoff, S. E., Allen, G. K., & Berg, J. N. (1992). Release of tumor necrosis factor alpha from bovine alveolar macrophages stimulated with ovine respiratory viruses and bacterial endotodxins. Veterinary Immunology and immunopathology, 30, 341–357.
[4] Netto, A. (2006). Malaysia’s newfangled privatization fudge. EPU. (2006).
[5] A. K (2010). Conceptual issues in Defining Public Private partnership (PPPs). International review of Business Research papers, 6(2), 150-163.
[6] Ninth Malaysian Plan (9MP) (2006). Putrajaya: Prime Minister’s Department. Retrieved August 17, 2006, from the World Wide Web:
[7] Nisar, T.M. (2007). Value for money drivers in public private partnership schemes.International Journal of Public Sector Management, 20 (2), pp 147-156.
[8] Norriyah (2009). 10th Malaysian Plan development expenditure at RM230b. The stars.
[9] Nunnally,I. (1978). Psychometric theory. New York: McGraw-Hill



Authors will receive page proofs for correction and checks for typesetting and editing when their contribution is first set, but there is really time for further proofs to be sent for checking.

This will be done, however, where the amount of alteration makes it advisable.



The manuscript will be returned for revision without review when the plagiarism detection system shows a similarity index of more than 25%.


Publication Fees  

There are no submission charges or article processing charges (APC). 


Copyright and Important Notes

Major alterations are not accepted. Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that if it is accepted for publication, exclusive copyright in the paper shall be assigned to the publisher.

Under no circumstance, articles received will not be returned to the authors. The publisher will not put any limitation on the personal freedom of the author to use the material contained in the paper in other works. Authors also may grant any third party the right to use the article freely as long as its integrity is maintained and its original authors, citation details and publisher are identified accordingly. 

The publisher of Science Letters and its editors assume no responsibility for statements and opinions advanced by contributors. The Authors are responsible for copyright permission to use the Softwares, Standards, Patents, etc.


Duration of Editorial Process

The common duration for the editorial process from submission until publication will be no longer than six months, as we publish biannually (January and June). 

Thank you for choosing Science Letters for publishing your manuscript.