About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Articles in the following areas of applied and industrial mathematics will be considered:

1. Computational and numerical mathematics

2. Operations research

3. Statistics and probability

4. Mechanics and mathematical physics

5. Pure mathematics with industrial applications

6. Mathematical modeling and simulation

Peer Review Process

The practice of peer review is to ensure that good paper is published. It is an objective process at the heart of good scholarly publishing and is carried out on all reputable scientific journals. Our referees therefore play a vital role in maintaining the high standards of MATEMATIKA: MJIAM.


Special issues and/or conference proceedings may have different peer review procedures involving, for example, Guest Editors, conference organisers or scientific committees. Authors contributing to these projects may receive full details of the peer review process on request from the editorial office. 


Publication Frequency

Starting from 2019, MATEMATIKA: MJIAM is published online with a frequency of three issues per year (April, August and December). Besides that, special issues of MATEMATIKA: MJIAM will be published non-periodically from time to time.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Publication Ethics & Malpractice Statements

  1. Authorship should be limited to
    • those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study.
    • those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors.
    • others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.
  2. The corresponding author should
    • ensure that all appropriate co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper.
    • have agreed to its submission for publication.
    • manage any requests to add, delete or rearrange author names in an article published in an online issue.
  3. The authors should
    • ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
    • secured the necessary reproduction rights with the rights holder for any third party material (images, digital content, etc.) you have used prior to submission.
    • ensure that they have acknowledged any funding that have contributed to the publication.
    • provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access and retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
    • NOT in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication.
    • NOT submit the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently.
    • include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest.
    • promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
    • ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) has approved them.
    • include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects.
    • obtain appropriate consents, permissions and releases where an author wishes to include case details or other personal information or images of patients and any other individuals.
  4. The Editors and/or Editorial Board should
    • keep information pertaining to submitted manuscripts confidential.
    • disclose any conflicts of interest.
    • evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
    • be responsible for making publication decisions for submitted manuscripts.
    • review suspected incidents of plagiarism.
  5. Reviewers should
    • notify the journal of any conflicts of interest.
    • keep information pertaining to the manuscript confidential.
    • bring to the attention of the Editors any information that may be the reason to reject publication of a manuscript.
    • evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. 

    6. Corrections and Retractions

In accordance with generally accepted standards of scholarly publishing MATEMATIKA: MJIAM does not alter articles after publication:

"Articles that have been published should remain extant, exact and unaltered to the maximum extent possible” (STM, 2006. Preservation of the objective record of science)

In cases of serious errors or (suspected) misconduct MATEMATIKA: MJIAM publishes corrections and retractions (expressions of concern).


  • Corrections

In cases of serious errors that affect the article in a material way (but do not fully invalidate its results) or significantly impair the reader’s understanding or evaluation of the article, MATEMATIKA: MJIAM publishes a correction note that is linked to the published article. The published article will be left unchanged.


  • Retractions (Expressions of Concern)

In accordance with the “Retraction Guidelines” by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)(https://publicationethics.org/files/retraction%20guidelines_0.pdf), MATEMATIKA: MJIAM will retract a published article if:

  • there is clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation),
  • the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper cross-referencing, permission or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication),
  • it constitutes plagiarism,
  • it reports unethical research.

An article is retracted by publishing a retraction notice that is linked to or replaces the retracted article. MATEMATIKA: MJIAM will make any effort to clearly identify a retracted article as such.

If an investigation is underway that might result in the retraction of an article MATEMATIKA: MJIAM may choose to alert readers by publishing an expression of concern.


     7. Publisher’s confirmation

In cases of alleged or proven scientific misconduct, fraudulent publication or plagiarism, the publisher, in close collaboration with the Chief Editor, will take all appropriate measures to clarify the situation and to amend the article in question. This includes the prompt publication of an erratum or, in the most severe cases, the complete retraction of the affected work. The Publisher and the Journal do not discriminate on the basis of age, color, religion, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race, gender, genetic predisposition or carrier status.


UTM Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

81310 UTM Johor, Johor Bahru,

Johor, Malaysia

Journal History

MATEMATIKA: Malaysian Journal of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (MJIAM) was first published in 1985 by the Department of Mathematics, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia as a platform for its junior staff to practise writing scholarly articles before sending them to more established journals. The idea was mooted by the then Head of Mathematics, the late Professor Mohd. Rashidi Razali who continued to helm MATEMATIKA: MJIAM as its Editor-in-Chief until his death in 2002.

MATEMATIKA: MJIAM was then one of the only two dedicated mathematics journal in Malaysia.  Its popularity soared and became the choice for Malaysian mathematicians to publish, with overwhelming demand.  Ever since, MATEMATIKA: MJIAM articles never failed to receive top honours in many national publication awards.

Under the helm of the second Editor-in-Chief, Professor Bahrom Sanugi, MATEMATIKA: MJIAM’s legacy continued. MATEMATIKA: MJIAM underwent a great deal of development including establishing its current publication format and front cover. During that time, MATEMATIKA: MJIAM  began to receive submissions from abroad. Prior to this, articles from non-local writers were included by invitation. 

It must be proudly noted that MATEMATIKA: MJIAM has never missed out on any issue. In 2006, under its 3rd Editor-in-Chief, Professor Norsarahaida Amin, MATEMATIKA: MJIAM expanded to its online publication, reaching out to a wider audience. In effect, the number of writers from abroad outnumbered that from the locals especially those of UTM Mathematics staff who have now elevated themselves to publish in more established and higher-ranked journals in accordance with the founder’s initial aspirations. By this time, MATEMATIKA: MJIAM has placed itself as one of the most-cited journals in the country indexed amongst others by EBSCO, dOAJ and Google Scholar.  In the recent national publication ranking system MyAIS, MATEMATIKA: MJIAM is ranked first in the country. From its humble beginning as a Departmental publication, MATEMATIKA: MJIAM's success has been phenomenal.

In order to cope with the increasing demand and to raise MATEMATIKA: MJIAM’s success to further heights, MATEMATIKA: MJIAM under the  4th Editor-in-Chief, Professor Shaharuddin Salleh, takes the important step to enhance the journal’s efficiency by managing the editorial system process electronically and fully online.  It has also been decided that in view of the establishment of UTM Centre of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (UTM-CIAM), the first centre of excellence of its kind in the region, MATEMATIKA: MJIAM now has a new host. The journal now caters specifically to submissions focussing on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, in line with the global understanding of the importance of mathematics in industry and establish itself as the only such journal in the country.