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 Microsoft Word or OpenOffice document file format (.DOC or .DOCX format).
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The submission adheres to the Ethics and Malpractice Policy found in the About section.
  • A Conflict of Interest statement has been attached to the submission. Please refer to http://www.icmje.org/conflicts-of-interest/
  • Submissions containing individually identifiable patient data (images and clinical data) have completed and attached the MyJO Publication Consent Form.
  • During the submission process, the author has filled in the following data in the Metadata tab: co-author information, abstract, keywords, supporting agencies, and reference list.
  • Manuscripts having at least one Malaysian author must provide the abstract in Bahasa Malaysia version in addition to the English version.
  • The manuscript is written in the active voice.
  • Figures are submitted as separate files in JPG, TIFF, or PNG format and have a resolution of at least 300 DPI.
  • All figures are cited in the text and figure captions are provided at the end of the manuscript.
  • Copyright permission has been obtained and is included for any table, diagram, or illustration to be reproduced from other publications.
  • All references are cited in the text and included in the correct format in the reference list. Where available, URLs for the references are provided in the form of DOI or PMID identifiers.
  • The manuscript has been checked for spelling and grammar prior to submission.


Author Guidelines

Please download the Author Guidelines and read the  document carefully to prepare your manuscript for submission. Manuscripts that do not adhere to the  instructions will be returned to the corresponding author for technical revision before undergoing peer review, delaying processing times. Please note that manuscripts that do not comply with the guidelines after one technical revision will be automatically declined. If the manuscript is declined due to technical grounds, authors are welcome to resubmit to MyJO once they have revised the manuscript in compliance with the guidelines. Resubmitted manuscripts will be handled as new submissions.


MyJO endorses the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (ICMJE Recommendations) published by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). We strongly recommend that authors review the ICMJE’s Preparing a Manuscript for Submission to a Medical Journal, as it provides a helpful framework to prepare clear and well-structured articles.