AMST : Guide for Authors

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Applied Membrane Science & Technology provides a continuous forum for the dissemination of thoroughly peer–reviewed, fundamental and applied research on membrane science and technology. Preference is given to contributions that offer new and comprehensive concepts, interpretations, experimental approaches, and results.


Submission should be formatted as Microsoft Word.

Submission by email: Submission as an email attachment is accepted provided that all the files are included in a single archive the size of which does not exceed 20 megabytes. For the processing of the accepted papers, electronic versions are preferred. Authors should include a cover letter and all ancillary materials. Your original manuscript should be sent to Dr. W.J. Lau via or


General: Manuscript must be an original work that has not been published or under consideration for publication elsewhere. The journal welcomes manuscripts clearly written in English and should be typed double–spaced on A4 size paper using font size 12. Pages should be numbered consecutively.

Title: Manuscript should be headed by a concise title. Please include the full name of the author(s), complete mailing address, telephone and fax numbers as well as email address. In case of multiple authorship, please indicate the main author to whom all correspondence concerning paper should be directed.

Abstract: Manuscript should be accompanied by an abstract (not more than 300 word) and five relevant keywords. The abstract should state the rationale, objectives, findings, and conclusions of the manuscript.

Style: As far as possible, manuscripts should consist of the following sections: Introduction, Methods/Theory, Results and Discussions, and Conclusions.

Tables: All tables should be kept simple and clear, and should be referred to in the text. They should be numbered by Arabic numerals, titled, and typed using double spacing. All tables should also be printed on separate pages in the order of which they are referred to in the text.

Illustrations: Illustrations including diagrams and graphs should be sharp, noise free and of good contrast. They should accompany the manuscript on separate sheets and numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals, in the same order as they are referred to in the text. Line drawings should be in black ink on a white background and lettering size must be large enough to permit legible reduction whenever necessary. Please supply one original copy, suitable for direct reproduction plus two additional copies. Number all figures on the front and all photos on the back and add the author’s name. Indicate the top of all photographs and figures when there may be doubt. All photographs must be glossy prints. Supply a list of captions on a separate sheet. Size figures for a two or three–fold reduction. Color illustrations can be produced at the author’s expense.

Nomenclature, symbols and abbreviations:
In general, the recommendations of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) should be followed. SI units and units related to the SI system (C, bar, h, min, etc) can be used, but other units should be avoided (eg. Atm, cal, Ci, F, psi, tonne, Torr). Only widely accepted symbols and forms of abbreviation should be used, but always give the full expression followed by the abbreviation the first time it appears in the text. Abbreviations and symbols used in tables and figures should be explained in the legends. The use of chemical symbols in the text should be avoided as much as possible as they disrupt the flow of the sentence as well as the appearance of the typeset page. Complicated chemical compounds can, for the sake of simplicity, be indicated by their chemical formulae, but at least elements and ‘everyday’ compounds such as water, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, methane, ethane, ethane, ammonia, formaldehyde, acids, alcohols, etc. should be indicated by their full name (except in long lists). In no case should a combination of symbols and words (eg. Li–oxide) be used. Hydrogen isotopes should preferably be indicated as 2H or 3H, rather than as D or T. Use of the trivial names ‘paraffins’ and olefins’ should be avoided, ‘alkanes’ and ‘alkenes’ should be used instead.

Acknowledgements (if any): A brief acknowledgement of not more than 50 words should be included at the end of the manuscript, before the list of references.

References: References should appear in a separate Reference Section at the end of the manuscript, typed double–spaced in the order of item referred to in the text using numerals in square brackets. Abbreviate according to the ‘Bibliographic Guide for Editors & Authors, 1974 (Chemical Abstract Service, The Ohio State University, OH 43210). Note the following examples:

Journal articles (print versions)

[1] Labaree, D.C., T.Y. Reynolds, and R.B. Hochberg. 2001. Estradiol–16α–carboxylic Acid Esters as Locally Active Estrogens. J. Med. Chem. 44: 1802–1814.

Journal articles (electronic editions)

[2] Rando, R. R. The Biochemistry of the Visual Cycle. Chem. Rev.http://xxx.yyy.html (accessed XX Month Year).


[3] Beall, H., and Trimbur. 2001. A Short Guide to Writing about Chemistry.2nd ed. New York: Longman. 17–32.

Book chapter

[4] Repgen, K. 1987. What is a ‘Religious War’? In Politics and Society in Reformation Europe. Edited by E. I. Kouri and T. Scott. London: Macmillan. 311–328.


[5] Hennepe, H. J. C., M. H. V. Mulder, and C. A. Smolders. Pervaporation Process and Membrane. Eur. Patent 0,254,758. 1998.

Dissertations and Thesis

[6] King, K. J. 1983. Development of a Pressurized System for Oxidation Studies of Volatile Fluids. M.S. Thesis. Pennsylvania State University.


[7] Elton, H. 1999. Byzantine Warfare, Warfare in the Ancient World.http://xx.yyy.html (accessed XX Month Year).

Include all authors’ name up to 6 authors (use et al. after the 6th author) and provide complete titles of all articles. Please avoid the use of non–retrievable reports.

20 complementary copies of the article published in the journal will be sent to the corresponding author.

Copyright of articles that appear in Applied Membrane Science & Technology belongs exclusively to Penerbit UTM. This copyright covers the rights to reproduce the article, including reprints, electronic reproduction or any other reproductions of similar nature. Please refer to the Copyright Transfer Agreement. No article can be published unless accompanied by a signed publication agreement, which serves as a transfer of copyright from author to publisher.


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