Journal of Materials Exploration and Findings (JMEF)


This document provides details on typesetting and layout requirements pertaining to final manuscript submission to.

Following is the old JMEF manuscript template Word document. This format was no longer applicable. Volume 2 Issue 1 is the last edition using old format.
NEW submission should follow this FORMAT.

We kindly request that you utilize our submission template for the purpose of formatting your paper in preparation for its submission. It should be noted that the submitted work will be subject to a double-blind review process. Therefore, it is imperative that the uploaded material does not contain any author information. The inclusion of author information will occur subsequent to the blind review procedure. The permissible length for the paper is a maximum of 10 pages, with the exception of the review article, which may extend up to 15 pages. Pages that exceed the specified length are liable to incur an extra fee. Please refer to the Author Processing Charges (APC) information.


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Nomenclature and Units

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Please express the equations either in dimensionless form or in units of the metric system. In order to denote variables, it is customary to use italic characters. This convention is widely adopted in academic writing and serves to distinguish variables from other elements in the text or in shown equations.


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JMEF adopts Harvard style for reference and citation in text. Authors can use various software programs to make it easier. For example, you can check this website for guide (not prepared by JMEF).  


Belhekar, A A, Awate, S V & Anand, R 2002, ‘Photocatalytic activity of titania modified mesoporous silica for pollution control’, Catalysis Communications, 3(10), pp.453-458. 

Hendrix, Y, Lazaro, A, Yu, Q & Brouwers, J 2015, ‘Titania-silica composites: a review on the photocatalytic activity and synthesis methods’, World journal of nano science and engineering, 5(04), p.161.

Ismail, A A, Ibrahim, I A, Ahmed, M S, Mohamed, R M & El-Shall, H 2004, ‘Sol–gel synthesis of titania–silica photocatalyst for cyanide photodegradation’, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 163(3), pp.445-451.

Qian, X, Fuku, K, Kuwahara, Y, Kamegawa, T, Mori, K & Yamashita, H 2014, ’Design and functionalization of photocatalytic systems within mesoporous silica’, ChemSusChem, 7(6), pp.1528-1536.

Xu, G, Zheng, Z, Wu, Y & Feng, N 2009, ‘Effect of silica on the microstructure and photocatalytic properties of titania’, Ceramics International, 35(1), pp.1-5.

Please double-check: every citation in the text must match up to an entry in the reference list and vice-versa.