We are pleased to announce the latest publication of Journal of Physical Science, Vol. 29, Supp. 2.
The publication is a special issue resulting from the 6th International Conference on Education, Concept and Application of Green Technology by Engineering International Committee (EIC 2017) of Engineering Faculty, Universitas Negeri Semarang (UNNES), Indonesia, organised on 11 October 2017.
All articles (open access, in two digital formats, i.e., PDF and EPUB) can be accessed via this link.
On behalf of the editor-in-chief and the publisher, Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM Press), we thank you for the continued support by contributors, reviewers, readers and researchers.
We are delighted to inform our readers that the Journal of Physical Science is once again the recipient of Current Research in Malaysia (CREAM) Awards by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia for year 2017.
CREAM Awards are accorded to scholarly journals published by Malaysian scholarly publishers showing high performance on publications based on identified criteria outlined by the Malaysian Citation Centre. The awards were first introduced in 2015.
Last year, Journal of Physical Science was also selected as one of the winners.
This year, 18 journals were selected as the recipient of CREAM Awards 2017.
This accolade is an epitome of the journal’s commitment to become a major platform in producing quality research and publications.
The award-giving ceremony was held at Putrajaya International Conference Centre (PICC), Kuala Lumpur on 5 October 2017, and officiated by Dato’ Seri Idris Jusoh, Malaysia’s Higher Education Minister.
In the same ceremony, the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Physical Science, Professor Dr. Abdul Latif Ahmad, was also a recipient of Malaysia’s Research Star Awards, an individual award given to influential researchers making a major impact in the scholarly arena.
The article, written by three researchers—Faiznur Fuad, Khairiah Abd. Karim and Mashitah Mat Don—edged out 27 other short listed articles published by various journals in Malaysia for the category.
The award ceremony was organised at the Duyong & Marina Resort, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, and was officiated by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, Dato’ Seri Idris Jusoh.
The Journal of Physical Science and the publisher, Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia congratulate the authors on their awards. The award is a recognition to researchers who have shown great initiative in publishing high-impact research, and to the journal as a platform for high-quality publications.
We are delighted to inform our readers that the latest issue of Journal of Physical Science, Vol. 28, Supp. 1 (2017), is now published. All articles can be accessed and downloaded from this link.
Vol. 28 Supp. 1 is a special issue published in conjunction with the 4th Conference on Future Biorefineries 2016 held on 12–15 March 2016 in Langkawi, Malaysia. The conference gathered researchers whose works are focusing on the technology developments for utilisation and conversion of lignocellulosic biomass in the lignocellulosic biorefinery.
We would like to extend our warm appreciation to our guest editors, Dr. Low Siew Chun (Universiti Sains Malaysia) and Dr. Shuhaida Harun (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia) for spearheading the issue.
We are pleased to inform our readers that the Journal of Physical Science will be publishing a special issue (Vol. 28, Supp. 1), a post-conference publication in conjunction with the 4th Conference on Future Biorefineries 2016 held on 12–15 March 2016 in Langkawi, Malaysia. The conference gathered researchers whose works are focusing on the technology developments for utilisation and conversion of lignocellulosic biomass in the lignocellulosic biorefinery.
The Vol. 28, Supp. 1 issue is guest edited by Dr. Low Siew Chun of School of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia and Dr. Shuhaida Harun of Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. It will feature 19 peer-reviewed articles contributed by a sum of 62 researchers and scholars across various institutions. The production of this special issue is in progress as of this writing, while the abstracts of the accepted articles are now accessible via this link.
Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia as the publisher of Journal of Physical Science is excited to collaborate with the committee of the 4th Conference on Future Biorefineries 2016 and the Long Term Research Grant Scheme project groups on this publication. We look forward to reaching our readers again with the complete publication in due time.
New year. New day. The Journal of Physical Science and the publisher, Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM Press) would like to wish our readers many happy new year. May 2017 bring more prosperity to everyone.
Here are some key activities and happenings throughout the year 2016 for Journal of Physical Science:
New Team Line-up
The year 2016 began with the appointment of new Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Dr. Abdul Latif Ahmad from School of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia. A prolific researcher and academic, Prof. Dr. Abdul Latif is recipient of numerous awards and accolades, both locally and internationally. Among the many awards he has received thus far include being named as one of the recipients of The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds in 2014, Merdeka Awards (2014), Korean’s World Inventor Award (2013 and 2014), and The Malaysia’s Rising Star 2015. Along with Prof. Dr. Abdul Latif, the journal has also been strengthened with the additions of new editorial board members.
As part of the growth plan, beginning 2016, Journal of Physical Science also began publishing three issues per year, as opposed to two issues in the previous years. Altogether, the journal published a total of 28 articles in the year 2016.
In 2016, Journal of Physical Science was announced as the recipient of the Ministry of Higher Education’s Current Research in Malaysia (CREAM) Awards. Introduced in 2015, CREAM Awards are given to identified scholarly journals published in the country showcasing promising growth, as part of the incentive to encourage continued excellence in research and publications.
We thank our readers and reviewers for the continued support to the journal. Our hope is that 2017 will be the year Journal of Physical Science continues to flourish and achieve more big things, and our readers remain actively engaged with us.