About the Periodical

About MARI

Policies of the MARI's Code of Ethics aim to ensure equal and fair treatment of all participants in its publication process. MARI as well as any published paper must comply with the basic ethical values of human equality, diversity, and freedom. Any kind of discrimination based on religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, political philosophy, or other won't be accepted. MARI authors, editors, and reviewers are encouraged to review these guidelines and address any questions or concerns to the MARI Editor-in-Chief, at editormariuthm@gmail.com.

General Responsibilities of Editors

  • To support and maintain the integrity and freedom of expression in scientific research.
  • To strive to meet the needs of readers and authors. 
  • Apply consistent standards in their peer-review processes and ensure its fairness and lack of bias.
  • To select which papers submitted to the journal to publish and providing authors with an explanation of the editorial decision of manuscripts submitted.
  • Evaluate manuscripts without regard to the authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy. 
  • Consider objectively monitoring the performance of peer reviewers and editors and consider manuscripts submitted for publication with reasonable speed.
  • Accept responsibility for all text published in journals. 
  • Maintain confidentiality about a manuscript under consideration. After a decision has been made regarding its publication, the editors may disclose or publish titles and authors’ names of accepted papers.
  • Encourage peer reviewers to consider ethical issues related to the research reviewed. 
  • Act sensitively when publishing images of objects of cultural significance or that may offend.

Editorial Responsibilities

  • To ensure publications were not previously published.
  • To guard that publications do not contain any copied material from published or copyrighted work.
  • To remove any inaccurate, false, misleading, obscene, scandalous, or unlawful text or graphic.
  • As needed, to publish clarifications (errata), corrections, retractions, or apologies.

Responsibilities of Authors

  • Submit only original works, citing and quoting the works of others.
  • Identify sources of support for a manuscript. Write an acknowledgment. 
  • Ensure submissions do not include plagiarism or and self-plagiarism (also known as duplicate publication). 
  • Notify the editor in writing about any related manuscripts under consideration by another publisher or in press. Forward copies of these manuscripts to the editor.
  • When requested, provide the data and a description of the research methods used.
  • The corresponding author must sign the MARI copyright, certifying that the article is an original work that has not been published previously, and that is not under consideration for publication elsewhere in any form.


  • Any potential conflict of interest should be directed to the editors.
  • Editors are responsible for the timely and thorough investigation of all complaints and for reporting the outcome of the investigation to the complainant. The decision of the editorial board is final. 

The Full-Text Paper in which plagiarism is detected will be handled based on the extend of plagiarism present in the Full-Text Paper. 

  • Less than 30 % - The Full-Text Paper is assigned a Full-Text Paper ID and the Full-Text Paper proceeds with the review process.
  • More than 30 % - The Full-Text Paper is rejected without editorial review. The authors are advised to revise the plagiarized parts of the Full-Text Paper and resubmit it as a fresh Full-Text Paper. 

Only the Full-Text Papers that follow the rules and are written in English and Malay will be considered for publication.