About

The Pertanika Journal of Scholarly Research Reviews is the first postgraduate journal of Universiti Putra Malaysia, and primarily features review articles or summaries of students’ current state of research. These review articles consist of detailed explorations of the available literature in any  fields of study.  In compiling these review articles, students will be better able to acquire the knowledge and the skills necessary for both the completion of their postgraduate theses, and their future careers as researchers and educators.

PJSRR was conceived in response to the School of Graduate Studies’ efforts to provide postgraduate students with a space to publish their research and hone their research skills. In line with UPM being granted Research University status, publishing is now a prerequisite for the successful completion of students’ Master’s and PhD degrees. As such, it is vital that postgraduate students better understand the processes involved in writing and publishing research articles. The review articles published in PJSRR will enable students to achieve this, as it will alert them to the latest developments in their respective fields.

PJSRR is published in April, August and December each year, in collaboration with UPM’s Pertanika journal. All review articles are open access and available online, either as standalone PDFs, or as complete issues. Click on Browse to view the database, which contains all current and past issues of PJSRR. Authors who are interested to publish in PJSRR are advised to also view the call for papers and submissions guidelines before submitting their manuscripts to the Editorial Board.

The Editorial Board of PJSRR consists of  academicians from UPM and other national and international institutions of higher learning, from a wide variety of fields, encompassing agriculture, arts and humanities, engineering, and science and technology.

Editor in Chief
Bujang B. K. Huat (Professor Dr.)
Civil Engineering
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Managing Editor
Noritah Omar (Assoc. Professor Dr.)
Theory and Criticism, Gender and Culture Studies
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Editorial Board Members
Ammar A. M. Ali Al-Talib (Assoc. Professor Dr.)
Technology and Built Environment Engineering
University College Sedaya International, Malaysia

Afshin Asadi (Dr.)
Geotechnical and Geological Engineering
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Ang Chun Kit (Assoc. Professor Dr.)
Mechatronic Engineering
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Biswajeet Pradhan (Assoc. Professor Dr.)
Civil Engineering
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Chin Nyuk Ling (Assoc. Professor Ir. Dr.)
Process and Food Engineering
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Claire Aitchison (Dr.)
Education
University of Western Sydney, Australia

Desa Ahmad (Professor Ir. Dr.)
Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Faisal Ali (Professor Dr.)
Environmental Technology and Architecture Engineering
Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia, Malaysia

Gina Wisker (Professor Dr.)
Higher Education and Contemporary Literature
University of Brighton, United Kingdom

Gisa Jähnichen (Professor Dr.)
Musicology
Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany

Goh Yong Meng (Assoc. Professor Dr.)
Veterinary Pre Clinical
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Hamidah Ibrahim (Professor Dr.)
Computer Science
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Ida Baizura Bahar (Dr.)
English and Literature
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Johnson Stanslas (Professor Dr.)
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

King Lun Yeung (Professor Dr.)
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
The Hong Kong University of Science Technology, Hong Kong

Kulanthayan K. C. Mani (Assoc. Professor Dr.)
Community Health
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Lai Oi Ming (Professor. Dr.)
Bioprocess Technology
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Law Teik Hua (Assoc. Professor Dr.)
Civil Engineering
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Lye Munn Sann (Professor  Dato’ Dr.)
Community Health
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Masood Fathi (Assoc. Professor Dr.)
Production and Automation Engineering
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Mohd Adzir Mahdi (Professor Dr.)
Computer and Communication Systems Engineering
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Mohd Sapuan Salit (Professor Ir. Dr.)
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Morteza Ghobakhloo (Dr.)
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

M. S. J. Hashmi (Professor Emeritus Dr.)
Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
Dublin City University, Ireland

Nor Aini Ab. Shukor (Professor Dr.)
Forest Management
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Omid Motlagh (Dr.)
Research Fellow
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia

Seow Heng Fong (Professor Dr.)
Pathology
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Tan Bee Hoon (Assoc. Professor Dr.)
e-Learning, ESP and Language Assessment
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Tang Sai Hong (Assoc. Professor Dr.)
Mechanical Engineering
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Talal Yusaf (Assoc. Professor Dr.)
Agriculture Engineering
University of Southern Queensland, Australia

Thamer Ahmed Mohammed Ali (Professor Dr.)
Civil Engineering
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Uma Rani Sinniah  (Assoc. Professor Dr.)
Crop Science
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Vijay Kumar Mallan (Dr.)
Learning Development
University of Otago, New Zealand

Wan Azman Saini Wan Ngah (Assoc. Professor Dr.)
International Finance
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Zulkarnain Zainal (Professor Dr.)
Chemistry
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

PJSRR

The Pertanika Journal of Scholarly Research Reviews is the first postgraduate journal from Universiti Putra Malaysia, and features the research review articles of postgraduate students. These articles provide a critical summary of current literature in fields of agriculture, arts and humanities, engineering, and science and technology.

PJSRR is edited by an international team of editors. The journal is published three times a year by the School of Graduate Studies, in collaboration with UPM’s parent journal, Pertanika.

All published articles are freely accessible to the public.

Call for Papers


Submission is now open
for PJSRR Vol. 2, 2016

Submissions

PJSRR Style Guide
A Resource for Authors

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