View Journal

Journal of Health and Translational Medicine


E-ISSN: 2289-392X

Print ISSN: 1823-7339


The Journal of Health and Translational Medicine (JUMMEC) was founded in 1996 and is an international journal dealing with all aspects of research in health and translational medicine. When JUMMEC (abbreviated for "Journal of University of Malaya Medical Centre") was first conceived, it was only publishing research findings that had been conducted in University of Malaya Medical Centre. Over the next few years, this journal grew in function and rapidly became popular amongst the local universities. It was not long thereafter that this journal began to gain interest by the international research community. In 2012, it was decided that a change in the journal name had to be made in order to reflect the international participations and the international contributions to this journal. However, we have never deviated from our primary aim, which is to facilitate the exchange of ideas, techniques and information among all members of the medical health practitioners and scientists alike.

Topics covered include: All aspect of medicine, medical systems and management; surgical and medicinal procedures; epidemiological studies; surgery and procedures (of all tissues); resuscitation; biomechanics; rehabilitation; basic science of local and systemic response related to the medical sciences; fundamental research of all types provided it is related to medical sciences; cell, proteins and gene related research; all branches of medicine which may include (but not limited to) anaesthesia, radiology, surgery, orthopaedics, ortholaryngiology etc.


Regular features include: original research papers; review articles; case reports; ideas and innovations detailing novel and effective solutions to surgical and medical problems; Reports on experiments; Basic science and fundamental research reports; book reviews; calendar of world-wide meetings.


Letters that comment on an article previously published in JUMMEC are particularly encouraged, and the authors will be given the opportunity to respond. Please submit letters to the editor by e-mail where possible to email:



Editor-in chief:                                                                                                     

Tunku Kamarul Zaman



NOTE: As of September 2011, JUMMEC is now published as an on-line journal only and produces non off-prints. This effort is part of our commitment to ensure that JUMMEC is readily available and can be accessible to the public freely, quickly and with little or no restrictions. This decision is also in line with our policy to help save the environment by reducing the number of papers used to produced printed articles.

Editor-in-Chief : Tunku Kamarul Zaman, MD, MS Ortho, PhD

Editorial Board :

Founding Editor
Khairul Anuar Abdullah, MPH, PhD

Deputy Chief Editor
Lau Yee Ling, BSc, MMedSc, PhD 

Editorial Board
Ivy Chung, BEng, PhD
Saw Aik, MBBS, M.Med, FRCS 
Debra Sim Si Mui, PhD 
Azlina Amir Abbas, MD, AdvDipMed Sci, MS Ortho
Azura Mansor, MBBS, MS Ortho
Kiew Lik Voon, BBioMedSc, MSc (Pharm), PhD
Raja Elina Afzan Raja Ahmad, MBChB, MMedSc, PhD
Wong Pooi Fong, BBioMedSc, DipTropMed, MMedSc, PhD
Anwar Norazit, PhD
Suzita Mohd Noor BBMedSc, PhD
Thamil Selvee A/P Ramasamy,  B. Sc, PhD
Victor Hoe Chee Wai Bin Abdullah, MBBS, MPH, MPH(OH), MEng(SHE), PhD
Noor Azlin Yahya, MDenSci, BDS, DipTrans

International Editors
Ilyas Khan, Swansea University, United Kingdom
John Fairclough, Cardiff Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Simon Frostick, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Mohammed Mahdy, Sana'a University, Yemen
David Tai Wei Leong, National University of Singapore, Singapore

International Advisory Board
David Chiu-Yin Kwan, China Medical University, Taiwan
Wilfred Peh, Singapore Medical Association, Singapore
Aw Tar-Ching, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Omar Kasule, King Fahad Medical City, Saudi Arabia
Parveen June Kumar, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
Jeong-Wook Seo, Seoul National University Hospital, Korea

Language Editors
Gracie Ong @ Gracie Ong Siok Yan, MBBS, FJFICM, FANZCA, FFARACS 
Geh Sooi Lin, BSc, MScAnchor

Past Chief Editors 
Mohd Rais Mustafa, BSc, PhD
Rosmawati Mohamed, MBBS, MRCP, M. Med, MDKhairul Anuar Abdullah, MPH, PhD 

Past Editor
Atiya Abdul Sallam, MPH, MSc, PhD

Onn bin Haji Hashim, PhD


All manuscripts, general correspondence and enquiries should be
addressed to: 

The Editor-in-Chief

Dean’s Office,
Faculty of Medicine,
University of Malaya,
50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: (03) 7967-6289 Fax: (03) 7967-6290


(Forgot Username/Password)

Total Articles by Journals