About the Journal

The Journal of Health and Translational Medicine (JUMMEC) was founded in 1996. 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 global 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 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 and case reports.

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: jummec@um.edu.my


Issues are published BIANNUALLY in June and December every year.

Special issues will be in addition to the two (2) regular issues per year. 


Print ISSN:1823-7339 (1996-2010)
E-ISSN:2289-392X (2011-current)

Publisher: Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya





NOTE: As of September 2011, JUMMEC is 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 produce printed articles.

Current Issue

2024: The 54th Asia Pacific Consortium for Public Health (APACPH) Conference 2023

The world has now entered the endemic phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, higher education institutions continue to play critical roles in ensuring that public health issues are addressed through education, research, and collaboration with other related agencies or organisations.

The 54th Asia Pacific Consortium for Public Health (APACPH) Conference 2023 welcomes educators, researchers, and industry collaborators to cross boundaries and work together toward a common goal in this new normal era.

The 54th APACPH Conference in 2023 will serve as a forum for knowledge sharing and dissemination among academicians, public health practitioners, and organizations with common interests in the field of public health; assistance in developing policies and strategies to improve the quality and relevance of educational, research, and training programmes in the field of public health; and demonstration of effective interventions. 

Published: 2024-04-23

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