To provide cash reward for outstanding MMU researchers/authors who publish in Quartile 1 (Q1) or Quartile 2 (Q2) journals. The scheme will encourage MMU researchers/authors to enhance their research by producing quality publications. Such quality publications in Q1 and Q2 journals will drive citations, improve collaborations and finally improve the overall University rating and ranking.


1) Specific amount of budget will be allocated for this reward annually. Eligible applications will be approved according to the budget availability on a first come first serve basis..

2) The reward will be given based on Scopus/WoS quartile as in the table below:

Q1 Q2
Web of Science (WoS) RM1000 RM500
Scopus RM1000 N/A

3) Only MMU staff with MMU affiliation stated in the paper are eligible to apply. MMU students and authors from other institutions are not eligible to applyl.

4) Only published papers are eligible.. Paper under review or accepted is not eligible to apply.

5) Publication reward application must be received by RMC in the year the paper is published.

6) The reward is only for MMU staff. MMU student and authors from other institutions are not entitled for this reward.

7) Proposed percentage of the reward distribution should be agreeable among Principal and co-authors.

8) Paper must be reported and approved in IRMS.

9) The publication reward is in terms of cash reward.

10) Prior Public Disclosure Approval for journal publication is compulsory.

11) The publication reward is considered a perquisite from employment and the amount taxable shall fall under the current Perquisites from Employment by Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB). It is the responsible of the Principal author /Co-Author(s) to declare the reward amount received to IRB publication reward is in terms of cash reward.

12) VP R&D holds the right for the final approval.

** For Page Charges Sponsorship and Publication Reward application, please ensure the journal is not a discontinued journal WoS or Scopus.

For more information, please contact Research Management Centre (RMC)

** Please refer to the latest MMU Journal Database in List of Memo webpage. Kindly refer to MMU Journal Database category dated 19 Aug 2015.

Last Updated : 15 Januari 2021