The Malaysian Family Physician is the official journal of the Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia. It is published three times a year.

Goal: The MFP is an international journal that disseminates knowledge and clinical evidence of quality and relevance to primary care. The journal acts as the voice of family physicians, researchers and other members of the primary care team on issues that are relevant to clinical practice.

Scope: The MFP publishes:

  1. Research – Original Articles, Reviews
  2. Education – Case Reports/Clinical Practice Guidelines/Test Your Knowledge.
      1. Novel aspects
      2. Important learning points
      3. Relevant to family practice
    1. Invited debate/commentary/discussion/ letters/online/comment/editorial on topics relevant to primary care.
    2. A Moment in the Life of a Family Physician – Besides articles covering primary care research, training, clinical practice and clinical management, we also encourage submission of a short narrative to share perspectives, voice, views and opinions about a family physician’s experience that has impacted on their practice or life. This should be a reflective piece of less than 500 words in length.

    Strength: MFP is the only primary care research journal in Malaysia and one of the very few in the region. It is open access and fully online. The journal is indexed in Scopus and has a relatively fast review time. The journal has a strong editorial team and an established pool of readers with increasing recognition both locally and internationally.

    Circulation: The journal is freely available online.

    All correspondence should be addressed to:

    Professor Dr. Su May Liew
    The Editor
    The Malaysian Family Physician Journal
    Unit 1-5, Level 1 Enterprise 3B
    Technology Park Malaysia (TPM)
    Jalan Innovasi 1
    Lebuhraya Puchong-Sungai Besi
    Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur.

    Tel: 603 – 8993 9176 / 9177
    Fax: 603 – 8993 9187


    Evidence of ethics approval and informed consent should be included in the manuscript for studies involving animal experiments or human participants.

    Competing interests
    MFP requires authors to declare all conflict of interests in relation to their work. All submitted manuscripts must include a ‘competing interests’ section at the end of the manuscript (before references) listing all competing interests.

    Ethical Guidelines for Authors

    “Authorship credit should be based only on:

    1. Substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data;
    2. Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and
    3. Final approval of the version to be published.
    4. Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

    Plagiarism Policy
    The journal takes a serious view on cases of plagiarism and research misconduct. All submitted articles are checked for plagiarism. If plagiarism or research misconduct is suspected to have taken place, a thorough investigation will be carried out and action taken according to COPE guidance as found at

    Open Access Policy
    Upon acceptance, all articles in the Malaysian Family Physician are immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.

    Disclaimer: Although an official publication, the Malaysian Family Physician provides a forum for free expression and exchange of views among those in the profession. Therefore, views expressed in published articles are not necessarily those of the Journal or the Academy. The views of the Editor need not reflect the views of the Academy. No portion of any matter appearing in the Malaysian Family Physician may be quoted or republished in any form without the prior written consent of the author, editor and the Academy.