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The Malaysian Institute of Chemistry (www.ikm.org.my), also known as Institut Kimia Malaysia (IKM) commenced the publication of the Malaysian Journal of Chemistry in 1999 to promote advances in the field of chemistry and chemistry-related sciences and their applications.

IKM is a statutory professional organization incorporated under the Chemist Act 1975 on 1 November 1977 and is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Malaysia. The Institute was earlier inaugurated on 8 April 1967 with 27 founding members and subsequently registered under the Societies Act 1966 on 13 October 1967.

IKM has grown in tandem with the rapid development of Malaysia to become a well-established and strong professional organization recognized both locally and internationally. Membership of IKM comes from both the manufacturing and service sectors, universities and other institutions of higher learning, R&D institutions, and government and education sectors. The Institute also plays a leading role in the development of chemistry in Malaysia.

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