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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
MANUSCRIPT LAYOUT

Submissions should be sent as an attachment to an e-mail message to the Editors at vimala.perumal@mmu.edu.my. Your article should meet the required format and cover the following:

Language

English

Abstract

150 – 300 words

Key words

3 – 6 words

Font

12-point Times New Roman

Paragraph

Single-spaced

Margin

Normal (A4 Size)
(Top :2.54 cm , Bottom: 2.54 cm; Left : 3.18cm , Right: 3.18cm)

Page numbers

Bottom-centered

Layout

One-column Portrait

Format

MS Word-compatible file

Referencing

References should be listed at the end of the main text. The references style follows American Psychological Association (APA) citation style.

Image / Illustration

Resolution of at least 300 dpi (Approximately 200cm x 300cm). The image should always be accompanied by a suitable caption (the omission of a caption is only acceptable if you feel that the impact of the image would be reduced by the provision of written context). The following is the agreed style for captions, and as much information as is available should be provided: Figure 1: Artist, Title of Artwork, Year. Medium. Dimensions. Location. Copyright holder information [use of Courtesy of or © should be consistent]
Figures and Tables should be placed as part of the text and should be numbered.

Authors’ Bio

100 – 150 words

Structure

Please arrange your article in the following order:

1.       Author(s) name(s) including institution
2.       Title
3.       Abstract
4.       Keywords
5.       Main text
6.       References
7.       Acknowledgements
8.       Authors’ Bio
9.       Appendices
10.    Tables / Figures

 

PEER-REVIEW PROCESS