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Manuscript Preparation & Format

Please read the guidelines and follow the instructions strictly; this will ensure that the publication of your manuscript could be done within the minimum period of publication. The Editorial Board reserves the right to return / reject manuscripts that are not prepared in accordance with these guidelines.

Word Length

The maximum word length for a submission is not more than 6000 (six thousand) words, inclusive of footnotes, references, appendices, tables, figures and prefaces, 1.5-spaced. The English and Malay articles should be written in Times New Roman Font. The font size is 12. All articles in Tamil should be written strictly in any Tamil Unicode font, 12-point font.


In Tamil and English language. For Example:

மலேசியத் தமிழர்கள்: மொழியும் மாற்றமும்
Malaysian Indians: Language and Changes



Author(S) Information

In Tamil and English language. Author(s) information should contain name(s) of all the authors, institution and e-mail address... Multiple authors with different addresses must indicate their respective addresses separately by superscript numbers. For Example:


An abstract is a short summary of the article. An abstract should briefly describe the objectives, the significance, methodology, as well as the findings and conclusion. An abstract for this journal must not exceed 250 words, single-spaced, and written in English language. Please do not cite references in the Abstract. For example:

This article explores the folk deity worship heritage, the problems and challenges faced by Malaysian Tamils in relation with this worship. The field work for this paper was based on Malaysia’s Selangor state and Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory. Data for this paper obtained via library research, interview and field research. This essay is written in a descriptive mode. The research identified that the origin of worship of the folk deity of Malaysian Tamil is the convention on the ancient Tamil. Since the day of immigrant Tamils to Malaya, their optimism has associated with their life till to date. The underlying cause of the folk deity worship is for the search of protection. The worship of folk deity has been essentially unchanged from the conventional method. Nevertheless, as the time passes, the change in economic condition and context of life brought in various extensions to folk deity worship. Following this, the folk structured worship methods started to accept the methods of agamic. The change of residence and the condition to live together with multi-ethnic society led to various problems. These problems require the involvement of the police, Municipal and also legal proceedings. However, Malaysian Tamils perceived the problems, the worship of folk deity is being continued without any flaws.


A maximum of six keywords should be indicated below the abstract to describe the contents of the manuscript.

Keywords: Malaysian Tamils, Tamils belief system, Malaysian Hindus, Tamil folk deities, domestic shrines. 

Manuscripts In General Should Be Organised In The Following Order:

Introduction, Literature Review, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions.



Introduce the topic and your rationale for addressing this topic focusing on why this topic is important. Clearly define exactly what this article will discuss (the problem), outline the order in which you will discuss each subtopic to give the reader any background information needed to understand the coming sections.

 Literature Review

A literature review is a description of the literature relevant to a particular field or topic of study. It consists of a critically written and comprehensive account of the published works on a topic by accredited scholars and researchers. A critical literature review is a critical assessment of the relevant literature. The literature review should be comprehensive and include recent publications which are relevant to the article.


Materials and Methods / Methodology

This part describes and explains the materials as well as the research methodology used in the study. It may also, where appropriate, indicate sampling methods, research instruments and statistical methods employed. The purpose of this is to inform the reader on the methods used to collect the data and generate the findings reported.

 Result & Discussion

This part contains the interpretation of the results. The findings of the research should be compared and contrasted with those of previous studies presented in the literature review. The purpose of this part is to discuss the findings and the outcomes of the research in relation to the results that have been obtained.


In this part, the findings are summarized and their implications discussed. This section may include suggestions for future work.


All works or studies referred to in the article in the form of quotations or citations must be included in the references and written in English language. The topics of books / article in Tamil language, should be transliterated. The references should be written consistently in the American Psychological Association (APA) format. Each reference should be written in single spacing format and a 1.5 space should be left between references. The list of references must be arranged in alphabetical order and the entries should not be numbered. The list must also have a hanging indentation of 1.5 cm.

Journal references are preferred. The journals used for references should have ISSN number.

For examples

  • Journal of Tamil Peraivu. ISSN Number: 2289-8379
  • Journal of Indian Studies / Jurnal Pengajian India. ISSN Number: 1675-171X
  • Journal of Indian Culture and Civilisation. ISSN Number: 2289-7194
  • Jati (Jurnal Jabatan Pengajian Asia Tenggara. ISSN Number: 1823-4127

For the same author, or for the same set of authors, references should be arranged chronologically. If there is more than one publication in the same year for the same author(s), the letters 'a', 'b', etc., should be added to the year.

Reference citations in text require the following information:

Last name of the author, the year of publication, the page number for the reference. For example:

For direct quotations (which refers to when the exact words of another author are copied), the last name of the author, the year of publication as well as the page number for the reference must be included for the in-text reference. The quotation has to be enclosed in quotation marks. If the quoted citation contains more than 40 words, it should be placed within a paragraph of its own, 1.0 spacing with a 1.5 cm indentation.

Line Spacing

The body of the text should be typed with 1.5 spacing. Single-spacing is only permitted in tables, long quotations, footnotes, citation and in the references. The first sentence of a new paragraph should not start at the bottom of a page if the space available can only fit one line.


The text should have the following margins: Top: 2.0 cm. Right: 2.0 cm Left: 3.0 cm and Bottom: 2.0 cm.


Tables, charts, graphs are printed within the body of the text at the centre of the frame and labelled accordingly. Thus, for example, tables are numbered sequentially: Table 1.0, Table 1.1 and so on. The caption should be placed above the table itself. If the table contains a citation, the source of the reference should be included in the table caption. If the table occupies more than one page, the continued table on the following page should indicate that it is a continuation, for example: ‘Table 3.7, continued’. The header row should also be repeated.


 Other Information

Author(s) are expected to produce original academic work. Plagiarism is defined as the use of original work, ideas or actual texts created by others, without acknowledging the original source. This is nothing short than theft of intellectual property, and is to be condemned in the strongest terms possible. Hence, failure to acknowledge the work of others in their work means the author(s) are guilty of plagiarism. Hence, The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject the manuscript. Avoid plagiarism and ensure academic integrity.