Author's Guideline

The Malaysian Journal of Performing and Visual Arts (MJPVA) is an online journal under the current guidelines and stipulations of the University of Malaya’s e-journal policies. All articles appearing in this journal are freely available without charge to the user or submission charge to the author. This is a single-blind peer-reviewed journal published annually in December. This journal does not reveal the identity of the reviewers to the authors and maintains strict confidentiality throughout the review process.  The articles are Open Acces under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial-NoDerivates 4.0 License which permits a third part the use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided that the article is properly cited and the use is non-commercial.  The License does not allow derivate works (including translations) to be made by a third party except for personal use.

Articles submitted for publication should be original in content and not be considered for publication elsewhere at the same time as submitted here.

This journal considers manuscripts in the English language on topics that concern the performing and visual arts of Asia.

Manuscripts should be 5,000 to 8,000 words in length, using a 12-point Times New Roman font, have single line spacing, and conform to APA citation style.

The Abstract, related directly to the main content of the article, should be approximately 100 words with 5 to 6 keywords.

Illustrations should include captions, and their sources duly cited and acknowledged. Image resolution must be at least 300dpi.

In-text Citations and Endnotes are accepted following APA format.

The opinions and information expressed in the articles of this journal are those of the individual authors and do not reflect those of the Chief and Associate Editors, the Editorial and Advisory panels nor the publisher.  The MJPVA follows strict ethical standards and does not tolerate plagiarism. Accurate referencing is the responsibility of the author.  The MJPVA may elect to use software to detect plagiarism.

When first submitted to the journal, the article will be screened by one of the Chief Editors who will decide if the text warrants peer review or should be rejected without review.  A submission might be rejected at this early stage for different reasons, such as poor English, major conceptual or methodological problems, or the article is outside the scope the journal.  If an article is rejected without review, the author will normally be informed within two weeks of submission. 

If the article passes the journal’s basic screening, it will be submitted to a single-blind peer-review process and will be sent to at least two experts.  Based on the reviewers’ comments, the Chief Editors, with the recommendation of a Senior Section Editor when required, will decide to either accept without revision, accept with revision, or reject the submission.