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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.



The Malaysian Journal of Performing and Visual Arts (MJPVA) is an open access 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. This is a blind peer-reviewed journal published annually in December. This journal does not reveal the identity of the reviewers to the authors or other referees and maintains strict confidentiality throughout the review process.

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.