Information For Authors

Submission guidelines: The Malaysian Journal of Social Administration welcomes original papers on a wide range of topics relating to human services, social problems and issues.  Manuscripts shall not exceed 20 pages, including tables, notes and references, using A4 size. The number of tables, diagrams and notes should be kept to the minimum. The Journal style follows the format specified in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.  Manuscripts may be either in Malay (with English title & abstract) or English and shall not be returned. The following information shall be included on a separate cover page – author’s name, affiliation, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone numbers, and a biographical note of not more than 50 words.

There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

Peer review policy: Articles that fall within the aims and scope are subject to the usual process of anonymous (double blind) review.  

Authorship: All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involve, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication taht substantially derives from the student's dissertation or thesis.

Ethical Responsibilities of Authors: This journal is committed to upholding the integrity of the scientific record. Authors should refrain from misrepresenting research results which could damage the trust in the journal, the professionalism of scientific authorship, and ultimately the entire scientific endeavour. Maintaining integrity of the research and its presentation can be achieved by following the rules of good scientific practice.

Compliance with Ethical Standards: To ensure objectivity and transparency in research and to ensure that accepted principles of ethical and professional conduct have been followed, authors should include information regarding sources of funding, potential conflicts of interest (financial or non-financial), and informed consent if the research involved human participants.