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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 Microsoft Word 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 Endnote and Reference format outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

  1. All manuscripts submitted for publication must include a separate page containing the author's full name, affiliated institution and its mailing address, phone numbers (personal mobile and office), and email address.

  2. Manuscript should prepared as a Microsoft Word document, typed in Times New Roman with 12-point font size. The journal will not accept previously published work and those that are on offer to any other publisher.

  3. The length of the manuscript should be between 6,000 and 8,000 words and double-spaced throughout in accordance with the format requirements of the journal. All submitted articles will not be returned.

  4. Each article must be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 250 words, written in English (and also in Malay for Malaysian contributors). Please provide 5 relevant keywords.

  5. There should be no more than two contributors named as authors for an article.

  6. Quotation which are fewer than 3 lines (fewer than 30 words), run it into the text and use double quotation marks. Quotation which are 3 lines or more (30 or more words), use block quotations; indent the entire quotation five spaces from the left and right margin; do not use quotation marks; single spacing; 12-point font size, use an ellipsis (3 dots) to represent an omission; spacing before and after paragraph, and put reference in the endnote.

  7. Use endnotes, not footnotes and provide bibliography. Please follow the following format:

 

ENDNOTE

a) Book:

Ramlah Adam, Kemelut Politik Semenanjung Tanah Melayu, Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press, 2003, pp. 10-12.

b) Journal article:

Khoo Kay Kim, "Nasionalisme di Malaysia", Malaysia Dari Segi Sejarah, Vol. 3, No. 2, June 2004, pp. 20-22.

c) Chapter in a book:

Ahmad Kamal Ariffin Mohd Rus, "Sejarah Sosial Bandar Kuala Lumpur, 1890-1914", in Mohammad Redzuan Othman and Danny Wong (eds.), Sejarah Pembinaan Negara Bangsa, Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press, 2005, pp. 10-25.

d) Thesis / dissertation / academic exercise

A.C. Milner, "The Malay Raja: A Study of Malay Political Culture in East Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula in the Early Nineteenth Century", PhD Thesis, Cornell University, United States of America, 1977, p. 10.

e) Working paper:

William R. Roff, “Kaum Muda - Kaum Tua: Innovation and Reaction amongst the Malays, 1900-1941”, Working Paper Presented at Readings on Islam in Southeast Asia, ISEAS, Singapore, 1985, pp. 1-14.

Book / journal article / chapter in a book / thesis / working paper (if citing same source):

Ibid. (implying the same author and page number as the previous one); or
Ibid., pp. 20-22 (for different page numbers)

*(The use of op.cit is not allowed)

Book / journal article / chapter in a book / thesis / working paper (if citing same source but preceded by other sources):

Ramlah Adam, Kemelut Politik Semenanjung, p. 14.

Khoo Kay Kim, "Nasionalisme di Malaysia", p. 22.

Ahmad Kamal Ariffin Mohd Rus, "Sejarah Sosial Bandar Kuala Lumpur, 1890-1914", p. 11.

A.C. Milner, "The Malay Raja: A Study of Malay Political Culture", p. 10.

William R. Roff, “Kaum Muda - Kaum Tua: Innovation and Reaction”, p. 2.

f) British Colonial Records:

File / Letter / Telegram

Sir Donald MacGillivray to the Secretary of Colonial Office, 1 February 1956, CO 537/211 (35).

Colonial Secretary of the Straits Settlements to the Resident of Selangor, 20 January 1875, SSF 3/75.

Letter from J. Prince, the Resident of Selangor to John Anderson, the Governor, 7 November 1827, SSR 139.

Reports

Speech by Oliver Lyttelton, Secretary of Colonial Office, 1 August 1955, Federal Legislative Council, CO 1022/210 (11).

The Reid Commission Report, Kuala Lumpur: Government Press, 1957, pp. 30-40.

Minute of the Legislative Council of Selangor, 31 December 1877.

Annual Report of the Federated Malay States, 1899, p. 1.

Report on the Administration of the Straits Settlements during the Year 1855-56, p. 2.

g) Personal correspondence

Tan Cheng Lock to Tunku Abdul Rahman, 1 July 1955, Personal Correspondences of Tan Cheng Lock, SP13/1/21.

Collection of Royal Letters of Baginda Omar, Sultan of Terengganu, Attached, Letter from the Permanent Resident of Singapore to Baginda Omar, 1858, SP6/51.

h) Manuscript

Hikayat Riau, Microfilm MF 724.7, Main Library of the University of Malaya, Folio 1.

i) Newspaper

Utusan Malaysia, 2 January 2004.

New Straits Times, 17 August 1961.

j) Magazine

Mohd. Khalid Saidin, "Naskah-Naskah Lama Mengenai Sejarah Johor", Dewan Bahasa, No. 6, August 1971, p. 9.

k) Interview

Interview with Emeritus Professor Tan Sri Dr. Khoo Kay Kim at the Department of History, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 27 April 2010.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

a) Book: Surname of the author(s), Name(s), Title of the book (Italicized), City of publication, Publisher, Year of publication. Example: Comber,Leon, Malaya’s Secret Police 1945-1960: The Role of the Special Branch in the Malayan Emergency, Singapore: Institute of South Asian Studies, 2008.

b) Journal article: Surnames of the author(s), Name(s), Title of the journal article, Name of the Journal (italic), Number or Volume and Issue, pages comprising the article within the journal. Example: Palmier, Leslie H., “Modern Islam in Indonesia: The Muhammadiyah after Independence”, Pacific Affairs, Vol. 27, No. 3, 1954, pp. 255-263.

c) Chapter in a book: Surname of the author(s), Name(s), Title of the chapter, Name(s) of the editor(s), in Title of the book (Italicized), City of publication, Publisher, Year of publication. Example: Tan, Linda, “Syed Shaykh: His Life and Times”, in Alijah Gordon (ed.), The Real Cry of Syed Shaykh al-Hady, Kuala Lumpur: MSRI, 1999.

d) Thesis / dissertation / academic exercise: Surname of the author(s), Name(s), Title of the thesis / dissertation / academic exercise, Name of the univerisity, Year of graduation. Example: Milner, A.C., "The Malay Raja: A Study of Malay Political Culture in East Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula in the Early Nineteenth Century", PhD Thesis, Cornell University, United States of America, 1977.

e) Working paper: Surname of the author(s), Name(s), Title of the working paper, Location of the conference / seminar, Date of the conference / seminar. Example: Roff, William R., “Kaum Muda - Kaum Tua: Innovation and Reaction amongst the Malays, 1900-1941”, Working Paper Presented at Readings on Islam in Southeast Asia, ISEAS, Singapore, 1985, pp. 1-14.

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