About the Journal

Jurnal Melayu Sedunia  (eISSN 2637-0751)

Jurnal ini diterbitkan setiap tahun oleh Akademi Pengajian Melayu, Universiti Malaya. Jurnal ini menerbitkan artikel berasaskan dasar pihak profesional, prinsip amalan dan kemajuan dalam bidang Pengajian Melayu. Jurnal Melayu Sedunia menerima artikel, nota penyelidikan dan ulasan buku dalam bahasa Melayu dan Inggeris yang berkaitan dengan dunia Melayu. Jurnal ini bertujuan untuk memberi ruang komunikasi antara pakar-pakar Melayu dan golongan profesional bagi memperkenalkan pemikiran baru, analisis, konsep-konsep, teori dan apa-apa aspek dalam bidang pengajian Melayu.

The Journal of Malay World is published annually by the Academy of Malay Studies, University of Malaya. The journal publishes original articles based on professional policies, practices principles and progress in the field of Malay Studies. The journal accepts articles and book reviews both in Malay and English on topics pertaining in the Malay world. The journal aims to provide a forum for communication among Malay experts, professionals, to introduce new thought, concepts, theory, and systems.

Submission Guidelines

1. The title of the paper must be written in Malay, AND English.

2. The paper can be written in Malay OR English.

3. Abstracts must be written in Malay, AND English together with the keywords and summarizes the key components of the manuscript, offering the reader a sample of the manuscript. Keywords must be between 1 to 8 words that best suit the topic of the manuscript.

4. Each article or excerpt taken from another issue must include a reference source (Example, Andaya, 2014)

5.The paper must be submitted in softcopy for evaluation purposes.

6. Names, titles, posts, full addresses, telephone numbers, and details of the author should be included on the front page.

7. The paper should be typed in Arial (font size 12), double-spaced and A4 (210x297 mm)

8. The author must not submit papers written by other authors or papers that have been published by the print media, electronic media or other forms of publication.

9. Reference should be included at the end of the paper, listed in alphabetical order and based on APA format. Only references cited within the text are included. 10% of the references must be cited from APM Malay Studies Journal.

10. The length of the paper should be within 5000 - 7000 words not including abstract and references.

11. The Publishing Department have the right to reject any papers or articles that do not meet the criteria required for the Journal

12. The complete paper should then be submitted by post or email to chief editor

          Chief Editor

          The World Journal of Malay Studies

          Akademi Pengajian Melayu, Universiti Malaya,

           50603 Kuala Lumpur.

           Email: sitisala@um.edu.my

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

A. Code of Ethics for Editors

1.1Fair play and editorial independence
Editors should evaluate the submitted paper on the basis of their academic merit and its relevance to the scope of journal regardless to the author’s gender, race, ethnic origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, institutional affiliation and religious belief. The Editor-in-Chief has full authority over the timing of publication and the editorial content of the journal.

1.2 Confidentiality
any information about a submitted paper should not be disclosed by editors and editorial staff to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher

1.3 Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted paper must not be used in an editor's own research or the members of the editorial board without the author's explicit written consent.

1.4 Publication decisions
The editor is responsible to decide which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published consider the policies and the current legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism as well.

B. Code of Ethics for Reviewers

2.1 Contribution to editorial decisions
Peer review is needed to assist editors in making editorial decisions and through editorial communications with authors may assist authors in improving the paper.

2.2 Promptness
Any invited referee should immediately notify the editors and decline the invitation to review if they feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible.

2.3 Confidentiality

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents and must not be shown to or discussed with others except if authorized by the Editor-in-Chief. This also may applies to invited reviewers who decline the review invitation.

2.4 Standards of objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively and observations formulated clearly with supporting arguments so that authors can use them for improving the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors is inappropriate.

2.5 Acknowledgement of sources
Reviewer should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors and notify the editors of any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge. Relevant citation is needed to any statement that has been reported in previous publication be it either observation, derivation or argument.

2.6 Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Any invited referee or reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the papers. Unpublished material disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without the express written consent of the authors.

C. Code of Ethics for Authors

 3.1 Reporting standards
Author should present the original and accurate account of work performed include the objective discussion of the significance of the work. The manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Review articles should be accurate, objective and comprehensive, while editorial 'opinion' or perspective pieces should be clearly identified as such. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

3.2 Data access and retention
Authors may be asked to provide the raw data of their study together with the paper for editorial review and prepared to make the data publicly available if practicable. Besides authors should establish accessibility of such data to other competent professionals for at least 10 years after publication (preferably via an institutional or subject-based data repository or other data center), provided that the confidentiality of the participants can be protected and legal rights concerning proprietary data do not preclude their release.

3.3 Originality and plagiarism

Authors should submit only entirely original works and will appropriately cite or quote the work and/or words of others. Publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work should also be cited.

3.4 Multiple, duplicate, redundant or concurrent submission/publication
Papers describing the same research must not be published in more than one journal. Submitting the same paper to more than one journal considered as unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Manuscript that have been published as copyrighted elsewhere or under review by journal should not be resubmitted.

3.5 Authorship of the manuscript
Author must be the only person who meet the authorship criteria and must take the responsibility for the content. Co –authors are all those who have made significant contributions contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. . The corresponding author will also verify that all co-authors have approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

3.6 Disclosure and conflicts of interest
All authors should include a statement disclosing any financial or other potential conflicts of interest that may influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed

3.7 Acknowledgement of sources
Reviewers should identify cases in which relevant published work referred to in the paper has not been cited in the reference section. They must ensure observations or arguments derived from other publications are accompanied by the respective source and notify the editor of any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge

3.8 Peer review
Authors must participate in the peer review process and cooperate by responding promptly to editors’ requests for raw data, clarifications, and proof of ethics approval, patient consents and copyright permissions. Authors should respond to the reviewers’ comments systematically, point by point, and in a timely manner, revising and re-submitting their manuscript to the journal by the deadline given.

3.9 Fundamental errors in published works
It is the responsibility of author to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and to cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper in form of an erratum when the author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work

 D. Code of Ethics for Publisher

4.1 Handling of unethical publishing behaviour
In any cases of alleged or proven scientific misconduct, fraudulent publication or plagiarism, the publisher in collaboration with the editors will take all necessarily and appropriate measures to clarify the situation and to amend the article in question. This includes the prompt publication of an erratum, clarification or in the most severe case will include the retraction of the affected work. The publisher together with the editors must take all the reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred.

4.2 Access to journal content
The publisher is committed to the permanent availability and preservation of scholarly research and to ensure accessibility by partnering with organizations and maintaining their own digital archive.