Manuscripts Preparation Guidelines

Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced on only one side of the paper.


Title Page
Include a separate title page with the title of the manuscript, author’s name, affiliation, address, phone number, fax number and email. All correspondence will be directed only to the first author.


An abstract of 150 to 250 words outlines the purpose, scope and conclusions of the manuscript as well as five selected keywords. If the manuscript is written in Bahasa Malaysia, an abstract in English should be provided. Authors must supply a structured abstract in their submission:

Purpose (mandatory)

Design/methodology/approach (mandatory)

Findings (mandatory)

Research limitations/implications (if applicable)

Practical implication (if applicable)

Social implications (if applicable)

Originality/value (mandatory)


Figures and Tables

All figures (charts, graphs, drawings etc) and tables should be titled and numbered. Figures and Tables should supplement the text and not duplicate it. 

Use a separate page for appendices (if required). Provide each appendix with a title.


Reference Citations
Reference to other publication must be in American Psychological Association (APA) citation and format style and carefully checked for completeness, accuracy and consistency.