Submission Guideline

Guidelines for contributors

  • Contributors are invited to submit articles on literature of the Malay World. Authors are requested to adhere to the guidelines below:

Title Page
The title page must include:

  • Title of article
  • Author's full name
  • Author's address
  • Author's affiliation and institution
  • Author's e-mail address


  • Articles  written in English and Malay.
  • Text submitted must be original and must not have been published in any media, printed or online.
  • Articles should be between 4000 and 8000 words in length, including abstract, endnotes, appendices and references.
  • The title of the article must be included together with the abstract on the first page of the text.
  • The text should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document in 12 point Times New Roman font, double spaced.
  • A maximum of three levels of headings should be used. These should be numbered accordingly.
  • Articles in or containing Jawi script should be submitted in pdf format in addition to Microsoft Word.


  • All articles should begin with an abstract of 200-250 words.
  • The abstract must include objective, theoretical framework, analysis and findings.


  • These should appear after the abstract and not exceed 10 words.


  • These should be kept to a minimum and should be placed at the end of the main text.

- All references cited in the text should be listed alphabetically. When citing works by the same author in the same year, use letters a, b, c etc. to distinguish citations.

- All references cited in the text should be presented in the following style:

Articles in journals:

  • Ruzy Suliza Hashim. (2008). Gender on the Agenda: The Story of Hang Li Po Revisited in Malay Literature, 21:1,  1935.


  • Muhammad Haji Salleh. (2000). Rowing Down Two Rivers. Bangi: Penerbit UKM.


  • Zalipour, Arezou. (2009). From Poetics to the Romantic: Conceptual History of Imagination in Poetry. The 2009 Proceedings of International Conference on Social Humanities (ICSSH 2009). Singapore: IACSIT Publishing.

- References from distinguished resources are preferred.

In-text References

  • State in the text the author's name, the year of publication and the page number, e.g. (Rudolf Mrazek, 1996:604).

Online References

  • Nadon, S.m., Koverola, C., & Schludermann, E. H. (1998). Antecedents to Prostitution: Childhood victimization”. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Http:// Retrieved 9 June 2010.


  • It is a condition of publication that the author of the article assigns publication rights (copyright or license) to DBP for publication both in print and online (journal).
  • If the author wishes to republish the article(s), he or she must seek permission from DBP and proper acknowledgement must be made..