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Author Guidelines

  • Authors have to register in this website first before submitting a paper. 
  • Authors are requested to submit their papers to this e-mail:

Guidelines for submission

The editors welcome articles and research notes for publication in future issues of The Malaysian Journal of  Languages and Linguistics. Articles that are submitted will be subject to a blind peer review process. Please adhere to the guidelines listed below when preparing submissions for the journal.

Initial Submissions

  • Use file in word 2007 or earlier formats.
  • Articles should be in English and between 6000 and 8000 words in length.
  • Articles should be original.
  • Each article should have an abstract of no more than 200 words. The abstract must include the main points of the article.
  • Provide a list of up to six key words.
  • Authors should ensure that all submissions, whether first or revised versions, are anonymous to facilitate blind reviewing. Authors’ names and institutional affiliations should appear only in the covering email message
  • See formatting and page layout  for manuscript preparation.
  • Manuscripts should conform to the latest version of the APA referencing and style guide
  • The submission must not have been previously published, nor should it be under consideration for publication elsewhere. We also have a strict policy against plagiarism. The plagiarism is checked through two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (TURNITIN). All submissions will be checked by online software before being sent to reviewers.

Special Issues

Proposals for special issues, accompanied by abstracts of individual papers, should be sent electronically to the Chief Editor.




  • Capitalise
  • Font size 12  Times New Roman


Name and affiliation


  • Font size 11 Times New Roman



  • Font size 11 Times New Roman

Text of Abstract 


  • Italics
  • Font size 10 Times New Roman


Keywords of Abstract

  • Capitalise ; Do not italicised
  • Font size 10 Times New Roman




  • Fonts size 11 Times New Roman
  • Italics




  • Font size 10 Times New Roman
  • Single spacing


Table / Figure/ Heading/ Labelling

  • Font size 10 Times New Roman


Text of Table(s)/Figures/ Content 

( figures/ excerpts)

  • Font size 9 Times New Roman



  • Font size 10 Times New Roman
  • Indent second line  spacing


Page Layout

  • Size: B5, 82 x 257 mm ( 7.17” x 0.12”
  • Margins:  Moderate – Top 1” Bottom 1”; Left 0.75”   Right 0.75”


Contact details of authors.

Name, Full work address and email address

To be placed at end the of references before appendixes.

Draw a line: Example:


Aminah Hassan

Department of English,

Faculty of XXXX, University XXXXX

42200, Selangor, Malaysia




Include 50 word Biodata of Authors



Submission Preparation Checklist

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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

    1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
    2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
    3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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