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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.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The manuscript has a below 30% similarity index.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • In submitting the manuscript, the author AGREES to comply with the Publication Code of Ethics for Authors.
  • In submitting the manuscript, the author AGREES with the Copyright policy of the journal.

Author Guidelines

Submission Rules

  1. Papers can be submitted for publication at any time. (Publication is in the months of  October/November)
  2. All submissions must be sent to the Chief Editor by email. (Kindly refer to ‘Contact Us’)
  3. All manuscripts must be typed in Microsoft Word and single-spaced. Margins are to be set at Normal (2.54cm all round) and paper size at A4 (21 x 29.7cm).
  4. Each manuscript must have an abstract with at least 5 keywords. Papers in Bahasa Melayu must have an abstract in English with similar abstract content.
  5. Authors are required to conform to the Reference Guidelines (APA style) if they want their manuscript to be considered for publication. 
  6. In order to facilitate the blind review process, please ensure that your name does not appear anywhere in the manuscript or in the filename and it should be in a separate document. (Full name, email address, and name of institutions)
  7. The Editorial Board will not edit submitted manuscripts for style or language. Thus, authors are to check manuscripts for accuracy of language before submitting to the journal. 
  8. Please make sure that the papers submitted for consideration of publication in JoSSTEd must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere either in electronic or printed form.