Author Guideline

Thank you for choosing to submit your manuscript to our journal. Please take the time to read the following guidelines for preparing and submitting your manuscript in order to ensure that your manuscript matches the journal’s requirements. Manuscripts that do not conform to these guidelines may be returned.

1. Manuscript structure: Manuscripts should appear in the following order: title, abstract, keywords, introduction, literature review, method, results and discussion, conclusion, acknowledgement (if any) and references. To enhance the structure of your manuscript, you should provide a strong introduction and conclusion.

2. Title page: The title page should include the manuscript title, author name(s), affiliation(s), current address, and email address of the corresponding author. The title page should be sent as a separate document from the main text.

3. Abstract: Manuscripts should be accompanied by a single paragraph abstract of no more than 200 words. Manuscripts written in Malay must include a Malay abstract, as well as an abstract and title in English. The abstract should include the main purpose of the research, methods, results (i.e. main findings), major conclusions and implications.

4. Keywords: Keywords that are relevant to the content of your manuscript (normally four to five) should be listed immediately after the abstract. Please avoid, for example, keywords such as “and” or “of."

5. Font and spacing: Manuscripts should be typed in Times New Roman, font size 12, and double-spaced throughout. The margins should be 2.54 cm for left and top and 1.9 cm for right and bottom.

6. Length: The length of the manuscript should be 6,000­­–10,000 words.  

7. Math formulae: Math equations should be provided as editable text and not as images. Please present simple formulae in line with normal text where possible.

8. Footnotes: Please indicate the position of footnotes (if any) in the text and list the footnotes themselves separately at the end of the article. Do not include footnotes in the reference list.

9. Tables and illustrations: Please submit all tables and figures as editable text and not as images. All tables and figures should be placed next to the relevant text in the manuscript. Number tables and figures (example: Table 1, Figure 1) consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table and figure notes below the table and figure body. All tables and figures should be titled and captioned. The table title is placed above the table while the figure caption is placed below the figure. Please include references for tables and figures that are taken from other sources.

10. Reference style: Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). All citations in the text and the reference list should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association (APA). References should be listed in alphabetical order according to the last name of the first author of each work. The reference list should be on a seperate page with the title "References" centred at the top of the page (and that the title should not be in boldface, underlined, or in quotation marks).

 

Examples:

Citation in text

….complex and far-reaching investment decisions governments face (Mulley, 2014)

….improved personal mobility for disadvantaged groups (Baum-Snow & Khan, 2005)

Cervero and Duncan (2002) claim that ….

….reduction in per capita road-traffic accidents (Lalive, Luechinger, & Schmutzler, 2013)

….reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (Lalive et al., 2013)

Tonidandel and LeBreton (2011, p. 2) argue that….

 

Reference list

Mulley, C. (2014). Accessibility and land value uplift: Identifying spatial variations in the accessibility impacts of a bus transitway. Urban Studies, 51(8), 1707-1724.

Tonidandel, S., & LeBreton, J. M. (2011). Relative importance analysis – A useful supplement to regression analyses. Journal of Business and Psychology, 26, 1–9.

Department of Statistics (2010). The Malaysia Population and Housing Census. Putrajaya.

Pucher, J. (2004). Public Transportation. In S. Hanson and G. Giuliano (eds.), The Geography of Urban Transportation (p. 199-236). New York: The Guilford Press.

Smith, J., Gihring, T., & Litman, T. (2009). Financing transit systems through value capture: An annotated bibliography. Victoria Transport Policy Institute. Retrieved from http://www.vtpi.org/smith.pdf (Please note that you only need to include a date of access when the page’s content is likely to change over time).

Malaitham, S. (2013). A study of urban rail transit development effects in Bangkok Metropolitan Region (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from https://repository.kulib.kyoto-u.ac.jp/dspace/bitstream/2433/180485/2/dkogk03781.pdf

 

11. Funding source: All sources of funding must be declared in the Acknowledgement section and must include the source fund and grant number.

12. Submission: All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the Editors. Manuscripts that pass the initial Editor’s screening are sent for peer review by independent and anonymous expert reviewers. All peer review is double-blind, and submission is online via Open Journal Systems (OJS). Authors must first register at http://ojs.upsi.edu.my/index.php/GEOG/user/register before making a submission. In addition, please do not send your files via e-mail. Please note that GEOGRAFI publishes articles with original content in Bahasa Melayu and English (UK) biannually. Contributors whose first language is not English should have the language of their manuscripts checked professionally prior to submission.