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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 has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Please ensure that you submit and attach 2 versions of your article using the templates.
    a. Article Submission (with Affiliation) --- including author's name, university and email address.
    Title your article as Yourname (with affiliation) for example, Ahmad (with affiliation).

    b. Article Submission (Without affiliation) ... NOT including author's name, university and email address for double-blind review
    Title your article as - YourInitials (without affiliation) for example, Ah (without affiliation).

Author Guidelines

Perspektif welcomes contributions from scholars in the field or social science and humanities. Articles may be written in English or Malay of about 5,000 to 8000 words. Articles in Malay must provide English translations of the title, abstract and keywords. All works must be original and contribute to knowledge. Manuscripts ought to be written Microsoft Word, Times New Roman font size 12 and double spaced, and conform to the American Psychological Association format of publication. Please refer to the latest edition of the A.P.A publication manual. Softcopies of manuscripts may be emailed to the following addresses /

Author needs to conform to the following requirements:

  • Manuscripts are to be submitted in APA style to the Chief Editor using MS Word.
  • Manuscripts should be written in English or Malay (Bahasa Melayu), not more than 10 pages (5000 words) including references, appendices, tables, diagrams and figures, and printed on an A4 size white paper, one side only, double spacing, with Times New Roman font (12 point), with wide margin (2.5 cm). The manuscripts should be written American Psychological Association (APA- 5th edition). Paginate consecutively starting with the title page and printed at the bottom in the middle of the page.
  • Abstracts of not more than 300 words are required in English and in bahasa Melayu for introduction of each article.
  • Keywords should also be included.
  • All figures, diagrams and tables should be in the form suitable for journal publication.
  • Author(s) should note that only original articles are accepted for publication. Submission of the manuscript represents certification on the part of the author(s) that neither the article submitted, nor a version of it has been published, or is being considered for publication elsewhere.
  • Each manuscript will be evaluated by two independent evaluators. The name(s) of the author(s) should be written on the first page only with the title of the article.
  • Authors whose articles have been accepted for publication are required to provide an electronic version of their article in MS Word file, along with the corresponding PDF file to expedite the production process.
  • Authors will receive two complimentary copies of the journal if their articles are published.

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