Research Center for History, Politics and International Affairs



Manuscripts should be submitted to:

The Editor
Jebat: Malaysian Journal of History, Politics & Strategic Studies
School of History, Politics and Strategy (SHPS),
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities,
National University of Malaysia,
43600 UKM Bangi,
Selangor, Malaysia.

Phone: +603 8921 5821/ 5588 / 5710
Fax: +60389213290

Contributors should submit their articles in an electronic format as a Microsoft Word file (email to All submissions should follow the journal’s guidelines (see below) and should be accompanied by the submission form available below.



Originality: Manuscripts submitted to the journal should be original contributions to their field and should only be the work of the stated author(s). Manuscripts should not be under consideration for any other publication at the same time, or to be already published.

Language: The journal accepts manuscripts written in Malay, Bahasa Indonesia or in English. The author may use either English or American spelling preferences, provided that only one style is used (consistently) throughout the manuscript (exclusive of bibliography). When an article is submitted in a language not the author(s) own, is imperative that the author(s) ensure the quality of the written language by seeking professional editing services. The Managing Editor can provide information with regard to editing.

Manuscript: Articles should be no less than 6000 words and no more than 8000. Review articles should fall between 6000 and 7000 words. Book reviews should fall between 650 and 850 words. These figures include references, footnotes, and bibliography.

To facilitate the review process, the author`s details are not to be included in the manuscript. Please attach a separate page which carries the following information:

1.     Name of the author(s)
2.     Title of the article. Where articles are submitted in Malay/Bahasa Indonesia, the title should also be provided in English.
3.     Abstract of the article (150 – 200 words max). Where articles are submitted in Malay/Bahasa Indonesia, an abstract should also be provided in English.
4.     Institutional address
5.     Author(s) email(s) and contact details
6.     5-6 relevant keywords
7.     A short author biographical note (50 words max)
8.     Statement of the exact length of the article

Articles, review articles and book reviews should be double spaced (including notes and references).

Quotations: Quoted words, phrases and sentences should be enclosed in double quotation marks. Quotations within quotations should be enclosed in single quotation marks. Italicize non-English terms or phrases in manuscripts written in English, and italicize non-Malay terms or phrases in manuscripts written in Malay/Bahasa Indonesia. Quotations may be either run-in or, in the case of quotations which are four lines or longer, set off from the text as block quotations.

Table, Diagrams, and Maps: To facilitate the typesetting process, tables should be uploaded as separate files. Any diagrams or maps should be in .TIF or .JPG formats and submitted in separate individual files. These should be prepared in black and white. Tints should be avoided; use patterns instead.

References, Notes and Citations: Notes should be kept to a minimum. Use endnotes, not footnotes. All notes should be numbered in sequence 1, 2, 3…, and double spaced. In-text citation should be in the form of endnotes.  It is the author`s responsibility to ensure the accuracy of the reference.  For all articles, a list of references cited must be supplied at the end of the manuscript in the form of a bibliography. When the bibliography lists several works by the same author, his or her name should not be repeated.

Please refer to the examples below:

Endnotes and Bibliography:

Hussin, N., 2007. Trade and Society in the Straits of Melaka: Dutch Melaka and English Penang 1780-1830, Copenhagen: NIAS Press.

Kathirithamby-Wells, J., & Villiers, John (Eds.). 1990. The Southeast Asian Port and Polity Rise and Demise, Singapore: Singapore University Press.

Article in a journal or book:
Hussin, N., 2008. “A Critical Review of The Early History Textbooks in Malaysian Secondary Schools”.  Indonesia and the Malay World, 36 (106): 451-461.

Arasaratnam, S., 1989. “European Port Settlements in the Coromandel Commercial System 1650-1740”. In Brides of the Sea, Port Cities of Asia From the 16th to 20th Centuries, ed., Frank Broeze,  Kensington: New South Wales University Press.

Citation from a multi-authored book:

Andaya, L.Y. 1984.  “Historical Links Between Aquatic Populations and the Coastal Peoples of the Malay World and Celebes”. In Historia, edited by Muhamad Abu Bakar, Kuala Lumpur: The Malaysian Historical Society.

If there is more than one work published by the same author, these works should be listed in chronological sequence. If there is more than one work published by the same author in the same year, these works should be distinguished by an `a`, `b`, `c`, etc. after the year (the order of the work).

Copyright: Copyright of articles accepted for publication in the Journal of History, Politics and Strategy rests with the publisher. It is the author`s responsibility to ensure that where copyright materials are included within an article the permission of the copyright holder has been obtained beforehand.

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