Submission Guidelines

Editorial policy

All scholars are invited to submit manuscripts to Jurnal Komunikasi, Malaysian Journal of Communication. This journalprovides a forum for empirical inquiries on human and mass communication and welcome conceptual, philosophical and theoretical essays or debates, book reviews and essay reviews directly contributing to communication or indirectly affecting it as a discipline. We suggest the following broad areas of research:

  • Communication and Policies
  • Globalization and Social Impact
  • Youth and Media Globalisation
  • Audience Analysis
  • Media and Tourism
  • Media, Democracy and Integration
  • Media Literacy and Media Education
  • Media and Development
  • Health Communication
  • Politics, Hegemony and The Media
  • ICT and Power
  • Gender and Sexuality in The Media
  • The Social Media and Subcultures
  • Media/Popular Culture and Society
  • Media and Religion
  • Media and Identity
  • War, Conflict and Communication

Other papers covering the study of any area pertaining to diversities in media and communication are also welcomed.

Manuscript submission


(Manuscripts that do not adhere to the guidelines will be rejected)


  • The title, theme and content of manuscripts should provide a forum for inquiries on media and mass communication.
  • Manuscripts should not be less than 5000 words and not more than 7000 words (excluding references, author/s biodata and appendix), Manuscripts that do not adhere to this will not be considered for review. Each manuscript must have an abstract (between 200-250 words) and 5 key words. Manuscripts in Malay must have an abstract and title in English with similar abstract content***
  • All manuscripts must be typed in Microsoft Word and single spaced, Calibri, font 12. Margins are to be set at Normal (2.54cm all round) and paper size at A4 (21 x 29.7cm).
  • Authors are required to send the manuscript in word.docx.
  • To facilitate the blind review process, please ensure that the authors’ names do not appear anywhere in the manuscript or in the filename. Authors’ names, designations and institutional addresses should be in a separate file.
  • Authors are to check manuscripts for accuracy of language before submitting to the journal. The Editorial Board will not edit submitted manuscripts for style or language (Please refer to template given below)***
  • Manuscripts submitted to Jurnal Komunikasi, Malaysian Journal of Communication must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere, either in electronic or printed form. The corresponding author should declare this when submitting the paper to the Chief Editor.
  • Upon submission of a paper, the author/authors are to provide the editorial board with names of three reviewers from different institutions, complete with their addresses, designations and email addresses. Attach this as a supplementary file***
  • Jurnal Komunikasi, Malaysian Journal of Communication retains the right to electronically distribute accepted manuscripts but the authors will retain copyright. If authors wish to republish the article, they must write to the Chief Editor and acknowledge Jurnal Komunikasi, Malaysian Journal of Communication as the original publisher.
  • Authors are expected to carefully proofread their work before submission***
  • The Editorial Board reserves the right to make editorial changes to any manuscript accepted for publication to enhance clarity and style. Endnote and footnote are not encouraged.
  • Manuscripts that do not adhere to any of the SUBMISSION GUIDELINES will not be considered for review.
  • Please attach a brief biodata of all authors (about 50 words)***
  • It is advisable that the name of an author only appears once in an issue.
  • Author or co-author may publish articles in alternate issues only. Publishing in back to back issues is not allowed.



Only Title of Manuscript                 : Calibri, Font 14, Sentence case

Name of author                             : Calibri, Font 12, Uppercase

Name of Institution                        : Calibri, Font 12, Sentence case, Italicise

Email address                                : Calibri, Font 12, Italicise

Abstract/Keywords                         : Calibri, Font 11, single spacing

Manuscript                                    : Calibri, Font 12, single-spacing



Title of Manuscript

The Challenge of Teaching Pre-School Children (Calibri, Sentence case, font 14)


Name/s of authors


MICHAEL SMITH (Uppercase, font 12)

Monash University, Australia (Sentence case, italicize, font 12) (Sentence case, italicize, font 12)


NORSIAH ABDUL HAMID (Uppercase, font 12)

University Utara Malaysia (Sentence case, italicize, font 12) (Sentence case, italicize, font 12)



                         ABSTRACT title  (Uppercase, centered, font 12)

(In English)

Abstract content (Calibri, Font 11)

Keywords: 5 keywords (Italicise, font 11)











Title for Table

Top of table, center


Title for Figure

Bottom of Figure, center



Quotations (transcript for qualitative data)

Indent (tab once) left and right


Example for quotation (qualitative data):


Meanwhile, some informants stated the fundamental assumption that informed newspaper double standard. According to Informant Y17, “Newspapers sometimes take side with a group that is linked to the publisher. So, others feel cheated and decide to react”. Also, Informant Y15, argued that:

Media do show open support to any ethnic group which is not too good where there are  multi-ethnic groups…ethnic group that is not within the interest of newspapers is usually tagged negatively and exposed on every atrocity. While an ethnic group that is close to the newspapers is usually protected and cover up on any incident (Informant Y15).

In what seems to be a new twist to the issue, some of the informants directly accused some national newspapers that are based in the South-West of double standard, which implies that the location of a newspaper has impact on its coverage and that one of the Yoruba ethnic group, Oodua People’s Congress, based in the South-West, is being treated as a sacred cow.