1. The cover page should contain the title of the manuscript, the author(s) and their affiliations. It must also provide complete correspondence information – postal address, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail addresses. The title should be typewritten in bold and in 16pt fonts. Author’s name, affiliation and correspondence information should be typewritten in single spacing using 12pt fonts with affiliations typed in italics. All text on this page should be centrealigned. Contact of Corresponding author and Acknowledgement should be mentioned in the footnote with a symbol *.
2. Manuscripts may be written in either BahasaMelayu or English. Only original and unpublished works will be considered. The first page of text shows the title of the manuscriptwith an abstract of about 100-150 words and a maximum of 6 keywords identifying the main topics of the manuscript. JEL classification numbers should be included after the keywords. Abstract, keywords and JEL classification should use 11pt font and have an indentation of 0.40 from both left and right.
3. Main title of the article and headings of the main sections (eg: Introduction) should be typewritten in bold and in 16pt fonts. Headings of subsections should be typed in bold using font 12pt.Headings of subsequent subsections should be typed in italicsusing font 12pt. The manuscript should be typewritten in single spaced with 12pt fonts.
4. The paper starts rightafter the JEL classification, with all pages numbered consecutively at the bottom right. Tables and figures should be embedded in the text. All tables and figures should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals, have a brief title, and be referred to in the text. The entire table should be presented in one page unless too long. Vertical lines should not be used in table. Explanatory notes should be placed at the bottom of the table. The word Notes precedes the table notes and has to be set in italics. Tables and their respective titles should be aligned to the left. References and appendices follow in respective order. All figures should be provided as high quality printouts, suitable for reproduction. Figures and their respective titles should be aligned to the centre.
5. Responsibilities for the accuracy of bibliographic citations lie entirely with the Authors. All references should be identified at the appropriate point in the text by inserting, within parentheses the last name of author and year of publication e.g. [Author 2003]. Add page numbers when ideas are used or words are quoted e.g. [Author 2003: 204-205]. If there are more than two authors, the first name should be cited followed by ‘et al’. For multiple citations of publications by the same author in the same year append a letter after the date to distinguish different citations e.g. [Chong 2003a].
6. List all items cited by authors in alphabetical order in a separate sheet entitled References. References and appendices follow in respective order.Do not number the references. When possible, the reference section uses full author names. Names of first authors are represented as Last, First Middle Initial, and subsequent author names as First Middle Initial Last with an “and” preceding the last author. See the following examples:
Fauzias, M.N. and T.L. Choo. 2002. Volatility, expiration day effect and pricing efficiency: evidence from the Kuala Lumpur composite index futures. JurnalPengurusan 21: 19-55.
Gordon, M. 1978. Human Nature, Class and Ethnicity. New York: Oxford University Press.
Mauzy, D. 1993. Malaysia: Malay Political Hegemony and Coercive Consociationalism. In The Politics of Ethnic Conflict Regulation: Case Studies of Protracted Ethnic Conflicts, ed. McGarry and B. O’Leary. London: Routledge.