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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 article uses the MJSSH Journal template.
  • The submission file is in word format - Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx).
  • All figures and tables captioned.
  • Manuscript has been ‘spell-checked’ and ‘grammar-checked’.
  • References are in the correct format for this Journal (APA 7th edition citation format followed).
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • Corresponding author must ensure that all listed authors have received and approved the manuscript prior to submission.
  • Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH) uses the iThenticate software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts. Any instance of content overlap is further scrutinized for suspected plagiarism according to the publisher’s Editorial Policies.

Author Guidelines

MJSSH Template (English)


The call for paper in our journal is ongoing. Submission of articles on subjects of relevance to the journal is welcome at any time.

MJSSH accepts origin research paper, conceptual paper, short communications and review article. Extended and enhanced versions of papers presented at conferences will be considered.


Title Page

All submissions must have a title page including the following information in this order:

  • Title of article
  • Author(s) Full name
  • Affiliation
  • Email address 
  • Keywords (at least 3 keywords)
  • Abstract (250 words maximum)

Main Text

An original paper should be composed according to the following sections in the particular order:

  • Introduction
  • Literature Review / Theoretical Background and Hypotheses Development
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Implications
  • Conclusion
  • Reference
  • Appendix (if any)

Manuscript Preparation 

Authors should use Times New Roman, 11 pts, throughout the manuscript. All text should be single-spaced.

Heading 1

For heading 1, use 12pts, Cambria, in bold. 

Heading 2

For heading 2, use 12pts, Cambria, in Bold Italic

Heading 3 (and others)

For heading 3, use 12pts, Cambria, in Italic


MJSSH recommends APA (7th ed.) reference format. The author-date (name, date) method of in-text citation. For example, (Ting, 2020), and a full reference should appear in the reference list at the end. 

Peer Review Process

1. All received manuscripts will be submitted to a peer review process. 

2. Notification of the result of review by email. The authors revise paper (if any) and pay publication fee. MJSSH charges nominal publication fee to offset expenses associated with the overall journal operations, website maintenance, etc.

3. Author/Corresponding Author will be notified about the possible date of publication. E-journal in PDF is available on the journal’s webpage, free of charge for download.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

All articles published in this journal are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0), unless otherwise stated.