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Discipline(s) / Subdiscipline(s):

     1. Arts & Humanities
         - Philosophy
         - Literature

     2. Social Sciences
         - Area studies
         - Political science

E-ISSN: 2289-5434
Print ISSN: 1823-7746
Publisher: University of Malaya
Publication type: Print & Electronic
Publication frequency: 2 time(s) per year
Journal Website: https://ejournal.um.edu.my/index.php/SARJANA

Contact Info

Chief Editor,
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences,
University of Malaya, Lembah Pantai,
50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

E-mel: shanthi@um.edu.my


SARJANA, the journal of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya, is a multi-disciplinary journal published twice a year in June and December by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Contributions of articles based on original research are invited from scholars working in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Articles should be between 5,000 to 8,000 words.



Associate Professor Dr. Shanthi Thambiah

Editorial Board

  • Dr Amira Sariyati Firdaus (University of Malaya)
  • Dr Zulkanain Abdul Rahman (University of Malaya)
  • Dr Balakrishnan A/L R.K. Suppaiah (University of Malaya)
  • Dr Shalini Nadaswaran (University of Malaya)
  • Dr Joseph Milton Fernandez (University of Malaya)
  • Dr Norhaslina Hassan (University of Malaya)
  • Dr Shalini Grover (Delhi University, India)
  • Dr Maznah Mohamad (National University of Singapore)
  • Dr Maila Stivens (University of Melbourne)
  • Dr Dominik Müller(University of Oxford)
  • Dr Kar Yen Leong (Tamkang University, Taiwan)
  • Dr Kabita Chakraborthy (University of York, Canada)

    Editorial Assistant and Book Reviews Editor:
  • Dr Alicia Izharuddin

    Advisory Board:
  • Professor Dr. Md Sidin bin Ahmad Ishak (University of Malaya)
  • Professor Joel S. Kahn (University of Melbourne)
  • Professor Nicholas Tarling (Universityof Auckland)
  • Professor Leonard Y. Andaya (University of Hawaii)
  • Professor Jamilah Mohamed (University of Malaya, Malaysia)
  • Dr Albert Lau (National University of Singapore)



    General guidelines for manuscript submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted online after registering first at: http://umrefjournal.um.edu.my. They can also be sent directly via email to the Chief Editor at (shanthi@um.edu.my) and the Editorial Assistant at (alicia.izharuddin@soas.ac.uk)

    Alternatively, two paper copies of your manuscript can be sent to the Chief Editor, SARJANA, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya, Lembah Pantai, 50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Hardcopy submissions of manuscripts will not be returned to authors.

    When submitting a manuscript, all authors should include on a separate cover page their full names, institutional affiliation, postal addresses, telephone numbers and email address. Please include the name of one corresponding author if a multi-authored manuscript is submitted.

    Manuscript format
    Manuscripts which do not conform to the format described below will not be considered for publication.

  • Length:
    Manuscripts should not be fewer than 5,000 or exceed 8,000 words, including footnotes and references.

  • Abstract:
    Each manuscript should be accompanied by an abstract in English of not more than 200 words. Please also indicate a five or six keywords.

  • Typescript:
    Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced on one side of an A4-sized paper with 2.5cm margin on all sides. The text of the article should be in Times Roman, 12 points.

  • Language:
    Manuscripts submitted to the journal may be written in either the English Language or Bahasa Melayu. British English spelling should be used for manuscripts written in English.

  • Quotations:
    Long quotations of more than three lines should be indented. Please use single quotation marks. Example: The Prime Minister said: ‘I will step down at the end of this term.’ A quotation within a quotation should have double inverted commas. Example: ‘You will be a “digit” in the units column at the end of the war.’

    Format for citations and bibliographic entries

    SARJANA follows the Chicago referencing style (name of author year: page) and reference list. Example: (Means 1970) or (Means 1970:10) for quoted passages. Footnotes are allowed.

  • Book:
    Means, GP 1970, Malaysian politics, 2nd edn, Hodder and Stoughouton, London.
    Mohamad, M & Ng, C 2006, Feminism and the women's movement in Malaysia: an unsung (r) evolution, Routledge, London.

  • Book chapter:
    Gullick, JM 2006, An amateur historian, in N Tarling (ed), Historians and their discipline, Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, Kuala Lumpur

  • E-book and online book:
    Brown, G 1984, Modern management, Redfern Press, London, accessed 9 July 2011, (http://libweb.anglia.ac.uk)

  • Journal article:
    Ho, E 2013, ‘Foreigners and mediators in the constitution of Malay sovereignty’, Indonesia and the Malay World, vol. 41, no. 120, pp. 146-167.

  • Thesis:
    Roff, M 1964, ‘The Malayan alliance and its accommodation of communal pressures, 1952-1962’. MA thesis, University of Malaya.

  • Conference paper:
    Thambiah, S 2002, ‘Women, families and economic restructuring in Malaysia and Singapore: reflections on two gendered societies’, paper presented at the Ninth Malaysia-Singapore Forum, National University of Singapore, 28-30 October 2002.

  • Website:
    Chan, J 2015, ‘Sabah parents laud controversial teacher’s transfer to Islamic school, insist no religious bias’, Malay Mail Online, accessed 4 March 2015, (http://www.themalaymailonline .com/malaysia/article/sabah-parents-laud-controversial-teachers-transfer-to-islamic-school-insist)

    Tables and figures

    Tables and figures should appear separately from the text and should conform to page size. Tables should be numbered in sequence with Arabic numerals and contain explanatory captions, each on a separate sheet. Images, diagrams and maps should be included in a single numbered series and designated ‘Figures’.

    Captions to illustrations should be grouped on one sheet. Each figure should be submitted on a separate sheet. Original illustrations in publishable form should be submitted. The approximate position of tables and figures should be indicated in the text. Sources of tables and images should be cited where necessary.
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