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Southeast Asian Social Science Review


Discipline(s) / Subdiscipline(s):

     1. Arts & Humanities
         - History
         - Languages & linguistics
         - Literature
         - Performing arts
         - Philosophy
         - Religion
         - Visual arts

     2. Social Sciences
         - Anthropology
         - Archaeology
         - Area studies
         - Cultural and ethnic studies
         - Economics & finance
         - Education & educational research
         - Gender studies
         - Geography
         - Law
         - Media & communication
         - Political science
         - Psychology
         - Sociology

E-ISSN: 2550-2298
Print ISSN: 0128-0406
Publisher: Persatuan Sains Sosial Malaysia
Publication type: Print & Electronic
Publication frequency: 2 time(s) per year
Journal Website: http://www.seassr.com/

Contact Info

Southeast Asian Social Science Review
c/o Institut Kajian Malaysia dan Antarabangsa (IKMAS)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 UKM Bangi
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Southeast Asian Social Science Review (SEASSR) is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the advancement of critical scholarship in the field of social sciences and humanities. While its empirical focus is on Malaysia and Southeast Asia, the journal welcomes papers on social sciences and humanities in general as well as those that adopt an interdisciplinary or even transdisciplinary perspective. SEASSR is jointly published by the Malaysian Social Science Association (PSSM) and the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS) Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, two leading social science institutions in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. Its editorial team consists of social science scholars from various universities in Malaysia with a team of renowned senior scholars who sit as members of the international advisory board.

SEASSR publishes articles, book reviews, conference reports, research notes, interviews, communications, think pieces or commentaries that can contribute towards scholarly debate on various issues of interest to a wide range of scholars and readers.

Publication Frequency: 2 times per year (May and November)



Prof. Emeritus Dato’ Dr. Abdul Rahman Embong; Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia

Editorial Board

Editors :
  1. Prof. Dr. Mohd Hazim Shah; Universiti Utara Malaysia, Kedah, Malaysia
  2. Prof. Dato’ Dr. Rashila Ramli; Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia
  3. Prof. Dr. Zawawi Ibrahim; Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei
  4. Prof. Zaharom Nain; University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus
  5. Assoc. Prof. Dr Sity Daud; Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
  6. Dr. Lai Suat Yan; Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  7. Prof. Dr. Tham Siew Yean; formely Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia; currently Senior Fellow ISEAS
  8. Prof. Dr. Chin Yee Whah; Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
  9. Prof. Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Abdul Hamid; Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Associate Editors :
  1. Dr. Wan Melati Puspa; SEGi University, Selangor, Malaysia
  2. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Suseela Devi; Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor, Malaysia
  3. Dr. Hew Wai Weng; Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia
  4. Assoc. Prof. Fadilah Puteh; Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor, Malaysia
  5. Dr. Sharifah Shahirah; Kolej Universiti Poly-Tech MARA (KUPTM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Editorial Assistant :
  1. Dr. Mohd Azwan Abd Rahman; Universiti Utara Malaysia, Kedah, Malaysia



  • English or Malay.

    Status of manuscript
  • Must be original piece of work.

  • Name(s) & affiliation of the author(s), contact and email addresses, & short biographical note should be stated.

    Manuscript Length
  • Articles (6000-8000 words).
  • Book reviews (1000-2000 words).
  • Research notes (4000-5000 words).
  • Conference reports (1500-2500 words).
  • Communications (1000 words).
  • Think pieces/commentaries (4000-5000 words).

    For Articles & Research Notes only
  • Abstract: 200 words & five key words.
  • Articles in Malay must have abstracts in both Malay and English.

  • Sources for data, ideas, quotes, etc. must be made transparent and properly cited.
  • Acknowledge source of funding (if any).
  • No plagiarism.

    Format and House Style
    Chicago Manual of Style with minor modifications.
    • All illustrations, such as tables, figures, charts and graphs, should be serially numbered and appropriately labelled, and provided on separate pages from the text. Please indicate clearly in the text where the illustrations should appear.
    • Use author-date system for references by denoting the name(s) of author(s) with the year of publication in parenthesis in the text and the list of references provided at the end of the paper. See examples:
        Author-date citation in text:. (Wang 2005)
        (Zawawi 2012: 165-200)
        (Tomayo et al. 2012)

        References: Books (authored, edited) and Book Chapters

        Berger, Peter L. 1963. Invitation to Sociology: A Humanistic Perspective. London: Penguin

        Lombard, Denys. 2012. The Concept of Space and Time in the Southeast Asia Archipelago. In Geoffrey Wade & Tana Li (eds.), Anthony Reid and the Study of Southeast Asian Past. Singapore: ISEAS.

        Schottenhammer, Anglea & Roderich Ptak (eds.). 2009. The Perspectives of Maritime Space in Traditional Chinese Sources. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.Verlag.

        Dotzler, R.J. R. Koppel. 1999. What Sociologists Do and Where They Do It: The NSF Survey on Sociologists’ Work Activities and Workplaces. Journal of Clinical and Applied Sociology 1(1): 71-83.

        Mishkova, Diana. 2010. Scale and Cognition in Historical Constructions of Space. Historein 10: 93-105.
    • Reference list should be included at the end of the manuscript arranged in alphabetical order.
    • All references cited in the text must be complete and appear in the reference list.
    • Contributors must ensure the accuracy of all information in the references and ensure consistency of style throughout the manuscript.
    • Footnotes maybe used but only when very necessary, and should appear at the end of the manuscript.
    • The contributor must not infringe any copyright laws, and must indemnify the editors and publisher against any copyright infringement.
    • It is the responsibility of the contributor to obtain permission to use copyrighted material and provide such evidence upon submitting the manuscript.
    Review Process and Proof-reading
    • Blind review process.
    • Contributor should revise based on reviewers’ comments
    • Authors should proof read manuscripts accepted for publication.
    Editorial Right & Responsibility
  • Editorial Board of SEASSR reserves the right to make the final decision on the status of the manuscript with regard to publication.
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