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Malay Literature


Discipline(s) / Subdiscipline(s):

     1. Arts & Humanities
         - Literature

E-ISSN: 2682-8030
Publisher: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka
Publication type: Print
Publication frequency: 2 time(s) per year
Journal Website: http://malayliterature.dbp.my/

Contact Info

Article Submission
Articles should be sent to:

Managing Editor
Malay Literature
Magazine Division
Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP)
P.O. Box 10803
50926 Kuala Lumpur

E-mel: razali3@dbp.gov.my/ zaiton6@dbp.gov.my
Telefon: 03-21479242/ 03-21479257

Malay Literature is a biannual publication by Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka. Malay Literature is a refereed journal, issued every June and December. The aim of this journal is to explore and deliberate on issues related to Malay literature. Views expressed in this journal rest exclusively with the individual authors. The interpretations do not necessarily represent those of the Editorial Board of Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka.


Editorial Board

Editorial Board
  1. Prof. Dato’ Seri Md Salleh Yaapar (Universiti Sains Malaysia)
  2. Prof. Datin Dr. Ruzy Suliza Hashim (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)
  3. Prof. Dr. Arndt Graf (University of Frankfurt, Germany)
  4. Prof. Dr. Vladimir Braginsky (University of London)
  5. Prof. Dr. Abdul Hadi W.M. (Universitas Paramadina, Indonesia)
  6. Associate Professor Dr. Hadijah Rahmat (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Managing Editor
  • Haji Razali Che Mat (Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka)

    Deputy Managing Editor
  • Nurul Julia Alani Henry (Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka)

  • Zaiton Darois (Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka)

    Chairman of the Governing Board
  • Prof. Dr. Mohamed Hatta Shaharom

    Director General
  • Datuk Haji Abang Sallehuddin Abg. Shokeran

    Deputy Director General (Policy)
  • Dato' Hajah Padilah Haji Ali

    Deputy Director General (Operation)
  • Kamarul Zaman Shaharudin

    Publication Director
  • Dr. Haji Abang Patdeli Abang Muhi



    We are currently searching for articles to be published in Malay Literature. You are most welcome to send your articles to us, in accordance to the format listed as follows:

    Title Page
    The title page must include:
    • Title of article
    • Author’s full name
    • Author’s address
    • Author’s affiliation and institution
    • Author’s E-mail address

    • Articles must be written in English.
    • Text submitted must be original and must not have been published in any media, printed or online.
    • Articles should be between 4000 and 8000 words in length, including abstract, endnotes, appendices and references.
    • The title of the article must be included together with the abstract on the first page of the text..
    • The text should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document in 12 point Times New Roman font, double spaced.
    • A maximum of three levels of headings should be used. These should be numbered accordingly.
    • Articles in or containing Jawi script should be submitted in pdf format in addition to Microsoft Word.

    • All articles should begin with an abstract of 100-150 words.
    • The abstract must include objective, theoretical framework, analysis and findings.

    • These should appear after the abstract and not exceed 10 words.

    • These should be kept to a minimum and should be placed at the end of the main text.

    • All references cited in the text should be listed alphabetically. When citing works by the same author in the same year use letters – a, b, c etc. – to distinguish citations.
    • All references cited in the text should be presented in the following style:
      Articles in journals:
      • Ruzy Suliza Hashim, 2008. “Gender on the Agenda: The Story of Hang Li Po Revisited” in Malay Literature, 21:1 pp. 19–35, 2008.
      • Author’s name comes first, followed by year of publication and page number; written in parentheses.

      • Muhammad Haji Salleh, 2000. Rowing Down Two Rivers. Bangi: Penerbit UKM.
      • Zalipour, Arezou 2009. “From Poetics to the Romantic: Conceptual History of Imagination in Poetry”. The 2009 Proceedings of International Conference on Social Humanities (ICSSH 2009). Singapore: IACSIT Publishing.

    • References from distinguished resources are preferred.
    In-text References
    • State in the text the author’s name, the year of publication and the page number, e.g. (Rudolf Mrazek, 1996:604).
    Online References
    • Nadon, S.m., Koverola, C., & Schludermann, E. H. (1998). “Antecedents to Prostitution: Childhood victimization”. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Http://www.acessmylibrary.com/article-1G1-20471962/antecedents-prostitution-childhood. Retrieved 9 June 2010.
    • It is a condition of publication that the author of the article assigns publication rights (copyright or license) to DBP for publication both in print and online (journal).
    • If the author wishes to republish the article(s), he or she must seek permission from DBP and proper acknowledgement must be made..

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