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Malay Literature


Discipline(s) / Subdiscipline(s):

     1. Arts & Humanities
         - Literature

E-ISSN: 2682-8030
Print ISSN: 0128-1186
Publisher: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka
Publication type: Print & Electronic
Publication frequency: 2 time(s) per year
Journal Website: http://jurnal.dbp.my/index.php/MalayLiterature

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: shaheza@dbp.gov.my
Telefon:03-2147 9574

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

  • Professor Dato' Seri Dr. Md. Salleh Yaapar (Universiti Sains Malaysia)
  • Professor Dr. Ruzy Suliza Hashim (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)
  • Professor Dr. Arndt Graf (University of Frankfurt, Germany)
  • Professor Dr. Rahmah Ahmad H. Osman (Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia)
  • Dr. Sa'edah Buang (National Institute of Singapore)
  • Dr. Tengku Thyrhaya Zein (Universitas Sumatera Utara, Indonesia)
Editor Pengurus
  • Dr. Rosmani Omar (Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka)
Timbalan Editor Pengurus
  • Aninah Janang (Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka)
  • Nurul Shaheza Zamri (Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka)
Pengerusi Lembaga Pengelola
  • Dato’ Dr. Mohd Anuar Haji Rethwan
Ketua Pengarah
  • Dr. Hazami Jahari
Timbalan Ketua Pengarah (Dasar)
  • Haji Md Johari Hasan
Timbalan Ketua Pengarah (Operasi)
  • Zulfa Hamzah
Pengarah Penerbitan
  • Fauzilahyatun Mustafa



We are currently searching for article 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 written in English and Malay.
  • Text submitted must be original and must not have been published in any media, printed or online.
  • Articles should be between 5000 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 containing unreadable symbols or spelling in Microsoft Word should be submitted in PDF format.

  • All articles should begin with an abstract of 150-250 words.
  • Abstract must include research purpose, methodology, types of data, analysis, findings, and simple conclusion.
  • The abstract must include objective, theoretical framework, analysis and findings.
  • Six keywords in both Malay and English.

  • Should be kept to a minimum and only endnotes are allowed.
  • Should be placed at the end of the main text.

  • References should follow American Psychological Association (APA) style (7th Edition).
  • 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.
  • Articles must include authoritative references
  • Must exceed 15 references including references from journals.
  • Must include complete information and latest references.
  • Every work cited must be included in the References section.
  • Examples of APA Style are as follows:
    Articles in journals:
    • Ruzy Suliza Hashim. (2008). Gender on the agenda: The story of Hang Li Po revisited. Malay Literature, 21(1), 19–35.

  • Books:
    • Muhammad Haji Salleh. (2000). Rowing down two rivers. 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). 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.
  • The author of the article assigns publication rights to DBP for publication online (journal).
  • Author who wishes to republish the article(s) must seek permission from DBP and state the source.

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