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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 submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

We accept articles written in either British English or American English and Bahasa Malaysia but the language usage should be consistent throughout the manuscript.

  1. Manuscript should preferably be 2,500-6,000 words in length.
  2. The font type of text is Calibri, 11pt. and the font type for title of article is Berlin Sans FB, 26pt.
  3. The first page of the manuscript must contain the following information: Title of the article Name(s) and affiliation of author(s) Complete address, including telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address. The second page of the manuscript should contain only the title of the article, an abstract, keywords and subsequently the text of the article.
  4. The abstract should not be more than 300 words and to include, the purpose of the paper, the scope, the objectives, the methodology and approach, the findings, the practical applications and significance.
  5. The keywords should be informative and adds to the existing information available in the title and abstracts. The keywords should be not more than 6 words.
  6. Main section headings in the manuscript must be capitalized and bold and sub-headings under the main headings should be bold and in upper-lower case.
  7. Figures, charts and diagrams should be kept to a minimum. And intergrated within the text. They should be in either of these format, MS powerpoint, tif, jif, jpeg, bmp and sized to fit within a 15cm wide page.


  1. All manuscripts should be submitted as a word document, double line spacing and 1.5 left and right margins. Please submit the manuscripts by email at
  2. All articles are subjected to double blind reviewing process. Authors should receive information about the status of their articles within 4 months.
  3. Papers that are amended accordingly will be published in the earliest issue possible.


It is the responsibility of the author to check the accuracy of all data, statements and references.


  1. The style of the manuscript should follow The Chicago Manual of Style.
  2. References should be cited in the text using the ‘name and date style’, Summers (1993) or (Summers, 1993).
  3. References at the end of the article should be listed in alphabetical order and examples are indicated below:

Journal article: Summers, F. William. 1993. The concept of the indispensable public library. Public Libraries, Vol.32, no.4: 212-215.

Conference article: Ranson, Claire. 1995. Cartography in children’s literature. Paper presented at the 24th International Association of School Librarianship Conference, July 1995, at Worcester, England.

Book: Gwizdka, J. and M. Chignell. 1999. Towards information retrieval measures for evaluation of Web search engines. Toronto: University of Toronto.

Ohtsuka, T., K. Eguchi and H. Yamana. 2004. An evaluation method of Web search engines based on users’ sense. Tokyo: National Institute of Informatics.

Book chapter: Vinkler, P. 1990. Bibliometric analysis of publication activity of a scientific research institute, In: L. Egghe, R. Rousseau, eds. Informatrics. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publishers: 309-334.

Web resources: Tenopir, Carol. 2002. Educating tomorrow’s information professionals today. Info Today, Vol.10, no.7. Available at:

Wang, Z. 2001. Information systems and evaluations: precision and recall graphs. Avaialble at: finalprojecthandin/List.htm.

Tables, Figures and Illustrations

Tables, figures and illustrations should be integrated within the text of the article.


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