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JMCL - Call for Papers

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The Journal of Malaysian and Comparative Law (JMCL) accepts submissions of original unpublished works comprising articles, comments, case notes and reviews on the whole spectrum of legal topics and issues. Submissions can be made throughout the year. However, deadlines for the respective editions are generally as follows:

June:   By the end of February

December:   By the end of July

JMCL accepts manuscripts for reviews on the basis that the manuscript:

  1. Is the author's original work;
  2. Has not been previously published and is not being considered for publication elsewhere;
  3. Does not contain anything abusive, defamatory, libellous, obscene, objectionable, misleading or deceptive or likely to mislead or deceive.

 It is to be noted that there is no fee for publication, nor will the Author receive any royalties for publication.

Please submit manuscripts to the Managing Editor of the Journal at jmcl@um.edu.my or via online submission [ here ].

Submissions Guide

1.  Manuscripts must be in accordance with our style guide.

2. Manuscripts must be accompanied with the following information on a separate file:

  • Name of author(s) and affiliation
  • Corresponding address
  • Contact number
  • Email
  • Name of file attached

3. Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

JMCL is committed to ensure that its journal is fair, professional and ethical. JMCL’s aim is to uphold the integrity of academic record.
JMCL has no tolerance for plagiarism, copyright infringement or other malpractices in publication and views these issues very seriously.
JMCL seeks to protect the rights of authors and will promptly investigate claims of copyright infringement, plagiarism, publication malpractice or misuse of published material.
JMCL uses a double-blind peer review process to assess all articles submitted. Articles submitted to JMCL are also checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to contain plagiarism or third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, JMCL reserves the right to take action to remedy the situation including, publishing corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies.
The duties and responsibilities of the editors, authors, reviewers and editorial board members shall include, but is not limited to, the following :-

Editors shall endeavour  to

  • strive to constantly improve the journal;
  • maintain and uphold the integrity of the academic record;
  • preclude business needs from compromising intellectual and ethical standards; and
  • be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.

Authors shall endeavour  to ensure that the work submitted

  • is the author's original work;
  • has not been previously published and is not being considered for publication elsewhere;
  • does not contain anything abusive, defamatory, libellous, obscene, objectionable, misleading or deceptive or likely to mislead or deceive; and
  • does not contain plagiarism or third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement.

Reviewers shall endeavour to<

  • disclose any competing interest before agreeing to review a submission;
  • review all submissions objectively, fairly and professionally;
  • report any breach of publication ethics or any malpractice discovered while reviewing to the Editor for further action; and
  • ensure the originality of a submission and be alert to any plagiarism, copyright infringement or publication malpractice.

Editorial Board members shall endeavour to

  • strive to meet the needs of readers and authors;
  • strive to constantly improve their journal;
  • have processes in place to assure the quality of the material published; and
  • actively contribute to the development and the greater good of the journal.

Last Updated: 26/07/2019