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Editorial Process

  • The author submits a manuscript via the journal’s online submission system.
  • The journal administrator will perform a screening check on the quality of the manuscript to ensure that the paper is formatted correctly.
  • Manuscripts that passed the screening check will be sent to the journal’s Editor-in-Chief. If the manuscript complies with the journal’s aims and scope, it will be sent out for review. If the decision is not to send the manuscript for review, the Editor-in-Chief contacts the author with the decision.
  • The Editor-in-Chief will select and assign peer reviewers. This can take some time depending on the responsiveness and availability of the reviewers selected. Read here for detailed information on peer review.
  • Once the review reports are received, the Editor-in-Chief will make a decision based on the comments. 
  • The Editor-in-Chief makes the final decision and notify the author. 


Reviewing Process

Each manuscript undergoes a double-blind peer review process starting with initial review by the Editorial Board members. If found to be of a suitable quality and meets the aims and scope of the journal, it will then be sent to at usually two reviewers. The reviewing process takes up to 4 months from the date of receipt of the article. Where manuscript revision is required, authors are urged to ensure that the necessary corrections are made before the manuscript can be accepted for production.


Manuscript Preparation

Manuscript should be written in English (UK) and should not be more than 8,000 words in length including appendices and references. Manuscripts should be prepared using Microsoft Word. Authors will also need to supply a title page separate to the main text of their manuscript. The title page should include the article title, authors’ names and affiliations and corresponding author’s e-mail address.

Journal Style

The style guidelines of the most recent edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) ( should be followed.

Manuscripts should be organized in the following order:

Title, Authorship and Affiliation (single page)

Please give first, middle, and last name but omit titles. Give the affiliation of each author and complete mailing address of the institution where the work was conducted. If current address of an author is different, include it in the footnote on the title page. Please denote the corresponding author with an asterisk and provide the email address of the corresponding author.


The abstract should be no longer than 300 words. The abstract should be a concise and factual description of the contents and conclusions as well as an indication of any new findings.


Keywords are to facilitate the retrieval of articles by search engines and will be used for indexing purposes, therefore do not use general terms. Provide a maximum of 5 keywords. Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible.


The manuscript should comprise all the following sections, each section is crafted to adhere to its corresponding heading:

  • Introduction
  • Literature review
  • Methodology
  • Results
  • Discussion (include also Limitations, Implications, Recommendations)
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Appendix (if any)

Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise.

All research articles should have a funding acknowledgement with the funding agency written out in full, followed by the grant number. Multiple grant number should be separated by comma and space.

Example: This work was supported by the World Health Organization [grant number xxxx].


If there is more than one appendix, please label each one with a capital letter (e.g., Appendix A, Appendix B). Each appendix must have title.


Authors should pay particular attention to the accuracy and correct presentation of references following the standard and latest version of the American Psychological Association (APA) reference style.

Text citation

Every reference cited in the text must also be in the reference list (and vice versa). References cited in the abstract must be given in full.


Single author: (Zuckerman, 2000)

Single author with page number: (Zuckerman & Kieffer, 2000, p. 322)

Two authors: (Zuckerman & Kieffer, 2000)

Three to five authors:
- First time the reference occurs: (Haque et al., 1988)
- Subsequent citation: (Haque et al., 1988)

More than five authors: (Haque et al., 2005)

List of References

Names of authors in the reference list must be given in full and arranged alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters "a", "b", "c", etc., placed after the year of publication


Scott, P. (1984). The crisis of the university. Wiley.

Article in journal:
Charge, N. J., & Giblin, K. (1988). Learning English in a video studio. English Language Teaching Journal, 42(4), 282–287.

Chapter in books:
Anand, P. B. (1999). Issues of inequality in managing water supply in Asian Cities. In M. Matteingly, J. Davila, A. Atkinson, & E. Fernandes (Eds.), The challenge of an environmental management in urban areas. Ashgate.

PhD/Masters Dissertation:
Kline, M. W. (2000). The relationship between motivational variables, anxiety, exposure to English, and language learning strategies among adult ESL learners. PhD dissertation, University of Southern California.

Article in press:
Zuckerman, M., & Kieffer, S. C. (in press). Race differences in face-ism: Does facial prominence imply dominance? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Special Issue (for entire issue):
Ramli Mohamed, & Adnan Hussein. (Eds.). (2006). Media in Malaysia: Aspirations, choices and realities [special issue]. Kajian Malaysia, XXIV (1&2).

Special Issue (for article in issue):
Ahmad Murad Merican. (2006). Telling tales, print and the extension of media: Malay media studies beginning with Abdullah Munsyi through Syed Shaykh Al-Hady and Mahathir Mohamad. In Ramli Mohamed & Adnan Hussein (Eds). Media in Malaysia: Aspiration, choices and realities [special Issue], Kajian Malaysia, XXIV (1&2), 151–170.

Chow, W. L., & Susela Devi, S. (2001, October). Accounting disclosure practices and firm characteristics: Evidence from Malaysia based on segment information disclosure. Paper presented at the 13th Asia Pacific Conference on International Accounting Issues, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Unpublished dissertation:
Wilfley, D. E. (1989). Interpersonal analyses of bulimia: Normal weight and obese. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Missouri, Colombia.

Technical and research report:
Mazzeo, J., Druesne, B., Raffeld, P.C., Checketts, K.T., & Muhlstein, A. (1991). Comparability of computer and paper-and-pencil scores for two CELP general examinations (College Board Rep. No. 91–95). Educational Testing Service.

Electronic resources:

Van den Bos, G., Knapp, S., & Doe, J. (2001). Role of reference elements in the selection of resources by psychology undergraduates [Electronic version].

Delbert, C., Montada, L., & Schmitt, M. (1987). General belief in just world scale. Journal of Management, 10 (2), 1–3.

Article in an internet-only journal:
Fredrickson, B. L. (2000, March 7). Cultivating positive emotions to optimize health and well-being. Prevention & Treatment, 3(1), Article 001a.

Multipage document created by private organization, no date:
Greater New Milford Area Healthy Community 2000. Task Force on Teen and Adolescent Issues. (n.d.). Who has time for a family meal?


Please make sure that artwork files are in acceptable format (TIFF, JPEG, or MS Office files) and with publication quality resolution: 1,200 dpi for line drawings and 300-500 dpi for colour and half-tone image/artwork.

Submitting your illustrations, pictures, tables, audio, video, and other multimedia or other material in an electronic format helps us produce your work to the best possible standards, ensuring accuracy, clarity and a high level of detail. This process will also ensure that your article can be easily retrieved from the online indexing databases.

Graphic files specifications:

  • Please submit each illustration/figure in a separate file and labelled them accordingly
  • All files must be cross-platform compatible
  • Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork
  • Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text
  • Provide captions to each illustration/figure
  • Include source to the illustration/figure if it is taken somewhere else
  • Include note to the illustration/figure, if necessary


Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place footnotes to table below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. Avoid vertical rules. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate described elsewhere in the article. Please provide source (author name and date) if the table was cited from other publication. Please use the table in the MS Word document, avoid using the embedded table.

Tables specifications:

  • Table must be prepared using the table menu provided in the MS Word document. MS Excel tables should be inserted/pasted properly into your manuscript and does not affect the flow of the manuscript
  • All tables must be fully editable using MS Word document
  • Do not submit table as an embedded image in the manuscript
  • Please do not provide tab-delimited tables. Tables should consist of rows and columns. Data must be typed inside the table cells using font and font size as specified below.
  • Table size: width of the table must not exceed 5 inches. Authors are responsible to reorganise table whenever it is wider than 5 inches
  • Table orientation: portrait or landscape
  • Font: Times New Roman
  • Font size: 10 points



Each figure should be on a separate sheet and clearly labelled. All illustrations must be of high quality to agree to immediate reproduction. Ensure that lettering and lines are dark enough, and thick enough, to reproduce clearly, especially if reduction is necessary. Remember that fine lines tend to disappear upon reduction. Indicate its preferred position in the text. Contributions, which are otherwise acceptable, may be rejected on the grounds that illustrations are of unsatisfactory quality.

Graphic files specifications:

  • Please submit each illustration/figure in a separate file and labelled them accordingly
  • All files must be cross-platform compatible
  • Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork
  • Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text
  • Provide captions to each illustration/figure
  • Include source to the illustration/figure if it is taken somewhere else
  • Include note to the illustration/figure, if necessary

Formulas and Equations

Use a slanted line (/) to present fractions in the line of text.
Example: A = [(ab/c)1/22

For equation that cannot be set in line of text, display it on a new line, and double space above and below the equation.

Number displayed equations consecutively, with the number in parentheses near the right margin of the page.



Equations specifications

  • Equation must be prepared using MathType
  • All equations must be fully editable using MathType
  • Do not submit equation as an embedded image in the manuscript


  • For elements within a paragraph or sentence, identify elements in a series by lowercase letters (not italicized) in parentheses.
    The participant’s three choices were (a) working with another participant, (b) working with a team, and (c) working alone.
  • For separate paragraphs in a series, such as itemized conclusions or steps in a procedure, are identified by an Arabic numeral followed by a period but not enclosed in or followed by parentheses.
    The human resource development objectives can be summarized as follows:
    1. To enhance organizational performance by institutionalizing an objective and open performance management system.
    2. To align individual and organizational needs and to develop business leaders by implementing a career development system.


Levels of headings are formatted as follows:

FIRST LEVEL HEADING (uppercase, bold, flush left)
Second Level Heading (title case, bold, flush left)
Third level heading (sentence case, bold, flush left)
Fourth level heading (sentence case, italic, flush left)

Manuscript template

Authors can download and use the journal's manuscript template by clicking here.

Intending contributors who have inquiries/questions are welcomed to contact:

Asian Academy of Management Journal
School of Management
Universiti Sains Malaysia
11800 USM Penang

Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia
Universiti Sains Malaysia
11800 USM Pulau Pinang