Guidelines To Authors

Manuscripts submitted to JoHDeC must be original work that have not been published or under consideration for publication elsewhere. The journal welcomes submissions written in either English or Bahasa Melayu. Manuscripts, including references, should be typed double spacing on A4 size paper using font size 11 (Garamond) and should not be more than 15 pages in length inclusive of tables, figures and illustrations and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . All submissions will be peer reviewed.

Topics covered include Operation Management, Strategic Management, Technology Management, Communication and Languages, ICT, Economy, Entrepreneurship and Technopreneur, Co-curriculum Education, Culture, Literature and Arts, Civilization and Religions, Psychology and Sociology, Occupational Health and Safety, Soft Skills and Leadership and Values and Patriotism.

Manuscripts should be headed by a concise title. Please include the full names(s) of the author(s), complete mailing address, telephone and fax numbers as well as e-mail address. In case of multiple authorship, please indicate the main author to whom all correspondence concerning the paper should be directed.

i.   Tiltle 
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ii.   Name of Author
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iii. Author information
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All manuscripts should be accompanied by an abstract of between 150 and 200 words. The abstract should not only indicate the subject and scope of the paper but also summarize the author’s conclusion along with not more than five (5) key words separated by hyphens that could be useful for information-retrieval purposes. Abstracts are to be prepared using font size 10 and justified.

As far as possible, manuscripts should consist of the following sections: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, and Conclusion. Each section and sub-section should be numbered using the Arabic numerals. Please use SI Units for all scientific and laboratory data.

All tables should be kept simple and clear, and should be referred to in the text. They should be numbered, titled and typed using double spacing on separate pages in the order of which they are referred to in the text.

Illustrations including diagrams and graphs should be sharp, noise free and of good contrast. They should accompany the manuscript on separate sheets and numbered consecutively in the same order as they are referred to in the text. Line drawings should be in black ink on a white background and lettering size must be large enough to permit legible reduction whenever necessary. All photographs submitted must be of good quality and printed on glossy paper. The author’s name, short title of the paper and figure must be written on the reverse side of each illustration submitted.

Acknowledgements, if any, should not be more than 50 words and included at the end of the manuscript, before the list of references. A short summary of the author’s academic career should also be included.

References Style for JoHDeC
References should appear on a separate References section at the end of the manuscript, typed double-spaced in alphabetical order. All references should follow APA Referencing Style. Style for papers: Authors (last name, followed by first initial for main author, and first initial followed by surname for other authors), year, title, periodical (in italics), volume (number): inclusive page numbers. Style for books: Authors, year, title (in italics), and location: publisher. For example:

Yusuf, Muhammad al-Sayyid Muhammad. (2002). Manhaj al-Qur’an al-Karim fi Islah al-Mujtama`. Kaherah: Dar al-Salam lil Tiba`ah wa al-Nasyr
          wa al-Tawzi `wa al-Tarjamah.

Copyright of articles that appear in JoHDeC belongs exclusively to the Center ofHumanDevelopmentand Communication Technology, Universiti Malaysia Perlis. This copyright covers the rights to reproduce the article, including reprints, electronic reproductions or any other reproductions of similar nature.

Submission should be sent to

Journal of Human Development and Communication (JoHDeC)
Pusat Teknologi Komunikasi & Pembangunan Insan
Universiti Malaysia Perlis
Blok B, Kompleks Pusat Pengajian, Jalan Kangar-Arau,
02600, Arau Perlis.