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Malaysian Journal Of Qualitative Research (MJQR)
ISSN No: 1823-8521

Since 2019, MJQR is published two times a year - May & November. From 2007 to 2018, MJQR was published once every two years.


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Journal Submission Guidelines

a) Format. The article should be submitted as a soft copy to the Editor at Manuscripts must be typed using New Times Roman (Font 12), and all parts must be double-spaced with 5cm (1.2 in) margins. The soft copy must be in a Word document.

Manuscripts will not be considered for publication if they have been published before or if they are under review by another journal or publisher. Papers accepted for publication must not be published elsewhere without the consent of the Editor and Publishers.

The journal will only accept papers submitted in English. All manuscripts are requested to be prepared in accordance with the journal’s style, which is outlined below.

b) Length. The length of an article should be between 5000 and 7000 words, inclusive of all documents (table, illustrations, bibliographies, as well as appended texts).

c) Title Page Affiliations. The title page should carry the title, the author(s)’ name(s) and affiliations and their affiliated institution(s). In the case of a long title, an abbreviated version of no more than 40 characters (including spaces) should be supplied by the author for running heads.

d) Abstract. Provide an abstract of 250-300 words in the soft copy and include keywords.

e) Figures, Tables and Illustrations. Each should be clearly titled and numbered consecutively. All visual presentations, including photographs, illustrations, table charts, diagrams, etc., must be camera-ready for immediate reproduction. All original figures or glossy should be provided. A list of the figure, tables, and illustrations captions should be typed on separate sheets at the end of the manuscripts.

f) Headings. Headings should be as follows:

i. Introduction (Major division, placed at the margin, in bold)

ii. Background/Literature Review (Major division, placed at the margin, in bold)

iii. Methodology (Major divisions, placed at the margin in bold)

iv. Research Site (Sub-subdivisions, placed at the margin, in bold)

             v. Sampling (Sub-subdivisions, placed at the margin, in bold)

vi. Data collection method/protocol (Sub-subdivisions, placed at the margin, in bold)

vii. Data Analysis method (Sub-subdivisions, placed at the margin, in bold)

             viii. Ethical considerations (Sub-subdivisions, placed at the margin, in bold)

ix. Results (Major subdivisions, placed at the margin, in bold)

x. Discussion (Major subdivisions, placed at the margin, in bold and italics)

xi. Conclusion (Major subdivisions, placed at the margin, in bold and italics)


​g) References. Please adhere to the instructions provided for citations in the text and the reference.

i.  In-text.  The author(s)’ name(s) and date of publication should be given, e.g. (Jones, 1975); for quotations (Jones& Smith, 1974, p.79)

ii. In reference.  References should be cited according to APA style and as illustrated below:

Woods, P. (2001). London: Routlege Falmer.

Ely, M.,Vinz, R.,Downing, M. & Anzul, M.(1997). . London: The Falmer Pres                   

             CHAPTER IN BOOK

Denzin, N.K.(1994). The art and politics of interpretation. In Denzin, N.K. & Lincoln, 

Y.S.(eds.). (pp.485-5000). California: Sage Publications.



Ball, S.J. (1990). Self-doubt and soft data: Social and technical trajectories in ethnographic 

fieldwork. 3, pp.157-171



Samuel, M.(1992). The social construction of text: Unpublished doctoral thesis, Harvard 

University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.



Hoepft, M.C.(1997). Choosing qualitative research: A primer for technology education 

researchers. Journal of technology education, 9(1). Retrieved on 12th April, 2005 from



Loughran. J.J., & Gunstone, R.F. (1996). . A paper presented at the annual meeting of the 

American Educational Research Association, New York, April 1996.



Alina Simon. (11 September 2003). Education: A call to corporate. New Straits Times, p.8.


h). Use of Language. Authors are responsible for delivering their papers in good English (using British rather than American spelling). Authors are also reminded that they are writing for an international audience and advised to avoid national colloquialisms, sexist language, and idiomatic use of language.

i) Refereeing Procedure. A minimum of two referees, as well as the editor, will review each manuscript. The refereeing process may take up a minimum of three months from the date of receipt. Where manuscript revisions are required, authors must ensure that books and articles cited in “References” actually appear in the text and vice versa.

j) Plagiarism. Authors must not use the words, sentences, figures, or ideas of others without attribution. All sources must be cited at the point they are used, and reuse of wording must be limited and be attributed or quoted in the text. MJQR uses Turnitin or Grammarly to detect submissions that overlap with published and submitted manuscripts. Those found to have been plagiarized from a manuscript by other authors, whether published or unpublished, will be rejected, and the authors may incur sanctions. Any published articles may need to be corrected or retracted.

k) Publishing. The Editorial Board reserves the right to edit papers accepted by the reviewers for publication.  

l) Other points. Proofs will be sent to the author (first-named author if no corresponding author is identified on multi-authored papers) and should be returned within the specified time given, preferably by email. Corrections should be restricted to typesetting errors. Authors are requested to answer all queries in full. Subsequent additional corrections will not be possible, so please ensure that your first communication is complete.

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