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Geografia: Malaysian Journal of Society & Space


Discipline(s) / Subdiscipline(s):

     1. Social Sciences
         - Geography

     2. Sciences
         - Environmental science

Print ISSN: 2180-2491
Publisher: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Publication type: Print
Publication frequency: 4 time(s) per year
Journal Website: http://ejournal.ukm.my/gmjss/index

Contact Info

Geografia - Malaysian Journal of Society and Space,
School of Social, Development and Environmental Studies,
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities,
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia,
43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.

Email: geografia@ukm.my

The Geografia-Malaysian Journal of Society and Space (GMJSS) is an international, multidisciplinary journal jointly published 4 times per year in February, May, August and November (since 2017) by UKM Press. The GMJSS provides a venue for sharing and discussion of problems and issues in the developing world. It considers theoretical and empirical articles that deal with the physical and human environments and developmental issues from geographical and interrelated disciplinary viewpoints. The journal welcomes contributions from geographers as well as other scholars from the humanities, social sciences and environmental sciences with a research interest in the developing world. Articles are published in Malay and English. The journal will only accept submissions send through online system.

This is an open access journal. As such and in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access, all content of this journal is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.



Dr. Rosmiza Mohd Zainol (Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)

Editorial Board

Section Editor
  • Dr Kuok Choy Lam, Social, Environmental and Developmental Sustainability Research Centre (SEEDS), Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr Habibah Ahmad, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Prof. Madya Dr. Sivapalan Selvadurai, Pusat Pengajian Sains Pembangunan dan Persekitaran, FSSK, UKM, Malaysia
  • Dr. Sarmila Md. Sum, School of Social, Development & Environmental Studies Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • Dr Zurinah Tahir
  • Dr Noorazuan Md hashim, UKM, Malaysia
  • Dr. Junaidi Awang Besar, Geography Programme, Social Environmental and Developmental Sustainability Research Centre, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Dr. Azlina Abdullah, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Ms Zanisah Man, Social, Environmental and Developmental Sustainability Research Centre (SEEDS), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia




1. A soft copy of the original manuscript file (Microsoft Word) should be submitted by email to: amriah@ukm.my or geografia@ukm.my.

2. Alternatively, the original manuscript and one CD copy should be submitted to:

The Editor-in-Chief
Geografia-Malaysian Journal of Society and Space
School of Social, Development and Environmental Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities,
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 Bangi, Selangor, MALAYSIA

3. Submissions should be double-spaced, with top, bottom and side margins at least 30 mm. All pages should be numbered consecutively in the top right-hand corner, beginning with the title page.

4. If authors use Word 2007, please use and save as compatible with 2003 doc. version.

5. EndNote reference styles can be searched for here:
Reference Manager reference styles can be searched for here:


As and when the publisher decides to publish the hard copy version of this journal, authors must enclose a signed cover letter declaring that the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. If tables or figures have been reproduced from another source, a letter from the copyright holder (usually the Publisher), stating authorization to reproduce the material, must be attached to the cover letter. For the hard copy version, articles may not be published until this signed cover letter has been received.

The School of Social, Development and Environmental Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia hold the copy right for papers and related materials presented in conferences they organized and which may be published in this journal.


1. Spelling. The Journal uses British spelling and authors should therefore follow the latest edition of the Concise Oxford Dictionary. Use `ize` and `z` (e.g. `industrialize`, `globalization`).
2. Units. All measurements must be given in SI or SI-derived units. All currency must have the US$ equivalent.
3. Abbreviations. Abbreviated terms are in order only when terms are used repeatedly. Initially use the word in full, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. Thereafter use the abbreviation only.


1. The length of an article (including references, endnotes and tables) should not exceed 8000 words.

2. Manuscripts should be presented in the following order: (i) title page, (ii) abstract and key words, (iii) text, (iv) acknowledgments, (v) references, (vi) endnotes, (vii) figure legends, (viii) tables (each table complete with title and footnotes) and (ix) figures. Footnotes to the text are not allowed and any such material should be incorporated as endnotes.

3. Title page
The title page should be on a separate sheet and contain (i) the title of the paper, (ii) the full names of the authors and (iii) the addresses of the institutions at which the work was carried out together with (iv) the full postal and email address of the author to whom correspondence about the manuscript should be sent. The present address of any author, if different from that where the work was carried out, should be supplied in a footnote. This title page will be detached before the paper is sent to referees.

4. Abstract and keywords
Authors must provide an abstract that states in 250 words or fewer the major points made and the principal conclusions reached. The abstract should not contain abbreviations or references. Six keywords (for the purposes of indexing) should be supplied below the abstract in alphabetical order.

5. Text
The text should be organised into an introductory section, conveying the background and purpose of the report, and then into sections identified with subheadings.

6. Acknowledgments
Authors may wish to acknowledge the source of financial grants and other funding . The contribution of colleagues or institutions, excluding reviewers, may also be acknowledged.
7. References
Authors are to use the Harvard (author, date) system of referencing (examples are given below). Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references.

Newman E (2007) Criminal legacies of war economy. Journal of Peacebuilding and Development 3 (3), 49- 62.

Momsen J (2010) Gender and development. Routledge, London. Second edition.

Chapter in a book
Potter L (1995) The eastern Sundaland region of Southeast Asia. In: Kasperson JX, Kasperson RE, Turner BL II (eds) Regions at risk, pp. 460-518. United Nation University Press, Hong Kong.

Bray RCL (1988) Place imagery in small towns: A cross-cultural study of Perth, Ontario and Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire (PhD dissertation). Department of Geography, University College London.

Online source
Utusan Online. Those who drag sultan into politics should apologise - Muhyiddin [Article on the Internet] 10 August 2010. [Cited 11 Aug.2010]. Available from: http://ww2.utusan.com.my/utusan/special.asp?pr=theMessenger&y=2010&dt=0811&pub=theMessenger&sec=Home_News&pg=hn_09.htm

8. Endnotes
Brief endnotes should be listed at the end of the paper only.

9. Tables
Tables should be consecutively numbered in the text in Arabic numerals. Table size should not exceed full text width (122.7 mm) and height (205 mm).

10. Figures and legends
All illustrations (line drawings and photographs) are classified as figures. All figures must be supplied in camera-ready format, sized no larger than the full text width (122.7 mm). Original slides and un-mounted high-resolution photographs on glossy paper may be submitted if the author does not have access to scanning facilities. Legends should be concise, comprehensive and self explanatory. Include definitions of any symbols used and define/explain all abbreviations and units of measurement.

  Journal Coverage

Indexed by MyJurnal (2016)
H-Index 4
Immediacy Index 0.000
Rank 34/46,Q3(Social Sciences)
17/28,Q3(Sciences )

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