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Journal of International Studies


Discipline(s) / Subdiscipline(s):

     1. Social Sciences
         - Political science
         - Business & administration

E-ISSN: 2289-666X
Print ISSN: 1823-691X
Publisher: UUM College of Law, Government and International Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Publication type: Print & Electronic
Publication frequency: 1 time(s) per year
Journal Website: http://jis.uum.edu.my/

Contact Info

Managing Editor
Journal of International Studies (JIS)
UUM Press
Universiti Utara Malaysia
06010 UUM Sintok
Kedah Darul Aman

Phone : 604- 928 4816
Fax: 604-928 4792
E-Mail: arpizah@uum.edu.my

Journal of International Studies (JIS) is a refereed journal published yearly (December) by Universiti Utara Malaysia. Its main objective is to provide a channel for the publication of articles based on research, original thought and commentaries in politics, international relations, international business and other related fields. This journal would not only benefit academicians and practitioners but also the general readers. The views expressed contained therein are those of the individual authors and not necessarily those of the editorial board or the University. Journal of International Studies (JIS) welcomes original contributions not previously published in any journal.



Associate Prof. Dr. Muhammad Fuad Othman (Universiti Utara Malaysia)

Editorial Board

Advisory Board
  • Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak (Universiti Utara Malaysia)
  • Prof. Emeritus Dr. D. S. Ranjit Singh (Universiti Utara Malaysia)
  • Prof. Dr. Omar Farouk Bajunid (Hiroshima City University, Japan)
  • Prof. Dr. Duncan Mc Cargo (University of Leeds, United Kingdom)
  • Prof. Dr. Purnendra Jain (The University of Adelaide, Australia)
  • Prof. Dr. Mohtar Maso'ed (University Gajah Mada, Indonesia) Editorial Board
  • Prof. Dr. Kamarulzaman Askandar (Universiti Sains Malaysia)
  • Prof. Dr. K. S. Nathan (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)
  • Associate Prof. Dr. Mohd Afandi Salleh (Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Terengganu, Malaysia)
  • Associate Prof. Dr. Khairul Azman Mohamad Suhaimy (Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia)
  • Prof. Dr. Mohd Kamarulnizam Abdullah (Universiti Utara Malaysia)
  • Prof. Dr. Mohd Azizuddin Mohd Sani (Universiti Utara Malaysia)
  • Associate Prof. Dr. Ahmad Bashawir Haji Abdul Ghani (Universiti Utara Malaysia)



    Format and Style
  • Manuscripts should be written as accurately as possible and should be typed in double-spacing on one side of an A4 paper with margins at least 25mm. Each manuscripts should not exceed 25 pages. Manuscripts will be reviewed by a panel of referees. Comments will be made available to the contributors without disclosing the referees' names. Paper already accepted for any publication should not be submitted.

  • Review of Manuscripts
    Manuscripts will be reviewed by the Editorial Board and at least one independent referee. Decisions regarding the publication of a manuscript will be based on the Board's recommendations. The manuscript will be evaluated based on its appropriateness, contribution to the discipline, cogency of analysis, conceptual breadth, clarity of presentation, and technical adequacy. To ensure that manuscripts are evaluated solely on their merit, the author's identity is concealed from referees during the review process. The full names and affiliations of all authors should appear on a separate cover page of the manuscript. Manuscripts submitted by members of the journal's Editorial Board are subjected to the same review procedure. Manuscript submitted will not be returned.

  • Cover letter
    Manuscripts should be accompanied by a cover letter stating that the material has not been published, and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

  • Abstract
    The abstract should be brief, self-contained, explicit and should not exceed 200 words. Local contributors are required to submit two (2) abstracts, one in Malay and the other in English.

  • Endnotes
    Endnotes should be used.

  • References
    References should be carefully checked. The references are to be cited in the text in the author-date format-APA (6th ed.) and Chicago style. A reference list, only of work cited, should be provided at the end of the text arranged in salphabetical order. Examples of the format for books and journals are follows:
    • Journal Article, One Author
      Burns, J., (2000). The dynamics of accounting change: Inter-play between new practices, routines, institutions, power, and politics. Accounting, Auditing, and Accountability Journal, 13 (5), 566-96.

    • Journal Article, Two Authors
      Burns, J., & Scapens, R. (2000). Conceptualising management accounting change: An institutionalist framework. Management Accounting Research, 11 (1),3-25.

    • Book, Two Authors
      Emmanuel, c., & Otley, D. (1990). Accounting for management control. London: Chapman and Hall.

    • Edited Book
      Clegg, S., & Hardy, C. (1996). Conclusions: Representations. In Clegg, S., C. Hardy, & W. Nord (Eds.) Handbook of organizational studies. (59-79). London-Sage.

    • Electronic Sources
      Fredrickson, B. L. (2000, March 7). Cultivating positive emotions to optimize health and well-being.
      Prevention & Treatment, 3, Article 0001a. Retreived November 20, 2000, from http://journals.apa.org preventionivolume.3/pre003000 1a.html.

  • Abbreviations
    Full journal title should be used, for the first citation ::1 any article. Accepted abbreviations or acronyms may be used for subsequent citations.

  • Tables
    Tables should be numbered with Arabic numerals. Where the table should appear in the text should be incicated by typing separate line, "Insert Table Here". All tables should be on separate sheets of paper and not in the main mody of the text. Titles and column headings should be brief.

  • Illustrations
    Illustrations must be in a camera-ready form. Captions should be typed double-spaced in sequence, on a separate sheet of paer. Photographs, if any, should be large, clear, glossy prints, showing high-contrast. Each shold be identified on the back, complete with the author's name and the number of the illustrations.

  • Contributors
    Contributors must provide their full name(s), affiliation(s), academic qualification(s), postal addressees), e-mail addressees), telephone and fax number(s) on the first page of the paper. The contributor or the main contributor will receive a complimentary copy of the issues in which his/her article appears and 5 off prints.

  • Copyright
    It is a condition of publication that authors vest copyright of their articles, including abstracts, to the Journal of International Studies.

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