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Malaysian Journal of Sport Science and Recreation


Discipline(s) / Subdiscipline(s):

     1. Sciences
         - Sports Sciences

Print ISSN: 1823-3198
Publisher: Faculty of Sport Science and Recreation, Universiti Teknologi MARA
Publication type: Print
Publication frequency: 1 time(s) per year
Journal Website: http://www.rmc.uitm.edu.my/malaysian-journal-of-sport-science-and-recreation.htm

MJSSR publishes empirical and conceptual papers that are up-to-date articles and reviews on research and progress in sport science, sport management, physical education, and fitness as they are related to theory and practice. Its domain is broad; encompasses areas such, adapted physical education, health and wellness, extension education and sports, exercise participation across the lifespan, biomechanical and physiological aspects of sports and recreation.

MJSSR particularly welcomes innovative or interdisciplinary and cross demographical approaches that incorporate various aspects of sport science, sport management and recreation, and even sport extension  and MJSSR is welcomes variety of papers which include:

-Analyses of practice in either sport science, sport management and recreation or cross sectional in multidiscipline paper, which could be supported by theory and/or sound data;
-Reports of empirical studies containing new quantitative and/or qualitative data, which address significant theoretical and/or applied research concerns likely to further our understanding of sports science, management and recreation; 
-Quantitative reviews of existing research aimed at developing new insights into a field or research and/ or practice;
-Papers that focus on new theories and conceptualisations;
-Critical reviews of literature; and
-Prescriptive articles advocating changes in research paradigms, methodology, or insights into a field of research and/or practice.

As far as basic research could answer the fundamental questions about the nature of the influence of sport science, sport management and recreation on sport behaviour and performance. Applied research is concern with looking into solution for practical problem. It is clear that both basic and applied research approaches are important in furthering our knowledge and understanding of sport science, sport management and recreation.

On top of this, MJSSR with the idea towards collaboration by cross sectional journals’ continentally with various academics body and/or individuals that are interested to be part of the MJSSR in contributing to the multidiscipline fields of expertise, as prior movement the Faculty of Sport Science and Recreation UiTM was established as one of the research centres branch of Pan-Asian Society of Sports and Physical Education (PASSPE) as far as the South East Asia chapter was concerned.

Editorial Office:
Malaysian Journal of Sports Science and Recreation,
Email: sportsjournal@salam.uitm.edu.my.
Copyright © 2012 by the Faculty of Sports Science and Recreation,
Universiti Teknologi MARA,
40450 Shah Alam, Selangor,

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be produced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or any means, electronics, mechanical, photocopying recording or otherwise, without prior permission, in writing, from the publisher. The Malaysian Journal of Sport Science and Recreation is jointly published by the Faculty of Sports Science and Recreation and University Press of Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. The views and opinion expressed therein and those of the individual authors and the publication of these statements in the Malaysian Journal of Sports Science and Recreation do not imply endorsement by the publisher or the editorial staff.



Tan Chee Hian, PhD

Editorial Board

Associate editors
  • Nadiah Diyana Tan Abdullah, Universiti Teknologi MARA, MALAYSIA
  • Rozita Abd Latiff, PhD, Universiti Teknologi MARA, MALAYSIA
  • Nagoor Meera Abdullah, Universiti Teknologi MARA, MALAYSIA
  • Mohd Hanafiah Abidin, PhD, Universiti Teknologi MARA, MALAYSIA
  • Noridah Abu Bakar, Universiti Teknologi MARA, MALAYSIA
  • Rahmat Adnan, Universiti Teknologi MARA, MALAYSIA
  • Mahenderan Appukutty, PhD, Universiti Teknologi MARA, MALAYSIA

  • Advisory Editorial Board
  • Kostas Alexandris, PhD, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GREECE
  • Peter Barnes, PhD, University of Strathcycle,UK
  • Charles Buckley, PhD, Cardiff University, UK
  • Karen Danylchuck, PhD, The University or Western Ontario, CANADA
  • Chris Davies, PhD, James Cook University, AUSTRALIA
  • James Demetre, PhD, University of Greenwich, UK
  • Kwame Ampofo-Boateng, PhD, University of Calgary, CANADA
  • Jonathan A. Long, PhD, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
  • Heather Hausenblas, PhD, University of Florida, USA
  • A. Hawley, PhD, RMIT University, AUSTRALIA
  • Amy L. Hagan, PhD, University of Florida, USA
  • Volker Nolte, PhD, The University of Western Ontario, CANADA
  • Elizabeth Rose, PhD, Edith Cowan University, AUSTRALIA
  • Jolly Roy, PhD, National Sport Institute of Malaysia, MALAYSIA
  • Balbir Singh Gill, PhD, Universiti Malaya, MALAYSIA
  • Wee Eng Hoe, PhD, College Tunku Abdul Rahman, MALAYSIA
  • Youllian Hong, PhD, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HONG KONG
  • Vincent Barnabas, PhD, Universiti Teknologi MARA, MALAYSIA
  • Alan Salmoni, The University of Western Ontario, CANADA
  • Rick Stevens, University of Louisiana, Monroe, USA
  • A.J (Tony) Veal, University of Technology, AUSTRALIA
  • John A. Hawley, PhD, RMIT University, AUSTRALIA
  • Amy L. Hagan, PhD, University of Florida, USA
  • Ong Tah Fatt, PhD, Universiti Teknologi MARA, MALAYSIA
  • Mohd Sofian Omar Fauzee, PhD, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, MALAYSIA
  • Tim Noakes, PhD, University of Cape Town, South Africa, AFRICA
  • Nikos Ntoumanis, PhD, The University of Birmingham, UK
  • Rabindarjeet Singh, PhD, Universiti Sains Malaysia, MALAYSIA
  • Chen Chee Keong, PhD, Universiti Sains Malaysia, MALAYSIA



    The Faculty of Sport Science and Recreation, at the Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, SELANGOR, MALAYSIA, welcomes manuscripts on original research, theoretical reviews and applications from professionals and practitioners in the field of Sport Science and Recreation, in Malaysia, Asia and the rest of the world, with the understanding that contents are original and have not been previously published or currently been submitted to other journals for publication. The Editorial Board of the Malaysian Journal of Sport Science and Recreation is prepared to consider for publication:
    • Reports of empirical studies likely to further our understanding of Sports Science and Sports Management;
    • Critical reviews of the literature;
    • Theoretical contributions; and
    • Applied contributions.
    The Editorial Board and two anonymous referees will assess all submitted manuscripts in terms of their scientific merit, readability, and interest to a general readership, to decide their inclusion in the journal. Initially, the manuscript would be reviewed by the Editorial Board to assess its academic merit. Those considered to be without academic merit would be returned to the author(s). Manuscripts deemed appropriate to have academic merit will be submitted to two anonymous referees considered to have expertise in the area relating to the contents of the manuscripts for review.

    The referees will not be made aware of the identity of the author(s). All information about the authorship including personal acknowledgements and institutional affiliations should, therefore, be confined to a removable front page (and the text should be free of all clues that might reveal the identity of the author (s).

  • Submission of manuscripts
  • The manuscript should be submitted as an e-mail attachment to sportsjournal@salam.uitm.edu.my and
    addressed to the:
      Malaysian Journal of Sport Science and Recreation,
      Faculty of Sport Science and Recreation,
      University Technology MARA,
      40450, Shah Alam,
  • Length of manuscripts
  • Manuscripts send to the journal should be a clear presentation of the subject matter of the contents of the manuscript. Manuscripts should be typed with double-spacing on an A4 paper with at least 2.5 cm (1 inch) margins and all pages should be numbered. The manuscript should not be more than 5,000 words including tables, illustrations and references. The Editor-in-Chief retains the discretion to publish manuscripts beyond this length, if he considers it necessary to ensure clarity of the paper.

    The first page should include the title of the manuscript, first name, middle name (s) and last name of the author (s) as well as the name of their institutions and professional affiliations. The full name and addressed of the author identified as the correspondent (including fax number or e-mail address if possible) should also be at the bottom of the page.

    The second page should repeat the title with the abstract without the author(s) names listed. The abstract should be between 150 to 250 words and should provide a concise summary of the objective, methods, results and conclusions of the article.

  • Citations and References
  • The manuscript should be referenced according to the American Psychological association (APA) 5th edition format. Authors’ area advised to make minor modifications to the APA referencing format in other to accommodate Malaysian name, allowing for (Abdul R.) to be written in full as (Abdul Razak) to include both the first name and surname.

  • Illustrations, Tables and Figures
  • The manuscript should also follow the APA 5th edition format for illustrations, tables, and figures. Tables should be typed in double spacing, each on a separate piece of paper with a self-explanatory title. Tables should be comprehensible without reference to the text. They should be placed at the end of the manuscript with their approximate locations indicated in the text. Figures should be produced direct from authors’ originals and should be presented as good black and white images preferably on high contrast glossy paper, carefully labeled with capital/lower case lettering. Unnecessary background patterns, lines and shading that could create confusion should be avoided.

  • Acceptance
  • The Editor-in-Chief will send email of acceptance after reviewing the evaluation of the manuscript from two independent and anonymous referees. He or she has the right to make any additional changes to the manuscript that has already been reviewed. The final copy including modifications based on the reviewers’ comments should be as an e-mail attachment to the Editor-in-Chief.

  • Proofs
  • Proofs are sent to authors for correction of print but not for rewriting or the introduction of new material. Proofs will be sent by e-mail to the first or nominated author, for the author to check and correct typographical errors, but not for general revision or alteration of the manuscript. Proofs should be returned to the Editor-in-Chief by e-mail within two weeks of receipt.

    Article accepted for publication could be accessed through email addresses as below:
  • Checklist of requirements
  • Author(s) may use the following checklist before the submission of manuscripts.

  • Correspondent’s title/name/address
  • A cover page with title/author(s)/affiliation
  • Double spacing with wide margins
  • Tables/figures at the end
  • Complete reference list in APA format
  • E-mail attachment of the manuscript to the Editor-in-Chief at sportsjournal@salam.uitm.edu.my

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