Paper Guidelines

Important Dates

FULL PAPER submission deadline:  15 AUGUST 2017
(Malay & English language papers)

Notification of Acceptance within 1 week of Submission (so send early)

Conference Dates:     1-3 OCTOBER 2017


Abstract format

An Abstract summarises, in one paragraph (250 words), the major aspects of the entire paper in the following prescribed sequence:

  • the question(s) you investigated (or purpose),
    • state the purpose very clearly in the first or second sentence.


  • the experimental design and methods used,
    • clearly express the basic design of the study.
    • Name or briefly describe the basic methodology used without going into excessive detail-be sure to indicate the key techniques used.


  • the major findings including key quantitative results, or trends
    • report those results which answer the questions you were asking
    • identify trends, relative change or differences, etc.


  • a brief summary of your interpretations and conclusions.
    • clearly state the implications of the answers your results gave you.


Paper format 

Language: English/Malay

Paper length and format: Approximately 3000-6000 words, including title, abstract, main text, tables and references.

Font: Arial

Size: 11 point

Document format: Microsoft word

Page set-up: A4 paper size setting, portrait type. Margins: top 1”, bottom 1”, left 1.25”, right 1.0 “. Use gutter 0.0”, header 0.5”, footer 0.5”

Page numbers: Page numbers at the top right hand corner of each page. Please do not show the page number on the first page.

Line spacing: Single line spacing

Abstract: No more than 250 words, italics, justified, single-spaced.

Main text:  Single-spaced, justified, with no paragraph indent. Please leave one blank line between paragraphs.

Figures, tables, photographs and graphs :  Should be numbered in order of sequence and placed in the appropriate location in the paper.

Appendices:  Each appendix should have a title and clearly labeled.

References:  List in alphabetical order with APA format.


Sending your Paper(s)

Please send your contributions to: