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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 11-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Starting from 2013, JGD is mainly published in English. Writers are asked to submit their papers in Microsoft Word document with Tables and Figures embedded in the text itself. Language used in writing shall be consistent and using Roman alphabet only.

Papers submitted for consideration of publication in JGD must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere either in electronic or printed form. These papers should also have not been published previously. The corresponding author should declare regarding this issue when submitting the paper to the Chief Editor.

This is a double-blind review process; please be sure that your name does not appear anywhere in the manuscript or in the filename. Author’s name, designation and institutional address should be in a separate document.

The Editorial Board reserves the right to make editorial changes to any manuscript accepted for publication to enhance clarity and style.

The final decision for paper publication is made by the Chief Editor and the editorial board members.

Submissions should include the following information :

Author :

In form: Full name of author(s) with email address and institution.

Title :

Title case only.

Abstract :

Up to 250 words. Provision of abstract is essential. 

Keywords :

Maximum of six keywords.

Length papers :

Papers submitted should not exceed 20 pages including the page references or a maximum 7000 words, and line spacing 1.0. justified.

Biodata :

Approximately 50 words in length.

References :

In APA except for Malay/Chinese/Indian names.


Example of APA style are as follows:

• Journal
e.g. Armstrong, J.S & Overton, T.S. (1997). Estimating nonresponse bias in mail surveys. Journal of Marketing Research, 14, 396-402.

• Journal article with DOI
e.g. Herbst-Damm, K.L., & Kulik, J.A. (2005). Volunteer support, marital status, and the survival times of terminally ill patients. Health Psychology, 24, 225-229. doi: 10.1037/0278-6133.24.2.225.

• Journal article without DOI
e.g. Sillick, T.J., & Schutte, N.S. (2006). Emotional intelligence and self-esteem mediate between perceived early parental love and adult happiness. E-Journal of Applied Psychology, 2(2), 38-48. Retrieved from

• Books
e.g. Kimberly, J.R., Norling, F., & Weiss, J.A (1983). Pondering the performance puzzle. In R.H., Hall & R.E, Quinn (Eds). Organizational theory and public policy (249-264). Beverlly Hills. Sage.

• Electronic Sources
e.g. Whiteley, P. (1997). Economic growth and social capital (Policy Paper 6-1997). (Universiti of Shieffield) Retrieved from http://

• Unpublished Conference Procceding
e.g. Lyberaki, A & Paraskeropoulos, C.J. (2002). Social capital measurement in Greece. OPECD-ONS International Conference on Social Capital Measurement London U.K., September 25-27, 2002.

• Published Conference Proceeding
e.g. Schwetman, H. (1998). Model-based analysisuisng csim18, In D.J. Medeirs, E.F. Watson, J.S. Carson & M.S Manirannan (Eds.), Proceeding of the 1998 Winter Simulation Conference (pp.309-313).

• Disertation
e.g. Rogg. K.L (1997). Organizational Commitment in the post-loyalti area. Unpublished doctor dissertation, Kansas State University.


Endnote :

Footnote should not be used. Endnote should be used instead.

Abbreviation :

Full names of agencies should be used in the first citation in any article.
Accepted abbreviations or acronyms may be used for subsequent citations.

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