Author Guideline

Author Information

SOUTHEAST ASIA PSYCHOLOGY JOURNAL publishes on-line articles related to psychology covering topics relevant to general issues or any of the 49 areas listed by SAPJ; click here for the full list of SAPJ code

SOUTHEAST ASIA PSYCHOLOGY JOURNAL, the publisher, and the Editors assume no responsibility for the statements in the articles; authors carry the scientific and legal responsibilities of their own articles.

The manuscript which is submitted to the journal must not contain previously published material or material under consideration for publication elsewhere. By submitting a manuscript, the authors attest that the article is not currently under review or published elsewhere (including journal, newspapers, or websites). Accepted manuscripts become property of SOUTHEAST ASIA PSYCHOLOGY JOURNAL and may not republished.

All manuscripts will undergo a blind peer review. A final review and subsequent decisions relative to publication will be made by SOUTHEAST ASIA PSYCHOLOGY JOURNAL editors.

Responsibilities of the Author(s)

By submitting a manuscripts for publication, each author having made a substantial contribution in the conception and design of the study, the analysis and interpretation of the results, and writing of the paper, and has approved the final submitted version of the paper. Each author thus also acknowledge responsibility for the integrity of the manuscript, assures the originality of the manuscript, and guarantees that duplicate or redundant publications or submissions have not occurred. The editors reserve the right to request the original data obtained in the investigation. Authors are responsible for all at statement made in the text.

It is the responsibility of the author(s) to ensure that papers are written in clear, concise English in APA style. The journal editors are not prepared to undertake major corrections of language. Manuscripts that do not adhere to the journal’s instructions will be returned without being read. The Editors may suggest editorial corrections and additional changes with the knowledge and approval of corresponding author. Proofs will be sent to the corresponding author by E-mail as a PDF file.

Reviewers are not expected to correct or copy edit manuscripts. Language correction is not part of the peer-review process and it is the responsibility of the author to ensure the papers are written in a clear and concise manner

Types of Papers

Materials published in journals may be classified into a variety of categories. Although its contents may be influenced to a large extent by the type of material submitted to the journal, the editor is chiefly responsible for the types of papers to be published, bearing in mind the need for a balanced mix. The paper types are also dependent on the editorial policy, and the mission and scope of the individual journal.

Types of paper include:

  1. Original article
  2. Review
  3. Editorial
  4. Letter to the editors

Manuscript Submission

General Format

  1. Format your manuscripts for 8.5- x 11-inch paper (A4), Tahoma, 12-point font, double spaced throughout. Leave at least a 1-inch (25-mm) margin on all sides.
  2. Submit an electronic version of text (as a MS WORD document). Word length, 5,000 words
  3. Manuscript must include an abstract with a maximun of 250 words and three to five keywords
  4. Plaglarism: manuscript should go through turnitin process and get below 30% of similarity index. Please attach together turnitin result
  5. SAPJ Template Microsoft Word PDF

Author(s) need to provide three main keywords and the SAPJ Code Content Classification Code System, please refer to : or download

Author fees

    This journal is an open access journal and does not require publication fee

Editorial Contact

Send questions, suggestions, ideas, or concerns regarding SOUTHEAST ASIA PSYCHOLOGY JOURNAL to:

Southeast Asia Psychology Journal
Faculty of Psychology and Education
University of Malaysia Sabah
84000 Kota Kinabalu
Sabah, Malaysia
Tel; +6 088320000 Ext: 103843, 101187, Fax; +6 088320101

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