Submission Requirements

Submission of manuscripts

The manuscript should be submitted as an email attachment to and addressed to the Editor-in-Chief, Malaysian Journal of Sport Science and Recreation, Faculty of Sports Science and Recreation, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.

Or the manuscript can be submitted via the website of Malaysian Journal Management System (MyJMS) at Authors need to register with the journal at MyJMS prior to submitting or, if already registered, the author can simply login and begin the five-step process.

Length of manuscripts

Manuscripts sent 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 address 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) 7th edition format. Authors’ are advised to make minor modifications to the APA referencing format in order to accommodate Malaysian names, 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 7th edition format for illustrations, tables, and figures. Tables should be typed in single spacing, each of them should be placed in the main text / manuscript. Figures should be produced directly from the author's original and should be presented as good black and white images of highlighted contrast glossy paper and carefully labeled with capital/lowercase lettering. Unnecessary background patterns, lines and shading that could create confusion should be avoided.


The Editor-in-Chief / Managing Editor will send a letter 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 referees’ comments should be as an e-mail attachment to the Editor-in-Chief / Managing Editor.


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 / Managing Editor by e-mail within three weeks of receipt.

Checklist of requirements

Author(s) may use the following checklist before the submission of manuscripts.
  • Submission letter
  • Correspondent’s title / name / address
  • A cover page with title /author(s) /affiliation
  • Single spacing with wide margins
  • Tables / figures at the text
  • Reference list in APA 7th edition format
  • E-mail attachment of the manuscript to the Editor-in-Chief at

On-Line Publication

Malaysian Journal of Sport Science Recreation could be accessed by online MyCite Journal - Malaysia Citation Centre Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia ( or via Malaysian Journal Management System (MyJMS) (