Submission Guidelines For Authors

AJODL is an international double-blind peer-reviewed journal that is published bi-annually in June and December. The journal is currently indexed under the ASEAN Citation Index (ACI), Malaysian Citation Index (MCI) and Thai-Journal Citation Index (TCI).

We welcome contributors from all around the world. Interested authors may submit your manuscript any time.

The manuscript submitted must be original, previously unpublished, and not under consideration for publication in any other format elsewhere. If it is published in this journal, it must not be published elsewhere in the same form or even in any translated form without written consent from Open University Malaysia.

The manuscript submitted must be approved by all named authors and relevant authorities. The responsibility of obtaining such permission lies with the author(s). The author(s) must also obtain required written permission and credit sources if the submitted article contains excerpts from other copyrighted works.


Manuscript Template and Format

The manuscript must be prepared using the attached Microsoft Word template in English (UK). Please download the provided manuscript template and use it to prepare the manuscript. The number of accepted pages is between 6 and 10 pages.

The font used must be Arial 11 pt and single spaced. The manuscript must have the following sections: (i) Title, (ii) Name of authors with postal and e-mail addresses, (iii) Abstract, (iv) Keywords, (v) Introduction, (vi) Literature Review, (vii) Body of text with headers (Reasearch Objective, Methodology, Findings and Discussion), (viii) Conclusion and (ix) References. An acknowledgement section could be added between the conclusion and the reference sections. The references must be cited according to the APA referencing format. All figures (including graphs) and tables must be clearly depicted and labelled.

Please note that failure to comply with the above format and regulations will result in the manuscript not being considered for publication. 


Copyright Statement

Upon the acceptance of the manuscript, the author(s) must sign the copyright transfer form which is an agreement by the author(s) to transfer the copyright of the manuscript to the publisher. Corresponding author is required to consult and obtain the consent from all named authors of the article before filling out the attached copyright form, sign, scan and e-mail it to once the online submission of the article is successful.


Journal Policies

Open Access

AJODL support the Open Access Initiatives.

  • The AJODL articles are easily accessible by all through the link given in the next section;
  • All users are allowed to read, download, print, copy, distribute, display or use the articles for any other lawful and non-commercial purposes on condition that proper credit is given to the authors and the AJODL (as the copyright holder); and
  • For use other than the above, please send in a written request to

Distribution Policy

Please be advised that reproduction, posting, transmission or other forms of distribution or use of the published articles as permitted through the Open Access Permission or with written approval from the AJODL requires credit to the AJODL as the copyright holder.

Manuscript Submission

Please submit your manuscript using the following link. You are required to register and create your username and password.