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Publication Ethics

The International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies (IJAPS) adheres to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) standards on publications ethics. Submission of an article implies that:

  • The work described has not been published previously except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis.
  • That it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • That its submission and publication in the journal is known and approved by all Authors.
  • The work is the Author’s own and there is no falsification, fabrication of data or plagiarism including duplicate publication of the authors’ own work without proper citation.

Any cases of ethical misconduct are treated very seriously and will be dealt with using the guidelines issued by the COPE. For further details please visit:

Copyright Policy

Upon acceptance of an article, Authors will be asked to transfer copyright. This transfer will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information. A notification will be sent to the corresponding Author confirming receipt of the manuscript.

If excerpts from other copyrighted works are included, the Author(s) must obtain written permission from the copyright owners and credit the source(s) in the article.

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Content Originality and Plagiarism

Authors are responsible to submit contents which are original, and for other works which have been referred to in the research, proper citations must be made to the referred works. All articles submitted to the journal are subject to plagiarism check using Turnitin software.

Open Access Policy

Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia publishes fully open access journals. All articles are freely available to read, share and download. In accordance to publication ethics and best practices of scholarly publishing, authors and journals must be properly credited.

Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY)

IJAPS published by Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia is an open access journal. All articles are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY). This licence permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction provided that the authors, citation details and publisher are clearly identified. For any reuse or distribution, users must include the copyright notice and make clear that the article is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution license. Please inform the Publisher when the article is reused or distributed.

Publication Charges

There is no submission charge or article processing charge (APC).

Review of Manuscript

IJAPS practices double-blind academic review; both author and reviewer are unknown to one another. Every submitted manuscript, if deemed appropriate, will go through a review process that involved a minimum of one reviewer to a maximum of three reviewers. The number of reviewers is at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief in consultation with the Editorial Panel. The review may be lengthy but all efforts are made to ensure that an outcome be made known to the author at the soonest possible time. Delays are often commonplace as reviewers are working academics with heavy work commitments. Patience on the part of authors is greatly appreciated.

Archiving Policy

The journal contents are archived by the Malaysian Citation Centre.

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