Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Melayu Arts and Performance Journal focuses on:

1. Seni Pertunjukkan

2. Seni Rupa

3. Musik

4. Kuliner

5. Seni Kerajinan

6. Desain Komunikasi Visual/ Produk/Interior/Arsitektur

7.Animasi, Video, Games

8. Fotografi

9. Fashion

10, Film, TV dan Radio


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

kebijakan dalam melakukan peninjauan atau review dilakukan secara peer review dengan melibatkan reviewer dan tim editor. Artikel akan diproses oleh tim editor jika artikel telah sesuai dengan focus, scope dan panduan penulisan jurnal MPAJ. Reviewer melibatkan tim dari intitusi dan dari luar institusi denga perbandingan 60%/40%. Setiap artikel yang dikirimkan secara OJS akan melalui proses review dan penerbitan sesuai dengan jadwal terbit. Adapun reviewer dan tim editor diseleksi berdasarkan kemampuan dan kepakaran dlm bidang yang ditentukan.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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Publication Ethics

Melayu Arts and Performance Journal

Our ethic statements are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Melayu Arts and Performance Journal has to ensure that all published works within the journal follow ethical principles on academic publishing. It is therefore essential to set an ethical standard for all stakeholders to create a conducive environment and to avoid problems that may arise due to a certain conflict of interest. This document presents the policy of Melayu Arts and Performance Journal on the respective publication ethics as guidance for all stakeholders of the journal.   

Responsibilities of authors

Authors are obliged to follow in peer review process set by Melayu Arts and Performance Journal. Authors are responsible to provide original and accurate data (no plagiarism, no fraudulent data) concerning the manuscript submitted, and to provide the data when they are requested. The submitted manuscript should not be under consideration or accepted for publication elsewhere. Where parts of the data have been published elsewhere, the sources have to be acknowledged or cited accordingly. When reproducing data from other sources, proper citation and permission are required. Any potential conflict of interest has to be declared including any financial, personal, or other relationships with other people or organizations related to their work that could affect their work. All sources of financial supports for the research project and study sponsor(s) (if any) along with their role in the research or study, should be disclosed in the Acknowledgement. Authors are requested to be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.

Responsibilities of reviewers

Reviewers are requested to assist in improving the quality of the manuscript through an objective review process within a scheduled period of time, and to contribute to the decision-making process on the manuscript. If reviewers find any published or submitted content similar to that under review, the editor has to be informed. Reviewers should have no conflict of interest with respect to the research, the authors and/or the research funders. Any confidentiality of information supplied by the editor or author should be maintained.

Responsibilities of editors

Editors have the complete responsibility and authority to accept or reject an article. They should have no conflict of interest with regard to articles they accept or reject. Editors should be objective and fair when conducting their duties without making any discrimination on gender, ethnic, religion, political view or geographical origin of the authors. Editors should also accept manuscripts on the basis of academic merit and without commercial influence.

Publishing ethics issues

Authors, reviewers and editors should maintain the integrity of the academic record during the whole process of publication. Business needs should be precluded from compromising intellectual and ethical standards.

Authors could refer to International Standards for Editors and Authors (https://publicationethics.org/resources/resources-and-further-reading/international-standards-editors-and-authors) by COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) for policies that are not stated in this instructions. 


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Publication Frequency

Jurnal ini diterbitkan 2 kali dalam setahun, yaitu bulan  APRIL untuk penerbitan pertama dan bulan OKTOBER untuk penerbitan kedua.