Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts submitted for publication purposes must consist of one of the following forms: 

  1. Research paper

This type of paper should present original or new research findings. It could cover presentations on new concepts and provide insights on the construction or testing of a model or framework, testing of data, and with practical focus in the forms of market research or surveys, action research, empirical, and scientific research on cooperative. The findings could have a general impact and contribute to the development of cooperative. Article may vary in length not more than 9,000 words (including tables, figures, endnotes, references, supporting exhibits and any appendices).

The paper may include the following sections:

  1. Introduction/Background
  2. Literature Review/ Theoretical Background and Hypothesis Development
  3. Methodology
  4. Results
  5. Discussions (Implications of the Study/Limitations/Future Research/ Conclusion)

2. Conceptual or Methodological paper

Conceptual or methodological papers are two different types of publication but aim at developing ideas, frameworks, models, theories and/or methods in the forms of propositions, hypotheses and/or diagram(s). It provides a comprehensive foundation and enlightens current state of knowledge on topics or methods related to cooperative. However, the paper should not be a mere literature review. It should identify the gap(s) from the past literatures, and clarify how it advances theoretical and practical knowledge about cooperative. It should thus foster future research into new and meaningful ideas through literature review, critical reasoning and interpretation. The paper must not exceed 9,000 words in length, which includes tables, figures and references.

The format of a conceptual or methodological paper may be similar to a research paper but enjoys greater flexibility based on the content and the manner it is best presented.

  1. Case Study

This type of paper describes actual interventions or experiences related to cooperative or action in cooperative. It can be subjective and covers a description of an authentic or hypothetical case study(ies). It should focus on particular context such as the stakeholder, destination, industry or country. The aim is to make other researchers/ practitioners aware of the possibility that a specific phenomenon might occur in a different setting. Figure(s) and image(s) are allowed to enhance presentation. The length should not exceed 7,000 words, which includes tables, figures and references. The paper may include:

  1. Background
  2. Objectives
  3. Case 1/Study 1… (based on the context)
  4. Results and Discussions
  5. Implications/Future Agenda
  1. Book review

Book reviews are discussions of a book or a compilation of publications about cooperative (e.g., books, articles, anthologies, etc.). It also serves as an introduction to the publication and its comments and contributions. Book reviews are expected to introduce readers to the content of a book besides to critique and discuss the ideas presented in the book. Book reviews should not exceed 1500 words and contain the following information: author(s) or editor(s) for edited books, title, publisher, year of publication, number of pages, original language of publication, resume of the content, critical evaluation how this book contributes to knowledge in the field of cooperative. The paper may include:

  1. Introduction
  2. Summary
  3. Critique
  4. Recommendation
  5. Conclusion

The journal publishes articles written in Malay and English language. A manuscript in the Malay Language should have a title, abstract, and keywords in English.

  • The manuscript should be formatted on an A4 size paper. Manuscript may vary in length, not more than 25 pages (including endnotes, references, supporting exhibits, and any appendices).
  • All pages should have 1.0 inch (2.5 cm) margins at all edges. All text (main body, references, titles) are aligned left using Times New Roman, font 12 with 1.5 line spacing.
  • Author(s) are required to include title of the manuscript, name(s), designation(s), organizational affiliation, address, contact numbers, and email addresses.

The manuscript should be headed by a concise title using font size 16, bold, centered, and must not exceed 15 words.

An abstract not exceeding 200 words should be enclosed at the beginning of the text. The abstract should provide a statement of the purpose and procedures of the study including the major conclusion of the research. An abstract should be typed in one paragraph with font size 10.

Keywords for each abstract must be included (3-5 keywords). Typed in italic using font size 10.

  • Figure(s) may include photographs, illustrations, multi-color graphs, and flowcharts. All figures must be inserted in the appropriate position in the manuscript. Author should number figure(s) consecutively based on their appearance in the main text. Figure(s) caption and description should be inserted below the figure body. Figure(s) should be high resolution (200 dpi, minimum). For figure(s) caption, use 10pts, Times New Roman, center align.
  • Table(s) should be self-explanatory and clearly organized. Table(s) title and should be inserted above the tables(s) body. For table text, use 11pts, Times New Roman. For table title, use 10pts, Times New Roman, center align. Tables should be formatted per the following style.

All acknowledgments, if any, should be no more than 100 words and included at the end of the manuscript, before the list of references.

References should appear on a separate reference section at the end of the manuscript using the publication manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) 7th edition style. Endnotes should be kept to a minimum.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • Manuscript submitted to the journal will be initially screened by the Chief Editor to determine its appropriateness. Those considered inappropriate for any reason will be returned to the author(s).
  • Only those manuscripts considered appropriate by the Chief Editor will be refereed. Editorial Advisory Board members as well as additional appointed experts will then review the manuscript to ascertain suitability for publication.
  • The review process may take between 6 to 8 weeks after which proofs will be sent to the author(s) if major changes or improvements need to be made. The editors reserve the right to make minor adjustments and will seek to ensure that the general meaning is not changed thereby.

The author(s) should ensure that they have written entirely original works. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. The Chief Editor will reject the submitted manuscript if it is found to contain elements of plagiarism. The publisher is not responsible for any allegations or legal action arising on the results of the published writing.

All manuscript(s) is to be submitted to online paper submission or e-mail ( This journal uses a blind review process, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. To clarify, MJCS does not charge any processing or publication fee.

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