About Malay Literature

Malay Literature is an annual journal produced by Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka every June. The aim of this journal is to introduce Malay Literature to the world.

Article Submission

We are currently searching for articles to be published in Malay Literature. You are most welcome to send your articles to us, in accordance to the format listed as follows:

Title Page

The title page must include:

  • Title of article
  • Author’s full name
  • Author’s address
  • Author’s affiliation and institution
  • E-mail address
  • Author’s biodata


  • Text submitted must be authentic and has never been published in any other media, printed or online.
  • The length of the article submitted should be between 5000-8000 words, including abstract, footnote, references, appendices and bibliography.
  • The title of the article must be written together with the full text including abstract on the first page of the text.
  • The text must be written using Times New Roman font, font size 11 pt, double spacing.
  • Numbering system should be used accordingly with the maximum of three levels of sub-titles.
  • Articles must be written in English.


  • Abstracts should be 150-200 words long.
  • Abstract must include the purpose of research, methodology used, results and analysis, and conclusions.
  • Abstracts must be written both in English and Malay.


  • Not exceeding 10 words.
  • Keywords must be written both in English and Malay.


  • To be kept at minimum, preferably using endnote(s).
  • Its placement is at the end of the text, preceding the reference(s).


  • Format style and settings are to be in compliance with Gaya Dewan.
  • References from distinguished resources are favored.

References in Text

  • Format style and settings are to be in compliance with Gaya Dewan.
  • Author’s name comes first, followed by year of publication and page number; written in parentheses.


  • It is a condition of publication that the author of the article assigns publication rights (copyright or license) to DBP to be published in print and online (journal).
  • If the author wishes to republish the article(s), he or she must be accompanied with a disclaimer mentioning the original publication in journal(s) published by DBP.

Send your articles to:

Chief Editor
Padilah Haji Ali

Senior Editor
Zaiton Abu Samah

Online Editor
Mohd Syukri Anwar

All correspondence pertaining to contributions and related matters should be addressed to:

The Editor,
Malay Literature,
Magazine Division,
Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Malaysia.
P.O. Box 10803,
50926 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 00-603-2148 1484/2254
Fax: 00-603-2148 4208
E-mail: zaiton@dbp.gov.my


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