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Dear Prof./Sir/Madam/Miss;

The Editorial Board of Journal of Governance and Development would like to invite you to submit a paper to be considered for publication in the journal.

The Journal of Governance and Development (JGD) (Formerly known as Jurnal Rekayasa) is an international, multidisciplinary journal published by the School of Government, College of Law, Government and International Studies (COLGIS), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM).

The JGD provides a venue for sharing and discussion of problems and issues in the developing world. It considers theoretical and empirical articles that deal with the governance and developmental issues from interrelated disciplinary viewpoints. The journal welcomes contributions from scholars from the humanities and social sciences with a research interest in the developing world.


Submission Guidelines 

Starting from 2013, JGD is mainly published in English. Writers are asked to submit their papers in Microsoft Word document with Tables and Figures embedded in the text itself. Language used in writing shall be consistent and using Roman alphabet only.

Papers submitted for consideration of publication in JGD must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere either in electronic or printed form. These papers should also have not been published previously. The corresponding author should declare regarding this issue when submitting the paper to the Chief Editor.

This is a double-blind review process; please be sure that your name does not appear anywhere in the manuscript or in the filename. Author’s name, designation and institutional address should be in a separate document.

The Editorial Board reserves the right to make editorial changes to any manuscript accepted for publication to enhance clarity and style.

The final decision for paper publication is made by the Chief Editor and the editorial board members.


Submissions should include the following information :

Author :

In form: Full name of author(s) with email address and institution.

Title :

Title case only.

Abstract :

Up to 250 words. Provision of abstract is essential. 

Keywords :

Maximum of six keywords.

Length papers :

Papers submitted should not exceed 20 pages including the page references or a maximum 8000 words, and line spacing 1.0. justified.

Biodata :

Approximately 50 words in length.

References :

In APA except for Malay/Chinese/Indian names.

 Example of APA style are as follows:

• Journal
e.g. Armstrong, J.S & Overton, T.S. (1997). Estimating nonresponse bias in mail surveys. Journal of Marketing Research, 14, 396-402.

• Journal article with DOI
e.g. Herbst-Damm, K.L., & Kulik, J.A. (2005). Volunteer support, marital status, and the survival times of terminally ill patients. Health Psychology, 24, 225-229. doi: 10.1037/0278-6133.24.2.225.

• Journal article without DOI
e.g. Sillick, T.J., & Schutte, N.S. (2006). Emotional intelligence and self-esteem mediate between perceived early parental love and adult happiness. E-Journal of Applied Psychology, 2(2), 38-48. Retrieved from

• Books
e.g. Kimberly, J.R., Norling, F., & Weiss, J.A (1983). Pondering the performance puzzle. In R.H., Hall & R.E, Quinn (Eds). Organizational theory and public policy (249-264). Beverlly Hills. Sage.

• Electronic Sources 
e.g. Whiteley, P. (1997). Economic growth and social capital (Policy Paper 6-1997). (Universiti of Shieffield) Retrieved from http://

• Unpublished Conference Procceding
e.g. Lyberaki, A & Paraskeropoulos, C.J. (2002). Social capital measurement in Greece. OPECD-ONS International Conference on Social Capital Measurement London U.K., September 25-27, 2002.

• Published Conference Proceeding
e.g. Schwetman, H. (1998). Model-based analysisuisng csim18, In D.J. Medeirs, E.F. Watson, J.S. Carson & M.S Manirannan (Eds.), Proceeding of the 1998 Winter Simulation Conference (pp.309-313).

• Disertation
e.g. Rogg. K.L (1997). Organizational Commitment in the post-loyalti area. Unpublished doctor dissertation, Kansas State University.

 Endnote :

Footnote should not be used. Endnote should be used instead.

Abbreviation :

Full names of agencies should be used in the first citation in any article. 
Accepted abbreviations or acronyms may be used for subsequent citations.


Manuscripts and enquires should be directed to:

Editor In-Chief
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahmad Martadha Mohammed
Journal of Governance and Development (JGD)
Kolej Undang-Undang, Kerajaan dan Pengajian Antarabangsa
Universiti Utara Malaysia
06010 Sintok, Kedah.

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