Instruction for Authors

Articles submitted to Selangor Humaniora Review (SHARE) should conform to the guidelines indicated below. Following is the chronological order of topics to be included in the article:



Submission Categories

1. Research Articles

For empirical research articles, the manuscripts should be between 4,000 – 7,000 words and should address the issues from a research perspective, reporting on data-based studies which provide evidence to support the claims. Research can be quantitative, qualitative, and mixed method.

2. Conceptual Articles

For conceptual articles, the manuscripts should be between 2,000 – 5,000 words and should address the practical strategies, concepts, techniques, or phenomena from a theoretical perspective.

3. Current Issues

The manuscripts in this category should be between 1,500 – 2,500 words and should address the current issues related to one of the themes in SHARE. The manuscript should provide clear and concise analysis, critique, discussion, or presentation of key topics of the particular issue addressed.

4. Field Practices and Experiences

In this category, the manuscripts should be between 1,500 – 2,500 words. This category offers a forum for researchers, educators, or practitioners to share personal perspectives on their experiences and practices.


Manuscript Format

All type of manuscript should meet the minimum and maximum number of words specified, including the references, tables, and figures. The abstract of the manuscript should be between 200-250 words. The reference style is APA 7th Edition.

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines:

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it under consideration by another journal.
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is double-spaced; uses a Times New Roman, 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.


Author’s Affiliation

All names are listed based on the following format:

First Author Name (Times New Roman, Italic, 12)
Email address


It should state the main objective and rationale of your project, it should outline the methods you used to accomplish your objectives, it should list your project’s results or product (or projected or intended results or product, if your project is not yet complete), and it should draw conclusions about the implications of your project. Citation is usually not included in abstract. Your abstract should not be more than 200 words. (Times New Roman, Italic, 12)

*Text written in Malay language will have abstracts in both English and Malay. 


Times New Roman 12, Justified, Not more than 5 keywords


The body text is in 12-point normal Times New Roman. New paragraphs will be separated with a single empty line.

Article Section


The Introduction presents the purpose of the studies reported and their relationship to earlier work in the field. It should provide a clear background, a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, the proposed approach or solution, and the new value of research which it is innovation. Use only those references required to provide the most salient background to allow the readers to understand and evaluate the purpose and results of the present study without referring to previous publications on the topic. Authors should place the paper in proper context by citing relevant papers. At least, 5 references (recently journal articles) are used in this section. The body of the text should be left justified in 12-point Times New Roman.


This part, METHODOLOGY, describes at least the research design, research site, participants, instruments and procedures. The description of the course of research should be supported references, so the explanation can be accepted scientifically.

Result and Discussion

In this section, it is explained the results of research and at the same time is given the comprehensive discussion. Results can be presented in figures, graphs, tables, and others that make the reader understand easily. The discussion can be made in several sub-chapters. The presentation of results should be simple and straightforward in style.


A concluding short section should be included. As well as conclude an inquiry response it also summarizes the main points of the paper.


  • Material that is tabular in nature must appear in a numbered captioned table.
  • All tables appearing in article must be numbered in the order that they appear in the text.
  • Each table must have a caption fully explaining the content with the table number (Table 1:Table 2:, etc.) (Times New Roman, 12, Bold)
  • Tables are to be presented with single horizontal line under: the table caption, the column headings and at the end of the table.
  • All tables must be referred to in the body of the article
  • Each table must be fully cited if taken from another article


  • All figures appearing in article must be numbered in the order that they appear in the text.
  • Each figure must have a caption fully explaining the content
  • Figure captions are presented as a paragraph starting with the figure number (Figure 1:Figure 2:, etc.) (Times New Roman, 12, Bold)
  • Figure captions appear below the figure
  • Each figure must be fully cited if taken from another article
  • all figures must be referred to in the body of the article


The section heading should be in bold, left justified. The first level subheading should be in bold, and the second level subheading should be in italics. All pages should be numbered consecutively. For example:


       Corporate Social Reporting

       Levels and Quality of Reporting


Cite ALL author’s last name for the first citation and the following only cite the first author followed by et al. APA 7th ed. in-text citations for works with three or more authors include only the first author name and “et al.” (which means “and others” in Latin) is used in all citations, including the first in-text citation:

Zainal et al. (2019) 

(Zainal et al., 2019)


The authors are responsible for ensuring that the information in each reference is complete and accurate. Use APA 7th Edition Styles for References. All references should be identified in the text by placing the cited author’s last name. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa).


Shing, S., & Yin, L. (2017). Using Films to Teach Speaking in the ESL Classroom. Selangor Humaniora Review1(1), 61-70.


Rosenthal, R., Rosnow, R. L., & Rubin, D. B. (2000). Contrasts and effect sizes in behavioral research: A correlational approach. Cambridge University Press.

Conference Proceedings

Aziz, N. A. A., & Samsudin, S. (2010, December). Computerized simulation development for blood circulation and bodily movement during obligatory prayers (SolatSim). In WCSE '10 Proceedings of the 2010 Second World Congress on Software Engineering, 2, 298-305. Washington, DC, USA: IEEE Computer Society.

Newspaper Article

Lim, I. (2019, March 28). Top-scoring Roisah Stateless No More with Early Birthday Gift of Citizenship. Malaymail.

Government Publication

Ministry of Education Malaysia. (2015). English language education reform in Malaysia: The roadmap 2015-2025. (M. Orey, Ed.). Putrajaya: English Language Standards and Quality Council, Ministry of Education Malaysia.

Unpublished Thesis

Asmah Ahmad. (1998). Collaborative management and school effectiveness in Malaysian primary schools [Unpublished Doctoral Thesis]. University of Sheffield, UK.

This short video lecture introduces the 7th ed. of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Click HERE

It is advised that you use the template we provide below.

SHARE Template (English)  
SHARE Template (Bahasa Malaysia)