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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.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • Please provide (separate Microsoft Word documents):
    1. Full text of manuscript and abstract (plus five keywords) - without the list of author(s)
    2. Title page and abstract-include title, name of the author(s) (first author, corresponding author, co-authors), affiliation (department, faculty/college, university, address and formal email address), and contact number. The abstract must include five keywords.
  • The text is single-spaced, Palatino Linotype; uses a 10.5-point font; employs italics rather than underlining.
  • All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points rather than at the end of the article. Each of them MUST BE CITED.
  • All submissions should acknowledge the funding / grant number / supporting agencies, after conclusion before the references.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
Contributions in English should be typed single-spaced, and the length is between 6,000 to 8,000 words for the entire paper, 5,000 words for the review article and 1,500 words for a book review. All citations and references must strictly follow the latest version APA style (version 7) without footnotes or endnotes.
Please submit two documents as follows: 
i) Title page ( author affiliation, email address & abstract with min five keywords).
ii) Full text WITHOUT the author's name & affiliation, but must provide the title, abstract and Keywords. 

Journal's publication process is a professional academic activity and should be encouraged.

JATI is practising a double-blind peer-review process, whereby the author(s) do not know the reviewer(s), and the reviewer(s) also do not know the author(s). Peer review is fundamental to the scientific publication process.

Authors are considered JATI experts in related topics addressed in the paper they write.   
Editor-in-Chief will observe and assure the quality and performance of the writers to ensure the journal's high quality. In addition, this assessment will assist the JATI Board of editors in allowing the writers to continue publishing the paper in this journal.
Therefore, the most useful and helpful reports will assist the authors to improve the quality of their papers.  The reviewed article with arguments by the reviewers is valuable to the authors to enrich and strengthen their papers for publication.  

The authors are responsible for ensuring that they have written entirely original works. If the authors have used the work and words of others, this has been appropriately cited or quoted. The similarity index (Turnitin check) should be less than 15 per cent.  The Journal editors and reviewers will detect plagiarism in the papers submitted to JATI.  The reviewers may notify or report to the Editor-in-Chief if they suspect the author's misconduct or plagiarism by the author(s) without publicly announcing it. Reviewers must keep all information about the submitted paper(s) confidential to keep the author(s) and the paper safely publish their research output.


  1. Authors should be aware of the aims and scope of the journal to evaluate whether the paper is fit to this journal; which the aims and scope of the journal are as follows:
    Aims are to bridge and connect the gap between scholarships in the multi-discipline studies Southeast Asian region and global in any theme and issues on social sciences and humanities.
    And the scope of JATI broadly focuses on the research result on Social Sciences and Humanities related to the area of Southeast Asia which seeks to promote critical analysis upon inter-related issues within this geographical area economy, politic, social, art and cultural issues.

JATI requested submitted papers to be indicated with the theoretical/Conceptual.  The author should review previous research or theories. The theory, if any, should be relevantly applied and discussed throughout the paper. 

  1. The paper should explain clearly the methodology, whether a systematic and coherent method should follow qualitative or quantitative empirical studies. Therefore, the reviewers must review the paper following the convention of a research paper, which includes clear abstract (with keywords), introduction, background, research questions and objectives, literature review and theoretical framework, methodology, analysis, findings, conclusion and recommendations.  
  1. The reviewers should be able to justify the contribution of the paper in few aspects, such as contribution to advance knowledge in the discipline, the implication of the findings, attraction to other people or researchers or policymakers for further research and application.  
  1. The article should show its capability in communication, which is adequate in terms of language efficiency, clarity and coherence. The paper should be easy to understand and follow logical format, good data presentation, points, tables, figures, graphs, etc. 


    The title should represent the Southeast Asian region or country studies. A case study is not a priority.
    Abstract- Should consist of 4 important elements:
    - The research focus (i.e. statement of the problem(s)/research issue(s) addressed);
    - The research methods (experimental research, case studies, questionnaires, etc.);
    - The results/findings of the research; and
    - The main conclusions and recommendations
    Keywords: right keywords for the entire discourse of the paper
    An introduction is the initial part of a research paper, and the part that a reader is likely to read first (at least when focusing intensely and reading your paper in detail). ... The introduction of writing is going to set out your rationale, which is what research will be based around
    The background of the study will provide context to the information discussed throughout the research paper. Background information may include both critical and relevant studies. This is particularly important if a study either supports or refutes the thesis.
    The background of the study will discuss the problem statement, rationale, and research questions. It links an introduction to the research topic and ensures a logical flow of ideas.  Thus, it helps readers understand the reasons for conducting the study.
    Literature sufficiently reviewed?
    Literature review surveys books, scholarly articles, and any other sources relevant to a particular issue, area of research, or theory, and by so doing, provides a description, summary, and critical evaluation of these works in relation to the research problem being investigated.
    The summary of previous investigations leads to understanding the state of current research and its relevance and provides an overall understanding of the literature’s contribution to scholarship.
    The methodology should be sufficiently described and use a suitable methodology. 
    Data analysis supporting the findings
    Appropriateness of presentation of findings
    - Restate the topic. The author should briefly restate the topic as well as explaining why it is important. ...
    - Restate the thesis. ...
    - Briefly summarise the main points. ...
    - Add the points up. ...
    - Make a call to action when appropriate. ...
    - Answer the “so what” question.

 *make sure to revisit the objectives, theoretical and conceptual framework, analysis, findings and connect them in conclusion. 

    Please make sure to include the individuals and organisations that contributed to the research by having the names, research grant title and grant number. 
    JATI-Journal of Southeast Asian Studies follows the APA style to cite various sources for in-text citations and the reference page. Please Publication Manual of the APA latest version. 
    Please do not include footnotes or endnotes in the manuscript.  All citations must be listed in the references list. The uncited references should be omitted. 
    Please indicate all figures, maps, charts, tables, diagrams, etc accordingly. Please number all of them, and it must be reflected in the text or discussion. Please indicate the source(s) at the bottom of the maps, charts, tables, diagrams, etc.
    Font type: Palatino-Linotype and font size 10.5.
    Paper size: 6.75 inch (width), 9.65 inch (high)
    Length of the paper: minimum: 6,000 words: maximum: 8,000 words (exclude references).
    The language style used for publication in this JATI is British English. Grammar, diction, and sentence structure do or do not impede the reading.
    The paper should be academically sound and readable. All accepted articles need to be edited by a qualified professional editor before the final submission. All accepted papers will be edited by the professional editor(s). All authors are responsible for managing the copy-editing manuscript with the suggested professional editor(s). 

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