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Journal of Malaysian and Comparative Law



Print ISSN: 0126-6322
Publisher: Faculty of Law, University of Malaya

The Journal of Malaysian and Comparative Law (JMCL) is a refereed journal published by the Faculty of Law of the University of Malaya. It began publication in 1974 with two issues in a year, in June and December. Since then, it has been published annually in either one or two issues, depending on the number of contributions accepted in each year. The JMCL accepts and publishes contributions from scholars all over the world. Its articles in both English and Bahasa Malaysia reflect its dual character as a Malaysian and comparative law journal. Its subject matter and contents, wide-ranging in character, reflect a bias towards Malaysian law, but in the past decade or so, the journal has become more vibrant and open to the developments in law in other jurisdictions. This is in keeping with its flavour of being a comparative journal. Articles are therefore welcomed encompassing a variety of topics and a diversity of authors.


Chief Editor

Editor in Chief

Editorial Board

International Editorial Board

(Term : 2 years until 2015)


(1)   Professor Valerie M. Fogleman

  •  Law School, Museum Avenue, Cardiff University

(2)   Professor Michael Philip Furmston

  • School of Law, Singapore Management University

(3)   Professor Cao Fuguo

  • Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China

(4)   Professor Phoebe Bolton

  • Department of Public Law, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

(5)   Professor Ago Shinichi

  • Faculty of Law, Kyushu University, Japan


1. Articles should not exceed the maximum of 10,000 words (including footnotes); articles shorter than this are favored. Articles
should be accompanied by an abstract of 150-250 words.

2. Footnotes should be numbered sequentially from 1 to 99 and should appear at the foot of each page.

3. Final responsibility for the accuracy of all citations and quotations rests with the contributors.

4. Quotations of more than 30 words should be indented without quotation marks. Shorter quotations within the text should be
enclosed by double inverted commas.

5. The title page should contain the following:
Title of article
Contact details

6. The headings in an article should be formatted as follows:
I HEADING LEVEL ONE (i.e upper-case Roman numeral not italicised; heading in large capitals)
A Heading Level Two (i.e upper-case letter not italicised; heading italicized)

7. The typesetting format for the whole article is as follows:
a) Main text
Font size 12, Times New Roman
Double-spaced, justified margins

b) Footnotes (no endnotes, please)
Articles author, title of article, journal, year, volume, page numbers
Adrian Lee,, Penalty or Liquidated Damages A Question of Enforceability, Journal of Comparative Studies, 1988, Vol. 5, pp.
Books author, title, edition, publisher, year, page numbers
H.P. Lee, Constitutional Conflicts in Contemporary Malaysia, 2nd ed., Oxford University Press, Kuala Lumpur, 1995, pp 115-116.
Internet resources author, title, url, date accessed.
Rupert Cornwall, 30th July 2013, Middle East Peace Possible in 9 Months Claims John Kerry but Formidable Obstacles Remain The
but-formidable-obstacles-remain-8738625.html. Site accessed on 31.7.2013.
Cases case name, year, Vol. Journal or Law Report, page.
Howe v Smith [1884] 27 CLJ 89, 101.
Legislation/Statutes section, Act, Country, Act No (if applicable)
Section 23, Housing Development Act 2007 (Malaysia), Act 345.

8. Contributions should be sent to the Managing Editor for the Journal of Malaysian and Comparative Law at

The General Editor
Journal of Malaysian and Comparative Law
Faculty of Law
University of Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur

Website :
Contact No.: 603-7967 6575 / 6509
Fax No.: 603-7967 6573


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