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Submission Rules


Kekal Abadi invites contributions from librarians, information scientists, information managers, educators, administrators, publishers and other interested persons from all over the world.
Types of Contributions

The journal publishes original articles on all aspects of library and information science. In addition, Book Reviews, New Products and Services, Conference Reports, Awards and News are also welcome. 


Manuscripts should preferably be 1,500-3,500 words in length. Authors may submit their article as an attached file with email. The font type required is Calibri, 11pt.
The first page of the manuscript should contain the title of the article followed by name(s) and affiliation of author(s), complete address, including telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address. An abstract of about 100-200 words ( If the article is in BM, an abstract in English is needed). Submit only one copy of the manuscript.
Tables, Figures and Illustrations
Tables, figures and illustrations with captions should be position within the text.
The citation styling of the manuscript should follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological  Association (2009), 6th ed. (New York: American Psychological Association).References should be cited in the text using the 'name and date' style, e.g. "Roger (2001) said that ..." or "research shows that ... (Roger,2001)".

References at the end of the article should be listed in alphabetical order. The following are examples of the recommended reference style:
Archambault, E., Campbell, D., Gingras, Y., & Lariviere, V. (2009). Comparing bibliometric statistics obtained     from the Web of Science and Scopus. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and     Technology, 60(7), 1320-1326.

Chu, C. M. (2009). Working from within: Critical service  learning as core learning in the
    MLIS curriculum. Inb L. Roy, K. Jensen & A. H.Meyers (Eds.), Service learning: Linking library education     and practice (pp. 105-123). Chicago: American Library Association.

Lessard, B., & Baldwin, S. (2000). Netslaves: True tales of  working the web. New York: 

Miller, W., & Pellen, R.M. (Eds.). (2009). Googlization of libraries. London: Routledge.

Noraida Hassan. (2009, Jun 15-16). Practicing evidence  base in Malaysian libraries : A CSI challenge? Paper     presented at the International Conference on Libraries, Pulau Pinang.

Accuracy of Material

It is the responsibility of the author(s) to check the accuracy of all data, statements and references.


It is a condition of publication that manuscripts submitted to the journal have not been published, accepted for publication nor simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere. By submitting a manuscript, the author(s) agree that copyright for the article is transferred to the publisher, if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication.

Manuscripts, requests for further information and other correspondence should be sent to:

The Editor-in-Chief,
Kekal Abadi
University of Malaya Library,
50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: (03) 7967 3206
Fax: (03) 7957 3661
E-mail: ketua_pustakawan@um.edu.my or

Last update: 14-08-2014