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LIFEWAYS-International Journal of Society, Development and Environment in the Developing World

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LIFEWAYS-International Journal of Society, Development and Environment in the Developing World


Discipline(s) / Subdiscipline(s):

     1. Social Sciences
         - Anthropology
         - Gender studies
         - Geography
         - Political science
         - Sociology

     2. Sciences
         - Environmental science

E-ISSN: 2590-387X
Publisher: Artwrite Services Sdn Bhd
Publication type: Electronic
Publication frequency: 2 time(s) per year
Journal Website: http://lifewaysjournal.com/

Contact Info

LIFEWAYS-International Journal of Society, Development and Environment in the Developing World
19 Jalan PJU 3/28,
Sunway Damansara,
47810 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor, Malaysia

Email: info@lifewaysjournal.com

The LIFEWAYS-International Journal of Society, Development and Environment in the Developing World is an international, multidisciplinary journal jointly published one to up to six times a year by the Artwrite Services Sdn Bhd. The LIFEWAYS 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 physical and human environments and developmental issues from geographical and interrelated disciplinary viewpoints. The journal welcomes contributions from geographers as well as other scholars from the humanities, social sciences and environmental sciences with a research interest in the developing world. Articles are published in Malay or English.

LIFEWAYS-International Journal of Society, Development and Environment in the Developing World



Prof. Dr. Amriah Buang (Email: amriah@lifewaysjournal.com)

Editorial Board

Managing editor:
  • Dr. Ratnawati Yuni (Email: ratna@lifewaysjournal.com)

  • Prof. Dr. Katiman Rostam (Alumni Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)
  • Dr. Endi Haryono (President University Jakarta)
  • Dr. Abdullah Sumrahadi (Universiti Utara Malaysia)
  • Dr. Teuku Afrizal (Universiti Malaysia Sabah)
  • Dr. Lely Indah Mindarti (Universitas Brawijaya Malang)



    1. A soft copy of the original manuscript file (Microsoft Word) should be submitted by email to: managing_editor@lifewaysjournal.com

    2. Submissions should be double-spaced, with top, bottom and side margins at least 30 mm. All pages should be numbered consecutively in the top right-hand corner, beginning with the title page.

    3. If authors use Word 2013, please use and save as compatible with 2007 doc. version.

    4. EndNote reference styles can be searched for here: http://www.endnote.com/support/enstyles.asp Reference Manager reference styles can be searched for here: http://www.refman.com/support/rmstyles.asp
    • As and when the publisher decides to publish the hard copy version of this journal, authors must enclose a signed cover letter declaring that the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. If tables or figures have been reproduced from another source, a letter from the copyright holder (usually the Publisher), stating authorization to reproduce the material, must be attached to the cover letter. For the hard copy version, articles may not be published until this signed cover letter has been received.

    • The Artwrite Services Sdn Bhd hold the copy right for papers and related materials presented in conferences they organized and which may be published in this journal.
    1. Spelling. The Journal uses British spelling and authors should therefore follow the latest edition of the Concise Oxford Dictionary. Use `ize` and `z` (e.g. `industrialize`, `globalization`).

    2. Units. All measurements must be given in SI or SI-derived units. All currency must have the US$ equivalent.

    3. Abbreviations. Abbreviated terms are in order only when terms are used repeatedly. Initially use the word in full, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. Thereafter use the abbreviation only.
    1. The length of an article (including references, endnotes and tables) should not exceed 7000 words.

    2. Manuscripts should be presented in the following order: (i) title page, (ii) abstract and key words, (iii) text, (iv) acknowledgments, (v) references, (vi) endnotes, (vii) figure legends, (viii) tables (each table complete with title and footnotes) and (ix) figures. Footnotes to the text are not allowed and any such material should be incorporated as endnotes.

    3. Title page
      The title page should be on a separate sheet and contain (i) the title of the paper, (ii) the full names of the authors and (iii) the addresses of the institutions at which the work was carried out together with (iv) the full postal and email address of the author to whom correspondence about the manuscript should be sent. The present address of any author, if different from that where the work was carried out, should be supplied in a footnote. This title page will be detached before the paper is sent to referees.

    4. Abstract and keywords
      Authors must provide an abstract that states in 250 words or fewer the major points made and the principal conclusions reached. The abstract should not contain abbreviations or references. Three into five keywords (for the purposes of indexing) should be supplied below the abstract.

    5. Text
      The text should be organised into an introductory section, conveying the background and purpose of the report, and then into sections identified with subheadings.

    6. Acknowledgments
      Authors may wish to acknowledge the source of financial grants and other funding . The contribution of colleagues or institutions, excluding reviewers, may also be acknowledged.

    7. References
      Authors are to use the Harvard (author, date) system of referencing (examples are given below). Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references.

      • Journal article
        Schmidt, F. L., & Oh, I.-S. (2016). The crisis of confidence in research findings in psychology: Is lack of replication the real problem? Or is it something else? Archives of Scientific Psychology, 4, 32–37.

      • Whole book
        Brown, B. (2010). The gifts of imperfection: Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embrace who you are. Center City, MN: Hazelden.

      • Edited book chapter
        Singh, A. A., Hwahng, S. J., Chang, S. C., White, B. (2017). Affirmative counseling with trans/gender-variant people of color. In A. Singh & L. M. Dickey (Eds.), Affirmative counseling and psychological practice with transgender and gender nonconforming clients (pp. 41–68). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

      • Website
        American Psychological Association. (n.d.). Divisions. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/about/division/

    8. Endnotes
      Brief endnotes should be listed at the end of the paper only.

    9. Tables
      Tables should be consecutively numbered in the text in Arabic numerals. Table size should not exceed full text width (122.7 mm) and height (205 mm).

    10. Figures and legends
      All illustrations (line drawings and photographs) are classified as figures. All figures must be supplied in camera-ready format, sized no larger than the full text width (122.7 mm). Original slides and un-mounted high-resolution photographs on glossy paper may be submitted if the author does not have access to scanning facilities. Legends should be concise, comprehensive and self explanatory. Include definitions of any symbols used and define/explain all abbreviations and units of measurement.
    • The PDF proof is a final check of the layout, and of tables and figures. Alterations other than the essential correction of errors are unacceptable at PDF proof stage. After checking and approved by authors the article should be emailed back to the Editor/Publisher on the determined date. Otherwise, it may be signed off on by the Editor .
    • Until further notice, all of the Geografia – MJSS PDF copies may be downloaded free of charge. Advice on hardcopy offprints and journal will be issued in due course. The corresponding author of each article will be sent an email notification upon the online publication of his/her article.

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