If your abstract is accepted, you are highly encouraged to submit a full paper by the 1st October 2016, for inclusion into the conference proceedings. Please ensure that you adhere to the guidelines and template for the full paper and send us a ready-to-go paper that is error free. Proofreading and editing the language and format is especially important. Please email your full paper at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Only selected papers will be sent to the Malaysian Music Journal for peer-review and upon acceptance be published in the Malaysian Music Journal Special Issue 2017. For more details on the Malaysian Music Journal , please visit this link   

Guideline Template [Link]

File Type Only WORD file will be accepted
  • Use the file name IMPAC2016 and Author's name, e.g. IMPAC2016Smith.doc
  • Only final edited material will be accepted for publication
Margins 2.54cm (left and top) 1.9cm (right, bottom)
Citation Style APA6th
  • See for in-text and bibliographic citation examples
  • Bibliographic entries use lower case, except for the first letter for book and journal titles.
  • Quotes above 40 words should be blocked, without quotation marks
  • Quotes below 40 words should appear in the text, using double quotation marks
  • Do not use colons in the in-text citations. Use the following format - (Jones, 2012, p.8)
Font Times New Roman
General text, 11 pt, regular
  • English (British) or Bahasa Malaysia
  • British spellings required throughout (e.g. analyse, not analyze)
  • Authors writing in Malay also require an English language abstract and title

Article should be between 3000-3500 words in length, including references and endnotes/footnotes.


First paragraph in each section should be left aligned, but other paragraphs indented.


Articles should be single-spaced.


Use endnotes rather than footnotes, 10 pt, keeping them to a minimum.

  • 150-250 words, single spaced, regular, 10 pt
  • No citation
  • Summary of the article, including information such as background, statement of problem, objectives, methodology, findings, data analysis, argument, and conclusions.
  • The word "Keywords" should appear below the abstract in 10 pt, regular, bold
  • Include 5 keywords (in italics), separated by commas
Title Title: Upper and lower case, bold, centred, 14 pt, single spaced

Author 1 First name, middle initial, last name (10 pt, align centre)
Affiliation, Country (9 pt, align centre)
Email: (9 pt, align centre)
Author 2 First name, middle initial, last name (10 pt, align centre)
Affiliation, country (9 pt, align centre)
Email: (9 pt, align centre)

Headings and Subheadings  Heading 1: 12 pt, bold, left aligned, capital letters
Heading 2: 11 pt, upper and lower case, left aligned, bold
Heading 3: 11 pt, upper and lower case, indented
In APA6th style, do not include the heading for the "Introduction".
Tables and Figures
  • Number tables and figures with Arabic numerals, e.g. Table 1
  • Table captions should be placed above the table (10 pt, left aligned)
  • Figure captions below the figure (10 pt, align centre, bold)
  • No line space between the caption and the figure/table.
Biography Include author biographies - Maximum 150 words
  • Submit each figure, table and image in a separate file
  • Number each figure and table according to their position in the text
  • Include captions in the article for each figure/table (eg. [Figure1. Caption]
  • Images should be in JPEG or PNG format, with a minimum of 300 DPI.

Copyright for musical examples, images, etc is the responsibility of the author. Proof of permission to reproduce materials must accompany the article.

Examples of bibliographic References


Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle.
          Location: Publisher.

Article or Chapter in an Edited Book

Author, A. A., Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. A. Editor & B. B.
          Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pages of chapter). Location: Publisher.


Author, A. A., Author, B.B., & Author, C.C. (Year). Title of article. Title of
          volume number (issue number), pages.


Lastname, F.N. (Year)Title of dissertation(Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from Name
          of database. (Accession or Order Number)

Conference Proceedings

Jones, J.L., & Peters, E. L. (Eds.). (1988). Proceedings from ICMH '99: The First
          International Conference on Musicians' Health and Fitness New York, NY: Smith


Last name, W. W. (Date of copyright). Title of song [Recorded by artist if different from
          song writer]. On Title of album [Medium of recording]. Location: Label. (Recording
          date if different from copyright date).