UNIMAS Publisher aims to oversee and promote the sustainability of nine journals under Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). It also provides a platform for Chief Editors and editorial team members to discuss and adopt best publishing policies and practices, as well as to promote a better scholarly communication system for journal management. UNIMAS Publisher assists the publication and indexing of journal articles. It also provides Online Journal System (OJS) service to assist UNIMAS journals for manuscript submission and reviewing process.

UNIMAS Publisher works with journal Chief Editors to create relevant journal policies and ensure that all journals meet those policies. The journal policies include research and publication ethics, animal use and research permit, disclosure and conflict of interest, reporting research funding (if applicable), peer-reviewing process, editorial independence, term of references (duties and responsibilities) of the editorial team members, authorship, publication misconducts/fraud/plagiarism, article retraction, clarification or correction, etc. UNIMAS Publisher will review these journal policies regularly and update the policies when necessary. UNIMAS Publisher appoints journal ethics advisor and panels to advise on publication misconducts, issues related with animal and human ethics, journal policies and guidelines, etc. periodically. UNIMAS Publisher will work with journal Chief Editors to handle potential breaches of intellectual property laws and issues related to these.

UNIMAS Publisher is also responsible for the investigation of any suspected publication misconducts and provides solution of these cases if allegations of misconducts are brought to the attention by the journal Chief Editors. It is necessary to agree upon the standards of ethical behaviour for all stakeholders involved in the publishing i.e. the author, the journal editor and board members, the peer reviewer and the publisher. The publication ethical and malpractice statements are made with reference from the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Duties and Responsibilities of Journal Editors
Duties and Responsibilities of Authors
Duties and Responsibilities of Reviewers

All UNIMAS journals are free open-access journals with no article subscription fees, and no charges for manuscript processing and publishing fees. All journal articles are double-blind peer reviewed, published and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

For further information, please contact Dr Chong Yee Ling (082-581176; ylchong@unimas.my) or Mdm Angeline Lee (082-581158; lsalee@unimas.my).


  • International Journal of Business and Society

    A double-blind reviewed international scholarly journal devoted in publishing high-quality papers using multidisciplinary approaches with a strong emphasis on business, economics and finance. It intends to serve as an outlet with strong theoretical and empirical research and the papers submitted to IJBS should not have been published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. 
    For more information, kindly visit http://www.ijbs.unimas.my/

  • Issues in Language Studies

    Issues in Language Studies or ILS (e-ISSN 2180-2726) is an open-access journal of the Faculty of Language Studies and Communication Studies (formerly known as Centre for Language Studies), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. The journal publishes articles on teaching, learning and the study of languages covering areas of linguistics, applied linguistics, language education, technology-mediated language learning, and other related areas. It offers a forum for the discussion of local issues that are of global concern. It is a refereed open-access journal published biannually. The articles are indexed in several directories and are also archived annually by Perpustakaan Negara or National Library of Malaysia.  ILS welcomes articles relevant to language studies written in English and Bahasa Melayu (Malay). Manuscripts submitted in languages other than English should be accompanied by an English abstract. Please follow the submission guidelines in order to facilitate your manuscript submission.
    For more information, kindly visit http://www.ils.unimas.my/
  • Journal of Civil Engineering, Science and Technology

    Journal of Civil Engineering, Science and Technology (JCEST) is a biannual (April and September), open-access and peer-reviewed e-journal for publication of original articles of  quality studies and recent research and developments by both local and international authors that significantly contribute to the national and international Civil Engineering, Science and Technology community. The manuscript selected to publish in normal issue of this journal is free of charges. For special issue publication, please contact the journal administrator at jcest@event.unimas.my. The publication issues for this journal is two times a year on April and September every year. For authors that have submitted manuscripts to JCEST, reviewing, acknowledgement and publishing process may take up to 6 months.
  • Borneo Journal of Resource Science and Technology

    Borneo Journal of Resource Science and Technology (BJRST) is a peer-reviewed journal, which publishes scientific articles in all fields of resource sciences including land and forest resources, aquatic science, biodiversity and ecology, biotechnology and molecular biology, chemistry, microbiology, bioinformatics, plant science and zoology. This broad spectrum journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence especially from this region but not limited to, this region. Acceptance for publication is based on contributions to scientific knowledge, original data, ideas or interpretations and on their conciseness, scientific accuracy and clarity, as judged by two referees appointed by the Editorial Board. The Journal also publishes occasional review papers by invitation.
  • Journal of Applied Science & Process Engineering

    Journal of Applied Science & Process Engineering (JASPE) is a biannual open access peer-reviewed journal that is published by Universiti Malaysia Sarawak Publisher. JASPE brings together multidisciplinary interests in one journal and is to disseminate information on all aspects of research and development in applied science and process engineering. Contributions in the form of research articles, reviews and short communications are considered for publication.
  • Journal of Borneo-Kalimantan

    The Journal of Borneo-Kalimantan (JBK) is published twice a year and is managed by Institute of Borneo Studies (IBS), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. IBS is dedicated to advancing research pertaining to community in this region and transferring knowledge from theory to practice for the betterment of the community. JBK is an international peer reviewed and open access journal with an objective to provide a platform for international scholars to publish high-quality multidisciplinary papers related to Borneo Kalimantan. Papers pertaining to communities in developing regions are also welcome.
  • Journal of Cognitive Sciences & Human Development

    Journal of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development (JCSHD) is the official academic journal of the Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development (FCSHD) of the Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia. This journal was inaugurated in September 2015 (launched in December 2015 albeit) as a peer-reviewed publication. JCSHD is published two times a year, in September and March.
  • Journal of IT in Asia

    The Journal of IT in Asia (JITA) is an international peer-reviewed publication that focuses on current and emerging areas of Information Technology and its overarching impact on all aspects of our life. This journal serves as a platform to promote the exchange of ideas with researchers around the world. It is published annually by the UNIMAS Publisher.

  • UNIMAS Review of Accounting and Finance

    Unimas Review of Accounting and Finance (URAF) aims  to provide a specialized forum for the publication of academic research on finance and accounting issues. The journal also welcomes original research articles on other contemporary issues in finance  and accounting. Two issues per year will be published; one in June and the other in December.
  • International Journal of Applied and Creative Arts

    International Journal of Applied and Creative Arts (IJACA) publishes creative arts articles in all fields of applied and creative arts. These include culture and heritage, design technology, animation, fashion and textiles, performing arts, film, music, fine arts, new media, photography, arts and event management. The journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and relevancy in applied and creative arts sector. Acceptance for publication is based on contributions to knowledge, original data, ideas or interpretations and on their conciseness, accuracy and clarity.
  • Trends in Undergraduate Research (TUR)

    Trends in Undergraduate Research (TUR) is a peer-reviewed, open access, and multi-disciplinary research journal published under UNIMAS Publisher. The journal publishes undergraduate research articles in three major niche areas: (i) Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation; (ii) Information Communication and Creative Technology; and (iii) Sustainable Community Transformation. These include a wide variety of fields, ranging from resource science and technology, applied and creative arts, cognitive sciences and human development, computer science and information technology, economics and business, engineering, medicine and health sciences, social sciences and humanities, as well as language and communication.