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Announcement!!

Do You Have A Paper You Would Like To Share With Other Real Estate Professionals?

The Journal of Valuation and Property Services (JVPS) is a major publication by the Valuation and Property Services Department, Ministry of Finance Malaysia. JVPS is an international journal that provides a forum for critical appraisals of fundamental issues affecting the real estate industry. It is specially intended for real estate professionals to keep abreast with developments in the real estate industry as well as the real estate profession.

The Publication Board of this journal invites original papers from real estate professionals on any of the following areas :-

  • Areas of major  interest and practical  relevance to the real estate profession.
  • New techniques, applications, theories as well as related concept relevant to the real estate profession.
  • Policy issues and regulations and their impact on the real estate market.

The journal focuses on Asia, with particular emphasis on Malaysia, but papers that promote cross-national learning on the real estate industry worldwide are welcomed. Each issue will also present practice notes relevant to the practice of valuation and property services written by senior professionals.

Further details on the journal are available from :-

The Managing Editor,
Journal of Valuation and Property Services.
National Institute Of Valuation, (INSPEN).
No. 5, Persiaran Institusi Bangi,
43000 Kajang,
Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Malaysia.
Telephone : +603-8925 9377
Telefax : +603-8925 8100
Email : research@inspen.gov.my


Editorial Policy and Submission Guidelines

  1. Submission

Contributors can submit their papers before the 31st July of each year to :-

The Editor,
Journal of Valuation and Property Services.
National Institute Of Valuation, (Inspen).
No. 5, Persiaran Institusi Bangi,
43000 Kajang,
Malaysia.

Contributors should provide soft copies of the paper [(IBM) compatible 3.5” Floppy-Disk)] are acceptable. In preparing the disk, please use the Microsoft Word or Rich Text format. Articles can also be submitted through email to : research@inspen.gov.my

A prospective contributor may submit a summary of a proposed paper to the editor for preliminary consideration as to it suitability for publication in the journal. The receipt of each paper submitted will be acknowledged. The Editor reserves the right to accept, modify or decline any article.

  1. Reviewing Process

One or more referees will review all contributions. Contributors will be informed about the acceptance (or otherwise) of their papers after the comments of referees have been received. The entire reviewing process will be conducted in complete confidentiality. For this purpose, the name, address and affiliation of the contributor should not be on the first page of the paper, but only on the accompanying letter.

  1. Style

Papers should be the original, unpublished work of the contributors. They should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Papers should be written in a clear and simple style, and should have a carefully considered structure. Contributors are encouraged to adopt the most effective way of communicating their information to the reader.

Illustrations may be used to elucidate the issues raised. All illustrations are to be presented at the end of the text.

  1. Language

Language used in all papers submitted shall be in English.

  1. Contents

Papers should preferably be in the range of 4,000 to 6,000 words, excluding illustrations. A brief (maxima 60 words) profile of the contributor should accompany each article.

In this case of Practice Notes, a minimum of 1,000 words is required.

All manuscripts for publishing are to be typed in double-spacing on one side of A4 sized paper with 1.5 inch margin on the left hand side. The pages should be numbered consecutively.

  • First Page

The full title of the paper must be shown on the first page of the manuscript. Also to be included on the first page is an abstract of not more than 200 words and up to five keywords to facilitate indexing. The abstract should summaries the objectives, main finding and conclusions of the paper.

  • References

Only references that are cited in the text should be included in the Reference List. The Harvard reference system is adopted in the Journal. References within the text will be shown in bracket, by quoting first, the author’s name followed by a comma and year of publication all in round brackets, e.g. (Agus, 1994).

References should appear at the end of the article, arranged in alphabetical order by the first author’s surname as follows :-
For books : surname, initials, (year) “title”, publisher, place of publication.
For journal : surname, initials, (year) “title”, journal, volume, number, pages.

Example:-
References:

Book :-
Lim, K.K.(1990), Valuation Methods,
Pelandok, Kuala Lumpur.

Journal
Zaharudin A. (1994), “The New Economic Policy and the Integrated Housing Model”, Ilmu Alam, Vol. 2 no. 7, PP 23-35.

  • Illustrations

Illustrations such as diagrams, tables, graphs and similar materials should not be part of the text but should be submitted separately with the text. Table of values used to generate graphs must be included to ensure accurate representation. All illustrations should be identified correctly in the order in which they are referred to in the text, e.g. “Figure or Table 1., etc”. The exact places where illustrations are to be inserted in the text should be clearly shown in the manuscript. Photographs should be black and white glossy paints. The contributor’s name, figure number, caption and an indication of which is top, should be written lightly on the back of each photograph.

Acknowledgements, footnotes and endnotes are to be listed at the end of the article on a separate piece of paper in the following format :-

  • Footnotes, Endnotes
    1. Comment
    2. Comment
    3. Comment
  1. Editorial Scope

The editor reserves the right to edit /format the manuscript to maintain a consistent style.

  1. Copyrights

Contributors shall undertake to ensure that articles submitted for publication do not infringe any copyright law. Relevant acknowledgements should be included in tables, figures or wherever necessary.

All contributions become the legal copyright of the publisher unless otherwise agreed. This covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article, including reprints, photographic reproduction, microfilm or any reproduction of a similar nature and translation.

  1. Disclaimer

Although the Valuation and Property Services Department (JPPH) is the publisher of the Journal of Valuation and Property Services, the views presented in the Journal are entirely those of the contributors and do not reflect the official stand of the department. JPPH does not hold itself responsible for the accuracy of any article published. The role of the publisher is merely to provide a platform for discussion and exchange of ideas.

  1. Honorarium

Every article published in the Journal of Valuation and Property Services shall be paid an honorarium of an amount approved by Treasury.

 

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