Focus and Scope

The Asian Journal of Quality of Life (AjQoL) is an international interdisciplinary Open Access Journal, published quarterly.  It aimed to publicise condensed articles sourced from the Top 10 Best Paper Award winners presented at the AicQoL (AMER International Conference on Quality of Life) held in Southeast-Asian countries, and AQoL (ABRA International Conference on Quality of Life) held in non-Southeast-Asian countries. The double-blind peer reviewed papers concerned Quality of Life (QoL) issues. The scope of the papers involved research findings which affected mainly the Asian communities, though other communities are also considered, where relevant.

Peer Review Process

Papers are double-blind peer reviewed within four weeks by the Editorial Board Members represented from 17 countries.  Papers are assessed based on seven criteria as follows:-

1. Topic

- Relevancy; Research background; Clarity of Aim and Objectives.

2. Literature Review

- Relation of research to previous studies; Issues derived from literature; Updated references (less than 5 years).

3. Methodology

- Detailed clear description; Procedures justified; Limitations acknowledged.

4. Findings

- Clearly described; Relevant findings highlighted.

5. Analysis & Discussion

- Relevant findings discussed in relation to theories /issues/objectives/ literature; Considerations of implications beyond the confines of the research.

6. Conclusions & Recommendations

- Retrospective evaluation of research & Contributions; Recommendations for improving the situation; Identification of new directions for further research

7. Overall

- Standard of English Language; Clarity of illustrations; APA style of referencing; Similarity Index (Plagiarism) to be less than 30%.

 

Publication Frequency

The journal shall be published quarterly.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Copyright & Creative Commons Licence

eISSN: 2398-4279 © Year. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).

The authors hold the copyright without restrictions and also retain publishing rights without restrictions.

Responsibilitiy of Peer Review

The double-blind peer–review process is under the responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. Currently, the Board Members (Advisory & Reviews) are represented from 17 countries.

Journal History