SEA: A Multidisciplinary Journal

South East Asia: A Multidisciplinary Journal

Latest Issue

Volume 20, Issue 2 of South East Asia: A Multidisciplinary Journal is here!

This special issue brings together critical essays on Gema Dari Menara (1968), Brunei's first feature film, and demonstrates the significance of this film for any scholars of Bruneian history, culture, media and identity. This collection includes discussions of national identity construction and popular culture, a comparative study of language use via signs in the film to the present-day, an evaluation of the construction of religious prohibitions, and the use of modern technologies in the film, amongst others. While this collection in no way constitutes comprehensive scholarship of the film, it is hoped that it will open up conversations for further study and research on a film whose significance continues to be relevant today.

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South East Asia: A Multidisciplinary Journal (SEAMJ) marked its 20th year of publication in 2020, having been published annually by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) since 2000. The journal is bilingual and features articles in both Malay and English, with a disciplinary range that encompasses the whole of the arts, social sciences and humanities (ASSH).

While the regional focus of the journal is South East Asia and, therefore, most of the articles reflect and relate to this geographical region, articles may still be considered if the topics are of relevance and have significant implications to the region. SEAMJ aspires to become a leading platform for the publication of original and path-breaking research catering to Southeast Asian regional and global readership.

Call for papers

SEAMJ is an open access journal and invites submissions from all ASSH disciplines including but not limited to environment, globalization, migration, development, historical studies, international relations, literature and linguistics, public health, sociology, social policy, health economics, and anthropology.

Methodologically we encourage quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods studies, and prioritize empirical research with policy implications. Systematic reviews and policy-driven submissions are also welcome.

We have a rigorous peer review process for all submissions, and aim to respond to all submissions within 4-6 weeks.

Also please note:
1.  Plagiarism check: SEAMJ gets all submissions checked for plagiarism / similarity / duplication regularly by appropriate software.
2. SEAM does not charge any publication fee. There is no APC as well.

Please submit your paper to:


Chief Editor

AKM Ahsan Ullah

Deputy Chief Editors

Noor Azam OKMB Haji-Othman

Kathrina bte DP Haji Mohd Daud

Editorial Board

Asiyah Az-Zahra bte Hj. Ahmad Kumpoh

Iftekhar Iqbal

Mardina binti Haji Mahadi

Maslin Bin Hj. Jukim

Noor Hasharina bte Pg. Haji Hassan

Rui Oliveira Lopes

Salbrina Hj Sharbawi

Sharifah Nurul Huda Alkaff

Siti Badriyah Hj. Md. Yusof

Book Review Editors

Rommel Curaming

Md Shafi Noor Islam

International Editorial Advisory Board

Ahmed Shafiqul Huque, McMaster University

Dilip Ratha, World Bank, Washington

Elzbieta M. Gozdziak, Georgetown University

Frank Dhont, National Cheng Kung University

Ibrahim Sirkeci, Regents University

Ishtiaq Hossain, University of Malaya

Khairudin Aljunied, Georgetown University

Kyoko Kusakabe, Asian Institute of Technology

Robert Stojanov, European University Institute

Sk. Tawfique M. Haque, North South University

Vedi Hadith, Asia Institute, University of Melbourne

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