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Ground Floor, University Library,
Jalan UMS, 88400,
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah,

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+6088-320000 ext 2347  or 
+6088-204502 (linphone)

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: UMS Press, Lower Ground, Library Building,  Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Jalan UMS, 80400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
: 2558/1462/1015, Direct line: +6088-320076/320462/320789
: 088-320446
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1. Who is eligible to publish a book with UMS Publisher?

Priority is given to UMS academic staff only. However, non academic staff can also send manuscripts for publication. Please refer to the UMS Scientific Publishing Policy handbook.


2. How to submit manuscript / writing work to UMS Publisher?

All writings / writings to be published through UMS Issuers shall be subject to the prior approval of the Faculty's or the Publications Committee before being sent to the UMS Publisher for the purpose of publication. Before the manuscript is sent, please make sure it complies with the format specified to be eligible for publication as the book and the Manuscript Shipping Form is completed.


3. How does the book publishing process take place?

Manuscripts that have been transmitted will go through internal or internal processing / evaluation processes to evaluate their interoperability, manuscript improvements process after reviews from external sources, language edits and formats, layout processes and graphics and quotes before being sent to the printer. For more information please contact UMS Publisher Editorial Division at 088-320000 ext. 1015.


4. How long does it take to publish a book?

The length of time taken to publish a book depends on the smooth running of the book publishing process beginning with the process of outsourcing, author enhancement, editing, book layout and graphics, quoting process and printing process. If all this process goes smoothly, the duration taken is 1 year 6 months.


5. Is royalty given to the author?

Financial incentives are paid only to eligible manuscripts. Please refer to the UMS Scientific Publication Policy handbook for more information.


6. Can FPIUs and outsiders (schools, government departments, resource centers and others) apply for donations as a souvenir or for FPIU savings?

The circular letter from the Chancellery Department dated 21 February 2012 affirms the consent of the Vice-Chancellor that beginning this year all books sought by JPSIU or outside parties for the gift or contribution will be charged according to the usual pricing and procedures.


7. Where is the UMS issue book available?

For sale / purchase purposes, UMS issuance book is available directly from the UMS Publisher Book Store located at the HEP Building as well as online at In addition, the book is also available / ordered at some of the distributors / bookshops / university cooperatives. UMS publication books may also be ordered from several distributors in Brunei Darussalam and Singapore. Please refer to UMS Publisher Marketing Division (088- 320000 cont. 1104 and 1304) for more information.


8. Can authors sell their own published books?

Authors are welcome to sell their own published books. Please contact the Publication Unit Marketing Division (088- 320000114 and 1104) for more information.


If there are any questions other than those mentioned above, please contact us directly at 088-320000 cont. 1462 (Administrative Section), 1015 (Editorial Section) and 1304 (Marketing Section).

Assalamualaikum wbt and greetings,
The university’s administration began emphasizing on scholarly publication with the establishment of the Publication Unit in 2001. Starting with a limited number of staff and facilities Publication Unit is strengthening its organization and particularly publication. We strive to continuously improve our performance and develop the university publications so as to stand on par with the other university publishers, locally and globally. Let us work together to strengthen university scholarly publication in our way to fulfill university's vision to "Strive to Excell".
"Bertekad Cemerlang"
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Asmiaty Amat
UMS Press


Penerbit UMS, which is the Publication Unit of Universiti Malaysia Sabah, was established on March 1, 2001. The Head of Publication Unit reports directly to the Vice-Chancellor of UMS.

Sourcing and selection of manuscripts for publication are managed by a committee chaired by the Vice-Chancellor and composed of deans, directors and heads of units. In addition, each school, institute, center and unit have a permanent representative in the committee.


Penerbit UMS has been given the responsibility to control the quality of publication of all manuscripts approved for publication by the Publication Committee of UMS.



To be a leader in excellent and innovative scholarly publication at international standards



As the main university channel to publish quality scholarly works in disseminating knowledge and research output of UMS.




To be UMS imprint centre that guarantees the quality of its publications.

To develop and expand the scholarly publications of UMS academics in Sabah, Malaysia and globally.

To implement scholarly publication (printed and electronic) programmes in the forms of monographs, books and journals relevant to the field of knowledge developed by UMS.

To implement marketing and promotional programmes for UMS publications through conventional and electronic channels.

To build information network to coordinate and monitor the publication activities of other public universities to avoid overlapping of titles, and as well as wastages of experts, time and limited publication funds.

To foster cooperation and coordination in scholarly publication among public university presses, research centres, MAPIM, MKBKM, MABOPA, MBSA, MBIA (Booktrade Malaysia), AAUP and others.

To foster cooperation and professional relationship with global scholarly publication organizations such as UNESCO, Library of Congress and others.


Client Charter

We pledge to realize our vision and mission as well as best practices based on the following charter:

  1. To provide efficient and quality services in the aspects of publication to students, lecturers and general public.
  2. To publish quality scholarly books that meet the teaching and learning in the period of one (1) year to one (1) year and six (6) months.
  3. To publish high-impact journal articles in accordance to the current scholarly publication requirements.
  4. To market the product of UMS publications as wide as possible using the latest technology platform.
  5. To conduct courses, workshops, training and any other activities related to publication for the purpose of exposure to lecturers in particular.


Sourcing of Manuscript Policy

Penerbit UMS accepts manuscripts in Malay and English. In addition, manuscripts in other languages, covering the fields of study offered by UMS are also considered.


Distribution of Publication

Like other publishers, Penerbit UMS conducts its marketing, distribute and promote activities. Any inquiries from companies interested in promoting, distributing and marketing of UMS publication are widely welcomed.

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