UKM Press is the imprint of the scholarly publishing
of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. The Press is placed under the Chancellory
Office. It is headed by a Publication Officer who is directly responsible
to the Vice Chancellor and to the Chairman of the University Editorial Board
(formerly Publication Committee). Currently, the post of chairman of the
University Editorial Board is held by the Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge
of Academic Affairs. The Publication Committee was set up in 1970. In its
meeting in January 1971, it was decided that all scholarly publications in
the form of books, journals and monographs which are carried out in University
must be channeled through the University Editorial Board. Since 1989, the
Chief Editors of the university's journals were also appointed by the Deputy
The Responsibilities of the Press
The responsibilities of the press are in line with those of the University
Editorial Board and together they form the university press publication policy.
In general, the main policy is to give priority to publications in Bahasa
Melayu, in the hope of increasing academic reference materials for higher
learning. The responsibilities of the University Editorial Board executed
by the Press are as follows:
The Financial Allocation
- The publication of academic writings in the nature of teaching and
learning materials of acceptable standards in the form of books, monographs
and journals written by the academic and other staff members of the university.
- To encourage the writing and the translation of materials in bahasa
Melayu which are of academic value and are used as teaching.
- To ascertain which of the manuscripts submitted merit for publication.
- To determine the procedures in the printing,distribution and sale
of the publications.
- To carry out joint publication projects with other academic institutions
and publishers.and, to coordinate all the university's scholarly publications
which are funded by the University.
The Press is a non-profit making organization. The financial resources of
the Press come from the University, under a special revolving fund for the
specific purpose of scholarly publication carried out by the Press. There
are at present 12 staff, including 5 publication officer. Its sale revenues
help to finance new publications.