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Author Guidelines


Manuscripts in Bahasa Melayu, English and Arabic are to be written with 1.5 line spacing on a single sided A4 size paper, using Times New Roman font size 12, and size 10 for footnotes. For manuscripts in Arabic, the font should be Traditional Arabic size 16 for the text and size 12 for the footnote. All articles will be reviewed and evaluated at least by one evaluator by blind review.

All manuscript must be submitted online through this website.


Each article should include an abstract in English. Abstract should contain no more than 300 words. It also should include the objectives, methodology and findings. 3-5 keywords that are relevant to the article should also be listed.


Contributors are responsible for the copyright of their own writing.


This journal is not tolerated in the following situations: 
(1) Plagiarism.
(2) Data falsification.
(3) Redundant publication. 
(4) Stealing from others.

Authors are responsible to their articles and strongly recommended to withdraw their articles in above situations. This journal is not responsible if there is any lawsuit from any party. 
Once the paper is published online in this journal, the author who wishes to withdraw the paper must pay 1000 USD for damages. The paper will then be withdrawn within four weeks.

References & Bibliography
  • References in the text should use the author-date system. Example: A fatwa is a notification of Islamic law witch is not binding (al-Fasiyy, 2000). 
  • All Bibliography (including arabic articles) should be written in Roman script. Example: Bahnasiyy, Ahmad Fathiyy. 1989. Madkhal al-Fiqh al-Jina'iyy al-Islamiyy. Cet. 4. al-Qahirah: Dar Al-Shuruq. 

For January publication, the deadline for submission of articles is the end of September. For the July publication, the deadline for submission of articles is the end of February. Articles submitted after the deadline will be considered for subsequent publication.

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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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