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Author Guidelines

1. The Journal invites scholars and expert working in all displines in Sharia and law.

2. Articles should be original, research-based, unpublished and not under review for possible publication in other journals.

3. Articles should be written in Indonesian, Arabic, English, or other international languages.

4. The manuscript contains scientific studies of shari’ah sciences

5. Submissions must contain the elements:

a. The title with the center position uses the letters Capitalized Bold. The article title is printed in capital letter in the middle, with a letter of 13 points. Section headings are ranked in a different font (all section and subsection headings in bold or bold italic), and do not use numbers/numbers in section titles.

b. Author name (without academic degree), author affiliation following e-mail for easy communication.

c. Abstract; in English if the writing is in Indonesian, and in Indonesian if the writing is in English, Arabic or other international languages.

d. Abstract contains a maximum of 100-200 words.

e. Keywords between 3-7 concepts.

6. Paper format:

a. Introduction: explains the theoretical background, related research, the practical applications and the nature and purpose of the article.

b. Literature Review: The literature review shows a “knowledge map” related to the topic of study, provides theories and concepts that can sharpen the analysis and relies on reputable journal articles published no later than the last 10 years.

c. Methods: describes research type, the participants, the materials and the procedures employed in the study such as treatment(s) and data analysis.

d. Results and Discussion: Results should be clear and concise. Discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Extensive citations and discussion of published literature should be avoided.

e. Conclusion: The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a discussion or Results and discussion section.

f. References: References are listed in alphabetical order. Each listed reference is cited in text, and Non-research papers include major theme, logical development of the theme, author's point of view, implications, inferences, or conclusions.

7. Manuscripts that are sent must follow the rules for writing scientific papers and observe the following conditions:

a. Manuscripts are typed in letters Book Antiqua.

b. Font size 11 pts.

c. The Manuscript is typed with 1 space.

d. The manuscripts is typed on A4 paper.

e. The manuscripts is 4.500 - 6.000 words (maximum) including abstract and references.

8. Submitted article contain manuscripts files and a short author’s bio, sent via OJS at

9. Foreign language words or phrases are written in italics, while Arabic-Latin transliteration refers to Arabic-Indonesian transliteration according to the SKB 2 Menteri.

 10. Compound words (idhafiyah) are written in a separate for words, such as Al-Islam wa Ushul al-Hukm, al’adalah al-ijtima’iyah.

11. All publications cited in the text must be included in the list of references. Ensure that any references cited in the text are included in the list of references or otherwise.

12. Writing bodynote contains the author’s name, year published, and pages cites or using mendelay, in APA style (American Psychological Association). example: (Iska, 2005: 47).

13. References of your manuscript must be up to date (in the last of 5 to 10 years and minimum of 30 references that 80% of the references is from primary sources/journal of international repute) and your reference can be accessed by anyone. Authors are responsible for ensuring that the information in each reference is complete and accurate. All references should be cited within the text; otherwise, these references will be automatically removed.

14. List of references alphabetically, chronologically, using Mendeley and choose American Phsicological Assosiation (APA) style 7thedition. For examples:

Brechin, J. (2013). A Study of the Use of Sharia Law in Religious Arbitration in the United Kingdom and the Concerns That This Raises for Human Rights. Ecclesiastical Law Journal, 15(3), 293–315.

Fadhli, A., & Warman, A. B. (2021). ‘Alasan Khawatir’ Pada Penetapan Hukum Dispensasi Kawin Di Pengadilan Agama Batusangkar ‘Reasons for Concern’ on Marriage Dispensation Decisions in Batusangkar Religious Court. Al-Ahwal, 14(2), 146–158.

Kamali, M. H. (2020). Actualization (Taf’il) of the Higher Purposes (Maqasid) of Shariah. International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS).

Nasution, K. (2005). Women’s Right in the Islamic Family Law of Indonesia. Unisia, 28(56), 192–204.

Smith, S. C. (2011). Crowdsourcing sharia: Digital fiqh and changing discourses of textual authority, individual reason, and social coercion. Georgetown University.

15. The procedure for presenting quotations, references, tables and pictures followes the provisions of the General Guidlines for Enhanced Indonesian Spelling (Depdikbud, 1987). Articles in English use standard styles.

16. The author of the article is given the opportunity to revise the manuscript based on recommendations/suggestions from bestari partner or editors.

17. Articles that do not meet the writing guidelines and have many errors will be rejected by the editor. The editor does not accept hard copy submissions. Juris articles in the online version in pdf format can be opened and accessed for free in this journal.

18. Everything related to licensing for citation or the use computer software for manuscripts or other matters related to intellectual property rights carried out by the author of the article, as well as any legal consequences that may arise because of it, is the full responsibility of the author of the article.


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.

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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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