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Author Guidelines

The Submission Stage

The paper should be submitted by the author via e-mail or journal online system. The content of the article should not be submitted simultaneously to another journal



The title should be simple, concise and informative

Author(s) Name(s) and Affiliation(s)

Authors’ name, affiliation and e-mail address should be provided. E-mail should be provided to speed up communication between readers and authors.


An abstract should accompany each manuscript, not exceeding 300 words and written as a single paragraph. It must be written in both English and Bahasa Indonesia  

Length of Paper

The length of paper must range between 5000-10.000 words, written in MS word. It could be divided into sections. Sections should be bold. Subsections should be bold and italic. Whichever spelling you choose (British or American English) please be consistent throughout.



Endnotes to text material, which should be kept to a minimum, and which should be indicated by numerical superscripts: 1, 2, 3, etc. They should be placed at the end of the article.

Book: Muhammad Muhsin Khan and Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din Al-Hilali, Interpretation of the Meanings of the Noble Qur’an (Riyadh: Darussalam, 2001), p. 1089.

Journal: Arskal Salim, “The Influential Legacy of Dutch Islamic Policy on the Formation of Zakat (Alms) Law in Modern Indonesia” in The Pacific Rim Law and Policy Journal, Vol. 15 No. 3 (2006), pp. 694-695.

Chapter: Uswatun Hasanah, “Potret Filantropi Islam di Indonesia” in Idris Thaha (ed.), Berderma untuk Semua: Wacana dan Praktik Filantropi Islam, (Jakarta: Penerbit TERAJU, 2003), p. 211.



Reference should be written according to these below examples:

Book: Azra, Azyumardi. 2004. The Origins of Islamic Reformism in Southeast Asia: Networks of Malay-Indonesian and Middle Eastern 'Ulama' in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin.

Journal: Baidhawy, Zakiyuddin. 2007. "Building Harmony and Peace through Multiculturlaist theology-based Religious Education: an Alternative for Contemporary Indonesia.” British Journal of Religious Education. 29 (1), pp. 15-30.

Chapter:  Abdullah, M. Amin. 2001. "Muhammadiyah’s Experience in Promoting Civil Society on the Eve of the 21th Century." Dalam Mitsuo Nakamura, Sharon Siddique, and Omar Farouk Bajunid (eds.). Islam & civil society in Southeast Asia. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. pp. 43-54.

Thesis/Dissertation: Abdullah, Irwan. 1994. “The Muslim Businessmen of Jatinom: Religious Reform and Economic Modernization in a Central Javanese Town.” Ph.D Dissertation, Universiteit van Amsterdam. 

The proof correction process

Authors are asked to carefully check the proofs. They should keep in mind that the aim of proofreading is to correct errors that may have occurred during the production. The author has the final responsibility for the corrections. Corrections should be returned within a week and can be sent back either as a detailed list by e-mail. As soon as the proofs are returned, the paper will be corrected and posted for the on-line publication.

Translation System

The author can use the system of translation adopted in the International Journal of Middle East Studies or that used by the Ministry of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, but diacritics must be reduced for simplification.


Authors will receive the PDF file (with no cover) of their article for free as soon as it is posted for the on-line publication.



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.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Publication: 100.00 (USD)

If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

Article publication fee: $I00 USD or IDR 1,500,000 to the following bank account Bank Syariah Mandiri (BSM) 7170700017 – a.n. Jurnal Afkaruna.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.