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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

The following guidelines for prospective authors apply:

  1. Each manuscript should begin with a 150-250-word abstract of its content and 3-5 keywords. The abstract could be written in Indonesian and American English.
  2. Articles should be written in Indonesian or American English between approximately 4500-6000 words long, including text, all tables and figures, and references.
  3. Articles should be original, conceptual or empirical research findings, unpublished and not under review for possible publication in other journals.
  4. The manuscript should be submitted for consideration by electronic submissions, Microsoft Word is preferred.
  5. A citation in the text usually requires only the last name of the author(s), year of publication, and (sometimes) page numbers, such as Reid (2015: 400), Wani, Abdullah, & Chang (2015: 644), or (Rafiki & Wahab, 2014: 6).
  6. All works cited must appear in the reference list at the end of this article. In the matter of bibliographical style, Akhlaqul Karimah follows the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th edition style, such as Azra, A. (2004). The Origins of Islamic Reformism in Southeast Asia: Networks of Malay-Indonesian and Middle Eastern ‘Ulam? in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. Crows’ Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin.; Kumar, N., & Rose, R. C. (2010). Examining the link between Islamic work ethic and innovation capability. Journal of Management Development, 29(1), 79-93.; Interview with Habib Luthfi bin Yahya, Pekalongan, August 19, 2016.
  1. Mendeley, a reference manager, is highly recommended to be used when writing articles.
  2. All article manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by qualified academicians or experts in the field; this is a process that may take weeks or months.
  3. Manuscripts may be edited for style prior to publication.
  4. Authors should be willing to respond to questions from readers of their articles.


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