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Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

The following guidelines for prospective authors apply:

  1. Each manuscript should begin with a 150-word abstract of its content.
  2. Articles should be approximately 5000 words long; however, both shorter and longer manuscripts will be considered.
  3. Articles could be based on either conceptual or empirical research findings.
  4. Manuscripts should be submitted for consideration by email attachment; Microsoft Word is preferred.
  5. Notes should be numbered in the form of a footnote.
  6. Unless otherwise indicated earlier, abbreviations should be avoided. Titles of journals should be written out in full.
  7. The reference follows this format: Author, Title (italic), Place, Publisher, Date. E.g.: (1) Footnote: John R. Bowen, Muslims through Discourse: Religion and Ritual in Gayo Society (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993), p. 25. (2) Bibliography: Bowen, John R. Muslims through Discourse: Religion and Ritual in Gayo Society. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993. Article in book: SahironSyamsuddin, “MetodeIntratekstualitas Muhammad Shahrur  dalam Penafsiran al-Qur’an” dalam Abdul MustaqimdanSahironSyamsuddin (eds.), Studi al-Qur’an Kontemporer: WacanaBaruBerbagaiMetodologiTafsir (Yogyakarta: Tiara Wacana, 2002), 139. Article in the encyclopaedia: M. Th. Houtsma, “Kufr” dalam A. J. Wensinck, at al. (ed.), First Encyclopaedia of Islam, Vol. 6 (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1987), 244. Article in journal: LaluSupriadi, “KritikterhadapPemikiranAḥmadKhalafAllâhtentangKisahdalam al-Qur’an” dalam IslamicaJurnalStudiKeislaman, Vol. 7, No. 2 (Maret, 2013), 311. Article in mass media: Masdar F. Mas’udi, “Hubungan Agama dan Negara”, Kompas, 7 Agustus 2002. Article on the Internet: MuḥammadShaḥrûr, “Reading the Religious Teks: a New Approach” dalam Februari 2010/diakses 5 Juni 2010. Holy book: al-Qur’ân, 2 (al-Baqarah): 185.
  8. All article manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by qualified academics in the field; this is a process that may take weeks or months.
  9. Manuscripts may be edited for style prior to publication.
  10. Authors should be willing to respond to questions from readers of their articles.

 Guidelines for Book Reviews

  1. Please include, at the beginning of the review:

Author, Title, Place, Publisher, Date, number of pages, ISBN E.g., Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations.Sixth edition. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1996. 308 + ix pp. ISBN: 0-226-81627-3.

      2. The review should begin with a brief overall description of the book.
      3. Matters that may be considered in the body of the review include:
      4. The average review should be about 1500 words long. The name, affiliation and email address of the reviewer should appear at the end of the review.

  • The strengths and weaknesses of the book.
  • Comments on the author’s style and presentation.
  • Whether or not the author’s aims have been met.
  • Errors (typographical or other) and usefulness of indices.
  • Who would the book be useful to?
  • Would you recommend it for purchase?

      5. The preferred format for submissions is MS-Word.