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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.

Author Guidelines

1. The article must be scientific, either based on the empirical research or conceptual ideas. The content of the article have not published yet in any Journal, and should not be submitted simultaneously to another Journal. Article should not be part of fully one chapter of the theses or dissertation.

2. Article must be in the range between 15-30 pages, not including title, abstract, keywords, and bibliography

3. Article consisting of the various parts: i.e. title, the author’s name(s) and affiliation(s), abstract (100-150 words), keywords (maximum 5 words), introduction, description and analysis, conclusion, and bibliography.

  • Title should not be more than 15 words
  • Author s name(s) should be written in the full name without academic title (degree), and completed with institutional affiliation(s) as well as corresponding address (e-mail address).
  • Abstract consisting of the discourses of the discipline area; the aims of article; methodology (if any); research finding; and contribution to the discipline of areas study. Abstract should be written in Indonesian and English.
  • Introduction consisting of the literature review (would be better if the research finding is not latest than ten years) and novelty of the article; scope and limitation of the problem discussed; and the main argumentation of the article.
  • Discussion or description and analysis consisting of reasoning process of the article s main argumentation.
  • Conclusion should be consisting of answering research problem, based on the theoretical significance/conceptual construction
  • All of the bibliography used should be written properly

4.Citation’s style used is the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th Edition and should be written in the model of body note (author(s), year), following to these below examples:

In the bibliography:
Tagliacozzo, E. (2013). The Longest Journey: Southeast Asian and the Pilgrimage to Mecca. New York: Oxford University Press.

In the citation:
(Tagliacozzo, 2013)

b.Edited book(s)
In the bibliography:
Pranowo, M. B. (2006). “Perkembangan Islam di Jawa.” In Menjadi Indonesia 13 Abad Eksistensi Islam di Bumi Nusantara, Komaruddin Hidayat dan Ahmad Gaus AF, eds., 406-444. Jakarta: Mizan dan Yayasan Festival Istiqlal.

In the citation:
(Pranowo, 2006)

In the bibliography:
Sukanta, P.O., ed. (2014). Breaking the Silence: Survivors Speak about 1965-66 Violence in Indonesia (translated by Jemma Purdey). Clayton: Monash University Publishing. Diakses dari Survivors+Speak+about+1965%E2%80%9366+Violence+in+Indonesia/183/OEBPS/cop. htm, tanggal 31 Maret 2016.

In the citation:
(Sukanta, 2014)

d.Article of the Journal
a.Printing Journal
In the bibliography:
Reid, A. (2016). “Religious Pluralism or Conformity in Southeast Asia’s Cultural Legacy.” Studia Islamika 22, 3: 387-404. DOI:......................................................................

In the citation:
(Reid, 2016)

In the bibliography:
Crouch, M. (2016). “Constitutionalism, Islam and the Practice of Religious Deference: the Case of the Indonesian Constitutional Court.” Australian Journal of Asian Law 16, 2: 1-15. diakses 31 Maret 2016. DOI:................................
In the citation:
(Crouch, 2016)

5. In writing the citation’s would be better and suggested to use software of citation manager, like Mendeley, Zotero, End-Note, Ref-Works, Bib-Text, and so forth, with following standard of American Psychological Association 6t Edition.

6. Arabic transliteration standard used International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies. For detailed transliteration could be seen at

7. Article must be free from plagiarism; through attached evidence (screenshot) that article has been verified through anti-plagiarism software, but not limited to the plagiarism checker (

Manuscript Preparation :

TitleTitles should be kept concise, informative, and interesting. Keep the title no more than 15 words.
AffiliationProvide the brief address of each author’s affiliation.
AbstractIt should be written in both English and Indonesian. Each abstract is written in a single paragraph with a maximum of 150 words. Briefly describe the introduction/background, method, objective of the research, results, conclusion, and implication of the research. Do not use abbreviations and citations.
KeywordsInclude 4-5 keywords or phrases, arranged in alphabetical order and separated using semicolons (;). Avoid using terms that are too general or long.
IntroductionThis section should briefly provide information on the background, literature review, state of the originality of the work, hypothesis, and objective. Avoid the use of secondary citations.
MethodsThis segment should inform readers of the materials and methods that the authors have used for the research. Please ensure that sufficient information has been given to allow for repetition of the research. 
ResultsPresent the outcome of the study. Use tables and figures whenever appropriate. Results should be able to answer the hypotheses.
DiscussionInterpret the study findings in the context of previous research. The authors should also address the strength and limitations of their study. This section should not be a repetition of the result section. 
Conclusions and ImplicationsPresent the main conclusions of the study. This section should also highlight the implication of the findings (e.g., a suggestion for future research, policy suggestions, etc).
AcknowledgmentsAcknowledge anyone who has contributed to the research (e.g., funding organizations, research assistants). The name of the funding organizations should be written in full. Additionally, authors should also list any individuals who have helped during the study.
Authors’ contributionsList each of the authors’ contributions to the research and manuscript. Authorship should be restricted to those who have contributed significantly to the work by either: conceiving or designing the study, contributing new methods or models, performing research, analyzing data, or writing the paper. All authors should be indicated by their initials. For example, “AKP and GL designed the study. SR, BW, ALD analyzed the data. All authors read and approved the final version of the manuscript”.
Competing InterestDeclare any competing interest (e.g., financial, professional, or personal relationships relevant to the work).

All reference results referred to in the article text must use primary references. We will usually expect a minimum of 20 to 25 references primarily to journal papers, depending on the length of the paper. The reference uses the APA 6th Edition. Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. Examples: Download Guide Citation

For references in a non-English language, provide the English translation between square brackets ([ ]) right after the title. Authors are strongly urged to use a reference manager such as Mendeley or EndNote to build their bibliography, saving the file in.bib format.


Figures and Tables

Relation of Tables or Figures and Text: Because tables and figures supplement the text, all tables and figures should be referenced in the text. The author also must explain what the reader should look for when using the table or figure. The reference table and figure use the APA 6th Edition

Instructions for Revised Submissions :

1Please provide a copy of the revised text with changes marked in the text using either tracking changes or highlighting
2In your written response to the reviewers’ comments, give the page number(s), paragraph(s), and/or line number(s) where each revision was made.
3Respond to each referee’s comments, indicating precisely the changes made in response to the critiques. Also, give reasons for suggested changes that were not implemented, and identify any additional changes that were made.
4Revisions not received within 1 months will be administratively withdrawn. For further consideration, the manuscript must be resubmitted. At the editors’ discretion, and in cases where substantial new data are required, extensions may be granted for revisions. In such cases, every effort will be made to retain the original reviewers

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