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Author Guidelines

  1. Articles should be submitted through the Journal website and will undergo an initial editorial review before a double-blind peer-review by international external reviewers who are experts in the field of study.
  2. Articles submitted to the Journal should be original work, which has not been published elsewhere, or under consideration by any other publication.
  3. The maximum number of authors for each article is five authors.
  4. The Journal is bilingual (in English and Arabic). Titles, authors, author affiliations, abstract and key words shall be in both English and Arabic. In case of articles submitted in English, all Arabic (and non-English) words shall be transliterated and be italicized. In the case of Arabic submissions, the main text shall be in Arabic, but all references shall be in English and transliterated in Roman script.
  5. Original research should be no more than 10,000 words and book reviews should be 1,500-3,000 words. The abstract should be 150-250 words. Authors shall also provide 3-5 keywords that will assist in cross-indexing the article.
  6. Articles should be submitted using Microsoft Word, be single-spaced with 1 in. (2.54 cm) margins, using Traditional Arabic font (for Arabic) or Times New Roman font (for English), with 12-point font-size for the main text and 10-point for footnotes.
  7. Submitted articles should adhere to the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).
  8. The title should be as concise as possible and should also appear on a separate sheet together with names of the authors, affiliations, and the complete postal addresses of the institutions.
  9. A short running title should also be included in the submitted article.
  10. Research articles should typically be organized into sections that include an introduction, literature review, methodology, findings and discussion, conclusion and recommendations, and references.
  11. Headings and sub-headings of different sections should be clearly indicated.

           Title: 16-point for Arabic / 14-point for English, each word capitalized, centred, bold

           1st level heading: 14-point for Arabic / 12-point for English, numbered, sentence case, left-aligned, bold

           2nd level heading: 14-point for Arabic / 12-point for English, numbered, sentence case, left-aligned, regular

           3rd level heading: 14-point for Arabic / 12-point for English, numbered, sentence case, left-aligned, italicized

  1. References should be alphabetically ordered, with examples given below:


In-text: (Al-Zuhayli, 2003)

Reference: Al-Zuhayli, W. (2003), Islamic Jurisprudence and Its Proofs. 2 Vols. Damascus: Dar al-Fikr

Chapter in a Book

In-text: (Abdullah, 2020)

Reference: Abdullah, A. (2020). Re-Examining Monetary and Financial Stability in a Modern Economy: Evidence from Turkey and Malaysia. In T. Egri and Z. H. Orhan (Eds.), Islamic Monetary Economics, Finance and Banking in Contemporary Muslim Economies. London: Routledge, pp. 77-108

Journal Article

In-text: (Rosly, 2001)

Reference: Rosly, S. A. (2001). Iwad as a Requirement of Lawful Sale: A Critical Analysis. Journal of Economics and Management, 9 (2), pp. 187-201.

The Qur’ān


(i) direct quotation, write as 3:129

(ii) indirect quotation, write as Qur’ān, 3:129

Reference: The Holy Qur’an. Translation and commentary by A. Yusuf Ali (1977). 2/e. U.S.: American Trust Publications.


In text:

(i) Al-Bukhārī, 88:200 (where 88 is the book number, 200 is the ḥadīth number)

(ii) Ibn Ḥanbal, vol.1, p.1


(i) Al-Bukhārī, Muhammad ibn Ismā‘īl, (1981). Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī. Beirut: Dār al-Fikr.

(ii) Ibn Ḥanbal, Aḥmad, (1982). Musnad Aḥmad ibn Ḥanbal. Istanbul: Cagri Yayinlari.

  1. Instruction for Book Reviews:

A book review should be between 1,500 - 3,000 words including references (which must adhere to the latest APA Style and follow the same rules as per the normal articles).

The reviewed book must have a significant contribution towards the field of current academic discourse, which the (book) reviewer will have to justify.

The (book) reviewer must provide the following information regarding the reviewed book:

  • full title of the book
  • full name of author
  • year of publication
  • publisher name
  • total page numbers
  • ISBN number.

The book review should not simply provide a descriptive summary of the book or need not provide a chapter-by-chapter review, but rather it should provide a critical analysis towards the main premises discussed in the book and what it contributes to the respective field of study and body of knowledge.

  1. Transliteration

The following transliteration table to be adopted for Arabic (and other letters):

Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 14-point font (for Arabic submissions) and a 12-point font (for English submissions); 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.
  • 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).
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

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