Author Guidelines

General Guidelines
Articles are to be written in the APA style. APA guidelines are as follows: articles should be in double-space, 12 pt. and Times New Roman font is required.
Have a page header as the running head at the top of each page. It is essential that your article consists of 1) Title Page 2) Abstract 3) Main Body 4) References and correspondingly contains Keywords and Figures and Tables (if any). The length of the article is recommended to be 6-15 pages.

Articles are to be written in the APA style. APA guidelines are as follows: articles should be in double-space, 12 pt. and Times New Roman font is required.

Have a page header as the running head at the top of each page. It is essential that your article consists of 1) Title Page 2) Abstract 3) Main Body 4) References and correspondingly contains Keywords and Figures and Tables (if any).The length of the article is recommended to be 5000-8000 words.

Title Page
The title page should consist of:
Informative title of the article
Name of the author
Institutional affiliation

Abstract
Please provide a brief and concise gist of your article and have your abstract between 150-250 words. Authors may list their keywords in italics in the abstract section. Nevertheless, the author should introduce readers the topic, purpose of the research, primary results and major conclusions you drew.

Subsections
The article should be divided into subsections. Subsections should be numbered as follows: 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, etc. The abstract is not included in the section numbering. Subsections could have brief headings to lead the reading. Headings should have their own line.

Abbreviations
If authors are to use abbreviations that is not common in the field, provide a footnote that will be used to reference when needed. This will appear on the first page of the article.

Keywords
Please provide 5-6 keywords at the end of your abstract for indexing purposes.

Acknowledgements
The title page of the article is the place to acknowledge who helped during the research (assisting in formatting the article, proofreading, providing sources, etc.)

Figures and Tables
If the author may have any figures and tables, he/she is permitted to submit it in both text and image (choose one). Figures and tables can be placed next to the relevant text or at the end of the article. Nonetheless, number the figure/table sequentially corresponding to their appearance in the article and provide a brief text under the figure/table.

References
As stated in the general guidelines, referencing must be done according to the APA style. Please confirm that any material cited in the text of the article is also present in the reference list.

Submission Guidelines
Articles are to be submitted to the chief editor of the journal via email. Instructions for authors can be found under the Author Guidelines tab. Each article will be reviewed by two-three editors/reviewers from the editorial board or from outside. Articles will be reviewed and edited by the editors who are experts in the respective field the article is submitted. In case of any revisions, the articles will be sent back to their authors and will be reviewed once again by the editors. There will be a systematic review and a publication policy the journal will follow.

  • The submitted article is acknowledged within a 1-2 day period.
  • The article is sent to two-three editors. The review process takes maximum one month.
  • The review reports are collected from the reviewers and the chief editor will send the review reports to the authors including all terms and conditions of the publication.
  • If the paper is accepted, the chief editor will ask the author to pay the publication fee of the journal within the specified time. If the paper is accepted subject to modification, the chief editor will send the review reports to the author including a formal request to modify the paper by one week as per the suggestions of the editors. The executive author will send the modified paper to the same editors of the article to ensure changes were made and ready for publication.
  • Proof Reading. The chief editor will send the processed article for publication to the author for proof reading.
  • The paper is published online. The chief editor will notify the author about online publication.

Publication Fee
The publication processing fee per article is 500 USD. Scholarships are available under certain circumstances, please contact the chief editor for more information on scholarship at editor@islamicjournal.org

Copyright
The author preserves the copyright for published articles with the first rights given to the journal. It is not IJI’s responsibility to keep track of the published article. If the author wishes to keep rights preserved, it is the author’s responsibility to keep track.

Plagiarism
International Journal of Islam has a firm plagiarism policy. IJI believes in honest behavior in academic affairs and that not giving credit to the work of someone else is unfair, hence, academic dishonesty will not be tolerated by the journal. Proper citation must be used according to the APA format. Please refer to additional resources to gain better knowledge on citing properly. The journal withholds the ultimate right to not publish any work that has been plagiarized.