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Author Guidelines

General Author Guidelines

Article is an original paper that should be written in Indonesian, English, or Arabic approximately 4.000-8.000 words including text, all tables and figures, notes, references, and appendices intended for publication. All submission include 150 words abstract and 3 - 5 keywords. Quotations, passages, and words in local or foreign languages should be translated into Indonesian, English, or Arabic.

Two types of manuscripts are acceptable for publication: Original Research Articles and Review Articles.

All manuscripts must be submitted to Al-ahkam Editorial Office by Online Submission at E-Journal portal address  http://journal.walisongo.ac.id/index.php/ahkam/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions where author register as Author and/or offered as Reviewer by online. If authors have any problems on the online submission, please contact Al-Ahkam Editorial Office at the following email: alahkam@walisongo.ac.id

Manuscript Template

Manuscript should be prepared according to the following author guidelines in the MS Word article template: Manuscript Template MS Word or in PDF Manuscript Template PDF.

Reviewing of Manuscripts

Every submitted paper is independently reviewed by at least one peer-reviewer. The decision for publication, amendment, or rejection is based upon their reports/recommendation. If single or more reviewers consider a manuscript unsuitable for publication in this journal, a statement explaining the basis for the decision will be sent to the authors within three months of the submission date.

Revision of Manuscripts

Manuscripts sent back to the authors for revision should be returned to the editor without delay. Revised manuscripts can be sent to editorial office through the Online Submission Interface. The revised manuscripts returned later than three months will be considered as new submissions.

Tables and Figures

Tables are sequentially numbered with the table title and number above the table. Tables should be centered in the column OR on the page. Tables should be followed by a line space (12pt). Elements of a table should be single-spaced. However, double spacing can be used to show groupings of data or to separate parts within the table.  Table headings should be in 10pt bold. Tables are referred in the text by the table number, e.g., Table 1. Do not show the vertical line in the table. There is only horizontal line should be shown in the table.

Figures should, preferably, be included in the electronic version of the manuscript in an appropiate format as follows; JPG, PNG.

Manuscript Heading, Font, and Spacing

The manuscript should be typed using word processors (Microsoft Word, Open Office, Rich Text Format, or WordPerfect document file format) software. The font used throughout the paper is Times New Roman. The paper size is A4 (i.e., 210 x297 mm), with a2.5 cmmargin at the top, a2.5 cmmargin at the bottom,2.5 cmmargin on the left, and2 cmmargin on the right. The text is single-spaced, justified, uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.  Page numbers should be included in the text located in the footer section of each page. Use of pronouns such as I, we, etc. should be avoided. Arabic words should be transliterated according to the style of Al-Ahkam.

When submitting a manuscript, the author guarantees that the same manuscript or a similar version has not been submitted to any other journal or publication. Submissions must be accompanied by footnotes, and must also be accompanied by a full bibliography of works cited in the text. Spelling, capitalization, and punctuation must be consistent within each article.

Manuscript submitted to this journal should follow the heading below, except for the review article: Title; Authors Name; Authors Affiliation; The E-mail Address; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Discussion; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; and References

Authors Name and Affiliations

Write Author(s) names without a title and professional positions such as Prof, Dr, etc. Do not abbreviate your last/family name. Always give your full name. Write clear affiliation of all Authors.

Author names should be in 12 pt Times New Roman bold with 12 pts above and 12 pts below. Author affiliations should be in 12 pt Times New Roman

Paper Title

The title should reflect a specific focus of study based on the main issue of the article so that the author can get a general statement and sub-title specifically confining the scope of study. In addition, the title should be precise.

The title should be in 12 pt bold Times New Roman and be centered. The title should have 0 pts space above and 12 pts below.

Abstract and Keywords

An abstract looks like an advertisement of the article. The reader will continue reading all the article if he is interested in its abstract. Thus, the abstract should tell the prospective reader what the writer did and highlight the key findings. Avoid using uncommon abbreviations. The abstract must be accurate, brief, clear, precise, honest and specific. Use words which reflect the precise meaning. Please consider word limitations (150-200 words).

Keywords are the labels of your article and are helpful for the indexing and searching. Therefore the keywords should represent the content and highlight of the article. Use the words which only focus on your article. Each word/phrase in keyword should be separated by a comma (,).

Introduction

In Introduction, authors should state the objectives of the work at the end of introduction section. Before the objective, authors should provide an adequate background, and short literature survey in order to record the existing solutions, to show the differences from previous researches, to show the main limitation of the previous researches, to show what you want to achieve or solve the limitation, to show the novelties of the paper, and to show theoretical construct (if needed) of the research. At the end, if the articles are results of a research, authors should state the methods used.

Discussion

Discussions should explore the meaning of the article. The discussion is the most important part of your article. Here you get a chance to sell your data. Discussions could begin with a brief summary of the scientific findings from previous researcher’s authors should explore things that relate to the objectives of the work and give a scientific interpretation and reasons for each of the results or findings presented.

Conclusions

The conclusion should answer the research objectives clearly. Tells how your work will find a theory of knowledge. Without a clear conclusion, reviewers and readers will find it difficult to assess the benefits of your work. Do not restate the abstract, or just list from analysis.

Acknowledgment

Recognize those who helped in the research, especially funding supporter of your research. Include individuals who have assisted you in your study: Advisors, Financial supporters, or may another supporter, i.e. Proofreaders, Typists, and Suppliers, who may have given materials.

References

Reference in the text using the footnote system with the pattern of writing as follow:

Mahsun, Rekonstruksi Pemikiran Hukum Islam Melalui Integrasi Metode Klasik dengan Metode Saintifik Modern, Al-Ahkam, Vol. 25, Nomor 2, Oktober 2015, h. 123

Muhyar Fanani,  Redefinisi Hukum Islam dalam Kerangka Demokrasi Eksperimentasi Muḥammad Shaḥrūr, Al-Ahkam, Vol. 24, Nomor 2, Oktober 2014, h. 96

Yildiz Atasoy, Islam’s Marriage with Neoliberalism: State Transformation in Turkey, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, h. 45-6

Frank E. Vogel, Saudi Arabia: Public, Civil, and Individual Syari’a in Law and Politics, dalam Robert W. Hefner (Ed.) Syari’a Politics: Islamic law and Society in The Modern World, Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2011, h. 45. 

Susan Elizabeth Rayner, The Theory of Contracts in Islamic Law: A Comparative Analysis with Particular Reference to The Modern Legislation in Kuwait, Bahrain and The United Arab Emirates, Thesis (Ph.D.) University of Cambridge, 1989, h. 50

Cyril Glasse, Ensiklopedi Islam (Ringkas), terj. Ghufron A. Mas’adi, ed. 1, Jakarta: Raja Grafindo Persada, 1999, h. 189

Fazlur Rahman, “Revival and Reform in Islam,” dalam The Cambridge History of Islam, vol. 2, ed. P. M. Holt et. al., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1970, h. 50

Interview with Slamet Hambali, Semarang, June 21th, 2014.

Bibliography:

Mahsun, Rekonstruksi Pemikiran Hukum Islam melalui Integrasi Metode Klasik dengan Metode Saintifik Modern, Al-Ahkam, Vol. 25, Nomor 2, Oktober 2015

Fanani, Muhyar,  Redefinisi Hukum Islam dalam Kerangka Demokrasi Eksperimentasi Muḥammad Shaḥrūr, Al-Ahkam, Vol. 24, Nomor 2, Oktober 2014 

Atasoy, Yildiz, Islam’s Marriage with Neoliberalism: State Transformation in Turkey (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)

Vogel, Frank E., Saudi Arabia: Public, Civil, and Individual Syari’a in Law and Politics, dalam Robert W. Hefner (Ed.) Syari’a Politics: Islamic law and Society in The Modern World, Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2011. 

Rayner, Susan Elizabeth, The Theory of Contracts in Islamic Law: A Comparative Analysis with Particular Reference to the Modern Legislation in Kuwait, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, Thesis (Ph.D.) University of Cambridge, 1989.

Glasse, Cyril, Ensiklopedi Islam (Ringkas), terj. Ghufron A. Mas’adi, ed. 1, Jakarta: Raja Grafindo Persada, 1999

Rahman, Fazlur, “Revival and Reform in Islam,” dalam The Cambridge History of Islam, vol. 2, ed. P. M. Holt et. al., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1970.

Hambali, Slamet, Interview, Semarang, June 21th, 2014.

Arabic romanization should be written as follows:

Letters: btthjkhddhrzsshghfqlmnhwy. Short vowels: aiu. long vowels: āīū. Diphthongs: awayTā marbūāt. Article: al-. For detail information on Arabic Romanization, please refer the transliteration system of the Library of Congress (LC) Guidelines.

 

 

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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

 

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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Fee: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors are Free of Charge for the articles have been accepted.