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class Author Guidelines

The editors invite scholars and researchers on Arabic studies. It specializes in Arabic learning, theories, and thoughts in general. This journal warmly welcomes contributions from scholars of related disciplines. These should be original, research-based, unpublished, and not under review for possible publication in other journals. All submitted papers are subject to review by the editors, editorial board, and blind reviewers. Submissions that violate our guidelines on formatting or length will be rejected without review.

Online Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts must be sent online to the Alsina: Journal of Arabic Studies portal at

Steps for Submitting Manuscripts

  1. Authors should register and check the “author” column on the registration page:
  2. After logging in, click "New Submission". The stages of article submission are as follow:
      1. In the Start section, complete all the checklists, then click save and continue.
      2. In the Upload Submission section, upload the article manuscript file in MS Word format. Then click save and continue.
      3. In the Enter Metadata section, enter the data of all the authors and affiliates. If there is more than one author, click ‘add author’, then fill in their data in the same way as the first author, and so on. Next, fill in the title, abstract, keywords, research methods, and bibliography in each of the available columns.
      4. In the Upload Supplementary Files section, it is permissible to upload supporting files, cover letters or other documents.
      5. In the Confirmation section, click Finish Submission if all the data are correct.

General Instructions

  1. Articles should be formatted according to the writing pattern of scientific journals. The rules set out in the Publication Chicago Manual of Style (full note) (CMOS), 17th Edition should be followed. You may use Mendeley or Zotero reference management software, and select the setting for the Chicago Manual of Style (full note), 17th Edition. For an explanation of the CMOS Guide, please see CMOS Referencing Style.
  2. Articles should be original works, not previously published in any printed or online journal.
  3. When the status of the submission (article) is under review or has been published for this journal, the author(s) will not be allowed to submit the article to another journal.
  4. Submit the article to the editors online via the Open Journal System (OJS).
  5. The Cambria font (12 pt) should be used, with 1.15 spacing, in Microsoft Word format with B4 page size (160x 245 mm). The number of words should be between 5000 and 7000, or around 17-20 pages, including pictures, graphs, and tables (if any).
  6. The article must be written in grammatical Arabic, or English or Indonesian.

Particular Instructions

  1. The article should be the result of empirical research in Arabic studies.
  2. Because of the "Blind Review" system, authors should not include their name, their affiliation, the address of the affiliation, or their email address on the cover of the article. Authors’ names, names of institutions, and email addresses are listed at the time of registration on the OJS author page. Please also give your telephone number when you send your article so that we can contact you easily.
  3. The content and guidelines of articles should be in narrative essay format, written in paragraphs, with no numbering of headings, and should include these components:
      1. Title. This should be a brief formulation of the content, and be compact and clear – it may be creative to attract readers. It should be a maximum 17 words and be in English, in bold format, with the first word of the sentence capitalized.
      2. Abstract. This should be in English, Indonesian, and Arabic. It should comprise one single-spaced paragraph and not exceed 200 words. It should be brief and clear, comprising five elements: 1) the background and aims of the research, 2) method, 3) result, 4) conclusion, 5) implications of the research. Do not use abbreviations or citations.
      3. Keywords. These can be drawn from the research variables, the characteristics of the subjects, and the referenced theories (a minimum of three words or combinations of words, arranged in alphabetical order and separated using semicolons).
      4. Introduction. This should briefly provide information about the background, literature review, originality of the work, hypotheses (if using a quantitative method), and objective. Avoid the use of secondary citations.
      5. Methods. These should inform readers about the materials and methods used for the research. Please ensure that sufficient information is given to allow for replication of the research.
      6. Results. These present the outcome of the study. Use tables and figures whenever appropriate. The results should be able to answer the research question and/or hypotheses.
      7. Discussion. This contains an explanation of the research results in relation to the results of previous studies that have been critically analyzed, and linked to relevant current literature. This section should give substantial meaning to the results of the analysis and provide comparison with previous findings based on the review of relevant literature. The authors should also address the strengths and limitations of their study. This section should not be a repetition of the results section.
      8. Conclusion. This presents the main conclusions of the study. It should be presented in concise, clear, and compact sentences based on the results and discussions, in the form of paragraphs (not in bullet or numbering); contain the findings of the study as a synthesis of the results of the data analysis and the discussions; highlight new findings that contribute to the development of Arabic Studies; and suggest paths for the further research. This section should also highlight the implications of the findings.
      9. References. Ones from the last 10 years are recommended. Provide a list of references in alphabetical order and prepared following the Chicago Manual of Style (full note) (CMOS), 17th Edition. All listed references must be cited in the text and all citations in the text must be listed in the list of references. The DOI for each reference must be provided if available. It is suggested that authors use reference manager programs such as Mendeley or Zotero, but they are not obliged to.

Tables and Figures

The relationship between the tables or figures and the text should be clear. Authors must explain what the readers should look for when using tables or figures.

A table is defined as list presented as an array with horizontal rows and vertical columns.  When more than one table is included, table numbering is recommended. However, this numbering should be separate from figure/illustration numbering (for example, fig. 1, fig 2., table 1, fig 3.).  For tables taken from another source, acknowledgement needs to be made in an unnumbered footnote starting with Source: or Sources:

In Chicago Style, the term figure can refer to illustrations or images that are displayed or reproduced separately from the text. Illustrations or images, in this case, can refer to a wide range of visual materials, including photographs, maps, drawings, and charts placed within a text. Figures can be used to more easily refer to illustrations cited in your writing. This is particularly helpful where there are several cited illustrations. An example of a textual reference to a figure might look like the following: "as figure 2 shows..."; "when comparing figures 3 and 4." The lowercase figure should be used when making references to figures in the text.

The arrangement and placement of tables and figures must refer to the Chicago Manual of Style (full note) (CMOS), 17th Edition about tables and figures. Examples of how to display data in the form of tables or figures can be seen on Article Template.


message 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 with another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submitted file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  3. Where available, full URLs for the references are provided.
  4. The text is 1.15-spaced; in 12-point Cambria font; italics used rather than underlining (apart from 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 are 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.
  7. Citation and bibliography must use the Mendeley reference manager.

assignment Copyright Notice


The copyright of the received article shall be assigned to the publisher of the journal. The intended copyright includes the right to publish the article in various forms (including reprints). The journal maintains the publishing rights to published articles. Authors are allowed to use their articles for any legal purposes deemed necessary without written permission from the journal, but with an acknowledgment to this journal of initial publication.


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Copyright Transfer Agreement

In order for Alsina: Journal of Arabic Studies to publish and distribute research articles, the editors need publishing rights (transferred from author to publisher). This agreement relates to the transfer/publishing copyright license to Alsina: Journal of Arabic Studies but the authors still have significant rights to use and share their published articles. 

Alsina: Journal of Arabic Studies supports the need for writers to share, disseminate and maximize the impact of their research and their rights on any database. As a journal article writer, you have the right to various uses of your articles, including that by the institution or company where you work. Copyright can be used without the need for special permission. Authors who publish articles in the Alsina: Journal of Arabic Studies have broad rights to use their work for teaching and scientific purposes without requesting permission, including:

  1. Use by the author for lectures, presentations, or conferences, with distribution of copies to participants;
  2. Distribution to colleagues for research use;
  3. Use in compilations of the author's subsequent work;
  4. inclusion in a thesis or dissertation;
  5. Reuse of sections or excerpts from articles in other works (with full acknowledgment of the final article);
  6. Preparation of derivative works (other than commercial purposes) (with full acknowledgment of the final article);
  7. Voluntary posting on open websites operated by authors’ or writers' agencies for scientific purposes

When submitting a manuscript, authors do so on the understanding that if accepted for publication, the copyright for publishing (publishing right) of the article shall be assigned/transferred to Alsina: Journal of Arabic Studies

Authors whose articles are accepted for publication will receive confirmation via email and sent a Copyright Transfer Agreement.


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Alsina: Journal of Arabic Studies
Arabic Department, Fakultas Ilmu Tarbiyah dan Kependidikan
UIN Walisongo, Semarang, Indonesia
Jl. Prof. Dr. Hamka, Tambakaji, Kec. Ngaliyan, Kota Semarang, 50185
Central Java, Indonesia