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class Author Guidelines

International Journal Ihya' 'Ulum al-Din is published twice a year / in every volume, is a peer-reviewed journal, specializes in Indonesian Islamic studies in particular, and Islamic studies in general.

Editors invite experts, practitioners, and enthusiasts in Islamic studies to write a research article in this journal. Articles should be original, research-based, unpublished and not under review for possible publication in other journals. All submitted papers are subject to review of 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 online portal of International Journal Ihya' 'Ulum al-Din on page

Steps for submitting Manuscripts:

The author registers as an author (checking the author role) on the "Register" section on the page

After the author logs in as an Author, click  "New Submission".

The stages of article submission consist of 5 stages:

  1. In the Start section, check all checklists, then click save & continue.
  2. In the Upload Submission section, please upload the article manuscript file in Ms. Word in this section. After that, click save & continue.
  3. In the Enter Metadata section, enter the data of all authors and affiliates. If the author is more than one person, please click "add author", then fill in the author's data like 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 or cover letters or other documents.
  5. In the Confirmation section, please click "Finish Submission" if all data is correct.

Papers submitted for publication must conform to the following guidelines:

  1. The article has not yet been published elsewhere, original, research-based, unpublished and not under review for possible publication in other journals.
  2. Abstract written in English and Bahasa Indonesia, maximum length each 200 words.
  3. Keywords contain three to five words/phrases separated by semicolon and arranged by alphabetic
  4. All submitted articles are subject to review of the editors, editorial board, and blind reviewers.
  5. Articles can be written in English, Arabic or Bahasa Indonesia between approximately 4.000 - 8.000 words including tables, figures, and references.
  6. Quotations, passages, and words in local language should be translated into English or Bahasa Indonesia.
  7. All notes must appear as citations in the parenthetical/in-text citations NOT in the footnote. A citation and bibliographical style using Referencing Manager with American Political Science Association (APSA) Style.
  8. Submissions that violate our guidelines on formatting or length will be rejected without review.
  9. Papers must be written based on the template and author guidelines.

General Instructions

  1. The article is an original work (no plagiarism) and has never been published in a journal printed/online.
  2. During the review and editing process, or after the article is published, it may not be registered in another journal.
  3. Sent articles to editors via submission Open Journal Systems (OJS) on
  4. Articles typed in Times New Roman Font (12 pt) with 1.5 spacing in Microsoft Word format with a page size A4 (210 x 297 mm). The length of the article ranged 4000-8000 words including pictures, graphs, and tables (if any).
  5. The article is written in Indonesian or English using grammatical rules. In general, the English article is in the past tense.

Particular Instructions

  1. The article is the result of empirical research in Islamic studies.
  2. Because of the "Blind Review" system, the author hoped not to include the name, the name, and address of the institution and email address in the cover of the article. The author's name, the name of the institution, as well as the email address listed at the time of registration on the OJS author. To facilitate communication should include an active mobile number.
  3. The content and systematics of articles written using the format presented in a narrative essay in the form of a paragraph, without numbering in front subtitles, and should include these components:
  • Title, provided that: a) the title is the formulation of a brief discussion of content, compact, and clear. May use the title of creative and attract readers (maximum 14 words). b) the title is written in English. c) the title is typed in bold, use capital letters for each beginning of a word, except for conjunctions and prepositions.
  • Abstract written in English and Indonesian. Abstract is the essence of the subject of the whole article. Abstract written in one paragraph within one space, with a maximum length of 200 words. Abstract presented briefly and clearly, it must contain four (4) elements, namely: Reasons for the selection of topics or the importance of the research topic, the aims of the reseach, research methods, and finding of the results.
  • Keywords contains basic words in the study, can be drawn from the research variables, characteristics of the subjects, and the theory of the referenced (minimum three words or combinations of words, written in alphabetical order).
  • Introduction consisting of background of study, problem, methods, previous research and theoritical framework (the number of pages approximately 20-30%).
  • Results and Discussion Consists of subthemes of the article expressing results of the study and analysis of the study, an explanation of the results of research associated with the results of previous studies, critically analyzed and linked to relevant recent literature (page number approximately 70-80%).
  • Conclusions answers from the research objectives written concise, clear, and compact based on the results of research and discussion (approximately 1 page).
  • Bibliography contains reference sources written alphabetically and chronologically, Referral sources are published literature in the last 10 years (especially of the journal). Referral preferred are the primary sources in the form of books, reports (including dissertation), or research articles in scientific journals and magazines. It is suggested to use Mendeley or Zotero as a reference manager at styling the citations and the bibliography.

The Example of Compiling a Bibliography

(a) Example of journal articles without a Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

Cole, Juan R.I. 2000. “Race, Immorality and Money in the American Baha’i Community: Impeaching the Los Angeles Spiritual Assembly.” Religion 30(2): 109–25.

(b) Example of journal article using  Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

Fogg, Kevin W. 2014. “Seeking Arabs but Looking at Indonesians: Snouck Hurgronje’s Arab Lens on the Dutch East Indies.” Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (in Asia) 8(1): 51–73.

Kortmann, Matthias, and Kerstin Rosenow-Williams. 2013. “Islamic Umbrella Organizations and Contemporary Political Discourse on Islam in Germany: Self-Portrayals and Strategies of Interaction.” Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs 33(1): 41–60.

Loobuyck, Patrick, Jonathan Debeer, and Petra Meier. 2013. “Church-State Segimes and Their Impact on the Institutionalization of Islamic Organizations in Western Europe: A Comparative Analysis.” Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs 33(1): 61–76.

(c) Example of citation from unpublished thesis or dissertation

Bajwa, Rabia. 2012. “Divine Story-telling as Self-presentation: an Analysis of Sūrat Al-Kahf.” Dissertation. Faculty of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Georgetown University.

(d) Example of citation from book

Sharfi, Abdelmajid. 2000. Islam Between Divine Message and History. New York: Central European University Press.

Nicole, David, and Angus McBride. 1982. The Armies of Islam 7th-11th Centuries. Victoria: Reed International Books.

Schoeler, Gregor. 2006. The Oral and The Written in Early Islam, Translated By Uwe Vagelpohl. ed. James E. Montgomery. London: Taylor & Francis.

Shahid, Irfan. 2006. “Islam and Oriens Christianus: Makka 610-622 AD.” In The Encounter of Eastern Christianity with Early Islam, eds. Emmanouela Grypeou, Mark Swanson, and David Thomas. Leiden: Koninklijke Brill, 9.


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 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.

assignment Copyright Notice

The copyright of the received article shall be assigned to the journal as 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 the published articles. Authors are allowed to use their articles for any legal purposes deemed necessary without written permission from the journal with an acknowledgment of initial publication to this journal.

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This journal charges the following author fees.

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

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International Journal Ihya' 'Ulum al-Din 
published by Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN) Walisongo Semarang, Indonesia

Jl. Walisongo No.3-5, Tambakaji, Kec. Ngaliyan, Kota Semarang, Jawa Tengah 50185
Phone: +62 857-3303-6860

ISSN: 1411-3708 (Print)
ISSN: 2580-5983 (Online)
DOI : 10.21580/ihya

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