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Author Guidelines

Papers submitted for publication must conform to the following guidelines:

  1. The paper should discuss the themes relating to Sharia and Law, written in Indonesian, English, or Arabic;
  2. The paper should be typed in two spaces Early paragraphs using First Line size 1.27 so that it is separated from first paragraph to another paragraph.
  3. The length of paper shall be at least 6000 - 10,000 words including text, all tables and drawings, notes, references, and attachments intended for publication.
  4. All submissions must include a maximum of 200 abstract words and 5 keywords.
  5. The full name of the author must be stated, along with his/her agency and full address.
  6. All submissions must be in MS Word 2007 or RTF file format.
  7. All notes must appear in text as quotations. Quotations usually only require the author's last name, publication year, and (sometimes) page number (Body-Note). For example: (Bukido, 2016: 12; Gunawan, 2017: 114). Footnote should be avoided. Footnote can be entered but should not be used for simple quotes.
  8. Make sure to attach an informative abstract in one paragraph with a maximum of 200 words with keywords up to 5 words.
  9. IAIN Manado's Journal Al-Syir'ah writing style manual is described in the Sixth Edition of the American Psychological Association (APA) Publication Manual of 2009.
  10. Each author is not charged for submitting to Jurnal Ilmiah Al-Syir'ah.
  11. The article title, author's name, and other contact information are only written on the first page of the manuscript to hide the identity of the review process.
  12. For more details, please download Journal Templates.
  13. The length of writing is not less than 20 pages and not more than 30 pages, including the reference list.
  14. Tables and images must be understandable, regardless of text.
  15. Each table and image should be mentioned in the text, titled, and sequentially numbered with Arabic numerals.


Reference format

A reference list can only include references that are actually quoted in the text. References should be identified by  attaching the author's name, and the publishing year in brackets. If there are any writings written by the same author and from the same year, a. b. c. and so on should be placed after the publication year.

Example for book :

Hegel, G. W. F. (1977). Phenomenology of spirit. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Salvia, J., & Yesseldyke, J. E. (1995). Assessment (6th ed.). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. (2000). Priniciples and standards for school mathematics. Reston, VA: Author.

Winitz, H. (Ed.). (1981). The comprehension approach to foreign langua instruction. New York: Newbury House.

Example for article journal :

Caterall, J. S. (1998), Risk and resilience in student transition to high schools. American Journal of Education, 106(2), 302-333.

Rynders, J., Abery, B. H., Spiker, D., Olive, M. L., Sheran, C. P., & Zajac, R. J. (1997). Improving educational programming for individuals with down syndrome: Engaging the fuller competence. Down Syndrome Quarterly, 2, 1-11.

Miller, F. H., Choi, M. J., Angeli, L. L., Harland, A. A., Stamos, J. A., Thomas, S. T., . . . Rubin, L. H. (2009). Web site usability for the blind and low-vision user. Technical Communication, 57, 323-335.

An Example for An Article or Chapter in a Bungarampai Book

Lee, V. E. (1999). School size and the organiztion of secondary schools. In M. T. Hallinan (Ed.), Handbook of the sociology of education (pp. 327-344). New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum.

Example for magazine ans newspaper article :

Gardner, H. (1981. December). Do babies sing a universal son? Psychology Today, 70-76.

Seo, H. Y. (2004, September 8). Fun becomes keyword in children’s education. The Korea Times, p. 4.

Example for report :

Yi, J. T., Kim, Y. H., Kim, J. W., Ryu, B. R., & Yun, J. H. (2001). The reality and causes of school education crisis in Korea (Repot. No. ER 2001-1). Seoul: Korean Educational Development Institute.

Gottfredson, L. S. (1980). How valid are the reinforcement pattern scores? (Report No. CSOS-R-292). Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University, Center for Social Organization of Schools. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 182 465)

Examples for Proceeding Meetings and Symposiums

White, L. (1996). The tale of the ugly duckling. In D. Cahana, L. Hughes, & A. Zukowske (Eds.), Proceedings of the 20th Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 83-92). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Arimoto, A. (2004, February). Centralization and decentralization of higher education institutions: with focus on Japanese case. Paper presented at the 2004 KEDI-World Bank International Seminar of the Korean Educational Development Institute, Pohang, Korea.

Examples for Doctoral Dissertation or Master Thesis

Kevins. G. M. (1981). An analysis of ESL learners’ discourse patterns. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. McGill University, Montreal.

Example for internet :

Feenberg, A. (1999). Distance learning: Promise or threat? Retrieved January 6, 2000, from berg/TELE3.html.

Examples for Non-English Subject Materials

Piaget, J., & Inhelder, B. (1951). The origin of the idea of chance in the child. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France. (In French)

Jang, S. (2003). Financial, economic and educational analysis of class size policy. (Report No. RR 2003-7). Seoul: Korean Educational Development Institute. (In Korean)

Reference Quote Format in Text

All references to monographs, articles, statistical sources are identified in the appropriate place in the text with the author's final name, the year of publication, and the required page numbers, all in parentheses. Footnote is only used for a substantive note. List the following citation from the same source in the same way. Do not use "ibid.," "Op.cit.," Or "loc.cit."

General tips

Ordering based on the year of production: (Lipset 1964, pp. 61-65).
  1. If the author is more than three people, use "et al."
  2. If the author is on behalf of the institution, provide sufficient identification information: (U.S. Bureau of the Census 1963, p. 117)
  3. If there is more than one reference from the same author in the same year, distinguish them by using the letters (a, b, c, etc.) included in the year of publication: (1965a)
  4. Enter a number of references in one bracket, separated by a semicolon: (Duncan 1959; Gouldner 1963; Lipset 1964, pp. 61-65).

Reference Quotes Example

One work by one author

He argued "the best time to burn apple pie ... is in the summer" (Jones, 2003, p 17). Jones (2003) found the "best time to burn apple pie ... is in the summer" (p 17).

One work by two authors

Kim and Lee (1965) argue in an earlier article (Kim & Lee, 1963) to oppose the use of an interpreter in a meeting.

One  work by more than two author and less than six

first quote : Thrower, Beckham, Potter, Kang, andHenderson (1982) emphesize that…

second quote : Thrower et al. (1982) analyze from data collected…

One work by more than seven authors

Fulton et al. (1993) disagreed with that sentiment…

If a reference has up to seven authors, write all their names in the reference list.

Two or More Works in the same Brackets:

Firth (1986, 1989, 1994) reports that many studies (Gosden, 1992, Hanania& Akhtar, 1985; Tarbay et al., 1981) rely on ...

Author with the same last name :

H. D. Brown (1993) dan J. D. Brown (1944) agree that …


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 two spaces; 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.

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