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Author Guidelines

The editor Al-Istinbath : Jurnal Hukum Islam welcomes article submissions in accordance with the following guidelines:

1. Articles have not been published or accepted for publication or are being considered for publication elsewhere. In addition to the manuscript, a written statement should be attached which clarifies that the article is original and does not contain any elements of plagiarism.

2. The types of articles published are research in the field of Islamic law.

3. Articles are written in English using academic language along with standard academic writing structure and composition. The manuscripts should be typed in a paper size (B5), with 12-point Garamond font and must be 1 line-spaced between 6000-8000 words in length including references, pictures, and tables.

4. Articles should be in form of essay which includes:

  • Title (max. 15 words),
  • Abstract (200-250 words for each) which includes Research purposes, methods, Findings/results and Conclusion,
  • Keywords (3-5 words),
  • Introduction (without subsection, 2-3 pages) which includes General academic or background anxiety, Previous literature review, Gap analysis, Hypothesis (if any), methods (do not written in the form of subchapter), At the end of the introduction, the expected results or objectives of the article/research should be written,
  • Discussion (consists of result of the study, written in the form of subchapter),
  • Conclusion (is a brief summary of findings and discussion. It is strongly recommended to avoid mere repetitive statements from the previous sections) and
  • References.

5. Journal recommends authors to use Garamond font. Authors must be aware of the spelling of proper names, especially in terms of Indonesian personal names, newspapers, offices, and organizations. They have to be written as their original spelling although they might be now outdated, for example: Sukarno, Soeharto, Poerbatjaraka, Ki Hadjar Dewantara, Zoetmulder, and Margono Djojohadikusumo. Meanwhile, any geographical names should be written in their modern spellings.

6. Figures, Tables and Maps If your manuscript contains figures or tables, upload them as separate documents, number the figures and tables consecutively, and refer to them in the text (Figure 1, Figure 2, Table 1, Table 2, etc.). Do not include the figures and tables themselves in the manuscript. Indicate in the manuscript where about you would like to see the figure or table included if the manuscript is accepted for publication. Maps can be called a figure (and numbered as such). For all images (line drawings, photographs, maps), please use high resolution source files: min. 150 dpi for photographs, min 300 dpi for linework images. This is the minimum resolution required at the dimensions of which the images should eventually be reproduced. Please bear in mind that the images themselves should also be of high quality (e.g. the images should be clear and sharp and any text in the images should be sharp and legible). Give the caption and the source of the figure in the main text (exactly at the point where you indicate: ‘Figure x about here’).

7. Reference list format is based Chicago Style. The reference list should appear at the end of the article and includes only literature actually cited in the manuscripts. References are ordered alphabetically and chronologically. We strongly recommend authors to use reference tools, such as Mendeley, Zotero, Endnote, etc. Herewith are some of the Chicago Style references format structure:

  •  Musda Asmara and Rahadian Kurniawan, “Polygami Practices of Khulafa al-Rasyidin: A Classical Turast Study,” Justicia Islamica 1s6, no. 2 (November 19, 2019): 320,
  • Busra Febriyarni, Miti Yarmunida, and Musda Asmara, “Jual Beli Tanaman Monstera Adansonii di Indonesia Perspektif Hukum Islam,” Al-Istinbath : Jurnal Hukum Islam 6, no. 1 (May 25, 2021): 60,
  • Wahbah az-Zuhaili, Fiqih Islam Wa Adillatuhu, vol. 3 (Jakarta: Gema Insani Press, 2011), 200.
  • Musda Asmara, “Reinterpretasi Makna Jihad Dan Teroris,” Al-Istinbath : Jurnal Hukum Islam 1, no. 1 (Juni 30, 2016): 65,

8. Articles should be submitted in soft files using document format (.doc or .docx) to the Online Submission page.

9. Online Submitting Manuscript Guidelines The manuscript text must be submitted by one of two systems (second procedure will be preferred):

  • Submitting document should be managed by Online Submission System in the website of the journal,
  • First, the author should register as an author or reviewer (checking role as author or reviewer) in the “Register” or journal,
  • After registration completed, log in as an author, click in “New Submission”. The article submits stage consist five stages, such as: (1) Start, (2) Upload Submission, (3) Enter Metadata, (4) Upload Supplementary Files, (5) Confirmation.
  • In the “Start” column, chose Journal Section, check all the checklists.
  • In the “Upload Submission” column, upload the manuscript files at MSWord format in this column.
  • In the “Enter Metadata” column, fill out all the author data and affiliation. Following the Journal Title, Abstract, and Indexing Keywords.
  • In the “Upload Supplementary Files” column, allowed to upload supplementary data file or the statement letter or other else.
  • In the “Confirmation” column, if all the data that you enter were right, then click “Finish Submission”.
  • If the author has difficultiesin the submitting process via the online system, please contact editorial team at or Peer Review Process Al-Istinbath journal aims to publish academic articles that uncover new depths in the study of Islamic law. These articles should be able to contribute to and advance our current understanding of Islamic law. To ensure this, we employ a double-blind review, which means that both the reviewers’ and authors’ identities are concealed from each other throughout the review process. More specifically, our editorial process is as follows:
  1. Initial screening. All submissions are initially screened by the Editor-in-Chief for their conformity to Al-Istinbath journal scope and basic submission requirements and checked for plagiarism. Manuscripts that fail to abide by our ethical standards are immediately rejected, as are manuscripts that do not fit within the journal’s scope.
  2. Reviewer assignment. Manuscripts that pass initial screening are then handed over to a section editor, who will select at least two relevant reviewers and initiate the peer review process.
  3. Peer review. During this stage, a reviewer will assess the content of the manuscript and provide their recommendation to the Editor-in-Chief.
  4. First decision. Once both (or more) reviewers have submitted their recommendations, the manuscript is either rejected, asked for revisions (minor or major), or accepted as is. If it is accepted, the manuscript is returned to the submitting author for proofreading. The final decision to accept the manuscript is made by the Editor-in-Chief based on the recommendation of the section editor and following approval by the editorial board.
  5. Revision. A manuscript that requires revisions is returned to the submitting author, who will have up to four weeks to revise the manuscript. Once the revision is submitted, it is once again assessed by the section editor to determine whether the changes are adequate and appropriate, as well as whether the author sufficiently responded to the reviewers’ comments and suggestions. If the revisions are deemed to be inadequate, this step is repeated (the manuscript is returned to the submitting author once more for further revision).
  6. Final decision. Finally, the revised manuscript is either accepted or rejected, depending on whether the section editor has found the manuscript to have been improved to a level worthy of publication. If the author are unable to make the required changes or have done so to a degree below Al-Istinbath’s standards, the manuscript is rejected.
  7. Language editing. Once the manuscript is accepted, it is returned to the submitting author for final editing of its language and content.
  8. Publication. Congratulations! The published article will appear in the latest issue of Al-Istinbath journal.


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.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with Al-Istinbath : Jurnal Hukum Islam agree to the following terms:

  • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a CC BY-SA 4.0 Deed | Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International | Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  • 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 acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
  • 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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