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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

TITLE OF THE MANUSCRIPT IN MALAY
(14 points, Times New Roman, Bold, Centre Alignment)

(TITLE OF MANUSCRIPT IN ENGLISH, 12 points,
TIMES NEW ROMAN, ITALICISE, CENTRE)

 

Authors’ Names (12 points, Times New Roman, Centre)

Department and Faculty, University Full Address (12 points, Times New Roman, Centre)

First Author Email (12 points, Times New Roman, Centre)

 

 

ABSTRACT

Write your abstract here. Use single spacing, justify, Times New Roman, font size 12 points and italicise. Abstract should contain 200 to 250 words only. Follow this order – introduction, objective, methodology, results, discussion and originality/value.

 

Keywords: State five keywords and italicise (separated by semicolon, use Times New Roman and font size 12 points)

 

ABSTRAK

Write your abstract in Malay here. Use single spacing, justify, Times New Roman, font size 12 points, and italicise. Abstrak should contain 200 to 250 words only. Follow this order – introduction, objective, methodology, results, discussion and originality/value.

 

Kata kunci: State five keywords and italicise. (separated by semicolon, Times New Roman, font size 12)

 

Introduction (Capitalise, 12 points, Times New Roman, Centre)

 

Leave 1 line between the heading and body of the text. The introduction title and content shall be typed in Times New Roman, font size 12 points and justified. Please ensure your manuscript meets the word count requirement of 5000 to 7000 words (excluding abstract, biodata and list of references). Your article may be returned if these requirements are not met.    The first paragraph in each section shall be left-aligned and subsequent paragraphs indented. No spacing should be placed between paragraphs in the body of the text.

 

Literature Review or Research Background

 

Leave 1 line between the heading and body of the text. Body text shall be typed in Times New Roman, font size 12 points and justified.

 

Methodology

 

Leave 1 line between the heading and body of the text. Body text should be typed with Times New Roman, font size 12 points and justified.

 

Subsection – (Capitalise, 10 points, Times New Roman, Centre)

Body text for subsections are also to be typed in Times New Roman, font size 12 points and justified.

Sub-Subsection Sub-subsection must be typed in Times New Roman, font size 12 points, italicised and left justified. Distance between sub-subsection and body of text is 1 tab.

Results And Discussion

 

Leave 1 line between the heading and body of the text. Body text should be typed with Times New Roman, font size 12 points and justified.

 

If your article contains quotations, the quote is indented once, left and right. The following is an example of the format:

 

In 2001, Smith found the following:

Many young people can be encouraged to stop smoking by introducing specific measures including... (pp. 378-379)

 

Table and figures should be numbered as follows: Table 1, Table 2, etc and Figure 1, Figure 2, etc. All charts, graphs, drawings and other illustrations should be referred to as figures.

 

Example of table formatting:

 

Table 1: This is an example of a table.

Variables

Percentage (%)

Variable A

10

Variable B

20

Variable C

30

Variable D

40

 

Tables should be centred with titles at the top. Use the typeface Times New Roman and font size 10 points for both table title and content. Please ensure that the tables are legible and do not exceed page margins.

 

Below is an example of the format for figures used:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 1: Title of figure is located at the bottom of the figure and centred.

 

The titles for figures are also to be typed in Times New Roman and font size 10 points. The figure must be centred and not exceed page margins.

 

Conclusion

Please follow our intructions faithfully. Otherwise, you will have to resubmit.

 

Acknowledgement (if any)

 

Biodata

Nurul Atikah Ahmad is a senior lecturer at University of Malaya, Malaysia. Author names are to be italicised.


References

References are to be typed on a new page. Please follow the American Psychological Association (APA) style. For example:

 

Books

Hassan Ahmad. (1999). The language policy of Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur: Art Printing Works.

 

Alred, G. J., Brusaw, C. T., & Oliu, W. E. (2009). The businesswriter’s handbook. New York, NY: St Martin’s Press

 

Book chapter

Easton, B. (2008). Does poverty affect health? In K. Dew & A. Matheson (Eds.), Understanding health inequalities in Aotearoa New Zealand (pp. 97–106). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

 

E-book from a library database

Mollison, M. (2010). Producing videos: A complete guide. Retrieved from http://www.proquest.com

 

Journal article with DOI

Mohd Aizam Mas’od & Mohd Fauzi Hamat. (2019). Pemikiran skeptikal Syiah terhadap Ahl al-Sunnah wa al-Jama’ah dalam karya-karya Syiah Melayu: Satu kritikan. Jurnal Akidah & Pemikiran Islam, 21 (1), 1-52. https://doi.org/10.22452/afkar.vol21no1.1

 

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