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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.

1. The paper should be either in Malay, English or Arabic language. 

2. The paper should not exceed 7,000 words, excluding the footnotes. 

3. The paper should be typed using only Times New Roman font size 12 (size 16 for Arabic) while Traditional Arabic font should be used for Arabic or Jawi characters. 

4. The paper should be submitted with brief information about the author(s), namely full name(s) highest academic achievement, attachment to any scholarly institution or organisation and e-mail. Please named this file as TITLE PAGE.  

5. The FULL PAPER should be supplemented with (a) titles; (b) abstracts not exceeding 150 words and; (c) keywords not exceeding seven terms. Both Malay and Arabic paper MUST provide Title, Abstract, Keywords in English. For Arabic paper, the References must be Romanized (transliteration). 

6. The paper should be scholarly type of paper, which follow academic style of writing (journal format).

7. The paper should use only a footnote system, and neither an in-text note nor an endnote. The footnote, basically, should follow the 16th Chicago Style (http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org;http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html). 

8. The paper should be submitted in the digital file form "*.doc" which would be compatible for the computer application Microsoft Word 2010. Submission should be using online system. 

9. The published paper shall be a copyright of the Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. 

xi. The published paper would not represent the stand or opinion of the Advisory Board, Editorial Board, the Management Team of Al-Muqaddimah, or the Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya. 

xii. The author is fully responsible for the perspectives of the published paper.