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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.
  • The text has been fulfilled the plagiarism checker (Turnitin) results of at least 35%

Author Guidelines

The Manuscript General Guidelines

The manuscript text's general guidelines are as follows:

  1. The manuscript is an authentic research result that has not been published yet in other publication media or publishing houses.
  2. The manuscript does not contain any plagiarism element. The editorial board will directly reject the text that indicates plagiarism.
  3. The submission and publication processes are free, without any additional fees.
  4. The manuscript that has been written under the guidelines of AL'ADALAH (in MS Word format, use this article template) must be submitted through Online Submission System using Open Journal System (OJS) on the AL'ADALAH e-journal portal ( choose only one procedure. Then, register as one of the authors or reviewers at the “Register” bottom.
  5. The manuscript article writing guidelines and template can be downloaded. The template and the guidelines for the article writing are available in MS Word (*.doc/*.docx) format.
  6. The manuscript online submission can be viewed in the part of the online submission guidelines below.
  7. The manuscript is inappropriate with AL'ADALAH  writing guidelines and will be returned to the author before the reviewing process.
  8. The manuscript should contain several aspects of a scientific article as follows: (subtitles as the order), which are: (a) the title of the article, (b) the author’s name (no academic title), (c) the affiliated author’s address, (d) the author’s email (e) the abstract and the keywords, (f) the introduction, (g) the discussion, (h) the conclusion, (i) the references.
  9. The subtitles included in the discussion part (Introduction, Discussion, and Conclusion) should be numbered in the Arabic numbering order starting from one. The subtitles are written in bold and title case format. It uses the left-text alignment without underlining. The following expanded subtitles should be written in bold and sentence-case format. It should use the left text alignment and the numbering format level two.
  10. The manuscript can be written in Indonesian, English, or Arabic as the standard language. The manuscript should consist of ten (10) to twenty-five (25) pages, including pictures and tables. The article is written on A4-sized papers.
  11. The text of the articles must be in Garamond font, 12pt font size, 1,5 line spacing separated into two columns (for the main title, the author’s name, and the abstract not separated into two columns).
  12. The words from uncommon or foreign languages are stated in Italic format. Each paragraph starts 11 mm from the left side border with no spaces among sections. All numbers are written in Arabic numbering format, except for the new sentence.
  13. The tables and pictures are placed in the text group after the referenced tables or pictures. Each picture must be given a caption (Figure Caption) below the image and be numbered in Arabic numbering format followed by the picture title. Each table must be given a table title (Table Caption) and numbered in Arabic numbering format above the table, followed by the table title. The picture attachment should be guaranteed to be printed well (font size, resolution, and line space are seen). The picture, the table, and the chart should be placed in the center between text groups. If it is bigger, it can be placed in the center of the page. The table should not contain vertical lines, while horizontal lines are allowed only for the critical point.


The Guidelines for the Manuscript Body Text

The title of the manuscript: The title should be informative and written both briefly and clearly. It cannot diverse multi interpretations. It has to be pinpointed with the issues that will be discussed. The beginning word is written in the capital case and symmetrically. The article title does not contain any uncommon abbreviation. The main ideas should be written first and followed then by their explanations. The article title should be reported within twelve words, in 12pt-sized font, with the bold selection, and in the center text format. Meanwhile, the abstract has to be written within 250 words maximum and followed by three to five keywords.

Introduction: The introduction must contain (shortly and consecutively) a general background and a literature review (state of the art) as the basis of the brand new research question, statements of the brand recent scientific article, main research problems,  the hypothesis, and the method is implemented to solve problems. In the final part of the introduction, the purpose of the article writing should be stated. The scientific article format does not allow writing down the references as in the research report. They should be represented in the literature review to show the brand-new scientific article. 

Discussion: This part consists of the research results and how they are discussed. The results obtained from the research have to be supported by sufficient data.  The research results and discovery must be the answers, or the research hypothesis stated previously in the introduction.

Conclusion: This is the final part containing conclusions and advice. The conclusions will be the answers to the hypothesis, the research purposes, and the research discoveries. The conclusions should not contain only the repetition of the results and discussions. It should summarize the research results as the author expects in the research purposes or the hypothesis. Pieces of advice contain suggestions associated with further ideas from the research.

Bibliography: All the references used in the article must be listed in this part. In this part, all the references must be taken from primary sources (75% of all the references) published in the last ten years. Each article should have at least ten references.


The Guidelines for the Citations and References

The author may cite several articles from AL'ADALAH. All the served data or quotes in the article taken from the other author's articles should attach the reference sources. The references should use a reference application management such as Mendeley or Zotero. The writing format used in AL'ADALAH follows the format applied by  Chicago Manual Citation Style 17th Ed.


 The Guidelines for the Literature Reviews

The literature reviews should use a reference application management such as Mendeley or Zotero. The writing format used in AL'ADALAH follows the format applied by Chicago Manual Citation Style 17th Ed.


The Online Submission Manuscript Guidelines

The manuscript text must be submitted by one of two systems (the second procedure is preferable):

  1. The document should be submitted by Online Submission System in the AL'ADALAH e-journal portal.
  2. Firstly, the author should register as either an author or reviewer (checking role as author or reviewer) in the “Register.”
  3. After completing the registration step, log in as an author, and click “New Submission.” The article submission stage consists of five stages:  (1). Start, (2). Upload Submission, (3). Enter Metadata, (4). Upload Supplementary Files, (5). Confirmation.
  4. In the “Start” column, choose Journal Section (Full Article), and check all the checklists.
  5. In the “Upload Submission” Columns, upload the manuscript files in MS Word format in this column.
  6. In the “Enter Metadata” columns, fill in all the author data and affiliation. Including the Journal Title, Abstract, and Indexing Keywords.
  7. In the “Upload Supplementary Files” columns, the author is allowed to upload supplementary files, the statement letter, or any other else.
  8. In the “Confirmation” columns, if the data you entered are all correct, click “Finish Submission.”

If the author has difficulties in the submission process through the online system, please contact AL'ADALAH editorial team at WA: 085328075686 or email:


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