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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 results of at least 25%

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 result and discussion, (h) the conclusion, (i) the bibliography. See the template.
  9. The subtitles included in the discussion part 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 format level two. See the template.
  10. The manuscript can be written in Indonesian, English, or Arabic as the standard language. The manuscript should be at least 4,000 words and a maximum of 6,000 words (including pictures, infographics, and tables), consisting of the Introduction, Literature Review, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, and References. Paper size A4 (portrait, 21 x 29.7 cm); margins: 3x3x3x3 cm.
  11. The text of the articles must be in Garamond or Minion Pro font, 12pt font size, 1.15 line spacing. See the template.
  12. The words from uncommon or foreign languages are stated in Italic format. Each paragraph starts 1 cm 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, infographics, and pictures are placed in the text group after the referenced tables, infographics, or pictures. Each infographic and picture must be given a caption (title) below the image and be numbered followed by the title. Each table must be given a table title (caption) above the table. 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/infographics 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 15 words. Meanwhile, the abstract has to be written within 200 words maximum and followed by three to five keywords.

Introduction. This section contains the introduction, literature review, and method.

The introduction is written using Garamond or Minion Pro font, 12pt, line-spacing 1.15. The introduction contains at least five main points, including the reason for the research (social fact or urgent context, previous research, objectives, and hypotheses), each of which should be described in one paragraph of 10-15 lines. The first paragraph explains social facts, which explains why choosing an issue or phenomenon to study or research is crucial. The second paragraph explains facts about literature (previous studies or research) by grouping and explaining research gaps or shortcomings that have discussed the issue or phenomenon being studied or researched. The third paragraph explains the evaluation of previous research as a basis for positioning the focus of the research being conducted. The fourth paragraph explains the questions and arguments (hypothesis) tested to answer or achieve the research objectives.

The Literature review is written using Garamanod or Minion Pro font, 12pt, line-spacing 1.15. The literature review consists of at least three main concepts (following keywords or formal/material objects/study context), each of which describes descriptively (1) the definition/term or concept or theory used and (2) explains it evaluatively of categorization, aspects, methods, and examples of the concepts or theories used. Thus, each concept should be written in two paragraphs. Each paragraph is written in around 10-15 lines.

The method must also contain five recommended points or elements written in three paragraphs; each paragraph is written in around 10-15 lines. First, explain why choosing an issue or phenomenon to be the research focus is related to the chosen method. Second, explain the type of research and data used. Third, explain the data source and how the data was selected. Fourth, explain what techniques or methods have been used to collect data. Fifth, explain the process and stages of data analysis that have been carried out. The method is written using Minion Pro font, 12pt, line-spacing 1.15. Writers are advised to use operational sentences and visualize the process or stages of analysis carried out in the research

Result and Discussion:

Results, a crucial part of our study, are presented using Garamond or Minion Pro font, 12pt, line-spacing 1.15. These results, which are directly relevant to the focus or research question, are meticulously written in around 10-15 lines. They encapsulate three key points, each of instrumental in explaining the issue or phenomenon under investigation. Firstly, the results describe the issues or phenomena being researched or studied in detail. Secondly, the results explain the factors influencing the emergence of the issue or phenomenon being researched or studied critically. Thirdly, the results show the implications of the issue or phenomenon being researched or studied in a transformative way.

The discussion, a comprehensive analysis of our findings, is presented using Minion Pro font, 12pt, line-spacing 1.15. It encompasses at least five main points (summary, reflection, interpretation, comparison, and suggestions), each of which is meticulously explained in each paragraph. This ensures that the discussion should be thorough and consist of at least five paragraphs, each written in approximately 10-15 lines. As in the following guide: the first paragraph is a comprehensive summary of all the data presented in the Results section. The second paragraph is a thoughtful reflection that delves into the causes that arise or apply to the data that was concluded in the previous paragraph. Paragraph three is an insightful interpretation that explains the consequences that arise or apply to the data that has been reflected. The fourth paragraph is a detailed comparison that highlights the differences between the findings and research findings that have been conducted. The fifth paragraph is an action-oriented research recommendation in a conceptual, method or policy context as a solution.

Conclusion: Conclusions are written using Garamond or Minion Pro font, 12pt, line-spacing 1.15. The conclusion should consist of three paragraphs, each written in 10-15 lines. The first paragraph contains essential findings that are relevant to the focus or questions asked in the research. The second paragraph contains the conceptual significance or contribution of the research, methods, or theories that are relevant to the research subject. The third paragraph contains research weaknesses, which will become recommendations for response by further 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 Bibliography is written using the Mendeley or Zotero application, using the American Psychological Association (APA) 7th Edition citation style, Minion Pro font, 12 pt, 1 line spacing. The examples below show citations for journal articles, books, and web pages: 

Journal Article (single author)

Luxton, C. (2016). Tea: Hydration and other health benefits. Primary Health Care, 26(8), 34-42. 

Journal Article (2 authors)

Aspy, D. J., & Proeve, M. (2017). Mindfulness and loving-kindness meditation: Effects on connectedness to humanity and to the natural world. Psychological Reports, 120(1), 102-117. 

Journal Article (3 or more authors)

Wilmott, C., Fraser, E., & Lammes, S.  (2018). ‘I am he. I am he. Siri rules: work and play with the Apple Watch', European Journal of Cultural Studies, 21(1), 78-95. 


Power, J. (2011). Movement, knowledge, emotion: Gay activism and HIV/AIDS in Australia. ANU Press. 

Book Chapter

Scerri, M., & Presbury, M. (2022). The power of words: A case study of service language in an Australian five-star hotel. In S. M. Perry (Ed.), Case based research in tourism, travel, hospitality and events (pp. 117-133). Springer.  


Spring, A., & Earl, C. (2018). ‘Just not blond’: How the diversity push is failing Australian fashion. The Guardian: Australia Edition. 


Johnson, A. (2018, May 24). “It doesn’t need to be this way”: The promise of specialised early intervention in psychosis services. IEPA.


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 (tools) such as Mendeley or Zotero. The writing format used in AL'ADALAH follows the format applied by the American Psychological Association (APA) 7th Edition citation style.

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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