Author Guidelines

The Author Guidelines of “AL'ADALAH"  

1. Introduction

AL'ADALAH (E-ISSN: 2656-7369 / P-ISSN:1412-5439) is a peer-reviewed national journal published by Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Jember [now: UIN KHAS Jember]. It publishes articles' research results, applied theory studies, and conceptual ideas on religious and Islamic studies using an interdisciplinary perspective, especially concerning Islamic cultural issues, Islamic theology, and its related social sources. 

AL'ADALAH, this journal was indexed in Garuda, Google Scholar, Dimensions, Index Copernicus, Moraref, Neliti,, DOAJ, etc. AL'ADALAH editorial board invites the authors to submit their manuscripts to be published in this journal.  

2. How to Write the Title, the Name, and the Author’s Address

The title of the manuscript should be written on the top of the first page with the center text alignment. Meanwhile, the author’s name (without academic degree) and the author's affiliation address should be written with the center text alignment also under the article's title. The author should give three line spaces between the title and the author’s name. Then, the space between the author’s affiliation address and the abstract title is also three line spaces. The keywords must be written below the overall abstract for all words. Those should be arranged alphabetically and separated by a comma, maximally four words. 

The responsible author, the correspondence author, or the corresponding author must be written first, followed by the second, the third, and so on. The communication regarding the article revision and the final statement will be informed via email to the correspondence author only. All references in the text must be listed in the references section, and vice versa; all written in the References should be cited in the text. (The recommendations in this journal are based on the Chicago Manual Style 17 edition by using Reference Manager: Zotero or Mendeley).

3. 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. The maximum similarity of article plagiarism is 20%, excluding citations and references. We used the Turnitin app to check the article.
  3. The article's title submitted to AL‘ADALAH should reflect a specific focus of study, based on research—be they library or fieldwork research—and thus, the author can have a general statement and sub-title specifically confining the scope of the study.
  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 the Online Submission System using the 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 manuscripts' length is about 6,000-10,000 words (not including the references and bibliography).
  6. All submissions must include 150-250 words abstract.
  7. The full name(s) of the author(s) must be stated, along with his/her/their institution and email.
  8. Latin font used in Minion Pro Font; Arabic font used in Traditional Arabic-font or Arabic words should be transliterated according to the style of AL‘ADALAH (download here); The PDF version of this guideline and the Arabic transliteration guideline is available for download here.
  9. The bibliography has at least 15 relevant references related to the issue and was recently published 10 years ago.
  10. The references must be noted in the footnote and bibliography according to the Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition (full note). Using a reference manager to style the footnote and the bibliography is suggested, such as Zotero, Mendeley, et cetera.
  11. When a source is cited for the first time, complete information is provided: full name(s) of the author(s), the title of the original in italics, place of publication, publishing company, date of publication, and the specific page cited. For the following citations of the same source, list the author’s last name, two or three words of the title, and the specific page number(s). The words are ibid., op.cit., and loc. cit. are not to be used.
  12. Authors must use the style template (AL‘ADALAH Template) and format the manuscript before submission. The manuscript is inappropriate with the AL'ADALAH Template and will be returned to the author before reviewing.
  13. This journal has no submission fees, publication fees, or page charges.

4. The Guidelines for the Manuscript Body Text

The title of the manuscript should be informative and written both briefly and clearly. It cannot have multiple interpretations. It has to be pinpointed with the issues that will be discussed. The beginning word is written in a capitalized word and symmetrically. The article title does not contain any uncommon abbreviation. The main ideas should be written first and followed by their explanations. The article title should be reported within fifteen words, in 16pt font size in capitalized word form, with the bold selection, and in the center text format. Meanwhile, the abstract has to be written within 150-250 words and followed by at least four 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's recent scientific article, main research problems, and the hypothesis. 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; also, the methods used in the problem-solving of the research are explained in this part.

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: 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. The advice contains 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 (80%) published in the last ten years. Each article should have at least ten references. The bibliography has at least 15 relevant references related to the issue and was recently published 10 years ago. It is highly recommended.

5. 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 of Chicago Manual Citation Style: 17th Edition.

6. 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 the Chicago Manual of Citation Style: 17th Edition.

7. The Online Submission Manuscript Guidelines

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

  1. Online Submission System should submit the document 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 can upload supplementary files, the statement letter, or anything 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 get in touch with the AL'ADALAH editorial team at WA: 085328075686 or email: