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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, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 11-point Arial 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, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines


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Once logged in, please go to 'user home' and click 'new submission'.

If you already logged in but cannot find any link to upload your article, please make sure that you had registered as a reader and AUTHOR too. To do that, please click 'user home' and then click 'edit my profile' or just click here. Look at 'roles' and tick AUTHOR. Don't forget to save.

To submit your article, click 'new submission'. Then, choose the appropriate section for your article and follow the instructions.


Articles in Bahasa Melayu (Malay) and English are to be written with single spacing on a single sided A4 size paper, using Arial font size 11, and size 9 for footnotes (if any). For manuscripts in Arabic, the font should be Traditional Arabic size 16 for the text and size 12 for the footnote. All articles will be reviewed and evaluated at least by one reviewer by blind review.

All manuscript must be submitted online through this website.

Article's Format

Article's format in Bahasa Melayu (Malay) (please click here)

Article's format in English (please click here)

Article's format in Arabic (please click here)


Each article should include an abstract in English. Abstract should contain no more than 300 words. It also should include the objectives, methodology and findings. 3-5 keywords that are relevant to the article should also be listed.

References & Bibliography

References in the text should use the author-date system. Example: A fatwa is a notification of Islamic law witch is not binding (al-Fasiyy, 2000). 

All Bibliography (including arabic articles) should be written in Roman script. Example: Bahnasiyy, Ahmad Fathiyy. 1989. Madkhal al-Fiqh al-Jina'iyy al-Islamiyy. Ed. 4. al-Qahirah: Dar Al-Shuruq. 


Authors and articles contributors are responsible for the copyright of their own writing.


This journal is not tolerated in the following situations: 

(1) Plagiarism.
(2) Data falsification.
(3) Redundant publication. 
(4) Stealing from others.

Authors are responsible to their articles and strongly recommended to withdraw their articles in above situations. This journal is not responsible if there is any lawsuit from any party. 

Once the paper is published online in this journal, the author who wishes to withdraw the paper must pay 2000 USD for damages. The paper will then be withdrawn within four weeks.


Opinions expressed in this article are the opinions of the author(s). Al-Qanatir International Journal of Islamic Studies shall not be responsible or answerable for any loss, damage or liability etc. caused in relation to/arising out of the use of the content.