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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 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, 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

Journal of Malay Islamic Studies (JMIS) is a scientific periodical for research on Islam in the Malay world. JMIS published articles on research results from literature or field studies with different perspectives of Islam in the Malay world. JMIS include the theme of education, political, social, economic, cultural, and others of Malay Islamic studies.

All documents submitted to JMIS must be written in English. All submissions must be original, never published in another journal. Essai minimum of 3,000 words and a maximum of no more than 6,000 words. All files sent through the Open Journal Systems (OJS) to http://jurnal.radenfatah.ac.id/index.php/jmis on the "Register". For authors who send the article via email or because of constraints through OJS, it will be guided by our Contact Support.

Before the script was sent to our editors, authors must adjust the writing guide or template in our journal. For those who do not follow the guidelines, the manuscript will be returned to the author to be refined.

If the manuscript had been matched with writing guidelines, managing editor will send it to the reviewer (international editorial advisory team). At this point, there may be a demand for revision before any decision whether accepted or rejected.

1. General Instructions

The manuscript was sent to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Malay Islamic Studies (JMIS) via online submission at address: http://jurnal.radenfatah.ac.id/index.php/jmis/register.

If there is trouble when submit, please contact us by email: jmis@radenfatah.ac.id.

2. Template Scripts

Manuscripts must follow the guidelines of writing. Please download the templates in MS Word format at the link:

3. The script editor

If the manuscript had been matched with writing guidelines, managing editor will send it to the reviewer (International Editorial Advisory Team). At this point, there may be a demand for revision before any decision whether accepted or rejected.

4. Revised Manuscript

All papers have been sent to the author for revision, should be returned to the editor without any delay. The manuscript was sent back to the author's account, which we have made on our journal. Revision of the manuscript should be sent back no later than two bullae. if it passes the time, the manuscript was considered as new items.

5. Office of the Editorial Board

Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian kepada Masyarakat (LP2M) Building

Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN) Raden Fatah Palembang

Prof. K.H. Zainal Abidin Fikri Street, Number. 1 Km. 3,5 Palembang

Phone: 0711-362244, (+62) 822 8266 1682 Email: jmis@radenfatah.ac.id

6. Online Submission Guidelines

Author should fulfill the form as detail as possible where the star marked form must be entered. After all form textbox was filled, author clicks on “Register” button to proceed the registration. Therefore, Author is brought to online author submission interface where Author should click on “New Submission”. The following are five steps in online submission process:

  1. Step 1 - Starting the Submission: Select the appropriate section of journal, i.e. Original Research Articles, Review Article, or Short Communication. Thus, author must check-mark on the submission checklists.
  2. Step 2 – Uploading the Submission: To upload a manuscript to this journal, click Browse on the Upload submission file item and choose the manuscript document file to be submitted, then click Upload button.
  3. Step 3 – Entering Submission’s Metadata: In this step, detail authors metadata should be entered including marked corresponding author. After that, manuscript title and abstract must be uploaded by copying the text and paste in the textbox including keywords.
  4. Step 4 – Uploading Supplementary Files: Supplementary file should be uploaded including Covering/Submission Letter, and Signed Copyright Transfer Agreement Form. Therefore, click on Browse button, choose the files, and then click on Upload button.
  5. Step 5 – Confirming the Submission:  Author should final check the uploaded manuscript documents in this step. To submit the manuscript to JMIS journal, click Finish Submission button after the documents is true. The corresponding author or the principal contact will receive an acknowledgement by email and will be able to view the submission’s progress through the editorial process by logging in to the journal web address site.

After this submission, Author who submits the manuscript will get a confirmation email about the submission. Therefore, Author is able to track his submission status at anytime by logging in to the online submission interface. The submission tracking includes status of manuscript review and editorial process.

  1. 7.    Cost Writer

Journal of Malay Islamic Studies (JMIS) is an open access international journal.  No submission fees are charged for accepted papers.

  1. 8.    User Rights

All articles published Open Access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.  We are continuously working with our author communities to select the best choice of license options, currently being defined for this journal as follows: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA).

9. Text preparation guidelines

General Organization of Paper

The paper will be published in Journal of Malay Islamic Studies (JMIS) after peer-reviewed process and decided “Accepted” by Editor. The final paper layout will be reproduced by Editorial Office of Journal of Malay Islamic Studies (JMIS). The final paper layout in PDF type, known as “Uncorrected Proof” should be corrected by Author. The final corrected proof will be published first in “Article In Press” pre-issue.

Paper document submitted to this journal (in one MS Word or PDF file) should be arranged as follow:

Each table must be typed, and consecutively numbered. They should have a brief informative title placed as a heading. Tables should be understable without reference to the text, but they should be referred to in the text. Explanatory caption should be brief and placed beneath the table. Please note that numbering of tables should be differ from the numbering of figures.

Paper content should, in general, be organized in the following order: Title; Authors Name; Authors Affiliation; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction;Method (for research based articles);Content/Results and Discussion; Conclusions; and References.

Non-research papers include Title; Authors Name; Authors Affiliation; Abstract; Keywords; major theme, logical development of the theme, author's point of view, implications, inferences, or conclusions, and references.

 Title Script

This is your opportunity to attract the reader’s attention. Remember that readers are the potential authors who will cite your article. Identify the main issue of the paper. Begin with the subject of the paper. Do not contain infrequently-used abbreviations. The title of the paper must be concise, spesific, informative, and complete, not exceed 15 words (Times New Roman 13 capital bold).

Authors Name and Affiliations

Write Author(s) names without title and professional positions such as Prof, Dr, Production Manager, etc. Do not abbreviate your last/family name. Always give your First and Last names (Full Name). Write clear affiliation of all Authors. Affiliation includes: name of department/unit, (faculty), name of university, address, country, include email address. Author names should be in Square 721 BT 8 Bold. Author affiliations should be in Square 721 BT 7.

Abstract and Keywords

Abstract should stand alone, means that no citation in abstract. Consider it the advertisement of your article. Abstract should tell the prospective reader what you did and highlight the key findings. Avoid using technical jargon and uncommon abbreviations. You must be accurate, brief, clear and specific. Use words which reflect the precise meaning, Abstract should be precise and honest, summarising the significant points of the paper.Please follow word limitations (300 words).


In Introduction, Authors should state the objectives of the work at the end of introduction section. Before the objective, Authors should provide an adequate background, and very short literature survey in order to record the existing solutions/method, to show which is the best of previous researches, to show the main limitation of the previous researches, to show what do you hope to achieve (to solve the limitation), and to show the scientific merit or novelties of the paper. Avoid a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results. The introduction should clearly state the purpose of the paper. It should include key references to appropriate work but should not be an historical or literature review.

Method (for research based articles)

The methods section describes the rationale for the application of spesific procedures or techniques used to identify, select, and analyze information applied to understanding the research problem, thereby, allowing the reader to critically evaluate a study’s overall validity and reliability.


Content /Result and Discussion

Content is the body of paper, consits of sub title that representing  discussion of the paper. Results should be clear and concise. The results should summarize (scientific) findings rather than providing data in great detail. The discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

In discussion, it is the most important section of your article. Here you get the chance to sell your data. Make the discussion corresponding to the results, but do not reiterate the results. Often should begin with a brief summary of the main scientific findings (not experimental results). The following components should be covered in discussion: How do your results relate to the original question or objectives outlined in the Introduction section (what)? Do you provide interpretation scientifically for each of your results or findings presented (why)? Are your results consistent with what other investigators have reported (what else)?


Conclusions should answer the objectives of research. Tells how your work advances the field from the present state of knowledge. Without clear Conclusions, reviewers and readers will find it difficult to judge the work, and whether or not it merits publication in the journal. Do not repeat the Abstract, or just list experimental results. Provide a clear scientific justification for your work, and indicate possible applications and extensions. You should also suggest future experiments and/or point out those that are underway.


Where explanatory notes and references are relevant, they should be indicated in the text by a superscript number like this [1]. A full list of all notes and references should be provided at the end of the paper. The written of the journal references use Chicago Manual of Style 16th edition (full note) format. Please use a reference software like Mendeley, Zotero, etc to make the citation work easier. Journal references should include all authors' names and initials, year of publication, title of paper, journal titles in full, volume number and first and last page numbers [2]. References to books should include their edition, and all editor(s) and all relevant authors, publisher and place of publication. Examples:

1              Syamsul Kurniawan, “Pantang Larang in The Sepinggan Village Muslim     Community     from The Perspective of Character Education,” Ta’dib 21, no. 2          (2016): 113–124

2           Azyumardi Azra, The Origins of Islamic Reformism in Southeast Asia: Networks    of         Malay-Indonesian and Middle Eastern’Ulamā’in the Seventeenth and    Eighteenth       Centuries (University of Hawaii Press, 2004)

10. Copyright

It is a condition of publication that authors assign copyright or licence the publication rights in their articles to Journal of Malay Islamic Studies (JMIS). Authors are themselves responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources.

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