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

7. 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).

8. 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 (Palatino Linotype 12 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).
Introduction
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)?
Conclusion
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.
References
The written of the journal references use of Style American Political Science Association (APSA) format. Please use a reference software like Mendeley, Zotero, etc to make the citation work easier.