Author Guidelines


Articles should be original, research-based, unpublished and not under review for possible publication in other journals. All submitted papers are subject to review of the editors, editorial board, and blind reviewers. Submissions that violate our guidelines on formatting or length will be rejected without review.

Articles should be written in Bahasa or English or Arabic. All submission must include 150-250 words abstract and 4-7 keywords. Quotations, passages, and words in local or foreign languages should be translated into Bahasa. Kitabina: Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra accepts only electronic submissions. All manuscripts should be sent in word to: 


General Author Guidelines

All manuscripts must be submitted to  Kitabina: Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra Arab Editorial Office by Online Submission at E-Journal portal address: [], where author register as Author and/or offered as Reviewer by online. If authors have any problems on the online submission, please contact Editorial Office at the following email: 


Manuscript Template

Manuscript should be prepared according to the following author guidelines in the PDF article template: Click Here for download


The article that will be submitted in this journal should contain:
Information of article

Title: no more than 16 words; 

Author(s) name: is fully writen without any title;

Institution: Affiliation, Country

Correspondence address: institution email address

Abstract : All information about the formatting requirements is contained in this document. Please review it carefully. You may use the document as a template and copy/paste your paper content here – this is probably the easiest option. Several styles have been included in this template to facilitate formatting – you may find it easier to use them instead of formatting each segment differently.  Note that it is important to adhere to the requirements exactly, as this will form the camera-ready version that will be used to produce the Proceedings. The limitations on the length of the document are as follows. The abstract should 150 – 250 words and written in English.


4-7 keywords, separate with the semicolon (;) and alphabetical order


Introduction / المقدمة

The introduction contains the purpose of the study and why the study is conducted. The main section of an article should start with an introductory section which provides more details about the paper’s purposes, motivation, research methods and findings. The introduction should be relatively nontechnical, yet clear enough for an informed reader to understand the manuscript’s contribution.

In general, the article in Kitabina journal is written in English, Arabic and Indonesian. The article also consists of 2 column, using ”Garamond”, font size 12, and space 1,5.

This template is designed to assist the author in preparing manuscript; it is an exact representation of the format expected by the editor. To use this template, please just Save As the MS Word file to the document, then copy and paste the document here. To copy and paste the text to this template document, please use “Special Paste” and choose “Unformated Text”.

All papers submitted to the journal should be written in good Bahasa, Arabic, or English. For the authors that their native language is not English are encouraged to have their paper that is checked grammatically and clarity. English language and copyediting services can be provided by: International Editing and Asia Editing. The work should not have been published or submitted for free publication. The official language of the manuscript to be published in Kitabina journal is Indonesian, Arabic, and English.

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 brief 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 is the achievement (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.


Method / منهج البحث

Materials and methods should make readers be able to reproduce the experiment. It should be provided sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods that already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described. Do not repeat the details of established methods.

  Identify Subsections

It is both conventional and expedient to divide the method section into labeled subsections. These usually include a section with descriptions of the participants or subjects and a section describing the procedures used in the study. The latter section often includes description of (a) any experimental manipulations or inter-ventions used and how they were delivered-for example, any mechanical apparatus used to deliver them; (b) sampling procedures and sample size and precision; (c) measurement approaches (including the psychometric properties of the instruments used); and (d) the research design. If the design of the study is complex or the stimuli require detailed description, additional subsections or subheadings that divide the subsections may be warranted to help readers find specific information.

These subsections include the essential information to comprehend and replicate the study. Insufficient detail will make the reader confused ; too much detail will burden the reader with irrelevant information. It should be considered when using appendices and/or a supplemental website for more detailed information.

 Participant (Subject) Characteristics

Appropriate identification of research participants is critical to the science and practice of psychology, particularly for generalizing the findings, making comparisons across replications, and using the evidence in research syntheses and secondary data analyses. If humans participated in the study, report the eligibility and exclusion criteria, including any restrictions based on demographic characteristics.

 Research Design

          Specify the research design in the method section. Were subjects manipulated, or were they observed naturalistically? If multiple conditions were created, how were participants assigned to conditions, through random assignment or some other selection mechanism? Was the study conducted as a between-subjects or a within-subject design?


Result and Discussion / نتائج البحث

Results should be clear and concise. The results should summarize (scientific) findings rather than providing data in great detail. Highlight the differences between the results or findings and the previous publications by other researchers.

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 the discussion, it is the most significance section of the article. Here you get the chance to make 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)? Or are there any differences?

After presenting the results, you are in a position to evaluate and interpret their implications, especially with respect to your original hypotheses. Here you will examine, interpret, and qualify the results and draw inferences and conclusions from them. Emphasize any theoretical or practical consequences of the results. (When the discussion is relatively brief and straightforward, some authors prefer to combine it with the Results section, creating a section called Results and Discussion.)

Open the Discussion section with a clear statement of the support or nonsupport for your original hypotheses, distinguished by primary and secondary hypotheses. If hypotheses were not supported, offer post hoc explanations. Similarities and differences between your results and the work of others should be used to contextualize, confirm, and clarify your conclusions. Do not simply reformulate and repeat points already made; each new statement should contribute to your interpretation and to the reader's understanding of the problem.

Your interpretation of the results should take into account (a) sources of potential bias and other threats to internal validity, (b) the imprecision of measures, (c) the overall number of tests or overlap among tests, (d) the effect sizes observed, and (e) other limitations or weaknesses of the study. If an intervention is involved, discuss whether it was successful and the mechanism by which it was intended to work (causal pathways) and/or alternative mechanisms. Also, discuss barriers to implementing the intervention or manipulation as well as the fidelity with which the intervention or manip ulation was implemented in the study, that is, any differences between the manipulation as planned and as implemented.

Acknowledge the limitations of your research, and address alternative explanations of the results. Discuss the generalizability, or external validity, of the findings. This critical analysis should take into account differences between the target population and the accessed sample. For interventions, discuss characteristics that make them more or less applicable to circumstances not included in the study, how and what outcomes were measured (relative to other measures that might have been used), the length of time to measurement (between the end of the intervention and the measurement of outcomes), incentives, compliance rates, and specific settings involved in the study as well as other contextual issues.

End the Discussion section with a reasoned and justifiable commentary on the importance of your findings. This concluding section may be brief or extensive provided that it is tightly reasoned, self-contained, and not overstated. In this section, you might briefly return to a discussion of why the problem is important (as stated in the introduction); what larger issues, those that transcend the particulars of the subfield, might hinge on the findings; and what propositions are confirmed or disconfirmed by the extrapolation of these findings to such overarching issues.

Result and discussion should be presented in the same part, clearly and briefly. Discussion part should contain the benefit of research result, not repeat result part. Result and discussion part can be written in the same part to avoid extensive quotation.


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Conclusion / نتائج البحث

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.


Acknowledgment/ الشكر والتنويه                

Acknowledgment is addressed to a person and / or groups and also the institution that helps research both in a direct and indirect way.


Author Contributions Statement / إفادة مساهمات الباحث

The Author Contributions Statement can be up to several sentences long and should briefly describe the tasks of individual authors. Please list only 2 initials for each author, without full stops, but separated by commas (e.g. JC, JS). In the case of two authors with the same initials, please use their middle initial to differentiate between them (e.g. REW, RSW). The Author Contributions Statement should be included at the end of the manuscript before the References.


References / المراجع


Merry Choironi, Ida Nursida,. "Unveil The Meaning of Ibnu Al-Farid’s Soefistic Poetry using The Riffaterre’s Semiotics." Arabiyat: Jurnal Pendidikan Bahasa Arab dan Kebahasaaraban 7, no. 2 (2020): 235-250.

Muhammad Walidin. Palestina Dalam Prosa Mahmud Darwish: Tinjauan Strukturalisme Genetik. Tangerang Selatan: YPM (Young Progressive Muslim), 2022.

Pimada, Luluk Humairo, Muhammad Afif Amrulloh, Dwi Noviatul Zahra, and Ahmad Habibi Syahid. "The Errors In Writing Hamzah: What Should Students Do?/ al-Akhta’ fi kitabati al-Hamzah: Madza yaf’alu al-Tullab?" Ijaz Arabi Journal of Arabic Learning 4, no. 1 (2021): 143-159.

Putra, Yudha Manggala P. “Regulasi Pembatasan Ponsel Pada Anak.” Republika, March 6, 2018. 


  1. Reference should be written according to the format of reference. Articles are required to use reference management (Mendeley, Zotero, and Endnote).
  2. The article is research-based or thought-based in Arabic linguistics and Arabic teachings which is not published elsewhere either in print or online. The manuscript should be typed in Word document with Times New Roman sized 12, 1.5 space, on A4 sized paper. Margin right-top-left-bottom: 2,2-3-3,6-2,6 cm. 
  3. It must be used footnote. Type of citation  APA style and reference manager (Mendeley, zotero, endnote)
  4. 80% of primary referrals are at least 12 journals (10 national journals, 2 international scopus / Thomson / clarivate indexed international journals) which published not more than 10 years. Primary references can be from; journals, proceedings, research reports, patents, standards, historical documents, research books, etc. 20% secondary literature (internet, books) published not more than 10 years.
  5. Arabic written guideline: The Arabic manuscript should be typed in Sakkal Majalla with font size 18, 1.5 space, on A4 sized paper.




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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.



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