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Author Guidelines


Submitted article must be in line with:

  1. Scholarly original engages academic discussion of topics in the field of Syari'ah and Law.
  2. Should be unpublished, and not under review for possible publication in other journals.
  3. May include a results of research, surveys, and a review of the book.
  4. Written in English, Arabic, or Indonesia.
  5. Written in MS Word format, and submitted in soft copy or via email at: by using a file attachment.
  6. Possible to be edited and corrected by the editors without changing the content.
  7. Written in a sequence consists of a title, name of author, abstract, keywords, content, and bibliography.
  8. The title should be concise and to the point, no more than 12 words
  9. Abstract written in English and Langauge containing a summary of the article that describes an introduction of article, methods, and conclusions. The abstract is between 150-250 words.
  10. Keywords consist of 4-8 words.
  11. Articles’ length is about 15-20 pages.
  12. Articles must be typed in one-half spaced on A4-paper size, using Garamond font, size 12.
  13. Bibliographical reference must be noted in footnote and bibliography according to Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition (full note).


When a source is cited for the first time, full information is provided: full name(s) of an author(s), the title of the source in italic, and write into brackets place of publication, publishing company, and date of publication, and then the precise page that is cited.

For the following citations of the same source, list the full name(s) of author(s), two or three words of the title, three full stops and comma, and then the specific page number(s). The word ibid., may be used, but op.cit., and loc.cit. are not.

A. Book:

  • Ibnu Qayyim al-Jauziyyah, Miftâḥ Dâr al-Sa’âdah, (Mesir: Dâr al-Kutub al-’Ilmiyyah, Cet. IV, 2001), Vol. 2, 204.
  • Ibnu Qayyim al-Jauziyyah, Miftâḥ..., Vol. 2, 210.

B. Chapter in a book or journal:

  • Syarifah, Farida, Hak Keamanan Menurut Pasal 29-35 UU No 39 Tahun 1999, JICL Vol 2 No 1, Juni 2019, Hlm. 67
  • Fara Dieva Huwaida, ‘Misteri Gender...’, 10.
  • Anne Carr and Douglas J. Schuurman, ‘Religion and Feminism: A Reformist Christian Analysis’, in Religion, Feminism, and the Family, ed. by Anne Carr and Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen, (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1996), 14.
  • Anne Carr and Douglas J. Schuurman, ‘Religion and Feminism...’, 26.

C. Book with multi-authors:

  • Noritah Omar, et al., Critical Perspectives on Literature and Culture in the New World Order, (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010), 9.
  • Noritah Omar, et al., Critical Perspectives..., 12.

D. Translated book:

  • Roger Scruton, Sejarah Singkat Filsafat Modern dari Descartes sampai Wittgenstein, Terj. Zainal Arifin Tandjung, (Jakarta: PT. Pantja Simpati, 1986), 23.
  • Roger Scruton, Sejarah Singkat..., 33.

E. Master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation:

  • Yunus Abu Bakar, ‘Konsep Pemikiran Pendidikan K.H. Imam Zarkasyi dan Implementasinya pada Pondok Pesantren Alumni’, Disertasi Doktoral, (Yogyakarta: Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN) Sunan Kalijaga, 2007), 56–97.
  • Yunus Abu Bakar, ‘Konsep Pemikiran Pendidikan...’, 60.

F. Daily newspaper:

  • Francis Fukuyama, ‘Benturan Islam dan Modernitas’, Koran Tempo, Kamis, 22 November 2001.
  • ‘Islam di AS Jadi Agama Kedua’, Republika, Selasa, 10 September, 2002.

G. Bibliography

  • Al-Attas, Syed Muhammad Naquib. Islam and Secularism, (Kuala Lumpur: ISTAC,1993)
  • Wan Daud, Wan Mohd. Nor. Filsafat dan Praktik Pendidikan Islam Syed Mohd. Naquib al-Attas. Terj. Hamid Fahmy, dkk, (Bandung: Mizan, 2003)
  • Hefner, Robert. 'Introduction: The Political Cultures of Islamic Education in Southeast Asia', in Making Modern Muslims: The Politics of Islamic Education in Southeast Asia, ed. by Robert Hefner, (Honolulu: University of Hawai Press, 2009)
  • Omar, Noritah. et al., Critical Perspectives on Literature and Culture in the New World Order, (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing,2010)
  • Fukuyama, Francis. “Benturan Islam dan Modernitas.” Koran Tempo, Kamis, 22 November 2001.

Transliteration Guidelines Arabic Romanization in Tsaqafah refers to the transliteration system of Library of Congress (LC) combined with the model of Department of Religious Affairs of Indonesia which based on Joint Decree Letter between Ministry of Religious Affairs and Ministry of Education and Cultural.


The transliteration model of Library of Congress (LC) and Department of Religious Affairs of Indonesia for madd and diphthongs:


  1. The person's name written with no transliteration. Example: al-Syahrastani, not as-Syahrastâni. Written as usual and not italic.
  2. Unoriginal term should be written in italic. Example: al-qawâid al-fiqhiyyah; isyrâqiyyah; ‘urwah al-wutsqâ.
  3. Popular term should be written with no transliteration. Example: al-Qur’an, not al-Qur’ân; objektif, not objektive.
  4. The title of the book written as the original and italics. Example: Irsyâd al-Fuûl.


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. 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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The author whose published manuscript approved the following provisions:

  1. The right of publication of all material published in the journal / published in the JICL is held by the editorial board with the knowledge of the author (moral rights remain the author of the script).
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  3. Printed and electronic published manuscripts are open access for educational, research and library purposes. In addition to these objectives, the editorial board shall not be liable for violations of copyright law.


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