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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

ASY-SYIR'AH: Jurnal Ilmu Syari’ah dan Hukum, a scientific journal, focuses on the study Sharia, Islamic, and law. Therefore, this journal publication accepts only articles covered in these two specific fields: Islamic discourse and law.    

Issues are published two times per year in June and December. However, the submission and article selection is opened anytime. 

A.   Article Topics and Themes

  1. Types of articles should be research results, as theoretical/conceptual research and/or research reports (field, archives, or application) [not as merely authors opinion]
  2. Article is author’s original work (not plagiarism). If the article submission is a re-publication of undergraduate thesis, thesis, dissertation, or research report, the author must inform the re-publication at the beginning of acknowledgment.
  3. The article's theme or topic of study is related to Islamic sciences (Islamic law, fiqh & ushul fiqh) and or law theme in general.
  4. The article has never been published and not being submitted to any other journal or media.
B.     Article Language
  1.  Article should be written in the excellent-quality language, English or Bahasa Indonesia
  2. Article in English language is written by Indonesian authors (if not accustomed to writing scientific research in English), must be translated by Trusted Language Institute or have been proofread (official approved letter) from the Language Institute.
  3. Indonesian authors who are never experienced writing scientific research or papers in English are encouraged to submit articles in Bahasa Indonesia.
  4. Article in Bahasa Indonesia must be written with following The Indonesian Spelling System (Ejaan Bahasa Indonesia), or to Indonesian Spelling System General Guidelines (Pedoman Umum Ejaan Bahasa Indonesia) in good quality. 
  5. Authors, who submit articles in Indonesian, must be willing to sign a letter/statement of willingness to translate into English, if the article is declared accepted by the editors of Asy-Syir'ah Journal.
  6. Translation process of articles into English must be approved and carried out by a Trusted Language Institute (Lembaga Bahasa Terpercaya) or a Language Institute recommended by the Editor of the Asy-Syir'ah Journal.

C.  Writing Structure and Format for Asy-Syir'ah Journal

The structure of writing in Asy-Syir’ah consists of: (1) Article Title; (2) Author Name; (3) Author Institutions; (4) Email Address; (5) Abstract; (6) Introduction; (7) Results/Discussion; (8) Conclusion; (9) References

Manuscripts are written between 5.000-8.000 words in length.

1.    Article Title
  • Article title must be written short, concise, and provides an overview of the entire content.
  • Article title is not more than 15 words.
  • Article title is written in lowercase, except at the beginning of each word.

2.   Author name

  • Author name should add after the article title and written without any academic’s title.
  • Author name can be more than one writer: Author 1, Author 2 Author 3, (No more than 5 Authors)

3.  Institutions/Affiliation

  • Affiliation or Institution name adds after and below authors’ name.
  • The name of the institution is written in full (no abbreviations). For example: Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta, not UIN SUKA.

4.  Email address

  • The author’s email address is written under/after the author’s institution name.
  • The email address is listed based on the first author name.
  • The email address is written in italic.
5.  Abstract
  • Abstract should be written short and clear: between 150-200 words, typed in font 10.
  • Abstract can be written in two languages: English and Bahasa Indonesia: Abstract must be written between 150-200 words.
  • Indentation left, and right parts of the abstract are written into 12 taps.
  • Abstract should at least contain: (1) Primary research issues, (2) Theories and methods in research, and (3) Research findings.
  • Abstract is followed by several keywords (between 3-5), and a semicolon (;) separates each keyword, except for the last keyword.
6.  Introduction

The introduction in the Asy-Syir'ah Journal article must contain the following:

  • Research Background: It should consist of problems/issues, namely the gap between what should be (the ideal) and what is actually (actual field circumstance), which is promising and essential to study and research. These problems can depart from theoretical questions or social issues.
  • Research question. The introduction should include/write the main research problem clearly and unequivocally and explained narratively, without including the subheading of the Problem Formulation.
  • Library research or literature review referred to is literature studies related to the research’s topic. It is intended to review previous studies and highlight research novelty, theoretical position, and research value among previous existing findings.   
  • Theories and research methods. The introduction should contain the theory and methods used to analyze the theme/topic during the research investigation. These theories and methods must be based on or refer to the problem studied in the article and the study's purpose. In the Asy-Syir'ah, theories and study methods are not used as separate sub-chapters but included in the introduction section.
  • Arguments concerning the importance of research/articles are written along with the scientific contribution from the research finding.
7.   Results and Discussion
  • Research results contain discussions and findings related to the topics discussed, without re-writing ‘Discussion,’ but immediately writing sub-heading ‘points’ after heading ‘Results and Discussion.’
  • Results / Substances can be created or organized into several sub-heading or sub-section as the author needed.
  • Each sub-section is directly written with its sub-titles (without starting with the letters A. B. C. D and so on).
  • Between one sub-discussion and another, it must show a logical sequence, namely logical thinking, and coherent writing.
  • The final results or discussion must answer the primary problem or research issues as formulated in the introduction.

8. Conclusion

  1. Conclusion is part of concluding all research questions, findings, and final answers regarding the research questions.
  2. Conclusion must be written concisely and clearly.
  3. The writing length in the conclusion section is between 2-3 paragraphs, between 250-500 words.


9.  Citations/Quotations

Direct or indirect citations/quotations consisting of three or more lines are written in one space with indented text in 12 taps (followed by footnotes).


The compilation is a material reference for judges of religious courts and contains three areas of Islamic law, marriage, inheritance, and waqf arranged in three books, five chapters, and 229 articles. Many groups, including Islamic jurists and judges of the Religious Courts in Indonesia, are satisfied with the contents of the compilation, but others think that the reformist regulations of the compilation create confusion concerning its legal basis.

10.  Table and Figure

In order to make it easier for the reader to map or understand something complicated, an explanation of a problem can be accompanied by a table or figure. Writing tables or figures arranged sequentially (Tables 1, 2, 3 and so on), and followed by the title of the table or figure.

Reference Management

  • Articles must have at least 35 references, either in journal articles, books, or other related scientific works—[Preferred sources from accredited international and national reputable journals, and it should be published within the last five (5) years].
  • Reference management, Footnote, and Bibliography are recommended using Zotero.

 D.  Article Submission

  1. Manuscript should be submitted via Open Jurnal Sistem (OJS) in the official journal website:
  2. Article submission is accompanied by author’s statement that the article submitted to Asy-Syir'ah has never been published or original work and is not being submitted to any journal.

 E. Article Withdraw

  1. The author is not allowed to cancel or withdraw articles after passing the review process at the editorial desk of the Asy-Syir'ah Journal.
  2. Authors who request to withdraw submitted articles to Ash-Syir'ah for a justifiable reason must notify the editorial desk in writing via an official letter.
  3. Authors who withdraw articles that have been processed at the editorial desk or withdraw articles without notifying in writing to Asy-Syir'ah Journal will receive sanctions for not being allowed to re-send articles for a minimum of 3 (three) years, starting from the withdrawn article.

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