Author Guideline

Papers submitted for publication must conform to the following guidelines:


  • Papers should discuss Islamic studies, written either in Indonesia, English, or Arabic;
  • Papers must be typed in one-half spaced on A4-paper size;
  • Papers’ length is about 6,000-10,000 words;
  • All submission must include a 150-250 word abstract;
  • Full name(s) of the author(s) must be stated, along with his/her/their institution and complete address;
  • All submission should be in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format;
  • Arabic words should be transliterated according to the style of at-turāṡ;
  • Bibliographical reference must be noted in footnote and bibliography according to at-turāṡ style.
  • When a source is cited for the first time, full information is provided: full name(s) of author(s), title of the source in italic, place of publication, publishing company, date of publication, and the precise page that is cited. For the following citations of the same source, list the author’s last name, two or three words of the title, and the specific page number(s). The word ibid. maybe used, but op.cit., and loc.cit. are not.

 Example of Bibliography:

  1. Khalid, A., & Wahyudi, A. (1985). Kisah Walisongo Para Penyebar Agama Islam di Tanah Jawa. Surabaya: Karya Ilmu
  2. Zulkifli. (1994). “Sufism in Java: The Role of the Pesantren in the Maintenance of Sufism in Java,” Master Thesis. Singapore: Australian National University.
  3. Nur, I. M. (2001). “Differing Responses to an Ahmadi Translation and Exegesis: The Holy Qur’an in Egypt and Indonesia,” Journal of Archipel, 62(1), 143-161.

 Please consider the following criteria:

  • The title of the article submitted to at-turāṡ should reflect a specific focus of study, based on researches--be they library or fieldwork researches--and thus the author can have a general statement and sub-title specifically confining the scope of the study
  • The article submitted should be based on research--be it a library or fieldwork or other kinds of researches
  • The article should present bibliography which entails primary sources--books, manuscripts, interviews, or observation--and updated secondary sources from books or peer-reviewed journals
  • The article should contain an argument/thesis/finding which contributes to scholarly discussion in a field of study which should clearly be mentioned and systematically presented in abstract, content, and conclusion
  • The article should use good Indonesia, English, Arabic, or at least can be understood; the author is fully responsible in fixing and editing them; the copy editor of at-turāṡ is responsible only for minor typos and understandable grammatical errors
  • The style and format, including the structure of the article, footnotes, bibliography, should follow those of at-turāṡ.

NOTE: It is suggested the use of a reference manager at styling the footnote and the bibliography, such as Zotero, Mendeley, and so forth with the following standard of American Psychological Association (APA) style.

For more details about the article template, click here.