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Author Guidelines

1. General Author Guidelines

Manuscripts must be submitted to International Journal of Nusantara Islam (IJNI) Editorial Office by Online Submission, 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:

The following documents should accompany the manuscripts submitted by online through online submission interface (as supplementary files):

  • Signed Copyright Transfer Agreement (CTA) form originally (scan the document after signed) [download the CTA form here]
  • covering letter, outlines the basic findings of the paper and their significance.

Two types of manuscripts are acceptable for publication: Original Research Articles and Book/Article Reviews.


2. Manuscript Template

Manuscript should be prepared according to the following author guidelines in the MS Word article template:

3. Reviewing of manuscripts

Every submitted paper will be reviewed independently by at least two peer-reviewers. Decision for publication, amendment, or rejection is based upon their reports/recommendation. If two or more reviewers consider a manuscript not suitable for publication in this journal, a statement explaining the basis for the decision will be sent to the authors within three months of the submission date.

4. Revision of manuscripts

Manuscripts will be sent back to the authors for revision should be returned to the editor without delay. Revised manuscripts can be sent to editorial office through the Online Submission Interface ( The revised manuscripts returned later than three months will be considered as new submissions.

 6. Editorial Office of International Journal of Nusantara Islam

All correspondences should be sent to the following Editorial Office:

Bambang Qamaruzzaman Anees (Editor in-Chief)

Editorial Office of International Journal of Nusantara Islam (IJNI)
Research Center, Al-Jamiah Building 3rd Floor, Sunan Gunung Djati State Islamic University
Jl. A.H. Nasution 105 Bandung 40614 INDONESIA

Telp.: +62-811-2122-884, telp: +62-812-2190-1125

7. Guideline for Online Submission

Author should first register as Author and/or is offered as Reviewer through the following address:

Author should fulfil the form as detail as possible where the star marked form must be entered. After all form textbox was filled, Author clicks on “Register” button to proceed the registration. Therefore, Author is brought to online author submission interface where Author should click on “New Submission”. In the Start a New Submission section, click on “’Click Here’: to go to step one of the five-step submission process”. The following are five steps in online submission process:

  1. Step 1 - Starting the Submission: Select the appropriate section of journal, i.e. Original Research Articles or Book/Article Review. Thus, author must check-mark on the submission checklists.
  2. Step 2 – Uploading the Submission: To upload a manuscript to this journal, click Browse on the Upload submission file item and choose the manuscript document file to be submitted, then click Upload button.
  3. Step 3 – Entering Submission’s Metadata: In this step, detail authors metadata should be entered including marked corresponding author. After that, manuscript title and abstract must be uploaded by copying the text and paste in the textbox including keywords.
  4. Step 4 – Uploading Supplementary Files: Supplementary file should be uploaded including Covering/Submission Letter, and Signed Copyright Transfer Agreement Form. Therefore, click on Browse button, choose the files, and then click on Upload button.
  5. Step 5 – Confirming the Submission:  Author should final check the uploaded manuscript documents in this step. To submit the manuscript to ISIN journal, click Finish Submission button after the documents is true. The corresponding author or the principal contact will receive an acknowledgement by email and will be able to view the submission’s progress through the editorial process by logging in to the journal web address site.

After this submission, Author who submit the manuscript will get a confirmation email about the submission. Therefore, Author is able to track his submission status at anytime by logging in to the online submission interface. The submission tracking includes status of manuscript review and editorial process.


8. Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

8.1. General Organization of Paper

The paper will be published in International Journal of Nusantara Islam (IJNI) after peer-reviewed process and decided “Accepted” by Editor. The final paper layout will be reproduced by Editorial Office of IJNI journal. 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.

Manuscript content should, in general, be organized in the following order: Title; Author(s) Name; Author(s) Affiliation; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction;  Methodology; Results and Discussion; Conclusions; ; and References. Manuscript document submitted to this journal (in MS Word) should be arranged as follow:

  1. Bodytext of manuscript article (from Title to References, without tables and figures)
  2. Figure Captions and Table Captions
  3. Figures (one figure per page)
  4. Tables (one table per page)

Please include Covering Letter in a separated document file containing your summary of scientific finding and uploaded in Supplementary Files.

8.2. Section Headings

Three levels of heading are allowed as follows:

  • Level 1 (Heading1 format) - 12pt, Goudy Old Style, left justified
  • Level 2 (Heading2 format) - 12pt, Goudy Old Style, left justified
  • Level 3 (Heading3 format) - 12pt,Goudy Old Style, left justified

8.3. Body Text

The body of the text is a set of body text paragraphs defined as follows:

  • 12pt Goudy Old Style
  • One-half space, defined as 12pt
  • Spacing after the heading is 3pt
  • Spacing before the new heading is 12pt
  • Indentation for the first line is 1 cm.

8.4. Bullets

There are two levels of allowed bulleting:

  • This is the first bullet level
    • This is a sub-bullet level

8.5. Enumerated Lists

Lists are sequentially numbers as follows:

  1. Spacing before the start of list is 0pt
  2. Spacing after the end of list is Auto

8.6. Tables

Tables are sequentially numbered with the table title and number above the table. Tables should be centered in the column OR on the page. Tables should be followed by a line space (12pt). Elements of a table should be single-spaced, however double spacing can be used to show groupings of data or to separate parts within the table.  Table headings should be in 10pt bold. Tables are referred in the text by the table number. eg: Table 1. Do not show vertical line in the table. There is only horizontal line should be shown within the table.

8.7. Figures

Figures are sequentially numbered commencing at 1 with the figure title and number below the figure as shown in Figure 1. Detailed recommendations for figures are as follows:

  • Ensure that figures are clear and legible with typed letterings.
  • Black & white or colored figures are allowed.
  • If a figure spans two columns, it should be placed at the top or bottom of a page.
  • Hard copy illustrations should, preferably, be scanned and included in the electronic version of the submission in an appropriate format as follows:
    • BMP - Microsoft bitmap file
    • WMF - Windows Metafile Format
    • EPS - Encapsulated Postscript
  • If figures cannot be scanned, the original should be placed in its location within the manuscript using wax or colorless glue.
  • The following files are permissible:
    • Microsoft Graph
    • Microsoft Draw

Figure 1 shows an included Microsoft Draw object.

8.8. Equations

Equations should be numbered serially within parentheses as shown in Equation (1). Equation should be prepared using MS Equation Editor (not in image format). The equation number is to be placed at the extreme right side.

8.9. Units, Abbreviations and Symbols

Metric units are preferred. Define abbreviations and symbols at the first time as they are introduced in the text.

9. Manuscript Heading, Font, and Spacing

Manuscript should be typed using word processors (Microsoft Word or Open Office) software. The font used throughout the paper  is Goudy Old Style. The paper size is A4 (i.e., 210 x 297 mm), one-column format (i.e., 85 mm each) with a 2.5 cm margin at the top, a 2.5 cm margin at the bottom, 2.5 cm margin on the left, and 2 cm margin on the right. Lines are one-half spaced, justified. Page numbers should be included in the text located in footer section of each page. Use of pronouns such as I, we etc is to be avoided.

Manuscript submitted to this journal should follow the heading below, except for the review article: Title; Authors Name; Authors Affiliation; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Methodology; Results and Discussion; Conclusions; Acknowledgments; and References.

10. Paper Title

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. The title should be accurate, unambiguous, specific, and complete. Do not contain infrequently-used abbreviations.

The title of the paper should be in 14 pt bold Goudy Old Style and be centered. The title should have 0 pts space above and 12 pts below.

11. 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. Write clear affiliation of all Authors. Affiliation includes: name of department/unit, (faculty), name of university, address, country. Please indicate Corresponding Author (include email address) by adding asterisk (*) in superscript behind the name.

Author names should be in 12 pt Goudy Old Style bold with 12 pts above and 12 pts below. Author addresses are superscripted by numerals and centered over both columns of manuscripts. Author affiliations should be in 12 pt Goudy Old Style. The body of the text should commence 2 lines (24 points) below the last address.

12.  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. Please follow word limitations (100‐250 words).

Keywords are the labels of your manuscript and critical to correct indexing and searching. Therefore the keywords should represent the content and highlight of your article. Use only those abbreviations that are firmly established in the field. e.g. DNA. Each words/phrase in keyword should be separated by a semicolon (;), not a comma (,).

13. 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.

14. Literature Review

A literature review should be written in a systematic and critical manner, demonstrating the relationship between your research and existing work, as well as showing how your research contributes to the existing knowledge in the field

15.  Methodology

Methodology should make readers be able to do the same research. Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be imitated. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described. Do not repeat the details of established methods.

16. Results and Discussion

Results should be clear and concise. The results should summarize (scientific) findings rather than providing data in great detail. Please highlight differences between your 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.

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 findings. 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 scholarly 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?

17. Conclusions

Conclusions should be answers to the research questions. 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 results of discussion. Provide a clear scientific justification for your work, and indicate possible inquiry. You should also suggest future research and/or point out those that are underway.

18.  Acknowledgment (optional)

Recognize those who helped in the research, especially funding supporter of your research. Include individuals who have assisted you in your study: Advisors, Financial supporters, or may other supporter i.e. Proofreaders, Typists, and Suppliers who may have given materials.

19.  References

Cite the main scientific publications on which your work is based. Cite only items that you have read. Do not inflate the manuscript with too many references. Avoid excessive self‐citations. Avoid excessive citations of publications from the same region. Check each reference against the original source (authors name, volume, issue, year, DOI Number).

This journal has standard templates available in key reference management packages BodyNote in APA 6th Style and please use Reference Manager ( You can use Mendeley to insert references into a Word document, generate a bibliography at the end of your document and format it in the citation style of your choice. When you install Mendeley Desktop on your computer a Mendeley Cite-O-Matic toolbar appears within the References tab in Word.

All publications cited in the text should be included as a list of references. References should arranged alphabetically. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either “Unpublished results” or “Personal communication”. Citation of a reference as ‘in press’ implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.

When preparing your reference list, the following should be avoided:

  • References not cited in the text.
  • Excessively referencing your own work.
  • Insufficiently referencing the work of others.


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 article should be the author’s original research and is neither being submitted to other journals nor previous publication in any format and language.
  2. The article should be 6,000 words in length (shorter articles will be considered depending on their quality).
  3. The article should begin with an abstract of its content consisting of 150 words.
  4. Notes should be numbered in the endnotes format as follows: Author, Title (italic), Place, Publisher, Date, and specific page being cited. E.g. Deliar Noer, The Modernist Muslim Movement in Indonesia 1900-1942 (Singapore-Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press, 1973), 12. For subsequent citations of the same source, list the author’s last name, abbreviate the title, and give the relevan page number(s).
  5. Bibliography follows this format: Author, Title (italic), Place, Publisher and Date. E.g. Noer, Deliar (1973). The Modernist Muslim Movement in Indonesia 1900-1942. Singapore-Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press
  6. Include cover sheet with the author’s full name, current university or professional affiliation, mailing adress, phone/fax number(s), and current e-mail address. Provide a two-sentence biography.
  7. Transliteration of Arabic words should follow the style in Nusantara Islam, which is based on that of used by Library of Congress.
  8. All articles will peer-reviewed by the experts in the field and this may take weeks or months.

Copyright Notice

The Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that if accepted for publication, copyright of the article shall be assigned to International Journal of Nusantara Islam, Sunan Gunung Djati State Islamic University.

The copyright encompasses exclusive rights to reproduce and disseminate articles in all forms and media, including reprints, photographs, microfilm, and similar reproductions, as well as translations. Some or all of the contents of this journal can be stored in databases and transmitted in any form and media without the need for written permission from the International Journal of Nusantara Islam, Sunan Gunung Djati State Islamic University.

The Editors and the Advisory International Editorial Board make every effort to ensure that no wrong or misleading data, opinions or statements be published in the journal. In any way, the contents of the articles and advertisements published in the International Journal of Nusantara Islam (IJNI) are sole and exclusive responsibility of their respective authors and advertisers.


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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (USD)
Authors are not required to pay an Article Submission.

Article Publication: 0.00 (USD)
If the paper is accepted for publication online, you will not be asked to pay a fee for online publications.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.