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Author Guidelines

Al-Muamalat Writing Guidelines

 The article

  1. Does not contain plagiarism elements and has maximum similarity index at 25%.
  2. Never and is not being published in another journal.
  3. Written in Indonesian or English (using Microsoft Word, Calibri 12, 1.15 spaces, A4 paper size).
  4. Submitted via

A. The article substance and systematics

Articles published in al-Muamalat are articles that study a problem related to Law, Sharia (Islamic law), Economic Sharia and Society. The elements that must exist in the articles are: 1) title, 2) author's name, institution name, and e-mail address, 3) abstract and keywords, 4) introduction, 5) research methods 6) results and discussion, 7) conclusion, and 8) References.

B. Writing style

Papers published in Al-Mualamat have a writing style as followed:

  1. A received article is an article that written using the MS-Word program, A4paper, in 15 to 20 pages, with one point one five (1.15) spaces and using Calibri 12 pt font.
  2. The article title is written specifically and effectively, a maximum of 15 Indonesian words or 12 English words.
  3. Author's names and institutions.  The author's names should be accompanied by the author's institutions, email addresses, without any academic titles and job title.
  4. Abstract is the essence of the paper, written in one paragraph, using Indonesian and English, and a maximum of 150-250 words. Abstract is made in one paragraph which consists of the background, objective, research methods, results, and conclusions.
  5. Keywords consist of 3 to 5 keywords that reflect the concepts written in the paper.
  6. Introduction consisting of background, literature review (to arrange the state of the art), purpose and problem formulation
  7. Research methods. This section covers the design and subject of research, data collection, research procedures, and technical analysis.
  8. Results and Discussion. this section consists of the analysis of recent data, testing hypotheses, answering research questions, and findings. the discussion involved interpretation of results, comparisons with research and other theories and the implications of the results of the study.
  9. Conclusion. this section contains the research conclusions and suggestions made based on the findings, shown to certain points with operational advice in short paragraphs.
  10. Reference. Provides literature information used in articles with 80% of primary and current literature (from journal articles and research) and 20% textual citations (maximum of the last 5 years).
  11. The applied tables and graphs must be accompanied by the source and numbering.
  12. The applied tables and graphs must be accompanied by the source and numbering.
  13. Footnote and References use the Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition (Full note) writing guidelines.
  14. The Indonesian or English language used in al-Muamalat is good and correct Indonesian or English.

C. Footnote style

The applied footnote system in Muamalat is the Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition (Full note) and uses reference management tools Mendeley/Zetero/Endnote).

D. Bibliography

Bibliography in al-Muamalat is arranged alphabetically based on the cited author's last name. The format for writing bibliography follows the Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition (Full note).

E. Arab to Latin Transliteration

The transliteration guidelines used in this journal refer to the Joint Decree of the Ministry of Religion and the Ministry of Education and Culture No. 158/1987 and Number 0543b/U/1987, for further detail, please click the following link : Download


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.


Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Publication: 500000.00 (IDR)
The fees charged to authors only cover publication costs. The publication fee for articles with international collaboration is IDR 400,000.

Where authors or other parties require hard copies of the journal, a fee of Rp. 200,000/excerpt must be paid for printing, binding, and delivery via Pos Indonesia. Please note that international courier delivery services will incur higher costs and require separate discussion.

Please send us an email expressing your interest in obtaining a printed copy and receiving further details.