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Author Guidelines

Al-Muamalat Writing Guidelines

1. General Requirements:

  • The article must not contain any elements of plagiarism, with a maximum similarity index of 25%.
  • It should not be published or under consideration for publication in another journal.
  • The article must be written in English, using Microsoft Word, Calibri 12, 1.15 line spacing, and A4 paper size.
  • Submission should be made through

2. Article Structure:

Articles published in Al-Muamalat should focus on issues related to Law, Sharia (Islamic law), Islamic Economics, and Society. The essential elements 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
  8. References

3. Writing Style:

  1. Articles should be written using MS Word, A4 paper, in 5 to 30 pages, with 1.15 line spacing and Calibri 12 pt font.
  2. The article title should be specific and effective, with a maximum of 15 Indonesian or English words.
  3. Author's names should be accompanied by their institutions and email addresses, without academic titles and job titles.
  4. The abstract, in both Indonesian and English, should be a single paragraph (150-250 words) covering background, objectives, research methods, results, and conclusions.
  5. Keywords should consist of 3 to 5 words reflecting the paper's concepts.
  6. The introduction should cover background, literature review, purpose, and problem formulation.
  7. Research methods should include the design, research subject, data collection, procedures, and technical analysis.
  8. Results and Discussion should analyze recent data, test hypotheses, answer research questions, and discuss findings.
  9. The conclusion should summarize research findings and suggest recommendations.
  10. References should provide 80% primary and current literature and 20% textual citations (max last 5 years).
  11. Sources and numbering should accompany tables, graphs, and figures.

4. Citation and Referencing Style:

Footnotes and References should follow the Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition (Full note). Use reference management tools like Mendeley/Zotero/Endnote.

5. References:

The References should be arranged alphabetically based on the cited author's last name, following the Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition (Full note).

6. Arab to Latin Transliteration:

Transliteration guidelines in this journal adhere 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 details, please refer to 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 Manuscript has not been published or is not in the process of submission for publication to other media and does not contain elements of plagiarism, and enclosing written statement from the author.

  2. The paper is submitted in Ms. Word and the manuscript is written in English using the manuscript template of Al-Muamalat (click here)

  3. The length of the Manuscript is at least 5 pages and does not exceed 30 pages including figure, graphs/tables (if any), and References.

  4. The Manuscript should enclose the abstracts in English and Indonesian.

  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.

  7. Manuscripts resulting from international collaborative research involving affiliations from two different countries will be given priority for consideration.

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 can 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) before 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.