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Author Guidelines

Articles submitted for publication must meet the following conditions:

  • In order to increase the publication quality of Journal Al-Qadha, which started in January 2023 there are some new regulations that must be understood by authors. Journal Al-Qadha is published in two editions annually in June and December in which there are only 8 selected articles will be published in each issue.
  • All articles must be submitted to the Journal Al-Qadhaeditorial office by online submission at: where the author registers as Author and/or offered as Reviewer online. If authors have any problems with the online submission, please contact Journal Al-Qadha editorial office at the following email:
  • Any articles submitted in this journal should be scientific (research articles), original, and have not been published and/or sent to any journal or media. The writer should sign the statement letter which strengthens this issue by confirming the submission checklist.
  • The content of the article relates to the focus and scope of Journal Al-Qadha. The translation of a manuscript is not accepted.
  • The length of the article is around 5000 to 7.000 words with 1,5 space, typed in MS Word, with Cambria font size 12 on A4 paper (the margin for right, left, top, and down is 3 cm).
  • Writing organizations include: 1) title, 2) author's name (without title), 3) author's agency, 4) abstract in English and Indonesian no more than 300 words, 5) keywords, 6) introduction, 7) discussion, 8) conclusion 9) cover, and 9) bibliography. For scientific (research) articles, numbers (1) to (6) are the same as above, number 7) problem formulation, 8) aims and contributions, 9) literary studies and theoretical framework, 10) methods, 12) discussion and Findings, 13) cover, and 14) bibliography.
  • The full name of the author should be included along with the origin of the university or professional institution, complete address, and e-mail address that can be contacted. Also, include two biographical sentences of the author (updated information) that can be used in your article.
  • The quotation of the entire bibliography is written with a footnote.
  • The format for citations in text for bibliographic references follows the Chicago Manual of Style References–17th edition. (Zetero or Mendeley)
  • Transliteration Arab-Latin follows the guidelines of transliteration.
  • Template for Preparing Manuscript for Journal Al-Qadha. 

Reviewing of Manuscripts

Every submitted paper is independently reviewed by Double-blind Preview Process. The decision for publication, amendment, or rejection is based on their reports/recommendations. If single or more reviewers consider a manuscript unsuitable 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.

Revision of Manuscripts

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

Tables and Figures

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 10 pt bold. Tables are referred to in the text by the table number, e.g., Table 1. Do not show the vertical line in the table. There is only a horizontal line should be shown in the table.

Figures should, preferably, be included in the electronic version of the manuscript in an appropriate format as follows; JPG, or PNG.

Manuscript Heading, Font, and Spacing

The manuscript should be typed using word processors (Microsoft Word, Open Office, Rich Text Format, or Word Perfect document file format) software. The font used throughout the paper is Times New Arabic. The paper size is A4 (i.e., 210 x297 mm), with  3 cm margin at the top, 3 cm margin at the bottom,  3 cm margin on the left, and 3 cm margin on the right. The text is single-spaced, justified, uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.  Page numbers should be included in the text located in the footer section of each page. The use of pronouns such as I, we, etc. should be avoided. Arabic words should be transliterated according to the style of Arab-Latin Transliteration.

When submitting a manuscript, the author guarantees that the same manuscript or a similar version has not been submitted to any other journal or publication. Submissions must be accompanied by footnotes, and must also be accompanied by a full bibliography of works cited in the text. Spelling, capitalization, and punctuation must be consistent within each article.

Manuscripts submitted to this journal should follow the heading below, except for the review article: Title; Author Name; Authors Affiliation; The E-mail Address; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Discussion; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; and References

Authors' Name and Affiliations

Write Author(s) names without a title and professional positions such as Prof, Dr, etc. Do not abbreviate your last/family name. Always give your full name. Write clear affiliation of all Authors.

Author names should be in 12 pt Cambriabold with 12 pts above and 12 pts below. Author affiliations should be in 12 pt Cambria

Paper Title

The title should reflect a specific focus of the study based on the main issue of the article so that the author can get a general statement and sub-title specifically confining the scope of the study. In addition, the title should be precise.

The title should be in 12 pt bold Cambria and be centered. The title should have 0 pts space above and 12 pts below.

Abstract and Keywords

An abstract look like an advertisement for the article. The reader will continue reading the article if he is interested in its abstract. Thus, the abstract should tell the prospective reader what the writer did and highlight the key findings. Avoid using uncommon abbreviations. The abstract must be accurate, brief, clear, precise, honest, and specific. Use words that reflect the precise meaning. Please consider word limitations (300 words).

Keywords are the labels of your article and are helpful for indexing and searching. Therefore the keywords should represent the content and highlight the article. Use words that only focus on your article. Each word/phrase in the keyword should be separated by a comma (,).


The Introduction, authors should state the objectives of the work at the end of the introduction section. Before the objective, authors should provide an adequate background, and a short literature survey in order to record the existing solutions, show the differences from previous research, show the main limitation of the previous research, to show what you want to achieve or solve the limitation, to show the novelties of the paper, and to show theoretical construct (if needed) of the research. In the end, if the articles are the results of research, the authors should state the methods used.


Discussions should explore the meaning of the article. The discussion is the most important part of your article. Here you get a chance to sell your data. Discussions could begin with a brief summary of the scientific findings from previous researcher authors should explore things that relate to the objectives of the work and give a scientific interpretation and reasons for each of the results or findings presented.


The conclusion should answer the research objectives clearly. Tells how your work will find a theory of knowledge. Without a clear conclusion, reviewers and readers will find it difficult to assess the benefits of your work. Do not restate the abstract, or just list from analysis.


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


Bibliography at the end of an article, following the example as follows:

Book: Hilman Latief. Melayani Umat : filantropi Islam dan ideologi kesejahteraan kaum modern. Jakarta: PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama, 2010.

Journal article: Ali, Muhammad Mumtaz. "The Concept of  Modernization: An Analysis of Contemporary Islamic Thought", in The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 14, no.1 (2001): 13-26.