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Author Guidelines

1. General Author Guidelines 

All articles must be submitted online to Ulul Albab Editorial Office via E-Journal portal address:, where author register as Author and/or offered as Reviewer by online. If authors find any problems on the online submission process, please contact Editorial Office via WhatsApp (chat only) +62823-3343-5641, or via email:

2. Paper Template

All paper should be prepared according to the following author guidelines in the MS Word article template. Please download paper template in this Open Journal System. All paper should be prepared according to the author guidelines in the MS Word article template. Please download paper template and write your article in that file. 

Paper Template in English, download here

Paper Template in Indonesia, download here

Paper Template in Arabic, download here

3. Reviewing of Papers

If the content and format of the submitted article is seen as appropriate by the editors, the paper will then be sent out for 'double-blind review' by independent reviewer team. Revisions may be required based on the reviewers’ comments.

4. Revision of Papers

All paper sent back to the authors for revision should be returned to the editor within the given time. The revised articles are sent through author’s OJS account. The authors who failed to submit the revised article on time, will not be prioritized.

5. Editorial Office of Ulul Albab

All correspondences should be sent to the following Editorial Office:

Rectorate Building 4th Floor 
Jalan Gajayana No.50, Malang 65144, Indonesia

Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang

If the author needs further information regarding the publication of ULUL ALBAB: Jurnal Studi Islam, please text us via WhatsApp Messenger: +62823-3343-5641, or send us email to  

All questions will be replied in Work Hours from Monday to Friday at 9 AM to 3 PM (Western Indonesian Time). No phone call is accepted.

6. 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, Review Article, or Short Communication. Thus, author must check-mark on the submission checklists. Author may type or copy-paste Covering Letter in Letter to Editor.
  2. Step 2 – Uploading the Submission: To upload a paper to this journal, click Browse on the Upload submission file item and choose the manuscript document file (.doc/.docx) to be submitted, then click "Upload" button until the file has been uploaded. 
  3. Step 3 – Entering Submission’s Metadata: In this step, detail authors metadata should be entered including marked corresponding author. After that, paper 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 paper to Ulul Albab, 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, Authors who submit the paper will get a confirmation email about the submission. Therefore, Authors are able to track their submission status at any time by logging in to the online submission interface. The submission tracking includes status of manuscript review and editorial process.

7. Privacy Statement

The author’s identity e.g. name, email, phone number, etc. filled in the website will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal. It will not be made available for any other purpose or to other parties.

8. User Rights

All articles published Open Access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.  We are continuously working with our author communities to select the best choice of license options, currently being defined for this journal as follows:

• Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA)

9. Preparation Guideline of texts

9.1. General Organization of Paper

The paper will be published in Ulul Albab after peer-reviewed process and decided “Accepted” by Editor. The final paper layout will be reproduced by Editorial Office of Ulul Albab. 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.

Paper document submitted to this journal (in MS Word) should be arranged as follow:

  1. Bodytext of paper article
  2. Figure Captions and Table Captions

All illustrations of any kind must be submitted as sequentially numbered figures, one to a page. Although high-resolution images are not required for the initial refereeing stage, if the essay is subsequently selected for publication then all figures and tables will need to be provided at the highest quality in digital format. When symbols, arrows, numbers or letters are used to identify parts of illustrations they must be clearly identified by a key in the figure legend, rather than in the figure itself. Similarly, internal scales, staining or processing of the figure must be explained where appropriate. Figure legends should be listed sequentially on a separate page. In all cases where the author is not the owner of the copyright of the figures, written permission must be obtained from the copyright holder(s) to reproduce the figures in this journal.

Each table must be typed, and consecutively numbered. They should have a brief informative title placed as a heading. Tables should be understable without reference to the text, but they should be referred to in the text. Explanatory caption should be brief and placed beneath the table. Please note that numbering of tables should be differ from the numbering of figures.

Paper content should, in general, be organized in the following order: Title; Authors Name; Authors Affiliation; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction;Method (for research based articles);Content/Results and Discussion; Conclusions; and References.

9.2. 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. Do not contain infrequently-used abbreviations.

The title of the paper must be concise,specific, informative, and complete.

9.3. 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 (Full Name). Write clear affiliation of all Authors. Affiliation includes: name of department/unit, (faculty), name of university, address, country, include email address.

9.4. 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, summarising the significant points of the paper. Please follow word limitations (200 words).

9.5. 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. The introduction should clearly state the purpose of the paper. It should include key references to appropriate work but should not be a historical or literature review.

9.6. Method (for research based articles)

The methods section describes the rationale for the application of specific procedures or techniques used to identify, select, and analyze information applied to understanding the research problem, thereby, allowing the reader to critically evaluate a study’s overall validity and reliability.

9.7. Result and Discussion

Content is the body of paper, consists of subtitle that represent  discussion of the paper. Results should be clear and concise. The results should summarize (scientific) findings rather than providing data in great detail. The discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

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 scientific findings (not experimental results). 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 scientifically for each of your results or findings presented (why)? Are your results consistent with what other investigators have reported (what else)?

9.8. Conclusion

 Conclusions should answer the objectives of research. 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 experimental results. Provide a clear scientific justification for your work, and indicate possible applications and extensions. You should also suggest future experiments and/or point out those that are underway.

9.9. References

To writing citation and bibliography in your article, please use a reference software like Mendeley, Zotero, etc to make the citation work easier. All notes must appear in the text as citations. A citation usually requires only the last name of the author(s), year of publication, and (sometimes) page numbers. For example: (Juynboll 1983, 5-6); (Barton 1999); (Kelly, Colter, and Lane 1980); (Angel et al. 1986); (Ayubi 2013; Kepel 2008). The bibliographical style in Ulul Albab journal uses American Political Science Association (APSA) manual style, such as below:

  1. Donaldson, Dwight M. 1993. The Shi’ite Religion: A History of Islam in Persia and Irak. London: Luzac & Company.
  2. Azra, Azyumardi. 2013. “Kaum Syiah di Asia Tenggara Menuju Pemulihan Hubungan dan Kerjasama.” In Sejarah dan Budaya Syiah di Asia Tenggara, ed. Dicky Sofjan. Yogyakarta: Sekolah Pascasarjana Universitas Gadjah Mada.
  3. Bourhis, Richard Y, Lena Celine Moise, Stephane Perreault, and Sacha Senecal. 1997. “Towards an Interactive Acculturation Model: A Social Psychological Approach.” International Journal of Psychology 32(6): 369–86.
  4. Narciso, Jerson Benia. 2008. “Christianization in New Order Indonesia (1965- 1998): Discourses, Debates, and Negotiations.” Melintas 24 (3). (Accessed October 21, 2017).
  5. Herawansyah. 2012. “Perayaan Tabut di Kota Bengkulu dalam Perspektif Struktural Fungsional.” Ph.D. Dissertation. Program Pasca Sarjana Universitas Airlangga.
  6. Utriza, Ayang, 2008. “Mencari Model Kerukunan Antaragama.” Kompas. March 19: 59.

Arabic romanization should be written as follows:

Letters: a/’, btthjkhddhrzssh ghfqlmnhwy. Short vowels: aiu. long vowels: âîû. Diphthongs: awayTâ marbûâht or h. Article: al-.

10. Conventions

Use only recommended SI units. Numerals should be used for all numbers of two or more digits, and for single digits when attached to units of measure. Abbreviations should be defined in parentheses after their first mention in the text in accordance with internationally agreed rules.

11. Copyright

It is a condition of publication that authors assign copyright or licence the publication rights in their articles to Ulul Albab. Authors are themselves responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources.

12. Article Processing Charge (APC)

The APC is only for authors whose articles are accepted, thus, in the article submission step, authors are not obliged to pay anything.

Each accepted article is charged IDR 1.500.000,-

The APC is not included the translation and/or proofreading fees. Therefore, all authors have to ensure that their articles are already written in English or Arabic by professional translator or proofreader. If later, the article is considered inappropriate in terms of grammar, the article will be sent back to the author to revise or the author may ask the journal language editor to revise it with additional fee.


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 Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. The text is one-half spaced on A4-paper size, consisting of 6000-8,000 words; uses a 12-point font Goudy Old Style; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses).
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in Paper Template.
  5. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

It is a condition of publication that authors assign copyright or licence the publication rights in their articles to Ulul Albab Jurnal Studi Islam. Authors are themselves responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources.



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