Author Guidelines


Before submitting make sure that your manuscript is suitable to the Focus and Scope of Journal of Sharia Economics. 


Submitted papers that do not meet the aims and scope of Journal of Sharia Economics will be rejected. The quality issues include inappropriate research questions, not sufficiently rigorous and not sufficiently in depth intellectually. In addition, the papers written in language and grammar that do not achieve a scholarly accepted standard are likely to be desk rejected.

3. The Manuscripts

The manuscript should be an original research paper that sufficiently contributes novelty to sharia economics literature. Authors are requested to submit their papers electronically by using the Journal of Sharia Economics online submission procedure. The Editors will ignore submissions that do not follow these procedures.

4. Structure of the manuscripts

1. Title. The title of the article must be concise, informative, avoid abbreviations, and describe the content of the research. The maximum number of words in the title is 16 words

2. Author's names and institutions. The author's names should be accompanied by the author's institutions and email addresses, without any academic title. Besides, the author should write the name of department and faculty along with the institution. City post code and name of country should also be added. For a joint paper, one of the authors should be notified as the corresponding author.

3. Abstract and keywords. Abstract is written in English. Abstract content consists of academic anxiety, methods, results, and conclusions. The number of words in the abstract is 200 to 250 words and is accompanied by keywords.

4. Introduction. It describe the academic anxiety of the research being undertaken, provide adequate background, and avoid detailed literature surveys or summaries of results. Describe how you tested problems in research and explain the purpose of your research. The introduction is written about 700 words for the total number of articles totaling 7000 words, and 900 words for the total number of articles which amount to 9000 words or 10 percent of the total article. Reference using Turabian Style. (Cambria, size 12, Spacing: before 6 pt; after 6 pt, Line spacing: 1.15)

5. Literature Review.  Include the current knowledge including substantive findings, as well as theoretical and methodological contributions to your topic. A literature review surveys books, scholarly articles, and any other sources relevant to a particular issue, area of research, or theory, and by so doing, provides a description, summary, and critical evaluation of these works in relation to the research problem being investigated.

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Short quotations (less than 40 words): Deterding said that “connected speech represents somewhat more natural data than the rather artificial vowels derived from specially articulated citation speech".

Long quotations (more than 40 words): From the acoustic standpoint, even the sounds of words used by a speaker are one of the forms of his or her identity. Accordingly, Jacobi explained that:

Along with communicating meaning, the acoustic signal is a product of physical properties and changes, as well as of more generally all those factors that form the identity of the speaker, such as social affiliation or family origin. The choice of words but also the way they are realized differs from speaker to speaker, as well as within a speaker. Even more, from an acoustic point of view, each utterance is unique.

When paraphrasing a source that is not your own, be sure to represent the author’s information or opinions accurately and in your own words. Even when paraphrasing an author’s work, you still must provide a citation to that work. When directly quoting an author’s work, provide citation marks at the beginning till the end of the citation, and page number is necessary to be noted besides the name of the author and year of publication.

6. Method. Provide sufficient detail to allow your work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described. It would be better if authors can divide this section in sub-sections of 3.1 Participants and Location (if necessary), 3.2 Instruments, 3.3 Data Collection and 3.4 Data Analysis.

7. Results. Present the results of your work. Use graphs and tables if appropriate, but also summarize your main findings in the text. Do NOT discuss the results or speculate as to why something happened; that goes in the Discussion.

8. Discussion. Highlight the most significant results, but do not repeat what has been written in the Results section. The purpose of the discussion is to interpret and describe the significance of your findings in light of what was already known about the research problem being investigated and to explain any new understanding or insights that emerged as a result of your study of the problem. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Please note that all names/references mentioned in the text/article, they should be listed in the References section. Names that are not mentioned in the text/article, they should be removed from the References section.

6. Conclusion. Provide the conclusion to your study, and final words on the value of your analysis, research, or paper. Limitations of your study should be addressed. Recommendations for future research related to your topic should also be mentioned.

7. References. This section lists only the papers, reference books, or other types of publications referred in the body of the manuscript. Manuscript are expectedly involved primary and updated references. Referral system using Mandeley or Zotero software. All references are written in footnotes, in a Turabian pattern, and arranged from A to Z. Articles have 10 or more new references and 60% are journals. (The writing of the reference list is in accordance with the Turabian Style rules. (Times New Roman, size 12, before 12 pt; after 12 pt; Line spacing: 1)

5. General Writing Format

1. The manuscript is prepared in an A4 paper, single-sided, and 1.15 line spacing format. A new paragraph should start 5 characters from the left margin, using 12-size, Cambria font type.

2. The manuscript is written in proper English.

4. The top and bottom margins are 1 inch.

5. The title is written using Capitalize Each Word, 16 font size, align left position.

6. Sub titles are written using Capitalize Each Word, 12 font size, starting from the left margin.

7. Sub of sub titles, if any, are written using Capitalize Each Word. They should be started from the left margin.

8. References should be those of the last ten years publication (>80%), except for key references (80%). Referring to any textbook should be minimized (<20%).

6. Tables and Figures

Tables and figures should be presented as follows:

1. The name of tables and figures should follow a numbering system (Arabic numbering system). The title of the tables and figures are placed at the top and the bottom respectively.

2. The tables and figures should provide the source of information, if any, at the bottom.

3. Any table should contain only heading and contents. The table contains row lines only without column lines. Note(s) and source(s) should be included underneath the table where appropriate.

7. Citation

Citation in the text body should be written using the family name and years of publication. Example:

A. Books — Jamal al-Bannâ, Naḥw Fiqh Jadîd: Munṭaliqât wa Mafâhîm (Cairo: Dar al-Fikr al-Islâmî, 1999), 23.

B. Translation Books - Chalmers, A. F., What is Science? An Assessment of the Character and Status of Knowledge and its Methods, trans. Editor of Hasta Mitra (Jakarta: Hasta Mitra, 1983), 26.

C. The volume-bound book — Nadîm Marghalî and Usâmah Marghalî, al-Murshid ilâ Kanz al-‘Ummâl fî Sunan al-Aqwāl wa al-Af‘âl, Vol. 1, 24th îadîth (Beirut: Muassasah al-Risâlah, Cet. 3rd, 1989), 121.

D. Articles in the Book - Sarjuni, "Paul Karl Feyerabend's Epistemological Anarchism", in Listiyono Santoso et al, Left Epistemology (Yogyakarta: ar-Ruzz, 2003), 155.

E. Article in the Encyclopedia — Samsu Rizal Panggabean, "Dîn, Dunyâ, and Dawlah" in Thematic Encyclopedia of the Islamic World, Vol. 6 (Jakarta: PT Ichtiar Baru van Hoeve,, 50.

F. Articles in the Journal — Abd al-Amir Zâhid, “al-Khiṭâb al-lmAlmânî al-rArabî al-Mu‘ir”: Târîkhîyatuh wa Bunyatuh al-Mawḍû‘îyah ”in al-Minhaj, Vol. 27 (Cairo: Muassasah al-Ahram, 2002), 14.

G. Articles in Mass Media — Muhammad AS Hikam, "NU and the Civil Society Movement in Indonesia", Suara Pembaruan, August 3, 1994, 1.

H. Articles on the Internet — Hâshim Ṣâliḥ, "Jamâl al-Bannâ bayn al-Ili al-Dinin wa al-Tanwir" in 20-June-2008.

I. Thesis, Thesis, and Dissertation - Thoha Hamim, "Moenawar Chalil's Reformist Thought: A Study of an Indonesian Religious Scholar (1908-1961) (Dissertation - McGill University, 1996), 81.

J. Scripture: al-Qur'an and the Gospel — QS. al-Fatima [1]: 4; The New Testament, John 20: 31.

7. Article Writing in Journal of Sharia Economics uses the Arabic-Indonesian transliteration guidelines as follows. that is; ب, (') ا (b), ت (t), ث (th), ج (j), ح (ḥ), خ (kh), د (d), ذ (dh), ر (r), ز (z), س (s), ش (sh), ص (ṣ), ض (ḍ), ط (ṭ), ظ (ẓ), ع ('), غ (gh), ف (f), ق (q), ك (k), ل (l), م (m), ن (n), و (w), _ (h), ء ('), ى (y). To show a long life sound (madd) by writing scribbles on the letters â, î, and û. The Arabic sound of double life (dipthong) is transliterated by combining the two letters ay and aw, such as layyinah, lawwâmah. Words that end in tâ 'marbûṭah and function as ṣifah (modifiers) or muḍâf ilayh are transliterated with ah, such as akhlâq karîmah, faḍâ'il al-zakâh, while those that function as muḍâf are transliterated with at, such as jannat al-na‘îm.

8. References

This section lists only the papers, reference books, or other types of publications referred in the body of the manuscript. Manuscript are expectedly involved primary and updated references. Referral system using Mandeley or Zotero software. All references are written in footnotes, in a Turabian pattern, and arranged from A to Z. Articles have 10 or more new references and 60% are journals. (The writing of the reference list is in accordance with the Turabian Style rules. (Cambria, size 12, before 12 pt; after 12 pt; Line spacing: 1)

References should appear as:


Ziesche, Philipp. Cosmopolitan Patriots: Americans in Paris in the Age of Revolution. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010.

A Work with Two Authors

Bennett, Robert W. and Lawrence B. Solum. Constitutional Originalism: A Debate. Ithaca, NY, Cornell University Press, 2011.

Journal Articles

Shalev, Eren. “’A Perfect Republic’: The Mosaic Constitution in Revolutionary New England, 1775-1788.” New England Quarterly 82, no.2 (June 2009): 235-63.

Journal accessed from an online database 

Shalev, Eren. “’A Perfect Republic’: The Mosaic Constitution in Revolutionary New England, 1775-1788.” New England Quarterly 82, no.2 (June 2009): 235-63. db=a9h&AN=43632439 (accessed March 10, 2011).

Magazine Articles

Greene, Evarts B.“American Documents.” The Nation, June 4, 1924.

Web Sites

Congressional Research Service. “CRS Annotated Constitution.” Cornell University Law School. (accessed March 21, 2011).

9.  Manuscript Template

10. How to send the manuscript

An author should first register as Author and may be offered as Reviewer.

After all form textbox was filled, the Author clicks on the “Register” button to proceed with the registration. Therefore, the Author is brought to an online author submission interface where Author should click on “New Submission”. The following are five steps in the online submission process:

1.     Step 1 - Starting the Submission: Select article in Journal Section. Click save and continue.

2.     Step 2 – Uploading the Submission: Click Choose file 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. Do not upload supplementary files here. Click save and continue.

3.     Step 3 – Entering Submission’s Metadata: In this step, detail all authors metadata should be entered including the marked corresponding author. After that, the manuscript title and abstract must be uploaded by copying the text and paste in the textbox, then type keywords in Indexing column. Click save and continue

4.     Step 4 – Uploading Supplementary Files: Supplementary file should be uploaded consisting of Signed Copyright Transfer Agreement Form (Link form) and other relevant information (if any). Therefore, click on the Choose file button and then click on the Upload button. Click save and continue

5.     Step 5 – Confirming the Submission: The author should final check the uploaded manuscript documents in this step. To submit the manuscript to EJEM, click the Finish Submission button after the documents are true. The corresponding author or the principal contact will receive an acknowledgment 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. 

11. Final Decision

Taking into account the results of the peer-reviewing process, the decision as to the acceptability of each manuscript for publication will be notified to the author(s) through the website system in the following alternative conclusions:

  1. Accepted without revision, or
  2. Accepted with minor revision, or
  3. Accepted with major revision, or
  4. Rejected.

12. Revision of manuscripts

Manuscripts sent back to the authors after revision should be returned to the editor without delay. The revised manuscript should be uploaded to the Online Submission Interface in the "Upload Author Version" from the Review task window.

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. Before sending your article, you may use the checklist below. Incomplete submission may results in your paper being returned

  2. Manuscript contains 7000 up to 9000 words, including the references
  3. Abstract is followed by keywords 
  4. Tables and figures use relevant titles and match with citations in text
  5. Grammar and Spelling have been checked
  6. There is no redundant and missing references
  7. References are in the correct format and use reference manager software
  8. Submission is approved by all authors
  9. Front page provides each author’s affiliation, and corresponding author’s email and mailing address