Author Guidelines


Author Guidelines
The following guidelines for prospective authors apply:
1. Papers must concern with fields of Syari’ah.
2. Articles should be original, research-based, unpublished and not under review for possible publication in other journals.
3. All articles should be sent to OJS (Open Journal System) at
4. Meanwhile the abstract of non-research paper includes title, purpose, and discussion.
5. Framework of the result of research are; title/topic, name of author, abstract, key words, introduction / preliminary, result and discussion, closing, bibliographical reference.
6. Article is write on Indonesia or foreign languages (Arabic or English) with qualified as technical guidelines writing that well and truly.
7. Papers length is 18-20 pages, A4, 1,5 space, Microsoft Word, Time New Roman and time new Arabic for sentences of arabic, and font 12.
8. The length of a book review is minimum of 750 words and maximum of 1000 words. A reviewer may choose a book on various issues in sharia studies both in Indonesia and English language.

9. Bibliographical reference must be noted in footnote and bibliographical according to the Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition (fullnote). Display citation as footnote.

10. Transliteration guidelines used are SKB Menteri Agama dan Menteri Pendidikan RI No. 158 Tahun 1987. Download SK here or this mirror

11. Download Template here or this mirror.


Al-Maslahah does not charge APCs, submission charges, or other fees. All processes of article publication are free of charge.


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, consisting of 3.000-8.000 words; 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.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.



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 Creative Commons Attribution 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.



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.