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Author Guidelines

  1. The article must be original and based on research which is not yet published elsewhere.
  2. Please submit your article in English.
  3. The length of the article is a minimum of 4.000 words and a maximum of 8.000 words, including figures, illustrations, and bibliography.
  4. The article must include cover, name of author(s), afiliaion, telephon number and e-mail address.
  5. The article should also include an abstract of about 250 words and some keywords.
  6. Please use Book Antiqua font for your draft with 12 word size and be spaced single.
  7. The quotation should follow APA style.
  8. A bibliography is written in APA referencing system as well.
  9. A “blind readers” will review the accepted article before publication process.
  10. The copyright of the article is on the hand of the Al Albab Borneo Journal of Religious Studies when it is published.
  11. The length of a Book Review is minimum of 750 words and maximum of 1000 words (Book Review)
  12. A reviewer may choose a book on various issues in religious studies both in Bahasa Indonesia and in English(Book Review).


Publication Fee

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



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 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.

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 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.


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 Submission: 0.00 (IDR)

Fast-Track Review: 0.00 (IDR)

Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)