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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.

  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Submission  of  Papers

  1. Papers must deal with issues related to, or relevant to, Islamic studies, specifically framed or approached with an interdisciplinary perspective. Papers concerned with Islamic studies in general, however, will be considered too.
  2. Papers should be written in English or Arabic and the text must be grammatically correct and in a good literary style.
  3. Papers must be typed on an A4 size paper in 1,5 space, numbered consecutively, and complete, including all notes, bibliographical references, and tables.
  4. Papers length is about 4500-7000 words.
  5. Papers should include an abstract of not more than 150-200 words that clearly define the thesis and the sources quoted.
  6. Full name(s) of the author(s) must be stated, along with his/her/their institution and complete email.
  7. Bibliographical references must be noted in the footnote and bibliography according to IJIIS style. Footnote must include the following information: full names(s) of the author(s), title of the source in italics, place of publication, publishing company, year of publication, and the precise page that is cited.
  8. The list of bibliographies must be sorted in alphabetical order.
  9. Arabic words should be transliterated according to the IJIIS style of Arabic transliteration, please insert every symbol of transliterated Arabic letter as a proper unicode character symbol.
  10. Papers written in Arabic must be accompanied by a footnote and bibliography in English with an Arabic transliteration.
  11. Contributions should be original work, which have neither been simultaneously submitted to other journals nor previously published.

Example  of  footnote style

  1. Ahmed T. Kuru, Secularism and State Policies toward Religion: The United States, France and Turkey (New York, Cambridge University Press, 2009), p. 17.
  2. Abdulkader Tayob, Religion in Modern Islamic Discourse (New York: Columbia University Press, 2009), p. 3.
  3. Bernard Lewis, The Political Language of Islam (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991), p. 2-3. See also his Islam and Liberal Democracy: A Historical Overview, Journal of Democracy, Vol. 7, No. 2 (1996), p. 52-63
  4. Ibid, p. 78.
  5. Olivier Roy, Globalised Islam: The Search for a New Ummah (London: Hurst, 2004), p. 9.
  6. Ibid, p. 11-15.
  7. Fred Halliday, Islam and the Myth of Confrontation (London: Tauris, 1996), p. 119.
  8. Alfred Stepan, Religion, Democracy, and the Twin Tolerations, Journal of Democracy, Vol. 11, No. 4 (October 2000), p. 44.
  9. Abdolkarim Soroush, Changeable and the Unchangeable, in Kari Vogt, Lena Larsen and Christian Moe (eds.), New Directions in Islamic Thought: Exploring Reform and Muslim Tradition (London, New York: I.B Tauris, 2009), p. 14.
  10. Ira Lapidus, Separation of State and Religion in the Development of Early Islamic Society, International Journal of Middle East, Vol. 6, No. 4 (1975), p. 363-85.