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Author Guidelines


The manuscript written for Rahmatan Lil’alamin Journal of Community Services (RLA) should be an original paper. The manuscript should be submitted to Rahmatan Lil’alamin Journal of Community Services (RLA) system and arranged in standard format. Please use the article template here.


Structure of The Manuscripts

  1. Title. The title should be short, clear, and informative, but not exceed 15 words.
  2. Author's names and institutions. The author's names should be followed by the author's institutions and an email account, without any academic titles. It should be placed below the title. For a joint paper, one of the authors should be designated as the corresponding author.
  3. Abstract and keywords. The abstract should be approximately 150-250 words, concise, covering the aim, the methodology, and the result of the study. The keywords should be 3 to 5 words or phrases.
  4. Introduction. This section should be used to explain the background, the aim, and the scope of the study.
  5. Materials and Method. This section should be used to describe time, place of research. All materials dan method used in the manuscript must be stated briefly and clearly, including the tools of analysis along with the data and their sources.
  6. Results and Discussion. This section should be used to explain the results of the study.
  7. Conclusion. This section should be used to provide conclusion, implications, and suggestion for future study.
  8. References. This section should be used to provide lists only the papers, books, or other types of publications referred in the body of the manuscript.


General Writing Format

  1. The manuscript is prepared in an A4 paper, single-sided, single line spacing format, using 10.5-size, Open Sans type.
  2. The manuscript is written in Bahasa Indonesia or English.
  3. The manuscript should be between 5 to 15 pages long.
  4. The top, bottom, and right margins are 2.54 cm. The left margin is 5 cm
  5. The title is written using capital letters only at first word or special name (example: location name), 16 font size, left position.
  6. Sub-titles are written using capital letters only at first word or special name, 14 font size, starting from the left margin.
  7. Sub of sub-titles, if any, are written using capital letters only at first word or special name, 12 font size, italic.
  8. References should be those of the last ten years publication. Please input your references using reference software such as Mendeley, EndNote, or other reference software.


Guideline for Writing Reference

Citations and references must strictly follow the APA (American Psychological Association) style. References should include only works cited within the text of the manuscript. Consulting the APA style manual ( is strongly recommended for completing manuscript submissions.


References should appear as:

Book with one author:

Author, A. A. (2005). Title of work. Location/City, State: Publisher.

Book with two authors:

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (2005). Title of work. Location/City, State: Publisher.

Book with more than two authors:

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (2005). Title of work. Location/City, State: Publisher.

Journal article:

Setiono, B., & Hapsoro, D. (2016). Financial report and public accountability culture in Indonesia. Jurnal Akuntansi dan Auditing Indonesia20 (1), 57-67.

A publication in press:

Meutia, I., & Adam, M. (in press) Dissecting implementation musharakah in Islamic bank in Indonesia: a case study. Jurnal Akuntansi dan Auditing Indonesia.


Singleton, T., Singleton, A., Bologna, J., & Lindquist, R. (2006). Fraud Auditing and Forensic Accounting (Third Ed). Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.

Edited book:

Grubb, M., & Neuhoff, K. (Ed). (2006). Emissions trading and competitiveness: Allocations, incentives industrial competitiveness under the EU emissions trading scheme. London: Earthscan.

Chapter in an edited book:

Rahman, A. (2015). Toward a comprehensive conceptualization of digital divide and its impact on e-government system success. in M. Quaddus, & A. G. Woodside (Ed.), E-Services Adoption: Processes by Firms in Developing Nations (pp. 291-488). Emerald Group Publishing Limited.


Jasman., & Amin, M. N. (2017). Internal audit role on information asymmetry and real earnings management. Jurnal Akuntansi dan Auditing Indonesia21 (2), 95-104. Retrieved December 23, 2017, from

Unpublished doctoral dissertation or masters thesis: 

Cahaya, F. R. (2011). Labour practices and decent work disclosures in Indonesia. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Curtin University, Western Australia.

Published proceedings:

Urumsah, D., Quaddus, M., & Galbrieth, J. (2011). An investigation into the factors influencing consumers to use e-services of indonesian airlines: the role of motivation. In European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2011.

A presented paper:

Omar, N., Mohamed, I. B., Sanusi, Z. M., Prabowo, H. Y. (2013, November). Understanding social network analysis (SNA) in fraud detection. Paper presented at the 2nd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Science, ICIBSoS 2013, Jakarta.

Internet Sources:

Prabowo, H. Y. (2013). Thoughts about our future corruption eradication strategy. The Jakarta Post. Retrieved April 12, 2015, from:



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

  1. Hill (2001) suggests that the objective of depreciation is...
  2. Inflation targeting would be sufficient (McCain, 1982).
  3. The definition of contagion is ... (Wagner, 1976; Rhonda 2009).
  4. The Authors are recommended to use Mendeley Reference software.


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 should be 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 tables 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.


How to send the manuscript

  1. The manuscript should be submitted in Microsoft Word format to the editor, by clicking the Online Submission tab on our website.
  2. A brief bio that contains the full name, academic title, institution, telephone, mobile number, and others should be written in the fields of data when conducting online registration on our website.


Plagiarism Check

All articles submitted to the journal are subject to plagiarism check. Articles which do not meet the requirement will be returned to authors for further editorial works or will be rejected immediately. Plagiarism checker used by the journal is iThenticate or Turnitin.


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:

a)      Accepted without revision, or

b)      Accepted with minor revision, or

c)       Accepted with major revision, or

d)      Rejected.


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; 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, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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