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Author Guidelines

  1. Transformatif (TF) accepts articles touching the scholarly study of all aspects of Islam and of the Islamic world whose particular attention is paid to works dealing with history, geography, political science, education, economics, anthropology, sociology, law, literature, religion, philosophy, international relations, environmental and developmental issues, as well as ethical questions related to scientific research. The articles have not been published or are under consideration elsewhere.
  2. Manuscript must be sent through TRANSFORMATIF (Islamic Studies) online system (OJS) available at Guidelines for access to TRANSFORMATIF online can be downloaded here
  3. Checklist for TRANSFORMATIF article contributor (DOWNLOADABLE here) must be emailed to or (while you are submitting manuscript via TRANSFORMATIF Online System (OJS).
  4. Articles will be reviewed by subject reviewers, while the editors reserve the right to edit articles for format consistency without altering the substance;
  5. TRANSFORMATIF is an open access international journal. Every article submitted to the journal editor is free of charge (free - no page charge) including free article processing fees.
  6. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format, using 12-pt Times New Roman font; left, right, top, and buttom margins are 3 cm; single-spaced on A4-sized paper; 12-20 pages in length or 5000-7000 words in Bahasa, English or Arabic (excluding References).
  7. Arabic words should be transliterated according to the Romanization standards and systems of the American Library Association and the Library of Congress (ALA-LC).
  8. The title of the article submitted to TARNSFORMATIF should reflect a specific focus of study, based on researches--be they library or fieldwork researches--and thus the author can have a general statement and sub-title specifically confining the scope of study
  9. The article submitted should be based on research--be it library or fieldwork or other kinds of researches.
  10. The article should present bibliography which entails primary sources--books, manuscripts, interviews, or observation--and updated secondary sources from books or peer reviewed journals
  11. The article should present bibliography which entails primary sources--books, manuscripts, interviews, or observation--and updated secondary sources from books or peer reviewed journals
  12. The article should contain an argument/thesis/finding which contribute to scholarly discussion in a field of study which should clearly be mentioned and systematically presented in abstract, content, and conclusion
  13. The article should use good Bahasa, English or Arabic, or at least can be understood; the author is fully responsible in fixing and editing Bahasa, English or Arabic; the copy editor of TRANSFORMATIF is responsible only for minor typos and understandable grammatical erros.
  14. The article must follow the Article Template (The template can be downloaded here). 
  15. The title of paper should not exceed 12 words, bold, centered, with Times New Roman 14 font.
  16. An abstract not exceeding 200 words, in one paragraph, in Times New Roman 12, line spacing 1, and with no references, must appear on the top of the first page after the title of paper, the name of author, the authors email, the authors affiliation, and the affiliation address.
  17. The abstract should be clear and informative. It should contain the purpose, methodology, and findings of the research. Keywords must be well selected and closely related to the topic to facilitate readers search; it must be 3-5 keywords. Next, How to cite this paper and "DOI" are placed below the keywords.
  18. The placement of the Figure is in the middle with the caption below is written in Times New Roman 11 font. The caption has to mention the title and the source of the picture.
  19. The table must be typed, and consecutively numbered. The title is written above the table in Times New Roman 11 font, while the source is placed below the table in the same font.
  20. Every source cited in the body of the article should appear in the reference, and all sources appearing in the reference should be cited in the body of the article.
  21. Quotation and references follow American Psychological Association (APA) 6th edition style. The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), 6th Edition, is DOWNLOADABLE here.
  22. It is suggested to use Reference Management Software, ZOTERO ( that can be DOWNLOADED here.
  23. References should be presented alphabetically and chronologically and be set to 12-pt Times New Roman font, justified, with a single line spacing and hanging indent.


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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 4.0 International License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement 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 acknowledgement 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 (See The Effect of Open Access).
  4. Since 2021, editorial team have changed the copy right policy. the author holds the copyright.

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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)

Article Publication: 300000.00 (IDR)