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Guidelines for Writers of Transformatif Journals (Islamic Studies)


Transformatif Journal (Islamic Studies): peer-reviewed journal published twice a year by the Postgraduate Institute of Islamic Studies, Palangka Raya State. As a multidisciplinary publication dedicated to the scientific study of Islamic Studies in a multicultural society, special attention is paid to works related to Islamic Education Management, Islamic Religious Education, Sharia Economics, and Islamic Law. This journal presents the results of Islamic studies in multicultural societies in a global context; encourages interdisciplinary studies of the Islamic world that are cross-national and comparative in nature; promotes scientific renewal; and encourages scientific interaction between academics.


The title must be formulated clearly and concisely, written in Times New Roman font, capital letters, size 14, bold, single-spaced, left margin, capital letters, and less than 12 words. The topic raised or dissertation research. All authors' names without titles, written in Calibri, size 12 pts, bold, left margin. Second line name in order of author's institution, written in Times New Roman font, size 12, left margin. The author's email address is on the third line. If there is a second and subsequent author, the writing is the same as the identity of the first author.


THE TITLE OF THE MANUSCRIPT:  The title must be informative and written briefly and clearly. Cannot differentiate between multiple interpretations. It must be on target with the problem to be discussed. The initial word is written in capital letters and symmetrically. The title of the article does not contain any unusual abbreviations. The main idea must be written first, then the explanation. The article title is written in sixteen words, 14pt font, with bold options and left text formatting.

ABSTRACT: The abstract is written in English and Indonesian, in Times New Roman font, size 10, 1 space. Maximum abstract length is 250 words. The entire abstract is typed in one paragraph. The structure consists of a background or introduction, research objectives, methods, and results. Abstracts in English are written in italics. Keywords are written in Times New Roman font, size 10 pts, below the abstract text. The template has been set according to style, please click home and the style menu.

INTRODUCTION: The Introduction should state the background of the problems and the main purpose of the study along with its significance, novelty, and arguments. The purpose of this section, as the word itself indicates, is to provide readers with an introductory background to the study and hence to smoothly lead into a description of the methods employed in the current investigation.

The introduction must therefore contain (shortly and consecutively) a general background of the problem that the authors investigate.  It should give readers enough information to understand and consider authors’ specific objectives within a larger theoretical framework or broader relevant discussion. While placing the current work in a broader context, authors should state clearly the position of the current research among previous relevant research(es) in the literature review (state of the art) as the basis of the brand new research questions.

In the scientific article format, it does not allow writing down the references as in the research report. They should be represented in the literature review to show the brand-new scientific article. Besides, all background information gathered from other sources must, of course, be appropriately cited so that the novelty, originality, and state-of-the-art of the current research are clearly known. In the final part of the introduction, the purpose of the article writing should be stated as well as its basic argument or hypothesis.

The manuscript should be typed in English using 12pt Times New Roman font; left, right, top, and bottom margins are 3 cm, 3 cm, 3 cm, and 3 cm respectively; single-spaced on A4-sized paper; 10 pages minimum; and 20 pages maximum. Meanwhile, for Arabic using 18pt Traditional Arabic

METHODS: Methods should be described in detail practically instead of conceptually. The Methods section contains enough information to enable the readers to understand what practically was done. Avoid giving too long a conceptual explanation about what a certain method, approach, or research type means. Instead, accentuate the explanation of how the data was obtained, coded, and analyzed. This is also the space in which the authors, if necessary, can explain reasons for choosing any specific theoretical framework for the current research they are doing.

The Method section discusses the research methodology. This section consists of several subsections describing the research method description such as the research design, participants, data collection (practical procedures), data analysis (practical procedures), rigor and trustworthiness (for qualitative research), etc. Methods that have already been published should be indicated by a reference(s): only relevant modifications should be described. Do not repeat the details of established methods.

RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: This section elaborates on the result of research findings (important data obtained from data collection) based on the proposed research questions. This section could be explained in several subsections with a detailed explanation of the findings based on the amount of research problem. The results could be presented in the form of descriptions, tables, or graphics.

Place the title/label of the table above the table (center, bold) and number it in the table's order, while the title/label of the image and graphic is at the bottom of the picture/graphic. Write down specific tables/figures/graphics, for example, Table 1/figures 1/graph 1, when referring to a table/picture/graphic. All figures and tables should be cited in the main text as Figure 1, Table 1, etc.

This section presents discussions consisting of some sub-sections (depending on the number of the proposed research questions). The discussion contains the presentation of the findings/results of the research and communicates them with the theories or the previous studies.

CONCLUSION: This section deals with the conclusion. The conclusion section should include the following points: restatement of aims; summarizing research findings; suggesting implications; significance of the findings or research contribution; limitations of the current study; recommendations for future research; and implications or recommendations for theory/practice.

REFERENCES: For each data retrieval or quote from other references, the author must write the references. All references should be cited with the current publication manual of American Psychology Association (APA) Style of 7th Edition using the Mendeley reference manager application. Whenever available, the DOI of the references must be mentioned. Particular attention should be paid to the provision of DOIs for all electronically available references while using the full URL format for each DOI. Here is the guideline:


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In order to be accepted and published by the Journal Transformatif (Islamic studies), authors who submit article manuscripts must complete all review stages. By submitting the manuscript, the author agrees 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 acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
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