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Author Guidelines

Please read and understand the author's guidelines for the preparation manuscript. The author who submits a manuscript to the editors should comply with the author's guidelines and template. If the submitted manuscript does not comply with the guidelines or using a different format, it will be rejected by the editorial team before being reviewed. The editorial team will only accept a manuscript that meets the specified formatting requirements (downloadable at: Template and Author Guidelines). This template is designed to assist Author in preparing manuscript; it is an exact representation of the format expected by the editor. To use this template, please just Save As this MS Word file to your document, then copy and paste your document here. All papers submitted to the journal should be written in English language. 



  1. Manuscripts must be in English. It should be typed in MS Word doc. format; using 12-pt Times New Roman font; left, right, top, and bottom margins are 3 cm; 1.5 spaced on A4-sized paper; length: between 4,000 and 8,000 words (including abstract, references, and footnotes).
  2. The article structure contains (a) Title; (b) Author(s) name, affiliation, and email address of the corresponding author; (c) Abstract; (d) Keywords; (e) Introduction); (f) Method; (g) Findings and Discussion; (h) Conclusion);  (i) References, and (n) Appendices (if any).
  3. The articles were sent using Arabic-Indonesian transliteration according to SKB 3 Ministers.
  4. The citations and references should follow the style of the Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition (full note) and use Reference Management Software such as  Mendeley (
  5. The manuscript must be checked in terms of grammar, structure, spelling, etc. It is suggested to use Grammar Checker Software Grammarly (
  6. The manuscript must be submitted through the OJS (El-Mashlahah website).


The paper title should indicate the novelty of the research. It should be concise and informative. It does not contain infrequently-used abbreviations. The main idea should be first written and followed by its explanation. Use bold for your article title, with an initial capital letter for any proper nouns with 12-pt Times New Roman Bold. If the title of the article is in Indonesian, the English translation must be included.

Author(s) name, affiliation, and email address of the corresponding author 

The author’s name, affiliation, and email address of the corresponding author must not be written in the paper, just put them in the “user profile” in the journal website. It is suggested as well to remove all “document properties and personal information” from your file. (The corresponding author will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication; this responsibility includes answering any future queries about the Methodology and Materials of the paper). Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are kept up to date by the Corresponding Author.


Write down here your paper’s abstract in one paragraph, in the Italic style of font in 12pt Times New Roman, with a single space, no more than 250 words. The abstract is not an “introduction”, nor the conclusion of the discussion. Instead, it should contain, but not be limited to: (1) the main question and the background of the discussed issue; (2) the research position; (3) how the question is discussed in the paper; and (4) the main result of the discussion. Other important matters discussed in the paper that significantly contribute to the final result of the research may be noted here, but you have to consider, however, the limited space of the abstract.


Mention only specific concepts [word or phrase], 3-5 concepts, truly conceptual words, and not too general ones. Keywords are the labels of your manuscript and are critical to correct indexing and searching. Therefore, they should be well selected and closely related to the topic to facilitate the reader’s search, and they should represent the content and highlight of your article. Use only those abbreviations that are firmly established in the field. Each phrase in the Keywords should be separated by a semicolon (;).


An introduction of the paper (with a proportion of 15-20% of the whole article length) should clearly state the purpose of the paper. It includes the background of the problem, state of the art at least 5 articles sourced from reputable international journals or accredited journals for a maximum of the last 10 years, gap analysis with previous research, novelty, research objectives are clearly presented (expressed). All introductions should be presented in the form of paragraphs, not pointers.


The method section (with the proportion is 10-15% of the total article length) consists of a description of the type of research, research approach, data sources and legal materials, and data analysis methods. 

Findings and Discussion

Includes a description of the findings of the work that discusses sharply (What/How), its relationship with previous concepts/theories (Why), compares critically with the work of others, and strengthens or corrects previous findings (What else). 


Answer the research objectives and collect new findings supported by sufficient research data, accurately and in-depth (only one paragraph).


Every source cited in the body of the article should appear in the References, and all sources appearing in the References should be cited in the body of the article. The references should be more up-to-date (published in the last 10 years). The primary sources cited in your paper are in the forms of journal articles, proceedings, research reports including theses and dissertations that can be accessed online (show the permalink/DOI). Citations from journal articles should be at least 80% of the total references cited. The References should be presented alphabetically and chronologically and be set to 12-pt Times New Roman font, justified, with single line spacing and hanging indent. Check each reference against the original source (author name, volume, issue, year, permalink/DOI number). Use Reference Management Software such as  Mendeley (, to manage the references for your paper. Use other published articles in the same journal as models.


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 is an original work, free from any form of plagiarism (text, data, and figures).
  2. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it under consideration by another journal.
  3. The submission has been approved by all co-authors and relevant authorities (e.g. an institution or sponsor).
  4. The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format.
  5. The text is 1.5-spaced; uses a Times New Roman, 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.
  6. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  7. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  8. The manuscript is written in English, written in good English and is free of grammatical errors. It has been checked with a proofreading tool (e.g. Grammarly) and, if possible, proofed by a language editor.
  9. The authors comply with the ethical standards as outlined in the Publication Ethics.

Copyright Notice

Copyright on articles is retained by the respective author(s), without restrictions. A non-exclusive license is granted to El-Mashlahah to publish the article and identify itself as its original publisher, along with the commercial right to include the article in a hardcopy issue for sale to libraries and individuals.