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Author Guidelines

  • Papers should discuss the themes of Gender, Human Rights, children, and Islamic studies, written either in Indonesian, English or Arabic;
  • Papers must be typed in one-half spaced on A4-paper size;
  • Papers’ length is about 20-25 pages;
  • All submission must include a 150-200 word abstract;
  • Full name(s) of the author(s) must be stated, along with his/her/their institution and complete address;
  • All submission should be in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format;
  • Transliteration system is followed MIZAN Sytle with any correction.
  • Bibliographical reference must be noted in footnote and bibliography according to Musawa style.
  • When a source is cited for the first time, full information is provided: full name(s) of author(s), title of the source in italic, place of publication, publishing company, date of publication, and the precise page that is cited. For the following citations of the same source, list the author’s last name, two or three words of the title, and the specific page number(s). The word ibid. may be used, but op.cit., and loc.cit. are not.

  • Examples of footnote style:
    Books: Nûr al-Dîn ‘Itr, Manhaj al-Naqd fî ‘Ulûm al-Hadîs (Beirut: Dâr alFikr, 1992), 123.
  • Book of translation: Annemarie Schimmel, Rahasia Wajah Suci Ilahi terj. Rahmani Astuti (Bandung: Mizan, 1987), 11.
  • Articles in a book or encyclopedia: Muhammad Zubayr Siddiqi, “Hadith A subject of Keen Intereset” dalam P.K. Kroya (ed.) Hadith and Sunnah Ideals and Realities (Malaysia: Islamic Book Trust, 1996), 7-19.
  • Articles in a journal: M. Alfatih Suryadilaga, “Sejarah Perkawinan Poligami” Jurnal Gender dan Islam Musawa I, (2002), 20.
  • Al-Qur'an: Q.S. al-Nisâ’ (4): 5.


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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  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).


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