Author Guidelines

Notes to Authors

Discipline Areas

Jurnal Dakwah: Media Komunikasi dan Dakwah (Asian Journal of Da'wah Studies) Studies Editorial Board invites submissions from the issue of da'wah with its various scopes, both at the normative and historical level, and all related areas.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Jurnal Dakwah: Media Komunikasi dan Dakwah (Asian Journal of Da'wah Studies) provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner(s) to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer.

General Submission Rules

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series or conference proceedings does not normally constitute prior publication. By submitting material to Jurnal Dakwah: Media Komunikasi dan Dakwah (Asian Journal of Da'wah Studies), the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at  Jurnal Dakwah: Media Komunikasi dan Dakwah (Asian Journal of Da'wah Studies). If you have concerns about the submission terms for Asian Journal of Da’wah Studies, please contact the editors.

Screening Process

Manuscripts may be pre-screened to ensure they fit the aims and scope of the Journal. It is editorial policy that manuscripts are sent to two anonymous peer reviewers. Our aim is to make a decision on each manuscript within 2 months.

Themed Issues

Proposals for submission manuscript do not have special issue. While the primary area of focus is issue of da'wah with its various scopes, both at the normative and historical level, and all related areas, submissions on other themes are also welcome, once there is a cognate relationship with the Asian Journal of Da’wah Studies.

Categories of Content

While the main focus of the Journal will be peer-reviewed Academic Papers, due to its digital platform, the structure can be flexible in nature, allowing authors to explore a variety of formats.

Original Research Paper

Original research paper is an article that reports detailed research and classified as primary literature. Its format includes an introduction and background problems, hypotheses, methods, results, interpretation of findings, and discussion sections. This paper is generally long, with word count ranging from 4000 to 6000.

Review Paper

A review paper is an article that provides up-to-date report on the current situation regarding certain important topics on issues of da’wah. It discusses previous development from the topic and gives an overview of the future. In general, a review paper is usually long, ranging from 5000 to 7000 words or even more, depending on the case being reviewed.

Case Study

Some Case Studies may fulfil the criteria for an Academic Paper, however, other case studies may be more descriptive in nature, but sufficiently interesting to merit inclusion. These will be of a similar size to Academic Papers, comprising 6,000-8,000 words

Brief Manuscript Guidelines

In the main, Manuscripts for papers shall be based on primary research, exceptional critical literature reviews, or practice innovations. However, the Jurnal Dakwah: Media Komunikasi dan Dakwah (Asian Journal of Da'wah Studies) encourages a variety of other article formats, including conference reviews, announcements, reflection pieces etc. It is the responsibility of the author to notify the Editors of any non-standard format submissions in advance.

Manuscripts should be typed in Californian FB, 12, 1.5 point spaced with ‘normal margins (c.2.5cm).

All text should be unjustified. Do not insert page breaks or bold the text.

Submission of an article is taken to imply that it has not previously been published and is not being considered for publication elsewhere. This fact should be stated by the author on submission.

Responsibility of Authors

Authors are expected to correct proofs. The typescript finally accepted for publication must be regarded as definitive and subsequent corrections should be restricted to printer’s errors. Any alterations at this stage may be made only with the agreement of the editorial team. Changes in the text will not be considered at proof stage.

It is the Author’s responsibility to ensure that permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Web).

Referencing Style

The Asian Journal of Da’wah Studies is using Turabian model. Citation and reference systems must use the Reference Management System such as Mendeley, EndNote, Zotero.

References should be placed in alphabetical order at the end of the text.

Articles for Consideration Should be Submitted at: Asian Journal of Da’wah Studies/user/register

Submission Process

1.     Read and accept the submission preparation checklist.

2.     Provide a short bio of all authors and/or the company represented.

3.     Upload your article and related items. Before you begin, please be sure you have the following items:

  • Article title.
  • An abstract/summary of the paper, no more 200 words in length (separate from the article body).
  • 3 to 5 Keywords for your article.
  • Article in one of the following formats: Microsoft Word, or RTF. Articles must be submitted without a title page, or page numbers. These will be provided by the system.
  • It is especially important that you do not include any identifying information about the authors, as the article you submit will be sent to reviewers.

It is especially important that you do not include any identifying information about the authors, as the article you submit will be sent to reviewers.

  • Please do not create your own PDF file.
  • No part of submission is final until all steps have been completed and you click the final Submit button.
  • The review process begins as soon as AJSD receives a readable article, along with the abstract and article title. You may revise any of these elements later by clicking the submitted article’s title on your My Account page.

Formatting Requirements

The Asian Journal of Da’wah Studies has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. There are, however, rules governing the formatting of the final submission. See Final Manuscript Template for details.


Detailed Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

This document provides details on typesetting and layout requirements pertaining to final manuscript submission to Jurnal Dakwah: Media Komunikasi dan Dakwah (Asian Journal of Da'wah Studies).

 Formatting Requirements

  • Begin the document with the title of the article, followed by the abstract, followed by 3-5 keywords, then the introduction and the remaining elements of the article.
  • The author's name does not need to be written in the article when submitting. The author's identity in the form of the name, email address, and the institution has been stored in the metadata at the time of registration. At the time of registration, it is expected to complete all the identity of the author, both the first, second and so on.
  • Do not include page numbers, headers, or footers.
  • Submit your manuscript, including tables, figures, appendices, etc., as a single file (Word or RTF files are accepted).
  • Page size should be 21 x 29.7cm (A4).
  • All margins (left, right, top and bottom) should be 2.5 cm), including your tables and figures.
  • Do not indent paragraphs.
  • 1.5 lines space your text.
  • Do not insert extra space between paragraphs of text.
  • Use a single column layout with margins left justified.
  • Font: 12 pt. Californian FB or the closest comparable font available.
  • If figures are included, use high-resolution figures, (the editors may need to contact you directly at a later time if images are of insufficient quality).
  • Please copyedit your manuscript—the  Asian Journal of Da’wah Studies still accepts manuscript in Bahasa for the review process, but if it has been accepted for publication, the author is obliged to translate it into English—ensuring that it is produced to a very high standard of English.
  • Make sure that all citations are included in the bibliography, and all items in the bibliography are cited (this is the work of the author(s) NOT the editor(s).

 Language & Grammar

All submissions must be in good English. If you need guidance, you could use Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr. and E. B. White, but other excellent guides (e.g., The Chicago Manual of Style) exist as well.

Except for common foreign words and phrases, the use of foreign words and phrases should be avoided. Whenever possible, foreign terms should be set in italics rather than underlined.

In general, UK English is preferred; but US English is also acceptable. However authors cannot mix both.

Please ensure your Article has been ‘spell-checked’ and ‘grammar-checked’.

Article Length

It is normally expected that Manuscripts should be between 6000-7,500 words in length. However, because this journal publishes electronically, page limits are not as relevant as they are in the world of print publications. We are happy, (once you clear it with the editors) to let authors take advantage of this greater "bandwidth" to provide longer articles, and all authors are encouraged to include material that they might otherwise have to cut to get into a print journal—images, tables, links to audio files/websites etc. This said, authors should exercise some discretion with respect to length.

Use of Colour

The font for the main body of text must be black.

We encourage authors to take advantage of the ability to use colour in the production of figures, maps, etc., however, you need to appreciate that this will cause some of your readers’ problems when they print the document on a black & white printer. For this reason, you are advised to avoid the use of colours in situations where their translation to black and white would render the material illegible or incomprehensible (try printing in B&W yourself to test this).

Please ensure that there are no coloured mark-ups or comments in the final version, unless they are meant to be part of the final text. (You may need to "accept all changes" in track changes or set your document to "normal" in final mark-up.)

Emphasized text

Whenever possible use italics to indicate text you wish to emphasize rather than underlining it. The use of colour to emphasize text is discouraged.

Font faces

Except possibly where special symbols are needed, use Californian FB or the closest comparable font available. If you desire a second font, use a simple sans serif font (e.g., Arial).

Font size

The main body of text should be set in 12pt. Avoid the use of fonts smaller than 6pt.


Headings (e.g., start of sections) should be distinguished from the main body text by their fonts: use the same font face for all headings and indicate the hierarchy by increasing/reducing the font size. There should be space above and below headings.


Whenever possible, titles of books, movies, etc., should be set in italics rather than underlined.

Tables and Figures

To the extent possible, tables and figures should appear in the document near where they are referenced in the text. Large tables or figures should be put on pages by themselves. Avoid the use of overly small type in tables. In no case should tables or figures be in a separate document or file. All tables and figures must fit within the prescribed 2.5cm margins on all sides (top, bottom, left and right) in both portrait and landscape view.


Please ensure that all References are in the correct format for this journal (APA Style 7th Edition—sees:

Please ensure that all citations are included in the bibliography, and all items in the bibliography are cited.

It is the author's obligation to provide complete references with the necessary information. References should appear directly at the end of the document-after the last sentence of your submission, please insert a line break-not a page break-and begin your references on the same page, if possible. References should be left justified.