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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.

  • The authors are willing to read, follow, and complete all notes and remarks given in the process of review.
  • The article must be original and not published or concurrently submitted for publication elsewhere.
  • Papers submitted for publication must conform to the Journal Template and Author Guidelines.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Each author’s identity must state the full name, institution, email, and ORCID iD.
  • All references containing URLs must be provided.
  • Upload your manuscript and assert related items, materials, or letters of statement.
  • The authors will upload the revised version of the manuscript on-time.

ESENSIA: Jurnal Ilmu-Ilmu Ushuluddin's editorial guidelines on authorship can be found in the notes listed below:

I. Notes to Authors

A.  Discipline Areas

Papers submitted to ESENSIA: Jurnal Ilmu-Ilmu Ushuluddin should present a specific account of the work on Islamic theology (uṣūl al-dīn). In general, the conducted research articles not only be focusing on issues of religious studies, Qur’anic and hadith studies, comparative religions, or Islamic philosophy but also on other relevant topics regarding the significance of Islam in the context of religious life.

B.  Who Can Submit

Any researchers worldwide, either on basis of Islamic-theological studies or in other disciplines, may submit their original and rightful article for publication in ESENSIA with a maximum number of five (5) authors in each paper.

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a noticeable contribution to the draft conception, methodological design, data collection, or data analysis of the presented study. All those who have made substantial contributions should be listed as co-authors. If others have participated in certain significant aspects of the paper (e.g. proofreading, data transcribing, or language editing), they should be described in the acknowledgments section.

Each author’s identity must state the full name, institution, email; and ORCID iD; As part of our efforts to improve the transparency of scholarly contributions, each corresponding author must provide their Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier (ORCID) iD; Co-authors are also encouraged to provide ORCID iDs if available. Click this link to register an ORCID iD.

C.  General Submission Rules

Material submitted to ESENSIA must be original and not published or concurrently submitted for publication elsewhere. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted and permission has been obtained where necessary.

If part of a contribution that authors wish to submit to ESENSIA has appeared (or will appear) elsewhere, the author must specify the details in the cover letter accompanying the submission. Consideration by the Editorial Team is possible if neither the conclusion, results, nor implications are identical to the other work. The Managing Editor will consider submissions when similar work is published in a language other than Bahasa Indonesia, English, and Arabic, or when contain material that has previously formed part of an academic thesis or Ph.D. dissertation which has been published according to the requirements of the institution awarding the qualification.

D.  Screening Process

All manuscripts are subject to a screening process to ensure their sensibility to the focus and scope of ESENSIA.  Authors could expect a decision within 8 weeks of receipt. If a revision is required, the corresponding author should submit a revised manuscript within 14 days. The final decision is taken by the Editor-in-Chief based on the information gained through the peer-review process.

E.  Themed Issues

ESENSIA currently does not publish a specific issue. Therefore, the main scope of this journal is Islamic theology and its derivations such as religious studies, Qur’anic studies, hadith studies, comparative religions, Islamic philosophy, Sufism, and the sociology of religion.


II. Categories of Contents

While the main form of manuscripts in ESENSIA will be peer-reviewed research articles. Its structure can be flexible due to its digital platform hence allowing authors to explore a variety of formats.

A.  Research Article

The research article is a paper containing methodological and theoretical advances in the subject area. The main body of the article should contain an introduction, general overview, description of the material, analysis, conclusion, and references. This article comprises approximately 5,000-8,000 words including references. Read the Detailed Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines below.

B.  Fieldwork Investigation

Most Fieldwork Investigations may fulfill the criteria for the previously ascribed Research Article. However, some cases were conducted in the natural environment rather than in a laboratory or office. These will be similar in length to Research Article, comprising a total of 5,000-8,000 words.

C.  Ongoing Research Report

Articles categorized as an Ongoing Research Report will be brief academic ideas, early research findings, materials, concepts, or questions as a “work in progress”. Research proposals for bachelor/master/doctoral thesis are included in this category. This form of paper shall be thought-provoking, illuminating, and challenging for intellectualism. It comprises approximately 4,000-6,000 words with references.


III. Brief Manuscript Guidelines

A.  Paper Layout

The text is single-spaced on A4-paper size, written in Palatino Linotype size 11 pt (Latin) or Sakkal Majalla size 14 (Arabic). All text must be customized into the ‘moderate’ margin [Top: 2.54, Left: 1.91, Bottom: 2.54, Right: 1.91 cm] and aligned in two columns with each column separated by 1 cm from the other. The manuscript must also avoid the use of any section break and bold text. Employ italics rather than bold or underlining texts for emphasized sections of the writing (exception for URL address).

B.  Authors’ Contribution Statements

ESENSIA encourages transparency by publishing author contribution statements. Authors are required to include a statement of responsibility in the manuscript, including review-type articles, that specify the contribution of every author. The level of detail varies; some disciplines produce manuscripts that comprise discrete efforts readily articulated in detail, whereas other fields operate as group efforts at all stages. Author contribution statements are included in the published paper. Read Journal Policies for more details on the regulation.

The corresponding author is also responsible for having ensured collective agreement between co-authors in all matters regarding manuscript publication. Therefore, the corresponding author needs to submit a statement of competing interests on behalf of all authors of the paper. Please refer to ESENSIA’s policy of competing interests for more information. The corresponding author shall be responsible for data, code, and materials as follow:

  • ensuring the transparency and reproducibility of the data;
  • ensuring that original data are preserved by rigid methods so that it is retrievable for reanalysis;
  • confirming that the presentation accurately reflects the original data;
  • foreseeing and minimizing obstacles to the sharing of described data;
  • ensuring that all authors have certified the author list and author contributions

ESENSIA also allows one set of co-authors to be specified as having contributed equally to the work and one set of co-authors to be specified as having jointly supervised the work. Other equal contributions are best described in author contribution statements [adapted from McNutt, et al. (2018) in Nature Portofolio (2021)].

Any changes to the author list after submissions, such as the addition or deletion of authors or a change in the order of the authors, must be approved by every author. The Editorial Team of ESENSIA will not adjudicate authorship disputes before or after publication. If such disagreements cannot be resolved amongst authors, they should be directed to the relevant institutional authority.

C.  Referencing Style

Bibliographical management must be adjusted following the Turabian 8th Style (full note). The editorial team highly recommends the use of reference manager software for styling the footnote and the bibliography, such as ZoteroMendeley, or EndNote.


IV. Detailed Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

A.  Formatting Requirement

Papers submitted for publication must conform to the following requirements:

  1. The paper must be written either in Bahasa Indonesia, English, or Arabic.
  2. All submissions should be in Microsoft Word, RTF, OpenOffice, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. All submissions must include 150-200 words of bilingual abstract [English/Arabic and Indonesian].
  4. The abstract should explain; the Purposes of the Study, MethodologyMain Findings, and Research Novelty.
  5. The author should present not more than five (5) very specific keywords, each separated with a semicolon (;).
  6. Arabic words should be transliterated according to the style of the International Journal of Middle East Studie(IJMES);
  7. The main body of the article should contain; Introduction, General Overview of the Topic, Description of the Material, Analysis, Conclusion, Acknowledgments, Competing Interests, Author's Contributions, Ethical Considerations, Funding Information, Data Availability, Disclaimer, and References.
  8. The article should provide 30 accessible references, either indexed with Crossref DOI or ISBN.
  9. References from website articles and/or newspapers should be limited by 7.

Please make sure that the manuscript does not include any personal information, as it will immediately be sent for the peer-review process.

B.  Language and Proofread

All submissions must contain English texts. Aside from specific foreign words and phrases, the use of uncommon foreign words and phrases should be avoided. Authors also should use proper and standard English grammar. UK English is preferred in general, but US English is also acceptable. However, authors cannot mix both. See The Elements of Style by Strunk, Jr., and White (1999, 4th ed.) as a guide to measure your writing style.

To improve the quality of publications, ESENSIA requires all submissions to proof the manuscript with help of a professional to maintain writing consistency, manuscript formatting, and plagiarism check. The results of proofreading are proven only by sending an official statement from an official language institution or professional language consultant. Proofreading should be reserved for necessary corrections to article text to ensure the accuracy and flow of information. Once the final proofed manuscript is published online, it will remain the version of the record with no opportunity for post-publication changes unless the publication record is seriously affected.

C. Data Availability

Authors are responsible for obtaining all necessary permissions and ensuring compliance with local regulatory requirements for data sharing. Authors should provide information in the manuscript on their data collection methods sufficient to support peer review. If data processing steps were performed by a third party, out of the control of the authors, this should be clearly stated in the methods. Please refer to our journal policy for information about authors’ responsibilities for preserving and making available data and materials upon publication.

All published manuscripts reporting original research in ESENSIA must include a statement of the availability of data. This statement must make the conditions of access to the “minimum dataset” that is necessary to interpret, verify and extend the research in the article, transparent to readers. This minimum dataset may be provided through deposition in public community/discipline-specific repositories, custom proprietary repositories for certain types of datasets, or general repositories. Providing large datasets in supplementary information is strongly discouraged and the preferred approach is to make data available in repositories. Editors reserve the right to decline consideration if a manuscript fails to provide sufficient information regarding the data collection approach.

D.  Tables and Figures

Illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than divided at the end of the discussion. Each of them must be asserted with a brief description.