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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.
  • It is assumed that the manuscripts submitted to Islamic Studies are not under consideration for publication elsewhere
  • Manuscripts should be typed in MS Word format on A4 size paper in 12 point size in double space
  • Notes referred to in the text should be numbered consecutively
  • A title page should be prepared carrying the title of the article, author’s full name, institutional affiliation, mailing address, e-mail address and any other information that the author may wish to provide with the article.
  • References should be inserted as footnotes and numbered consecutively. In general, all citations should follow the Chicago Manual of Style. The use of op. cit. is to be avoided. Quoted material should have full location reference.
  • Words in Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Urdu should follow this journal’s transliteration scheme and conform to the transliteration system shown in the transliteration table of Islamic Studies.
  • Original drawings should preferably be submitted in a form ready for printing. Each illustration should bear a number, the author’s name, and the title of the paper. Tables should be clear and comprehensible.
  • The authors are required to submit an abstract, not exceeding 250 words along with the manuscript.

Author Guidelines

  • Submission of Manuscripts

    Manuscripts are required to be submitted in MS word files through Open Journal System (OJS) at this link: http://irigs.iiu.edu.pk:64447/ojs/index.php/islamicstudies/login.

    It is assumed that the manuscripts submitted to Islamic Studies are not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

    Editorial correspondence should be addressed to the Editor, Islamic Studies, Islamic Research Institute, P.O. Box. 1035, Islamabad, Pakistan or through E‑mail at islamicstudies.iri@iiu.edu.pk.

    Guidelines for Preparation of Manuscript

    A main article submission must be between 7,000 and 10,000 words in length (shorter articles may be accepted when justified by their exceptionally high quality); book reviews are generally expected to be between 1,000 and 1,500 words. Manuscripts should be typed on A4 size paper in a conventional font, size 12-point. Line spacing must be double. Left and right-hand margins should be 1 inch. Notes referred to in the text should be numbered consecutively. The text should be saved in MS-Word format. The Manuscript should be accompanied with a cover page carrying the title of the article, author’s full name, institutional affiliation, mailing address, email address and any other information that the author may wish to provide with the article.

    Abstracts

    The authors are required to submit an abstract, not exceeding 250 words along with their manuscripts.

    Keywords

    The authors are expected to provide a shortlist of keywords. Keywords are a tool to help indexers and search engines find relevant papers. If database search engines can find the manuscript, readers will be able to find it too. This will increase the number of people reading the manuscript, and likely lead to more citations.

    However, to be effective, Keywords must be chosen carefully. They should:

    • Represent the content of your manuscript
    • Be specific to your field or sub-field

    References

    References should be inserted as footnotes and numbered consecutively. In general, all citations should follow the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed. (footnotes). The use of op. cit. is to be avoided. Quoted material should have full location reference.

    Loanwords and Foreign Words

    Words in Arabic, Persian, Ottoman Turkish, and Urdu should follow this journal’s transliteration scheme and conform to the transliteration system shown in the transliteration table of Islamic Studies, available at this link.

    Drawings, Illustrations and Tables

    Original drawings should preferably be submitted in a form ready for printing. Each illustration should bear a number, the author’s name, and the title of the paper. Tables should be clear and comprehensible.

    Copy-editing

    The Editor reserves the right to copy-edit and make necessary alterations in the material contributed for publication. The Editor also reserves the right to modify or omit any material deemed inappropriate for publication.

    Offprints

    Fifteen offprints of each paper will be made available to the author free of charge in addition to one year’s free subscription to the journal. Authors may ask for further offprints at a reasonable price in advance.

    Books for Review

    Publishers are invited to submit books as well as journals, in duplicate, for consideration of review. Publishers may send review copies to the Editor, Islamic Studies, Islamic Research Institute, International Islamic University, Faisal Masjid Campus, P.O. Box 1035, Islamabad, Pakistan.

    Disclaimer

    Responsibility for the accuracy of the stated facts rests solely with authors. Opinions expressed in Islamic Studies are those of the authors and not necessarily endorsed by either the Editor or the Islamic Research Institute. Authors are themselves responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources.

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