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Author Guidelines

Editorial Policy

All authors are invited to contribute their original manuscript to Journal of al-Turath. Al-Turath welcomes any forms of manuscript contributions that are either directly related or not to the Islamic studies perspectives whether from the aspects of Quran, Qira’at and Hadith

The accepted manuscripts will be assessed by the Editorial council and independent reviewer.

Authors who are interested to produce an original manuscript are encouraged to send their manuscript to Manager of Al-Turath via online filling-up a submission form  provided by the Journal of al-Turath website.

Ethics Statement

This is the statement of ethics for al-Turath Journal of al-Quran and al-Sunnah  published by Centre of Islamic Heritage Sustainability, Faculty of Islamic Studies, The National University of Malaysia (University Kebangsaan Malaysia), UKM. This statement was adapted from the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and covers the code of ethics for chief editor, editorial board members, reviewers and authors.


Duties of Authors

·      Have the responsibility of ensuring only new and original work is submitted.

·      Must not reproduce work that has been previously published in other journals.

·      Must not submit any articles that are being reviewed or considered by the journal to other journals simultaneously.

·      Are only allowed to publish their work elsewhere after receiving a formal rejection from the journal or if their request to withdraw their work is officially accepted by the journal.

·      Must inform the Chief Editor or the publisher of any inaccuracy of data in their published work so that correction or retraction of article can be done.

·      Should make significant contributions and be held accountable for any shortcoming in their work. 


Duties of Reviewers

·      Must disclose any competing interest before agreeing to review a submission.

·      Can refuse to review any submission due to a conflict of interest or inadequate knowledge.

·      Review all submissions objectively, fairly and professionally. 

·      Reveal any ethical misconduct encountered while reviewing to the Chief Editor for further action.

·      Should ensure the originality of a submission and be alert to any plagiarism and redundant publication.

·      Must not discuss the content of the submission without permission.

·      Adhere to the time allocated for the review process. Requests for extension to review the submission is at the discretion of the Chief Editor.


Duties of Editorial Board Members

·      Actively contribute to the development and the greater good of the journal.

·      Act as ambassadors for the journal.

·      Continuously support and promote the journal.

·      Review any work assigned to them.


Duties of Chief Editor 

·      Evaluate manuscripts fairly and solely on their intellectual merit.

·      Ensure confidentiality of manuscripts and not disclose any information regarding manuscripts to anyone other than the people involved in the publishing process.

·      Has the responsibility to decide when and which articles are to be published.

·      Actively seek the views of board members, reviewers and authors on how to improve/ increase the image and visibility of the journal.

·      Give clear instructions to potential contributors on the submission process and what is expected of the authors.

·      Ensure appropriate reviewers are selected/ identified for the reviewing process.



 • Authors should submit only original work that is not plagiarized, and has not been published or being considered elsewhere.  Appropriate softwares may be used by the editorial office to check for similarities of submitted manuscripts with existing literature. Inclusion of fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements are unacceptable. Work and/or words from other publications must be appropriately cited or quoted.



• Authors should state their results clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation.The methods used in the work should be clearly and unambiguously described so that the findings can be repeated and confirmed by other researchers.


Conflicts of Interest 

• A statement on conflict of interest must be included in the manuscript if authors receive any support that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. 


Authorship and Collaboration 

• Name of authors listed in a paper should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the report. Only those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the work must be acknowledged or listed as contributors. It is the duty of the corresponding author to ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper.  All co-authors must approve the final version of the paper and agree to the version of the paper before submission.


Multiple or Redundant 

• Authors should not publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research output in more than one journal or primary publication. A similar manuscript should not be submitted to more than one journal concurrently as this constitutes as unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Manuscript Specifications

All the manuscripts sent must adhere to the specifications of the journal article publication; manuscript must be typed written in the Microsoft Word with A4 size papers, and all texts must be typed double-spaced in Times New Roman font size 12pt.

Abstract written cannot be more than 200 words in Malay and English language. For a manuscript written in Arabic, abstract must be written in all the three languages.

Authors must prepare a short biodata which is not more than 50 words to be included at the last page of the manuscript.

The in-text citations must follow the author-date system. For every reference used in the text must be mentioned in the reference list. The writings of the manuscript must adhere to the APA (American Psychological Association) writing guidelines.


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. Manuscript must include an abstract, describing its main points not exceeding 200 words in the Malay and English language. For a manuscript written in Arabic, abstract must be written in all the three languages.
  3. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  4. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  5. The text is double-spaced; uses a Times New Roman 12-point font for Malay and English manuscript or Traditional Arabic 16-point font for Arabic manuscript; 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, which is found in About the Journal.

  7. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. 


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