Author Guidelines

The Invest Journal of Sharia & Economic Law has a scope of scientific articles, articles published in this journal discuss various topics in the integrative study of Sharia Economic Law in Southeast Asia. Special issues related to Sharia Economics, Sharia Economic Law, and Sharia Finance. This journal welcomes contributions from scholars from related disciplines; All articles submitted to Invest must follow the guidelines as outlined below:

Submissions Submitted

  • manuscripts are original works and have not been published or are in the process of being published in other journals;
  • All submitted manuscripts must undergo a preliminary assessment by the Editor and, if deemed suitable for further consideration, will be reviewed by an independent and anonymous expert. All peer reviews are double-blind;
  • The author must submit manuscripts via online submission or email;
  • Each article must include a title, author's name, institution, email address, abstract, keywords, content, and references;
  • Written in Indonesian, English, and Arabic under scientific writing standards;
  • The title should be simple, concise, and informative and no more than 14 words;
  • The abstract must be in English and Indonesian;
  • The abstract is written briefly, concisely, and clearly, between 200-250 words that reflect: the problem (Issue), research objectives, methods, and research findings. Please also provide 3-5 selected keywords (words or phrases);
  • Manuscripts written in Arabic must always be accompanied by an abstract and title in English;
  • Manuscript length between 6000 - 7000 words; A4 size paper with 1.15 spacing, written in Book Antiqua style font;
  • The contents of the headings consist of an introduction, discussion (headings and subheadings are adjusted to the needs of each Manuscript), and conclusions;
  • Headings can be divided into several sections. Sections must be bold and use capital letters. Subsections must be in bold;
  • Whatever spelling you choose, please apply it consistently;
  • Latin fonts, such as, for example, e.g., et al., Versus (vs.), must be written in italics.
  • All Arabic terms or titles must be transliterated following the Library of Congress guidelines. People's names may not be transliterated;
  • All article references (footnotes and references) must follow the Chicago Manual Style (CMS). A template or article format has been prepared for you to download and use.

The main body of the Manuscript

  • Each article must include a title, author's name, institution, email address, abstract, keywords, content, and references;

  • Written in Indonesian, English, and/or Arabic in accordance with scientific writing standards;

  • The title should be simple, concise, and informative and no more than 14 words;

  • The abstract must be in English and Indonesian;

  • The abstract is written briefly, concisely, and clearly between 200-250 words that reflects: the problem (Issue), research objectives, methods, and research findings. Please also provide 3-5 selected keywords (words or phrases);

  • Manuscripts written in Arabic must always be accompanied by an abstract and title in English;

  • Manuscript length between 6000 - 7000 words; A4 size paper with 1.15 spacing, written in Book Antiqua style font;

  • The contents of the headings consist of: an introduction, discussion (headings and subheadings are adjusted to the needs of each manuscript), and conclusions;

  • Headings can be divided into several sections. Sections must be bold and use capital letters. Subsections must be in bold;

  • Whatever spelling you choose please apply it consistently;

  • Latin fonts, such as, for example, e.g., et al., Versus (vs.) must be written in italics.

  • All Arabic terms or titles must be transliterated following the Library of Congress guidelines. People's names may not be transliterated;

  • All article references (footnotes and references) must follow the Chicago Manual Style (CMS). A template or article format has been prepared for you to download and use.


Footnotes and References

Footnotes and references use the 17th CMS (Chicago Manual Style) reference style. Therefore, we recommend using a reference manager application such as Zotero, Mendeley, or Endnote.

1. Footnotes

  • Footnotes for textual material should be kept to a minimum and indicated by numeric superscripts: 1, 2, 3, etc.
  • Footnotes should be placed at the bottom of the relevant page.
  • References must be in alphabetical order. Minimum requirement of 20 references. Must contain references from primary sources (consisting of 80% of the entire bibliography, including journals, theses, dissertations, and other research) that have been published in the last 10 (ten) years. The remaining 20% may include secondary sources (books and other related publications). Implementing reference software such as Zotero, Mendeley, or Endnote is recommended, etc.
    • Book: M. Barry Hooker, Indonesian Sharia: Defining a National School of Islamic Law (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2008), 5.
    • Journal: Syafi'i Ahmad. Initiating an Accommodative-Transformative Islamic Law in the Context of Legal Pluralism in Indonesia. Justicia Islamica: Journal of Legal and Social Studies, 15 no. 1 (30 August 2019): 1–25, https://doi.org/10.18860/ua.v18i1.4268.
    • Proceedings: Nur A. Fadhil Lubis, “'The Study of Islamic Law in Indonesia: Some Notes on Contemporary Challenges', in the Proceedings of AICIS XII, Jakarta 23-24 February 2012, Directorate of Islamic Higher Education, Ministry of Religion of the Republic of Indonesia.
    • Chapter: Mohammad Hashim Kamali, “The Objectives and Objectives of Maqasid Al-Shariah's Methodological Perspective,” in The Objectives of Islamic Law the Promises and Challenges of Maqasid Al-Sharia, edited by Muna Tatari Idris Necessary and Rumee Ahmed, 7-10. (London: Lexington Books, 2018), 12
    • Thesis or Dissertation: Zainal Arifin, “Model Ijtihad Muslim in Pesantren Temboro” (Dissertation, Yogyakarta, UIN Sunan Kalijaga, 2017), 12.
    • Website: Maria Angela, “Islamic Law in Southeast Asia,” accessed 26 September 2019, http://www.hudson.org/research/9814-islamic-law-in-southeast-asia

2. Bibliography

Should be written according to the example below:

  • Book: Hooker, M. Barry. Indonesian Sharia: Defining a National School of Islamic Law (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2008), 5.
  • Journal: Ahmad, Syafi'i. “Initiating an Accommodative-Transformative Islamic Law in the Context of Legal Pluralism in Indonesia.” Justicia Islamica: Journal of Legal and Social Studies, 15 no. 1 (August 30, 2019): 1–25, https://doi.org/10.18860/ua.v18i1.4268.
  • Seminar proceedings: Lubis, Nur A. Fadhil. “'Islamic Legal Studies in Indonesia: Some Notes on Contemporary Challenges,'” in Proceedings of AICIS XII, Jakarta 23-24 February 2012, Directorate of Islamic Higher Education, Ministry of Religion of the Republic of Indonesia.
  • Chapters: Kamali, Mohammad Hashim. "Goals and Purposes Maqasid Al-Shariah Methodological Perspectives." In The Objectives of Islamic Law the Promises and Challenges of the Maqasid Al-Sharia, edited by Muna Tatari Idris Necessary and Rumee Ahmed, 7–10. London: Lexington Books, 2018.
  • Thesis or Dissertation: Arifin, Zainal. "The Model of Muslim Ijtihad at the Temboro Islamic Boarding School." Dissertation, UIN Sunan Kalijaga, 2017.
  • Website: Angela, Maria. “Islamic Law in Southeast Asia,” accessed September 26, 2019, http://www.hudson.org/research/9814-islamic-law-in-southeast-asia.
  • Once the proof is ready, the email will notify the author and attach it in pdf format.
  • Authors are asked to examine the evidence carefully. They should remember that the purpose of proofreading is to correct errors that may occur during production. They should, therefore, check for completeness of text, equation separators, figures, tables, and references.
  • Only important corrections are accepted.
  • The author has final responsibility for such corrections.
  • Correction results must be returned within 48 hours and can be resubmitted as a detailed list by email (citing the change location with page, column, and row numbers). Please do not modify PDF proof files, add explanations, or resubmit modified manuscript files.
  • The proofreading paper will be corrected and posted for online publication as soon as it is returned.

Proofreading Stage

  • Once the proof is ready, the email will notify the author and attach it in pdf format.
  • Authors are asked to examine the evidence carefully. They should remember that the purpose of proofreading is to correct errors that may occur during production. They should, therefore, check for completeness of text, equation separators, figures, tables, and references.
  • Only important corrections are accepted.
  • The author has final responsibility for such corrections.
  • Correction results must be returned within 48 hours and can be resubmitted as a detailed list by email (citing the change location with page, column, and row numbers). Please do not modify PDF proof files, add explanations, or resubmit modified manuscript files.
  • The proofreading paper will be corrected and posted for online publication as soon as it is returned. 

Guidelines for Arabic Translation

Arabic transliteration should be written with the following guidelines:

Arab

English

Arab

English

ء

ض

ب

b

ط

ت

t

ظ

ث

th

ع

`

ج

j

غ

gh

ح

ف

f

خ

kh

ق

q

د

d

ك

k

ذ

dh

ل

l

ر

r

م

m

ز

z

ن

n

س

s

ه

h

ش

sh

و

w

ص

ي

y

long vowels: ā, Diphthongs: aw, vv. Tā marbūṭā: t. Article: al-. For detailed information on Arabic Transliteration, please refer to the transliteration system in the Invest Journal Guidelines.