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Author Guidelines



1. Title

2020 version, book antiqua 12 pt, bold, Uppercase. The title should be concise, descriptive, informative and catchy
2. Author's Identity

Articles accompanied by an author's identity include: Author's name without an academic degree (book antiqua 11,5 pt, italic), institutional affiliation of the author with departement, country, and email address (book antiqua 11,5 pt). (Institution name with departments. No city unless included in the institution’s name)
3. Abstract

(Subhead 1: Book Antiqua, Size 11,5, Capitalize Each Word, Bold) The abstract should be in one paragraph, not exceeding 200-250 words, and written in English and Indonesia.  The font is Book Antiqua, 11,5 pt, and justify. The abstract should succinctly describes your entire paper. It comprises of the purposes of the research, method, and the findings of the research from the researchers perspective and it is advised that researchers refrain from citing the works of others when writing abstracts. The section is like giving a researcher 15 seconds to give a narrative to readers for them to have a mental picture of the entire research s/he has conducted.
4. Keywords

Keywords consist of 3-5 words and / or phrases.
Words typed in italics (italic), between keywords separated by colons (;)
5. Introduction

Introduction written in Book Antiqua 11,5 pt, Bold, Uppercase. The introduction should briefly place the study in a broad context and highlight why it is essential. It should define the purpose of the work and its significance. The current state of the research field should be reviewed carefully, and key publications cited. Provide broad definitions and discussions of the topic and incorporate views of others (literature review) into the discussion to support, refute, or demonstrate your position on the topic (state of the art). Please highlight controversial and diverging hypotheses when necessary. Finally, we briefly mention the main aim of the work and highlight the principal conclusions. As far as possible, please keep the introduction comprehensible to scientists outside your particular field of research. This section also explains the rationale for the application of specific approaches, methods, procedures or techniques used to identify, select, and analyze information applied to understand the research problem/project, thereby, allowing the readers to critically evaluate your project’s/study's overall validity and reliability
6. Discussion

Discussion written in Book Antiqua 11,5pt, Bold, Justify, Uppercase. It is important to convince your reader of the potential impact of your impact of your study/research. The discussion is written to interpret and describe the significance of your findings in light of what was already known about the issues being investigated, and to explain any new understanding or insights about the problem after you have taken the findings into consideration. It should connect to the introduction by way of the research questions or hypotheses you posed and the literature you reviewed, but it does not simply repeat or rearrange the introduction; this section should always explain how your study has moved the reader's understanding of the research problem forward from where you left them at the end of the introduction. The body could be divided into sections. Sections should be bold. Whichever spelling you choose (British or American English) please be consistent throughout. Latin expressions, such as, e.g., i.e., et al., versus (vs.) should be set in italic. All terms or titles in Arabic should be transliterated with following the Library of Congress guide.

This section may be divided by subheadings. It should provide a concise and precise description of the experimental results, their interpretation as well as the experimental conclusions that can be drawn. Authors should discuss the results and how they can be interpreted in perspective of previous studies and the working hypotheses. The findings and their implications should be discussed in the broadest context possible. Future research directions may also be highlighted.
7. Conclusion

Conclusion Book Antiqua, Size 11,5, Capitalize Each Word, Bold.
The Section title should be “Conclusion.” Provide a discussion of the overall coverage of the article and concluding remarks. The conclusion is intended to answer the research problems or purposes and also show the novelty.
8. Reference List

References are written in Book Antiqua 11,5 pt, Bold, Uppercase. Al-Syakhsiyyah uses CMS (Chicago Manual Style) 17th referencing style. The references should be in alphabetical order, Use Book Antiqua (11,5), 1 spaced. The minimum requirement is 20 references. It should include references obtained from primary sources (consisting of amounting to 80% of the entire bibliography includes journals, thesis, disertasion, and other research) that have been published in the last 10 (ten) years. The remaining 20% may include secondary sources (books and other relevant publications). It is suggested to apply reference software like Zotero, Mendeley or Endnote, etc.

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. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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