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

Author Guidelines

General Guidelines

  1. The Manuscript should be written in English and has never been published or is not in the process of being submitted for publication in other media and does not contain plagiarism elements.
  2. The Manuscript can take the form of research, case studies, or literary studies.
  3. The author should be registered as an author. The guidelines for registration and submission are at the bottom of this page.
  4. The Manuscript will be published in Islam Realitas: Journal of Islamic and Social Studies after peer review.
  5. The Manuscript should be written in accordance with the Author Guidelines and Template. The writing template can be downloaded here

Manuscript Preparation and Structure of the Manuscripts

  1. Title. The title should be short, bright, and informative, but does not exceed 15 words. It has to be associated with the topics being addressed. The title of article should not include any uncommon abbreviation. The main topic should be written first, accompanied by its explanation.
  2. Author’s names and institutions. The author’s names should be accompanied by the author’s institutions, institutions address, and email addresses, without any academic and job titles.
  3. Abstract. Abstracts are written in Indonesian and English. The abstract must be a single paragraph consisting of 150-200 words. It must include the main question of the article, its novelty, research methods, findings, and keywords (3-5 phrases).
  4. Background. The background must contain (in brief and consecutive a general background, a literature review (state of the field), the main research problems, and research methods. In the final part of the introduction, the purpose of the article should be stated.
  5. Content. This part consists of the research results and their analysis. The results obtained from the research must be supported by sufficient data. The results must answer the research questions or deal with the research hypothesis in the introduction part. The following components should be covered in the discussion: How do your results relate to the original question or objectives outlined in the Introduction (what/how)? Do you provide a scientifical explanation for each of your results or findings (why)? Are your results consistent with what other investigators have reported, or are there any differences?.
  6. Conclusions. This section should deal with the objectives of the research and the research discoveries. The concluding remark should not only involve the recurrence of findings and discussions or abstracts; it should also propose potential studies and point out those that are ongoing.
  7. References. The literature listed in the References contains only the sources referred or included in the article. Please use Mendeley as the Reference Manager application. Sources should consists of 30-40 references from books, proceedings, and research results. Eighty percent of referenced journal articles must be published within the last 10 years. Citations and references follow the IEEE style, as seen in the following examples:
  • Setiadi, Elly M. dan Usman Kolip, Pengantar Sosiologi Pemahaman Fakta dan Gejala Permasalahan Sosial; Teori, Aplikasi dan Pemecahannya (Jakarta: Kencana Prenada Media Group, 2011)
  • Rozi, Syafwan, ‘Wacana Sufistik : Tasawuf Falsafi di Nusantara Abad XVII M: Analisis Historis dan Filosofis’, Islam Realitas: Journal of Islamic & Social Studies, 3.2 (2017), 169 <>.
  • Bach, Kent, ‘Performatives’, in Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy <> {accessed 3 October 2001}
  • Dominato, Gabriel, Morceaux de Conversation Avec Jean-Luc Godard, online video recording, YouTube, 10 January 2013, <> {accessed 10 October 2017}
  • Ingram, R. J., ‘Historical Drama in Great Britain from 1935 to the Present’ {unpublished doctoral thesis, University of London, Birkbeck College, 1988}
  • Schmidt, Michael, ‘Tragedy of Three Star-Crossed Lovers’, Daily Telegraph, 1 February 1990
  • Sinangguli, Sinaga (Leader community), Interview, {Sunday, 16 Februari 2017}

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