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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, or RTF 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.

Author Guidelines

Submission may be made in the form of Microsoft Word files.  Only original papers will be accepted and copyright of published papers will be vested in the publisher. 

Manuscript should be typed with single spacing in Microsoft Word 97 or higher and should not exceed 7,000 words. Margin should be set at 1” top, 1” bottom, 1.5” left and 1” right. Set tab setting 0.5”, so that the first line of paragraph is intended by the amount (except the first paragraph). All test should be left justified, typed using Times New Roman (size 12). The title should be printed in title case, font size 14 and centre aligned.

Indicate table within test. Camera-ready table should be typed flush with the left margin and have proper labeling of sources, column headings and other notation. The table numbers and title should be typed on separate lines. All endnotes should appear before references and it should be kept to minimum.

References to other publications must be in American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style and references should be carefully checked for completeness, accuracy and consistency. Samples of entries are as follow:

Book:

  • Aziz, M. R. A. (2013). Islamic Banking and Finance in Malaysia: System, Issues and Challenges. Nilai: USIM Press.
  • Mohamed, Z. A., & Masruki, M. (2013). Integrated Muamalat Case Study. Nilai: USIM Press.
  • Shafii, Z., Hanefah, M. M., Abdul Rahman, A. R., Salleh, S., Zakaria, N., & Kamaruddin, M. I. H. (2017). Shariah Audit and Assurance: Process and Programme. Nilai: USIM Press.

Journal:

  • Abdul Shukor, S. (2012). Effects of Susceptibility to Interpersonal Influence on Clothing Benefits Sought. International Journal of Management Studies, 19(1), 115-133.
  • Shaharuddin, A., & Gleave, R. (2007). The Early Development of Shafi’is Rules on Mudarabah. Journal of Muamalat and Islamic Finance Research4(1), 147-159.

Conference Paper:

  • Abdul Wahab, N. (2009). The Path to Create Quality of Service Awareness Among Graduate Entrepreneurs. In Islamic Business and Entrepreneurship Conference (iBEC 2009), June 2009, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.
  • Kamaruddin, M. I. H., & Ramli, N. M. (2016). Control Activities Practices in Islamic Non-Profit Organisations in Malaysia. In 8th Asia-Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference (APIRA 2016), 13-15 July, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.

Electronic Source:

  • (2002). IRAS Targets 1 in 2 Taxpayers to e-File This Year. Available [Online] at,  http://www/iras.goc.sg/press/ PR2002/press02.htm (Accessed on 15 March 2015).

Authors are required to include a cover page indicating the name(s), address, contact number and e-mail of author(s).

An abstract not exceeding 200 words should be enclosed on a separate sheet at the beginning of the text. Extended version of abstract in English is required if the article submitted in Bahasa Malaysia or Arabic language. The format of abstract should provide the purpose, design/methodology/approach, findings, originality/value, a maximum of six keywords that will assist in indexing the paper and paper type.

Manuscript submitted to the journal will initially be screened by the Chief Editor and Executive Editor, to determine their appropriateness for publication. Only those considered appropriate will follow a double refereeing process by editorial board members.