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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.

The Malaysian Journal of Syariah and Law (MJSL)


Submission Guidelines


The Malaysian Journal of Syariah and Law (MJSL) is a refereed journal and publishes original and well researched articles in the fields of law and Syariah and any other related areas. Manuscripts published in the MJSL represent the views of the authors concerned and not necessarily those of the editorial board and the Faculty of Syariah and Law.


The Malaysian Journal of Syariah and Law (MJSL) accept English, Malay and Arabic article. Manuscript submitted for consideration of publication in The Malaysian Journal of Syariah and Law (MJSL) must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere either in electronic or printed form. The manuscript also does not published previously. The corresponding author should declare about this when submitting the manuscript to the The Malaysian Journal of Syariah and Law (MJSL).


Manuscripts should be submitted through the online submission system; OJS (Open Journal System) http://mjsl.usim.edu.my/index.php/jurnalmjsl/user/register. New author will be required to register as a new user before proceeding to the submission stage. Most processes and procedures are self-explanatory, but in case assistance needed please refer to Author Guide.


 


MANUSCRIPT


Manuscript should be prepared in accordance with the American Psychological Association (APA) style guide by using the Times New Roman or Traditional Arabic fonts. For Malay or Arabic manuscript additional abstract and title in English should be attached. Keyword consists of three (3) to five (5) words should also be provided in the manuscript. Font size should be 10 for Times New Roman and 14 for Traditional Arabic and typed in single spacing.


The length of the article should be not more than 25 pages including references.


 


REFERENCES


References should be cited in the text as: (author, date). For Arabic manuscript references MUST BE written in Roman script both; in text and list of references. For further formatting and referencing aid, please consult APA Publication Manual 6th Edition (www.apastyle.org).


 


ABSTRACT


Each manuscript should include an abstract length about 250-350 words. For Malay or Arabic manuscript an ADDITIONAL ABSTRACT AND TITLE IN ENGLISH must be accompanied with the manuscript. Keywords consist of three (3) to five (5) words.


 


AUTHOR’S BIOGRAPHY


The author should provide his/her SHORT PROFILE including her/his name, academic achievement, affiliations to professional bodies, working experience, research interests within 100 words at the end of the manuscript. Typed in single-spaced and placed it below the references under the heading BIOGRAPHY.


 


Sample:


BIOGRAPHY


Ahmad Kamal Hussien obtained his PhD from Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Malaysia in 2016 in Syariah and Judiciary. Currently, he is a lecturer at the Faculty of Syariah and Law, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Malaysia. His research areas include administration of Islamic Law, contemporary issue in Syariah and judiciary, and Islamic law of evidence. He has published a number of papers to the related areas.


 


COPYRIGHT POLICY


Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to transfer copyright. This transfer will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information. A letter will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript.



If excerpts from other copyrighted works are included, the author(s) must obtain written permission from the copyright owners and credit the source(s) in the article.


All manuscript will follow a double-blind reviewed by the internal and external appointed assessors.  Manuscript will be returned to the author(s) for corrections and amendments if necessary with observations and comments of the assessor(s) along with the decision made by the Editorial Board regarding the publication of the manuscript. Manuscript submitted to the The Malaysian Journal of Syariah and Law (MJSL) is not returnable whether they are accepted for publication or not. Manuscripts must be submitted via the on-line submission and refereeing system.


The published manuscript would not represent the stand and opinion of the Board and the Management Team of the Malaysian Journal of Syariah and Law (MJSL), and the Faculty of Syariah and Law,  Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Malaysia.


WARNING


The journal is not tolerated in the following situations:



  1. Plagiarism;

  2. Data falsification;

  3. Redundant publication;

  4. Stealing from others.


Authors are responsible to their articles and must withdraw their articles in the above situations. The Malaysian Journal of Syariah and Law (MJSL) is not responsible if there is any lawsuit from any party.


Once the paper is published online in this journal, the author who wishes to withdraw the paper must pay 1000USD for damages. The paper will then be withdrawn within four (4) weeks.  


DEADLINE


For January publication, the deadline for submission of articles is end of September. For July publication, the deadline for submission of articles is the end of February.


Articles submitted after the deadline will be considered for subsequent publication.