Information For Authors

Interested in submitting to this journal? We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the process.

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) 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 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 11 for Times New Roman and 16 for Traditional Arabic and typed in single spacing. Details of the writing form can be found in the article template provided on this website (HERE)

The length of the article should be not more than 20 pages including 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 (



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.



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.




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.



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.


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.  


For June publication, the deadline for submission of articles is end of February. For December publication, the deadline for submission of articles is the end of August.

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

NOTE: Time for processing a manuscript From Submission to Publication is: two (2) to three (3) months