Author Guidelines

welcomes original research papers, conference/seminar/workshop papers, case studies, and book review in English language.

Submitted papers should meet the internationally accepted criteria and manuscripts should follow the Author Guidelines of the journal for the purpose of both reviewing and editing. Articles should be in Microsoft Word format (doc, docx, or rtf) and submitted electronically by log in to our website via OJS.

Articles should be between 5000 - 10000 words long excluding references, appendices, tables, and figures. In general, an article should consist of the following:

  1. Title. The title should be concise and specific.
  2. Name and affiliation. All submitted papers should be accompanied by short biographies of the author(s) that consist of the author/s' full name, place and date of birth, education, occupation, address, and affiliation along with a valid email address.
  3. Abstracts. Abstracts of 150-250 words are required for all articles submitted.
  4. Keywords. Each article should contain a minimum of 3 keywords.
  5. Introduction. The introduction should consist of background, research problem, objective, and hypothesis (if any).
  6. Literature review. This part covers previous research and theoretical studies that are employed to build the research framework.
  7. Methodology. In general, it comprises research design, data collection techniques, and data analysis.
  8. Result and discussion. This part discusses the research findings based on data analysis. The researcher should analytically interpret the data and linked it to the theoretical framework.
  9. Conclusion. The last part of the article and should consist of a conclusion and suggestion or recommendation.
  10. Citation. Talaa utilizes in-notes (body note) format using APA 6th citation style. The author is required to employ citation software (such as Mendeley, Endnote, Zotero, and so on). The information regarding this style can be found at the following link:

It is placed in the very last part of the article. It should be referred to the resources cited in the article. The writing should comply with the following examples:

  1. Book:
    McChesney, R. D. (1991). Waqf in Central Asia: Four Hundred Years in the History of a Muslim Shrine 1480-1889. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.
  2. Chapter in Book:
    Duska, R., & Clarke, J. J. (2001). Ethical Issues in Financial Services. In Norman E. Bowie (Ed.), The Blackwell Guide to Business Ethics (pp. 10). New Jersey: Blackwell Publishing.
  3. Online source:
    Laerd-Statistics. (2015). Kruskal-Wallis H Test using SPSS Statistics. Retrieved from
  4. Newspaper:
    Rahman, A. (2011, 6 April 2012). Menghapus Nila Setitik di Bank Syariah. Majalah Stabilitas.
  5. Journal article:
    Wan-Ahmad, Wan M., Ab-Rahman, Asmak, Ali, Nor A., & Che-Seman, Azizi. (2008). Religiosity and Banking Selection Criteria among Malays in Lembah Klang. Shariah Journal, 16(2), 279-304.
  6. Unpublished works (Thesis/Dissertation):
    Mustamil, Norizah M. (2010). The Influence of Culture and Ethical Ideology on Ethical Decision Making Process of Malaysian Managers. (Doctoral Thesis), Curtin University of Technology.
  7. Proceeding:
    Musa, Adli M. (2011). Islamic Business Ethics & Finance: An Exploratory Study of Islamic Banks in Malaysia. Paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Islamic Economics, Doha, Qatar. 
  8. Miscellaneous.
    Other related concerns should be referred to the sample article provided or contact our technical team via email:

For consistency and convenience, please use the TEMPLATE we already prepared for the author(s).