Author Guidelines

Papers submitted for publication must conform to the following guidelines:

  1. Papers should discuss the themes of religious moderation with multi-approaches such, but not limited, as religious studies, cultural studies, law, tafsir, fiqh, economics, psychology, etc. All these themes are accepted as long as based on the studies of religious moderation.
  2. Papers must be typed in one-half spaced on B-5-paper size;
  3. Papers’ length is about 4500-7,000 words;
  4. All submission must include a 150-170 word abstract;
  5. Full name(s) of the author(s) must be stated, along with his/her/their institution and email;
  6. All submission should be in OpenOffice or Microsoft Word document file format;
  7. Arabic romanization should be written:, b, t, th, j, , kh, d, dh, r, z, s, sh, , , , , , gh, f, q, l, m, n, h, w, y. Short vowels: a, i, u. long vowels: ā, ī, ū. Diphthongs: aw, ay. Tā marbūṭā: t. Article: al-. For detail information on Arabic Romanization, please refer the transliteration system of the Library of Congress (LC) Guidelines click here.
  8. Bibliographical reference must be noted in footnote and bibliography according to Al-Wasatiyyah
  9. Abstract: Abstract is written in one paragraph that includes four things: (1) Statement of the Problem, (2) Research questions, (3) Method; and (4) findings/results. The author can also write down things that are considered very important in this abstract, while paying attention to the maximum word limit [300 words].
  10. Keywords: contains special concepts (3-7 words/ phrases in in English and Indonesian (bahasa). 
  11. Introduction (First subtitle; bold in first capital letters). The introduction should include three things: (1) the issues studied; (2) The importance of issues; and (3) Method/ way the author discusses the issue that is presented clearly, briefly and densely. The introduction (also the next text) is written with Times New Roman font size 12 and space 1. Foreign language words or phrases are written italic, while Arabic-Latin transliteration writing refers to Arabic-Indonesian transliteration according to SKB 3 Menteri.
  12. Discussion (Second Subtitle, written in bold with the first letter of capital). In this section, subtitles are written according to the content of those subtitles. This section is the main part of the article. This section should contain clear and scientific analysis and findings.   The discussions in each section are comprehensively, logically, and systematically described.
  13. Conclusion (bold in first capital letters). In this section, the author writes the closing words in the form of conclusions from the results of analysis or discussion and suggestions or recommendations for the next research project. Authors can also reward those who have contributed to the research.
  14. The references are arranged alphabetically and is written 1 space by giving tabs the second line and so on, while the first line is not. Please use Mendeley or Zotero manager reference app. The examples of writing references are:
    • Al-Shāṭibī. Al-Muwāfaqāt Fī Uṣūl Al-Sharīʿah. Edited by ʿAbd Allāh al-Darrāz. Vol. 2. Beirut: Dār al-Kutub al-ʿIlmiyyah, 2005.
    • Kurniawan, Edi. “Early Marriage, Human Rights, and the Living Fiqh: A Maqasid Al-Shariʻa Review.” Al-Risalah: Forum Kajian Hukum Dan Sosial Kemasyarakatan 20, no. 1 (2020): 8. 
    • Abuddin Nata. Pembaruan Pendidikan Islam di Indonesia. Jakarta: Prenada media Group, 2019.




  1. It is suggested to use a reference manager at styling the footnote and the bibliography, such as Zotero, Mendeley with the Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition (full note, with Ibid.) citation style.