Information For Authors
ISLAM AND CIVILISATIONAL RENEWAL JOURNAL STYLESHEET: ARTICLES
Articles should not have been published elsewhere or under consideration for any other publication at the time. Articles that have been a part of dissertation can be considered if there is a major modification and adjustment.
Contributions should be submitted as an e-mail attachment in Word for Windows (Mac files must be converted) to: [email protected]
All received articles will be evaluated by specialised referees. Selected articles will be returned to the writers with reviewer comments along with the Editorial Board decision regarding their publication. The editorial board may not give reasons in cases where the articles are far below the expected standards of scholarship. Articles submitted to the Journal are not returnable whether they are accepted for publication or not.
The Editorial Board holds the right to make any necessary changes in the approved articles for publication upon consultation with the writers. Stylistic, linguistic and limited editorial changes may be done by the Editorial Board itself.
GENERAL ARTICLE REQUIREMENTS
Articles submitted to Islam and Civilisational Renewal should be between 4,000 and 8,000 words in length.
All articles should be accompanied by a 150 to 250-word abstract, outlining the aims, scope and conclusions of the work, but not containing sentences from the article. All abstracts must end with a list of five to ten keywords.
All articles must conclude with a set of actionable policy recommendations, preferably in bullet point form.
Tables and Figures: It is the responsibility of the author to obtain permission to reproduce any illustrations that may be subject to copyright, and sources should be indicated appropriately in the accompanying captions. The use of figures (diagrams, charts, graphs) and tables should be kept to a minimum, with only essential data presented. Each should be numbered consecutively, titled, and mentioned in the main text. Tables must contain editable text. Figures should be supplied as separate *editable* files where possible (preferably in EPS, Illustrator or Excel format) and not in colour. Picture files or jpegs are unsuitable for figures, but can be supplied for photographs if they are of good quality.
Proofs: After acceptance for publication, the article will be copy-edited. On completion, the author will receive a set of page proofs with a list of the copy-editor’s queries or, if there are a lot of queries, these will be sent before the proofs are processed so that finalisation will result in a relatively clean copy. Page proofs will be sent either as PDFs or by fax to the primary address supplied by the author for checking and correction of typesetting errors. Authors are expected to correct and return within 48 hours.
Contributors will receive a free copy of the Journal issue in which their article appear.
Titles and sub-headings must be kept short (maximum 50 characters) to accommodate our house style both on our contents page and the running heads within the body of the article. The editor reserves the right to alter titles in consultation with the author.
Spelling and Punctuation: British rather than US spellings and punctuation should be used. Use -ise -isa-; for example, civilise, civilisation rather than civilize or civilization. Commas and periods inside closing quote marks only if quotation is a full sentence starting with a capital letter. For example:
It declared that “Cultural usage shall have the weight of the law.” “Cultural usage”, it declared, “shall have the weight of the law.” It declared that cultural usage “shall have the weight of the law”.
Quote marks: ‘Single’ quote marks are used for thoughts and “double” quote marks for speech, quotations and titles of articles in footnotes. Quotations within quotations have single quote marks inside, for example, “he described the scene as ‘totally unworkable’”.
Transliteration: Not required.
Numbers from one to twelve should be in words, thereafter figures: 13+; 1,000; 1 million; 1 per cent; pp. 121–9, but 111–19. Always use figures for units of measurement or percentages.
Dates: 10 May 2009; 2008–09; mid nineteenth century; mid 1980s; twentieth-century idea.
Acronyms and abbreviations should be spelled out the first time they are introduced within the text or references, with the abbreviated version alongside in parenthesis. Thereafter the acronym can be used in its abbreviated form. For example, Islam and Civilisational Renewal (ICR). Do not use full stops in the acronyms or abbreviations (for example, US not U.S., Dr not Dr., eds not eds.) except contractions such as ed. (for editor), vol. (for volume). Avoid using e.g. or i.e. and Latin such as v. supra, idem., op. cit. and loc. cit. although ibid. should be used to refer to an immediately preceding reference.
En rules used in number spans (unspaced), parenthetical dash (spaced), and forms such as Iran–Iraq war.
Initials unspaced – A.N. Author.
Use italics for foreign words not in common usage (see Oxford Manual of Style for guidance on this); titles of published books, journals, long poems, plays, films, operas, works of art, and TV and radio programmes; for emphasis (do not use caps or bold for emphasis), but use sparingly; for parties in legal case references: for example, Regina v. Smith. Do not use italics for place names or organisations even if they contain foreign words that would otherwise be in italics.
Currency Ensure it is clear what currency is being quoted especially if there could be confusion over dollars. It helps to give the equivalent US$, euro or £ sterling in brackets if quoting local currencies.
Parochialisms should be avoided. Instead of “in our country” write “in Malaysia”.
Islam and Civilisational Renewal uses the footnote system of citation. It does not accept citations embedded within the main text of a manuscript. Footnotes should be limited to those that are essential and kept brief (fewer than three lines). They should be marked clearly in superscript in the text at a point of punctuation.
The ICR does not support reference lists; all bibliographical information should therefore be included within the footnotes.
The following guideline sets out how authors should structure their footnotes. The Editors will return any manuscript that does not conform to these guidelines to its author(s) for revision.
The abbreviations ‘p.’ and ‘pp.’ are not used.
Multiple page numbers should be indicated as follows: 106-9 (for pages 106 to 109)
116-18 (for pages 116 to 118)
231-4 (for pages 231 to 234)
374-81 (for pages 374 to 381)
Abbreviations such as op. cit., loc. cit., f., ff., and passim should be avoided.
Ibid. is permissible but should not be italicised. e.g.
Name of Author(s), Book Title: Book Subtitle (Place: Publisher, Year), 123. e.g.
- Muhammad Hashim Kamali, The Middle Path of Moderation in Islam: The Qur’anic Principle of Wasatiyyah (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015),
- Jacob Neusner, Tamara Sonn and Jonathan E. Brockopp, Judaism and Islam in Practice: A Sourcebook (London: Routledge, 2000), 56.
All footnotes subsequent to that containing the full citation must use the short title system: Surname(s), Short Title, 123.
- Kamali, Middle Path,
- Neusner, Sonn and Brockopp, Judaism and Islam,
However, when a footnote refers to the same source as the one immediately preceding it, ‘Ibid.’ should be used.
If a book has more than three authors, the short title system should reproduce only the surname of the first author followed by et al.
Surname of Author, First Name(s) of Author. Book Title: Book Subtitle. Place: Publisher, Year.
- Kamali, Muhammad Hashim. The Middle Path of Moderation in Islam: The Qur’anic Principle of Wasatiyyah. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.
Name of Author(s), ‘Chapter Title: Chapter Subtitle,’ in Book Title: Book Subtitle, ed. Name of Editor(s) (Place: Publisher, Year), 123.
- Bashir S. Galadanci, ‘Synthesising Traditional and Modern Knowledge: The Nigerian
Experience,’ in Contemporary Higher Education Needs in Muslim Countries: Defining the Role of Islam in 21st Century Higher Education, ed. Osman Bakar, Eric Winkel and Airulamri Amran (Kuala Lumpur: IAIS Malaysia, 2011), 75.
- Fazlur Rahman, ‘Social Change and Early Sunnah,’ in Hadith and Sunnah: Ideals and Realities, ed. P. K. Koya (Kuala Lumpur: Islamic Book Trust, 2008),
Note that ‘ed.’ means ‘edited by’ and should not be ‘eds.’ Short form:
Surname(s), ‘Short Chapter Title,’ 123. e.g.
- Galadanci, ‘Traditional and Modern Knowledge,’ 75.
- Rahman, ‘Social Change,’
Surname of Author, First Name(s) of Author. ‘Chapter Title: Chapter Subtitle.’ In Book Title: Book Subtitle. Edited by Name of Editor(s), full page numbers. Place: Publisher, Year.
- Galadanci, Bashir S. ‘Synthesising Traditional and Modern Knowledge: The Nigerian Experience.’ In Contemporary Higher Education Needs in Muslim Countries: Defining the Role of Islam in 21st Century Higher Education. Edited by Osman Bakar, Eric Winkel and Airulamri Amran, 75-102. Kuala Lumpur: IAIS Malaysia, 2011.
Name of Author(s), ‘Article Title: Article Subtitle,’ Journal Title 5, no. 1 (Year): 50-6. e.g.
- Mohammad Hashim Kamali, ‘Catholics and Muslims in Dialogue: Working Together to Serve Others,’ Islam and Civilisational Renewal 6, no. 1 (2015): 7-24.
- James D. Frankel, ‘“Apoliticization”: One Facet of Chinese Islam,’ Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs 28, no. 3 (2008): 427-8.
Surname(s), ‘Short Article Title,’ 50-6. e.g.
- Kamali, ‘Catholics and Muslims,’ 7-24.
- Frankel, ‘“Apoliticization,’” 427-8.
Surname of Author, First Name(s) of Author. ‘Article Title: Article Subtitle.’ Journal Title 5, no. 1 (Year): 50-6.
- Kamali, Mohammad Hashim. ‘Catholics and Muslims in Dialogue: Working Together to Serve Others.’ Islam and Civilisational Renewal 6, no. 1 (2015): 7-24.
Name of Author(s), Book Title: Book Subtitle, trans. Name of Translator(s) (Place: Publisher, Year), 123.
- Ibn Ishaq, The Life of Muhammad, trans. A. Guillaume (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1967), 335.
- Sayyid Qutb, Social Justice in Islam, trans. John B. Hardie (rev. trans. Hamid Algar) (Kuala Lumpur: Islamic Book Trust, 2000),
Surname(s), Short Book Title, 123. e.g.
- Ibn Ishaq, Life of Muhammad,
- Qutb, Social Justice,
Surname of Author, First Name(s) of Author. Book Title: Book Subtitle. Translated by Name of Translator(s). Place: Publisher, Year.
- Enriquez, Mariana. Things We Lost in the Fire. Translated by Megan McDowell. London: Granta Books, 2018.
DISSERTATIONS AND THESES
Name of Author, ‘Title of Dissertation/Thesis: Subtitle of Dissertation/Thesis,’ Unpublished MA/PhD Thesis, Name of Issuing University (Year), 123.
- Sandar Molenaar, ‘Zheng He: Man and Myth,’ Unpublished MA Thesis, University of Oxford (2012),
Surname, ‘Short Title,’ 123. e.g.
- Molenaar, ‘Zheng He,’
Surname of Author, First Name(s) of Author. ‘Title of Dissertation/Thesis: Subtitle of Dissertation/Thesis.’ Unpublished MA/PhD Thesis, Name of Issuing University, Year.
- Molenaar, Sandar. ‘Zheng He: Man and Myth.’ Unpublished MA Thesis, University of Oxford, 2012.
Name of Author(s), ‘Title of Article: Subtitle of Article,’ Newspaper Title, Publication Date. e.g.
- Shahino Mah Abdullah, ‘Solar Energy can Improve Nation’s Wellbeing,’ New Straits Times, 22 November
If the article was first published online, the full citation must provide the web address and date of access in the format given below under ‘Websites’.
Surname, ‘Short Title.’ e.g.
- Abdullah, ‘Solar ’
Surname of Author, First Name(s) of Author. ‘Title of Article: Subtitle of Article,’ Newspaper Title, Publication Date. Available at: Full Link.
- Abdullah, Shahino Mah. ‘Solar Energy can Improve Nation’s Wellbeing,’ New Straits Times, 22 November 2016. Available at: https://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/11/190771/solar-energy-can-improve-nations-wellbeing.
When referring to a specific webpage, citations must include:
Name of Author(s), ‘Webpage Title: Webpage Subtitle,’ Website Title: Website Subtitle. Available at: Full Link. (Accessed on: Date when Viewed).
- Mohammad Hashim Kamali, ‘Qawa‘id al-Fiqh: The Legal Maxims of Islamic Law,’ IAIS Malaysia. Available at: http://www.iais.org.my/e/index.php/publications-sp- 1447159098/selections/item/49-qawa‘id-al-fiqh-the-legal-maxims-of-islamic-law.html. (Accessed on: 2 June 2007).
Web addresses should not contain a hyperlink or be underlined. Short form:
Surname, ‘Short Title.’ e.g.
- Kamali, ‘Qawa‘id al-Fiqh.’
Surname of Author, First Name(s) of Author. ‘Webpage Title: Webpage Subtitle,’ Website Title: Website Subtitle. Available at: Full Link.
- Kamali, Mohammad Hashim. ‘Qawa‘id al-Fiqh: The Legal Maxims of Islamic Law,’ IAIS Malaysia. Available at: http://www.iais.org.my/e/index.php/publications-sp-1447159098/selections/item/49-qawa‘id-al-fiqh-the-legal-maxims-of-islamic-law.html.
Copyright and permissions: Authors of articles assign their rights to IAIS Malaysia and will receive a Copyright Assignment Form for signature upon the acceptance of the article for publication. Contributors are responsible for obtaining any permission needed to make use, in both print or electronic media, of extensive quotations, photographs or other illustrations in which they do not hold copyright and for ensuring that the appropriate acknowledgements are included in their manuscripts.