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Submission Preparation Checklist

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.

Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

  1. The submission has not been previously published in full text or part of it.
  2. The submission is original, neither a compilation nor a translation.
  3. Custom to writing the complete article, you can refer to the template that you can download here.
  4. For the manuscript in Bahasa Indonesia, please use “Pedoman Umum Ejaaan Bahasa Indonesia” as can be downloaded here.
  5. Arabic Transliteration guidelines can be downloaded here.
  6. The submission is a critical review and empirical research focusing on Da'wa and Communication, which covers: 
  • Islamic Guidance and Counseling;
  • Guidance and Counseling;
  • Cyber Counseling;
  • Indigenous Counseling.
  1. Empirical research-based manuscripts use formats: Introduction, Research Method, Results and Findings, Discussions, Conclusions, and Future Work.
  • Introduction: consists of background problems, a brief literature review, research questions, and research objectives.
  • Research Method: consists of the type of research, subject and object, data collection techniques, data analysis techniques, location, and time of research.
  • Results and Findings: contains brief data presentation, analysis, and research findings that contribute to the development of Islamic Guidance and Counseling. It contains the analysis based on the research question.
  • Discussion: contains an understanding of the findings and a comparison with the theory and/or similar research.
  • Conclusion: the conclusion is not a summary of the manuscript. Conclusion. The conclusion part consists of the answer to the research question(s) or the main points of discussion.
  1. Critical Review-based and idea/conceptual study use format: Introduction, Summary, Critique, and Conclusion.
  • Introduction: The length of an introduction is usually one paragraph for a journal article review and two or three paragraphs for a longer book review. Include a few opening sentences that announce the author(s) and the title, and briefly explain the topic of the text. Present the aim of the text and summarise the main findings or key arguments. Conclude the introduction with a brief statement of your evaluation of the text. This can be a positive or negative evaluation or, as is usually the case, a mixed response.
  • Summary: Present a summary of the key points along with a limited number of examples. You can also briefly explain the author's purpose/intentions throughout the text and you may briefly describe how the text is organized. The summary should only make up about a third of the critical review.
  • Critique: The critique should be a balanced discussion and evaluation of the strengths, weaknesses, and notable features of the text. Remember to base your discussion on specific criteria. Good reviews also include other sources to support your evaluation (remember to reference).

You can choose how to sequence your critique. Here are some examples to get you started:

  • The most important to least important conclusions you make about the text.
  • If your critique is more positive than negative, then present the negative points first and the positive last.
  • If your critique is more negative than positive, then present the positive points first and the negative last.
  • If there are both strengths and weaknesses for each criterion you use, you need to decide overall what your judgment is. For example, you may want to comment on a key idea in the text and have both positive and negative comments. You could begin by stating what is good about the idea and then concede and explain how it is limited in some way. While this example shows a mixed evaluation, overall you are probably being more negative than positive.
  • In long reviews, you can address each criterion you choose in a paragraph, including both negative and positive points. For very short critical reviews (one page or less) where your comments will be briefer, include a paragraph of positive aspects and another of negative.
  • You can also include recommendations for how the text can be improved in terms of ideas, research approach; theories, or frameworks used can also be included in the critique section.
  • Conclusion: This is usually a very short paragraph.
  • Restate your overall opinion of the text.
  • Briefly present recommendations.
  • If necessary, some further qualifications or an explanation of your judgment can be included. This can help your critique sound fair and reasonable.
  1. Before submitting an article, the main author first completes and signs the publication ethics statement. the form can download here, also fill out the curriculum vitae form which can be downloaded here.
  2. The manuscript must be submitted via the OJS system.
  • First, the author should register as either an author or reviewer (checking role as author or reviewer) in the Register.
  • Once the registration step is complete, log in as an author and click on New Submission. The article submission stage consists of five stages, such as:  (1). Start, (2). Upload Submission, (3). Enter Metadata, (4). Upload Supplementary Files, (5). Confirmation.
  • In the start column, chose Journal Section (Full Article), and check all the checklists.
  • In the Upload Submission Columns, upload the manuscript files in MS. Word format in this column.
  • In the Enter Metadata columns, fill in all the author data and affiliations. Include the Article Title, Abstract, and Indexing Keywords.
  • In the Upload Supplementary Files columns, the author is allowed to upload supplementary files, the Publication Ethics Statement and Curriculum Vitae (at number 9 above), or any other. Publication Ethics Statement can be downloaded here., also fill out the curriculum vitae form which can be downloaded here.
  • In the Confirmation columns, if the data you entered is all correct already, then click Finish Submission.
  • If the author has difficulties with the submission process through the online system, please contact the Asertif: Islamic Counseling Journal editorial team at [email protected].
  1. The incoming manuscript will check the similarity using iThenticate with a maximum tolerance of 20%. If the results show more than 20%, the manuscript will be returned to be improved by the author.

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