Author Guidlines

Papers submitted for publication must conform to the following guidelines:

  • Papers should discuss the themes of Dakwah and Communication Science, written either in Indonesis, English or Arabic;
  • Papers must be typed in one-half spaced on A4-paper size;
  • Papers’ length is about 6,000-10,000 words including text, all tables and figures, notes, references, and appendices intended for publication.
  • All submission must include a 150-200 word abstract and 5 keywords.
  • Full name(s) of the author(s) must be stated, along with his/her/their institution and complete address;
  • All submission should be in Doc file format;
  • Arabic words should be transliterated according to the style of Library of Congres;
  • Bibliographical reference must be noted in footnote and bibliography according to Chichago Manual of style 16th Edition.
  • When a source is cited for the first time, full information is provided: full name(s) of author(s), title of the source in italic, place of publication, publishing company, date of publication, and the precise page that is cited. For the following citations of the same source, list the author’s last name, two or three words of the title, and the specific page number(s). The word ibid. may be used, but op.cit., and loc.cit. are not.
  • Example in footnotes:

            1Mircea Eliade (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Religion, vol. 8 (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1995), p. 18.
            2Norman Daniel, Islam and the West (Oxford: One World Publications, l99l), p. 190.
            3Eliade (ed.), The Encyclopedia, pp. 119-30.

    • Example in bibliography:

Eliade, Mircea (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Religion, vol. 8, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1995.
Daniel, Norman, Islam and the West, Oxford: One World Publications, l99l.

Please consider the following creteria:

  • The title of the article submittd to Bina al-Ummah should reflect a specific focus of study, based on researches--be they library or fieldwork researches--and thus the author can have a general statement and sub-title specifically confining the scope of study.
  • The article submitted should be based on research--be it library or fieldwork or other kinds of researches.
  • The article should present bibliography which entails primary sources--books, manuscripts, interviews, or observation--and updated secondary sources from books or peer reviewed journals.
  • The article should contain an argument/thesis/finding which contribute to scholarly discussion in a field of study which should clearly be mentioned and systematically presented in abstract, content, and conclusion.
  • The article should use good English, or at least can be understood; the author is fully responsible in fixing and editing English; the copy editor of Bina al-Ummah is responsible only for minor typos and understandable grammatical erros.
  • The style and format, including the structure of article, footnotes, bibliography, should follow those of Bina al-Ummah.

NOTE: It is suggested the use of Zotero as reference manager at styling the footnote and the bibliography.