Before you submit an article, please make sure you have:

1. Read the publication ethics,

2. Understand the peer review process,

3. Read the copyright notice,

4. Read the Article processing charge,

5. Conform your manuscript with the SMART article template.


Language Editing

SMART requires manuscripts submitted to meet international standards for the English language to be considered for publication. Articles are normally published only in English. For authors who would like their manuscript to receive language editing or proofing to improve the clarity of the manuscript and help highlight their research, SMART recommends the language-editing services provided by the internal or external partners (contact Principal of the SMARTfor further information).Note that sending your manuscript for language editing does not imply or guarantee that it will be accepted for publication by the SMART. Editorial decisions on the scientific content of a manuscript are independent of whether it has received language editing or proofing by the partner services, or other services.


The technical provisions for writing in SMART journals are as follows:

  1. Articles should be between 5000 and 8000 words in length. This includes all text, for example, the abstract, references, all text in tables, and figures and appendices.
  2. Manuscripts can be in the form of empirical research results / case studies or conceptual articles in the field of law. The scope contains special studies related to Legal Issues in Marriage; Comparative Family Law Issues in Muslim countries of the world; Legal and Cultural Issues of Society; Legal Issues and Gender Equality; Legal Issues in the Customary System; Legal Issues in Social Society; Legal Issues in Religious Studies or Local Beliefs; Legal Issues in the Study of Legal Anthropology; Reform of Islamic family law from the perspective of Mubādalah; Studies and research on family concepts in Islam; Studies and research on program initiatives related to strengthening marriage and family, elations such as marriage guidance of the Ministry of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia.
  3. Especially for writing article titles using size 16 pt, capitalize each word, and no more than 15 words.
  4. Page and Text Format. Manuscripts are written on A4 paper with 2.5-2.5 cm margins (Top-Left-Bottom-Right) and use Type Centaur font, size 12, 1.3 spaces.
  5. Number of Article Pages. The number of Journal article pages is a minimum of 10 pages and a maximum of 15 pages.
  6. Writing of Terms. Foreign terms used in the manuscript are written in italic style, for example the words research, distribution, management, and system, and so on.
  7. If using images in the writing, the images must be high-resolution and not broken when printed.
  8. Supporting instruments such as tables and figures should also be accompanied by an analysis or explanation of the instrument and its relevance to the author's writing.
  9. Citation Technique. The citation or reference uses the body note model with APA Style standards (Example: (Shulton, 2017).
  10. In referring to citations or references using Reference Management in the form of Zotero or Mendeley applications. Endnote or Reference Manager is similar to the American Psychological Association 6th Edition Style.
  11. It is mandatory to cite a minimum of 2 international Journal reference sources (reputable international journals or scopus).
  12. All publications cited in the text must be included as a Bibliography list, with an arrangement according to the Reference Manager used.
  13. References that can be referred to are all publications in the last 10 (ten) years, except for certain references that are considered quite important in the academic community / composition of the Bibliography must be 50% from national and international journals, theses, and proceedings; 50% of the Bibliography comes from books except Wikipedia and personal blogs. (Shah et al., 2015). The use of this citation is only an example as a guide for authors (Ajis Halid, 2019).
  14. When referring to an article, the initial letter of the word "Article" is written in capital letters.
  15. When referring to a verse, the initial letter of the word "Verse" is written in capital letters and the verse number in parentheses. Example: Paragraph (2)
  16. The abbreviation of the name of laws and regulations is left to the style of each author, as long as it is used consistently. The suggested form, for example, is "Law. No. 30 Year 2014".
  17. If a direct quotation of a phrase, paragraph, or article contains an omitted part, please indicate the omitted part with an ellipsis inserted in square brackets "[...]".
  18. Authors are advised to avoid the enumerative method.