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Author Guidelines

Editorial Policy

Manuscripts must be research-based articles or book review and potentially contribute to the development of insight of how religion influences, interacts with, and has been applied in one or more (comparatively) of the Asia-Pacific countries. Papers must be of the highest quality and will eligibly be published after two selective reviews, namely editorial review to assess how the submitted manuscript is written against the journal guidelines and objective, and peer review to examine its quality. Two scholars will be appointed for reviewing each article. Author(s) may propose a special issue of the journal as an additional publication.

Types of decision

 Accept This indicates that the manuscript is accepted without revision and ready to be published after minor editorial adjustment.

 Minor revision The manuscript is returned to the author(s) for small and non-substantial revision including minor language problems and slight changes of the structure and the content. The author(s) should revise according to the reviewers’ and editor’s suggestions.

 Major revision The manuscript is returned to the author(s) because it contains substantial weaknesses and problems such as the clarity of arguments, lack significantly in theoretical framework and analysis. The author(s) should revise according to the reviewers’ and editor’s suggestions.

 Reject The manuscript is unpublishable according to APJRS standards.

Editorial Guidelines

Title page of the manuscript contains full title, subtitle (if any), and number of words. The manuscript will be blindly refereed, and therefore the author name, affiliation and other identifiable details plus a short bibliographical note must be provided on a separate sheet.

 Abstract is provided by the author of around 150 words followed by up to 6 keywords.

 Manuscript is written in a succinct and concise American English, avoiding jargons. The length of manuscript should be between 6000 and 7000 words. For a book review, it contains no more than 3000 words.

 Manuscript is typed using Microsoft Word, clearly organized and structured, double-spaced, two-enters between each paragraph, and the right margin is left not justified.

 Direct quotation of more than 40 words must be indented in the text. The quotation uses font size 11, while 12 for the rest of the text.

 Notes are allowed when necessary, but authors should understand that excessive use of notes might lessen the readability of the manuscript.

 APJRS does not use Arabic scripts but accept its transliteration following specific rules APJRS provides in the annex.

 APJRS strictly uses alphabetical APA Style for reference as follows:


Bowen, J. R. (2003). Islam, law and equality in Indonesia: An anthropology of public reasoning. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Edited book

Fealy, G., & White, S. (Eds.). (2008). Expressing Islam: Religious life and politics in Indonesia. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS).

Book chapter

Bush, R. (2008). Regional sharia regulations in Indonesia. In G. Fealy & S. White (Eds.), Expressing Islam: Religious life and politics in Indonesia (pp. 174-191). Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS).

Journal article

Jackson, E., & Parker, L. (2008). ‘Enriched with knowledge’: modernisation, Islamisation and the future of Islamic education in Indonesia. Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs, 42(1), 21-53.

Unpublished thesis/dissertation

Zakaria, R. (2007). Overview of Indonesian Islamic education: A social, historical, and political perspective. (Unpublished masters thesis), The University of Waikato, New Zealand.

Online reference

Dick, B. (2000). A beginner’s guide to action research. Retrieved from guide.html


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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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