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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, RTF, or WordPerfect 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, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

The manuscripts

Journal of Halal Science and Research (JHSR) has focused on publishing several topics of Halal Studies such as Halal Management, Halal Law, Halal Economics Studies, Halal Products, Halal Tourism, Halal Food, Halal Supply Chain, Halal Lifestyle, Halal Education, Halal Medicine, etc. Other Topics can be related to Halal Products and Processes, such as Food Technology, Food Process and Processing, Pharmacy, Cosmetics, Drugs, Slaughtering and Meat, and matters correlated with halal.

Authors are requested to submit their papers electronically using the JHSR online submission. A submitted paper has never been published in any other scientific publication and is not under the reviewing process of any other scientific publication. The Editors will ignore submissions that do not follow these procedures. 

Structure of the manuscripts

  1. Title. The title should be clear, attractive, informative, and contain no more than 15 words.
  2. Author's names and institutions. The author's name should be accompanied by the author's institution and email address without any academic title. For a joint paper, one of the authors should be notified of the corresponding author.
  3. Abstract, keywords. The abstracts should contain the Research Background, Aim, Method, Results, Conclusion, and Implication. The abstract should be less than 250 words. Please provide the abstract in English for an international readership, followed by 3 to 5 keywords relevant to the literature search.
  4. Introduction. This section explains the background of the study, a review of the previous research in the area, and the aims of the manuscripts. Importantly, it should also showcase the significance and novelty of the research.
  5. Methods. This section describes the appropriate analysis tools along with the data collection and their analyses.
  6. Results and Discussion. This section explains the results of the analysis. These should be presented clearly and concisely. The author (s) should explore their findings' novelty or contribution by comparing them to the existing literature and theories of Islamic education.
  7. Conclusion. This section concludes and provides the study's practical, theoretical, and policy implications. The conclusion(s) should be drawn from the discussed items in the previous section of the manuscript (discussion).
  8. References. This section lists only the papers, books, or other types of publications referred to in the body of the manuscript. The references must be managed by APA Style 7th Edition and use Reference Tools such as Mendeley, Zotero, and EndNote.

General Writing Format

  1. The manuscript is prepared in an A4 paper, single-sided, and single-line spacing format. A new paragraph should start with 5 characters from the left margin, using an 11-size, Times-new-Romans font type.
  2. The manuscript is written in proper English.
  3. The manuscript should be 6 to 15 pages long (3000-7000 words).
  4. The top, bottom, left, and right margin are 2.54 cm.
  5. The title is written using capital letters only at the first word or special name (example: location name), 14 font size, center position.
  6. Subtitles are written using capital letters only at the first word or special name, 11 font size, starting from the left margin.
  7. Subs of subtitles, if any, are written using capital letters only at the first word or special name. They should be started from the left margin.
  8. Subs of subtitles, if any, are written using capital letters only at the beginning of each word except for connecting words, all in italics. They should be started from the left margin.
  9. References should be those of the last ten years' publication (>80%), except for key references (80%). Referring to any textbook should be minimized (<20%).

Specific Writing Format

  1. Equations and formulas should be numbered as (1), (2)... etc. appearing to their right.
  2. The paper does not directly present Estimation results from a software package. They should be presented in summary tables.

Tables and Figures

Tables and figures should be presented as follows:

  1. The name of tables and figures should follow a numbering system (Arabic numbering system). The title of the tables is placed at the top and figures are placed at the bottom.
  2. The tables and figures should provide the source of information, if any, at the bottom. 
  3. Any table should contain only the heading and contents. The table contains row lines only without column lines. Note(s) and source(s) should be included underneath the table where appropriate. 


Acknowledgment, if any, should be addressed to the person who is not included as author or institution which gives:

  • Direct technical help (e.g., supply of animal subjects, cells, equipment setup, methods, statistics/data manipulation, samples, chemicals/reagents, analytical/spectroscopy techniques)
  • Indirect assistance (topical and intellectual discussions about the research, which can lead to the generation of new ideas)
  • Affiliated Institutions
  • Funding bodies
  • Any associated fellowships


The manuscript is expected to involve at least 15 primary and up-to-date references to assert high-quality contributions to knowledge development. Citations and references must strictly follow the APA (American Psychological Association) 7th Edition style.  References should include only works cited within the text of the manuscript.  Consulting the APA style manual ( is strongly recommended for completing manuscript submissions.

Manuscript Template

Manuscripts must be written in English according to a template provided in:

How to send the manuscript

  1. The manuscript in Microsoft Word should be sent to the editor by clicking the Online Submission tab on our Website.
  2. A brief bio that contains full name, academic title, institution, telephone, mobile number, and others should be written in the fields of data when registering online in the website submission

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