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Author Guidelines

Alhadharah: Jurnal Ilmu Dakwah (Journal of Dakwah Science), published by the Faculty of Dakwah and Communication Science, UIN Antasari Banjarmasin, seeks to promote normative and empirical inquiry into dakwah and communication. The Editors welcome submissions in communication and broadcasting Islam, dakwah and media, Islamic counseling, dakwah management, and philosophy of dakwah, as well as articles that approach the role of dakwah in media and society from a historical, psychological, sociological, or anthropological standpoint. Submissions may not be concurrently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Writing Format/ Style


  1. The paper is typed with a 12-point Microsoft Word program with the Bookman Old Style font.
  2. Paper should be written in Indonesian, English or Arabic in accordance with standard general rules and grammar.
  3. The length of articles between 5,000-7,000 words, supplemented by English-Indonesian or Arab-Indonesian abstract of no more than 200 words and keywords maximum up to 4 words. Author names, institutions, and e-mails are listed under the title of the paper.
  4. Citations are made in the Author-Date style or in text-citation, for example: (Daud 1997, 15). The list of quoted material is listed in the References section on the last page of the paper according to the Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition, eg Daud, Alfani. 1997. Islam & Masyarakat Banjar: Diskripsi dan Analisa Kebudayaan Banjar. Jakarta: RajaGrafindo Persada.
  5. For more information on the Author-Date style of Chicago Manual of Style can be seen HERE
  6. It is suggested the use of Zotero or Mendley reference manager at styling the citation and the bibliography and the Chicago Manual of Style (author-date) can be downloaded here (right click and save).


Please consider the following creteria:


  • The title of the article submittd to Alhadharah 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, Arabic, or Indonesian or at least can be understood; the author is fully responsible in fixing and editing the language; the copy editor of Alhadharah is responsible only for minor typos and understandable grammatical erros
  • The style and format, including the structure of article, citations, bibliography, should follow those of Alhadharah



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.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.


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