Author Guidelines

Alhiwar, published twice a year since 2013, is a peer-reviewed journal and specializes in in communication and broadcasting of Islam, information and media for da’wah, Islamic counselling and guidance, Islamic Institution, and da’wah management, as well as articles that approach the role of da’wah in media and society from a historical, psychological, sociological, or anthropological standpoint.

The journal welcomes and acknowledges scholars and professionals working in all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences pertaining to Islam or Muslim societies. The submitted articles should be original, research-based, unpublished or not under review for possible publication in other journals. All submitted papers are subject to review of the editors, editorial board, and blind reviewers. Submissions that violate the guidelines  will be rejected without being reviewed.

Articles should be written in Bahasa Indonesia, American English approximately 5.000-8.000 words excluding references, and appendices intended for publication. All submission must include 150 words abstract and 5 keywords. alhiwar accepts only soft-file or electronic submissions. Therefore, authors must log in before submit their article. Please click here to log in 

Please consider the following creteria:


  • The title of the article submittd to alhiwar 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 alhiwaris responsible only for minor typos and understandable grammatical erros
  • The style and format, including the structure of article, footnotes, bibliography, should follow those of alhiwar
  • The template of alhiwar article in word document format is available for download here.