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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, or RTF 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.

Author Guidelines

Scope of the Journal: The JOILS aims to publish original research papers that explore theoretical and practical dimensions of various branches of the Shariah rulings, different views of schools of Islamic law, the bases and consequences of these differences, and the issues relating to the implementation of Shari’ah in the contemporary society. For details please visit www.discinternational.org
Preparation: Author should maintain Chicago style (footnotes and a reference list).
Note for the authors of Arabic articles: An Arabic article must have separate article title, abstract, keywords and bibliography in English language.
How to Submit: Submit via online submission system available in journal’s website or paper can be sent to