Author Guideline

SARWAH: Journal of Islamic Civilization and Thought (SIJICT) is an international journal published by Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian kepada Masyarakat (LPPM) IAIN Lhokseumawe, Aceh, Indonesia. The journal is intended to cover research in Islamic civilization and thought and, particularly, is intended to promote the Islamic values and knowledge contained in the Malay World. It is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a very wide-ranging coverage, consolidates fundamental and applied research activities and academic reflective work. The Journal warmly welcomes contributions from scholars of various disciplines.


Papers submitted for publication must conform to the following guidelines:

  • Papers should discuss the themes of Islam, Muslim Society, or other religions, written either in English or Arabic, projecting the scheme of Islamic civilization and thoughts, and worldview of Islam;

Title Page

The title page should include:

  • The name(s) of the author(s)
  • A concise and informative title
  • The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)
  • The e-mail address, and telephone number(s) of the corresponding author
  • If available, the 16-digit ORCID of the author(s)


Please provide an abstract of 150 to 250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.


Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.

Text Formatting

  • Manuscripts should be submitted in Word.
  • Use a normal, plain font (e.g., 12-point Times Roman) for text.
  • Use italics for emphasis.
  • Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages.
  • Do not use field functions.
  • Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar.
  • Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables.
  • Save your file in docx format (Word 2007 or higher) or doc format (older Word versions).


Please use no more than three levels of displayed headings.


Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.


Footnotes can be used to give additional information, which may include the citation of a reference included in the reference list. They should not consist solely of a reference citation, and they should never include the bibliographic details of a reference. They should also not contain any figures or tables.

Footnotes to the text are numbered consecutively; those to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data). Footnotes to the title or the authors of the article are not given reference symbols.

Always use footnotes instead of endnotes.


Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section on the title page. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.


In-Text Citation

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Citations in the text should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association.

Citations are placed in the context of discussion using the author’s last name and date of publication: (Sone, 2010) 

Alternatively, you can integrate the citation into the sentence by means of narrative: Sone (2010)

Reference list

References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters 'a', 'b', 'c', etc., placed after the year of publication.


Journal article

Ulibarri, C. (2000). Rational Philanthropy and Cultural Capital. Journal of Cultural Economics, 24 (2), 135–46

Journal article with DOI

Nur Ichwan, M. (2001). Differing Responses to an Ahmadi Translation and Exegesis: The Holy Qur’ân in Egypt and Indonesia. Archipel, 62 (1), 143–61.

doi: 10.3406/arch.2001.3668


Haylamaz, R. (2014). Aisha: The Wife, The Companion, The Scholar. New Jersey: Tughra Books.

Book Chapter

O’Neil, J. M., & Egan, J. (1992). Men’s and women’s gender role journeys: Metaphor for healing, transition, and transformation. In B. R. Wainrib (Ed.), Gender issues across the life cycle (pp. 107–123). New York: Springer.

Online document

Sone, N. P. (2006). At Rangoon Mosque, Buddhist Monks Accept Alms and Discuss Tolerance. Accessed 4 Jul 2013.

Abou-Allaban, Y., Dell, M. L., Greenberg, W., Lomax, J., Peteet, J., Torres, M., & Cowell, V. (2006). Religious/spiritual commitments and psychiatric practice. Resource document. American Psychiatric Association. Accessed 25 June 2007.


Blog Post

Pramudya, W. (2010, Aug 30). Antropologi Zakat: System of Giving dalam Islam [Web log post]. Retrieved from



Hosen, N. (2005). Shari’a and Constitutional Reform in Indonesia (master’s thesis). National University of Singapore, Singapore.