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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 Microsoft Word file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; Garamond 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

Authors who submit articles to AZJAF affirm that manuscript contents are original. The submission also implies that the manuscript has not been published previously in any other journal or is currently submitted for publication elsewhere. Only original papers will be accepted, and the copyright of published papers will be vested in the publisher. The Editorial Board is responsible for preventing publication malpractice. Authors need to avoid plagiarism because the AZJAF team would not tolerate it and the possibility to be rejected (desk rejection) is high. 

Any manuscript found to have been published in any publication other than AZJAF/AZKA publications (such as journals, chapters in books, etc.) with a total similarity exceeding 30% will be withdrawn from AZJAF. The editors will not hesitate to pull out any manuscripts that have already been published in AZJAF’s previous issue if this occurs.


An abstract not exceeding 200 words should be enclosed on a separate sheet at the beginning of the text. An extended version of the abstract and title in ENGLISH is required if the article is submitted in the Malay language. The format of the abstract should provide the purpose, design/methodology/approach, findings, originality/value, a maximum of six (6) keywords that will assist in indexing the paper and paper type.

The manuscript should be written using the following format:

  1. Type        :    Microsoft Word
  2. Font type  :  Garamond
  3. Font size  :    12
  4. Spacing    :    1.0

Manuscript should be typed with single spacing in Microsoft Word 97 or higher and should not exceed 7,000 words.

The manuscript should follow the following order:

  • The TITLE should be written in title case, font size 12 and center-aligned.
  • Author(s) and corresponding author information. Authors are required to include a cover page indicating the details for all authors (name(s), institutions and corresponding author's name, institutions and full address, telephone number and mobile phone number and e-mail address) for editorial correspondence.
  • The manuscript should be written with the headings Introduction, Literature Review, Methodology, Results, and Conclusion.
  • Illustrations: Indicate table within test. A camera-ready table should be typed flush with the left margin and have proper labeling of sources, column headings, and other notation. The table numbers and title should be typed on separate lines. Table (title above) and figure (title below) and it is important to provide a clear copy of the figures.
  • Citation Format/References:  AZJAF follows the APA (American Psychological Association) style for all in-text citation. List of References should be in alphabetical order for every work cited in the text. References should be carefully checked for completeness, accuracy and consistency (spelling, date and title). All endnotes should appear before references and it should be kept to minimum. Refer link provided

Samples of entries are as follow:


  • Aziz, M. R. A. (2013). Islamic banking and finance in Malaysia: System, issues and challenges. Nilai: USIM Press.
  • Mohamed, Z. A. & Masruki, M. (2013). Integrated muamalat case study. Nilai: USIM Press.
  • Shafii, Z., Hanefah, M. M., Abdul Rahman, A. R., Salleh, S., Zakaria, N. & Kamaruddin, M. I. H. (2017). Shariah audit and assurance: Process and programme. Nilai: USIM Press.


  • Shaharuddin, A. & Gleave, R. (2007). The early development of Shafi’is rules on mudarabah. Journal of Muamalat and Islamic Finance Research4(1), 147-159.

Conference Paper:

  • Abdul Wahab, N. (2009). The path to create quality of service awareness among graduate entrepreneurs. Paper presented at the Islamic Business and Entrepreneurship Conference (iBEC 2009), June 2009, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.

Electronic Source:

  • (2002). IRAS targets 1 in 2 taxpayers to e-file this year. Retrieved from http://www/ PR2002/press02.htm.

In order to increase the citation of the journal's articles, each submission is compulsory to cite AT LEAST ONE article published by the journal.

Manuscript submitted to the journal will initially be screened by the Managing Director and Editor, to determine their appropriateness for publication. Only those considered appropriate will follow a double refereeing process by editorial board members.

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