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Author Guidelines

  • The submission stage
  • How to prepare a manuscript
    • There is no general limitation of the overall size nor of the number of figures, nor of the level of details considered to be necessary. However, the appropriate length of a manuscript depends on the information presented in the paper. A manuscript should consist of the following content.
  • Title
    • The title should be simple, concise and informative with only the first word capitalized. A shortened version of the title consisting of a maximum of 100 characters (including spaces) for running headers should also be provided.
    • The manuscript is a summary of research papers that have never been published or are in the process of publishing. 
  • Author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s)
    • A list of all authors, as well as corresponding addresses, and e-mail address should be provided. Each address should be preceded by a numerical superscript corresponding to the same superscript after the name of the author concerned. Addresses should contain all information necessary for an effective mail delivery. E-mail should also be provided to speed up communication between readers and authors. This information will be published unless authors request otherwise
  • Abstract
    • An abstract should accompany each manuscript; it should be completely self-consistent (i.e., with no figure, table, equation or reference citations), not exceeding 250 words and written as a single paragraph
    • Keywords in English not exceeding 3-4 words.
  • Main body of the paper
    • The body of paper must range between 5000-6000 words, written in Book Antiqua Style. It could be divided into sections. Sections should be bold. Subsections should be italic.
    • The body of paper consists of: Introduction (the background and formulation of the problem), theories accompanied by some relevant previous research, research methods, analysis, conclusion, and bibliography.
    • Whichever spelling you choose (British or American English) please be consistent throughout.
    • Use hyphens consistently and avoid unnecessary ones.
    • Citations should be written using body note style, for example: (Rosenberg, 1955: 29) or (Rosenberg, 1955). 
  • Bibliography

           The Bibliography should be written alphabetic and according to these below examples:

  • Book     : Rahman, Fazlur. 1985. Islam and Modernity: An Intellectual Transformation. Chicago: Chicago University.
  • Journal  : Kayyis, Dhafin. 2005. “Religious Giving, Non Religious Giving, and After-life Consumption”. Topics in Economic Analysis & Policy, Vol. 5, No. 1: 25-48.
  • Seminar proceeding: Andreassen A, Bard, “Human Rights and Legal Empowerment of the Poor”, Extreme Poverty and Human Rights Expert Seminar, Geneva 23-24 February 2007, Norwegian Centre for Human rights, University of Oslo.
  • Chapter: Geertz, Clifford,“Religion: Anthropological Study”, in David L Sills (ed) International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences. London: Collier-Macmillan Publishers, 1965: 2-20.
  • The Proof Correction Stage
    • Once proofs are ready, an e-mail will inform the authors and attache it in pdf format.
    • Authors are asked to carefully check the proofs. They should keep in mind that the aim of proofreading is to correct errors that may have occurred during the production. Therefore they should particularly check completeness of text, equation breaks, figures, tables and references.
    • Only essential corrections are accepted.
    • The author has the final responsibility for the corrections.
    • Corrections should be returned within 48 hours and can be sent back either as a detailed list by e-mail (quoting the amendments location with page, columns and line number). Please do not alter the PDF proof file, add annotations or send back an amended manuscript file.
    • As soon as the proofs are returned, the paper will be corrected and posted for the on-line publication
    • INFERENSI is an open access journal. Since Oktober 2022, this journal has charged, authors should pay some processing fees for articles processing and DOI maintenance once their articles has been accepted. Readers can read and download the articles
    • Offprint

Authors will receive the PDF file (with no cover) of their article for free as soon as it is posted for the on-line publication.


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.

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