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Author Guidelines

INSANCITA journal will provide a peer-reviewed forum for the publication of thought-leadership articles, discussion, applied research, case and comparative studies, and expert comment and analysis on the key issues surrounding the Islamic studies and its various aspects. Analysis will be practical and rigorous in nature.

Prospective authors must adhere to the following guidelines: (1) article length is 10 pages minimum and 20 pages maximum, including bibliography and appendices; (2) abstract and its key words are included; (3) the article may be written by three persons maximum and it can also be written in English as well as Indonesian and Malay languages; and (4) attach a bio mentioning author’s current profession, newest photograph, and postal and e-mail addresses.

The article should follow the outline:

Title (brief, clear, and interesting)
Name of author
Abstract (should be written in English and Indonesian/Malay languages)
Sub title
Sub title
Sub title (adjusted as needed)
Conclusion (including the recommendation)
References (contains literature cited in the text)

Citation takes the following form: “…” (Ismail Ali, 2009:17). Bibliography from books, journals, and unpublished sources should be written in the following form, respectively:

Kartakusumah, Berliana. (2006). Pemimpin Adiluhung: Genealogi Kepemimpinan Kontemporer. Bandung: Penerbit Teraju, Mizan.

Rosdianti, Sri Redjeki. (2013). “Kepala Sekolah dan Manajemen Berbasis Islam: Studi Kasus di Kota Bandung” in SOSIOHUMANIKA: Jurnal Pendidikan Sains Sosial dan Kemanusiaan, 5(2), pp.25-40.

Suwirta, Andi. (1989). “Ketika Saudara Tua Disambut Saudara Muda: Sikap Politik Umat Islam terhadap Pemerintahan Pendudukan Jepang di Indonesia, 1942-1945”. Unpublished Undergraduate Thesis. Bandung: Department of History Education, Faculty of Social Studies Education, IKIP Bandung.

Internet and interview sources should include place and date of access and interview, as follows:

“Become a Muslim and also Become an Indonesian: The Prespectives of HMI’s Alumni”. Available online also at: [accessed in Bandung, Indonesia: January 25, 2016].

Interview with Haji Sulaeman, a teacher of Islamic subject matter, in Bandung, Indonesia, on July 17, 2015.

The article should be sent at least 3 (three) months prior to the publication months (February and August); and addressed to the editor of INSANCITA: Journal of Islamic Studies in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. It is recommended that the article be sent via e-mail. E-mail addresses that can be contacted are: and

Information on the article’s possible publication will also be sent via e-mail. INSANCITA is an Indonesia national journal as well as Southeast Asian regional journal. Published articles will require that the author contributes a journal fee for editing, printing, and shipping costs in which its amount will be determined later.  

Authors of published articles as well as paid the journal fee, he/she will get the print journals and; and his/her name, photograph, abstract, and full article in PDF will also be displayed in the journal website. Since early 2016, the website of INSANCITA journal has been migrated from web based on WP (Word Press) program at: towards the web based on OJS (Open Journal System) program at:

Unpublished articles will not be returned, except on written requests from the author.


Articles in the INSANCITAJournal of Islamic Studies in Indonesia and Southeast Asia do not necessarily represent the views of Editor or Editorial Board. The Editor is responsible for the final selection of the content in the INSANCITA journal, and reserve the right to reject any material deemed inappropriate for publication. Responsibility for opinions expressed and for the accuracy of facts published in the INSANCITA journal rests solely with the individual authors.

Bandung, Indonesia: February 5, 2016

Sincerely yours,


Dr. Haji Berliana Kartakusumah
Editor-in-Chief of the INSANCITA Journal in Bandung; and Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Education and Teacher Training UNIDA (University of Djuanda) in Ciawi, Bogor, West Java, Indonesia. 

Office address (for corresponding):
Minda Masagi Press, Sekretariat ASPENSI, Komp Vijaya Kusuma B-11 No.16 Cipadung, Bandung 40614, Jawa Barat, Indonesia. Website: 


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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