Submission Guidelines

There are three types of manuscript that JIAE accepts:

  1. Full Length Articles (peer-reviewed)
  2. Research Note (peer-reviewed)Book
  3. Reviews (peer-reviewed)

Full Lengrh Articles

The manuscript (in Bahasa Melayu or English or Arabic) should be in either MS-Word or WordPerfect format (Macintosh or PC). Graphics, pictures, and screen shots should be included in the manuscript and also sent as separate files, preferably in .PICT or .EPS format. If you choose to submit your figures as a digital file as well, use .EPS or .TIF format. Formats such as JPEG, GIF, PCX, Pict and WMF will not be accepted. Submit your figures in the original program they were made in. Do not embed them in the word processing program. If illustrations were made in an Illustration- or photo-editor, use the editor program. Authors should follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 4th ed. (1997) or at http://www.apa.org/journals/faq.html. (Use this Malay & English and Arabic templates for the submission format )



Manuscript should:

  • be double spaced between 2500-5000 words (excluding referees, tables, notes, etc.)
  • have a title page stating the name of (each of) the author(s), plus address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address (of each author);
  • include an abstract in the language of the article of not more than 250 words;
  • include an English abstract of not more than 250 words;
  • affiliation and latest e-mail addresses of all the authors;
  • furnish names, addresses, and latest e-mail addresses of four referees.

Acceptance for publication rests with the editorial board of the JIAE and is based on the quality of work in the article, space constraints, and current professional needs and interests. Editorial changes may be made to improve the readability of the article and to fit the article within the e-space constraints of the journal. Authors will be notified by e-mail on the published articles.



Research Notes

Due to the rapid technological advances, innovations, practices and changes that take place within the teaching and learning in Islamic and Arabic Studies, the editorial board feels that summaries of work or research in progress would keep our readers abreast with the latest ideas and practices, and at the same time not overwhelming them with technical jargons that are usually associated with new technologies.

Thus, the editorial board welcomes short research notes or summaries on the progress of a current research or a brief report on a recently concluded research. The Research Note could involve works that:

  1. are developmental in nature,
  2. implement and experiment with innovative pedagogical ideas,
  3. focus on alternative views on the use and practice of technology and,
  4. depict new procedures and applications of existing/new technologies.

A Research Note (RN) should not exceed 500 words. RN should not have sub-headings but written as a fluent and coherent piece of essay with appropriate paragraphing. It should clearly specify, explain and clarify the problem statement followed by the objectives of the research and research questions (if any). The methodological procedures used must be briefly and concisely stated. Writers may want to include the instruments used only if the inclusion is crucial to the overall understanding of the RN. Detailed findings are not required, but the major findings that shape the overall content and title of the RN must be included. Discussion of the major findings is necessary but must be done succinctly. The discussion must demonstrate the writers’ critical thoughts and awareness of his/her own research in context of other (or similar) research. The discussion, may or may not, highlight the research’s implications and recommendations for further research. The use of quotation is discouraged but citing others’ work to support or argue for the problem statement and discussion are allowed. The format of reference is similar to the format used in the full-length articles. Writers are encouraged to include images (e.g., screen shots or book covers) and hypermedia links that provide additional information, particularly for RN that depicts development, if relevant.



Book Reviews

JIAE accepts reviews of professional books, classroom texts, and technological resources related to the learning, teaching, and testing of Islamic and Arabic Studies. Reviews should normally include references to published theory and research in teaching and learning, andragogy, or other relevant disciplines. Reviews of individual books are generally 1,200-1,600 words long. Reviews should include the name, institutional affiliation and a valid e-mail address. In addition, the following information should be included in a table at the beginning of the review:

Series (if applicable)  
City and country  
Year of publication  
Number of pages  

Please e-mail your Articles, Research Notes and Reviews (word document, via attachment) to journal.iae@gmail.com

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