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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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Papers submitted for publication must conform to the following guidelines:

  • Papers should discuss the themes of Qur’anic studies written in Bahasa Indonesia, English or Arabic. Specifically it includes the Quranic studies, interpretation on Quran, living Quran, contemporary thought of Quran, results of library and field research on Quran, book review and so on;
  • Papers must be typed in one spaced on A4-paper size;
  • Papers’ length is about 7.000-8.000 words;
  • All submission must include a 150-200 word abstract;
  • Full name(s) of the author(s) must be stated, along with his/her/their institution and complete address;
  • All submission should be in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format;
  • Arabic words should be transliterated according to the turabian style;
  • Bibliographical reference must be noted in footnote and bibliography according to turabian style.
  • When a source is cited for the first time, full information is provided: full name(s) of author(s), title of the source in italic, place of publication, publishing company, date of publication, and the precise page that is cited. For the following citations of the same source, list the author’s last name, two or three words of the title, and the specific page number(s). The word ibid. may be used, but op.cit., and loc.cit. are not.
  • Examples of footnote style:
            1 H. Noeng Muhadjir, Metodologi Penelitian Kualitatif (Yogyakarta: Rake Sarasin, 2002), 56.
            2 Ibid., 20.
            3 Muḥammad ‘Ābid al-Jābirī, Madkhal Ilā al-Qur’ān al-Karīm: Fī al-Ta‘rīf bī al-Qur’ān (Beirut: Markaz Dirāsāt al-Wahdah al-‘Arabiyyah, 2006), 34.
            4 Ibid., II: 5.
            5 Al-Jābirī, Madkhal, 50.
            6 M. Sebti, “The Decline of Thought in the Arab World According to Muhammad ’Abed al-Jabiri,” Diogenes 57, no. 2 (May 1, 2010): 97–98.
            7 Mustansir Mir, “Language,” dalam The Blackwell Companion to The Qur’ān, ed. Andrew Rippin (USA; UK; Australia: Blackwell Publishing, 2006), 90.
            8 Wildan Pramudya, “Antropologi Zakat: System of Giving dalam Islam”, Wildan Pramudya (30 Aug 2010),, accessed 26 May 2014.
            9 Claude Gilliot and Pierre Larcher, “Language and Style of the Qur’ān,” dalam Encyclopaedia of the Qur’ān, ed. Jane Dammen McAuliffe, vol. 3, 5 vols. (Leiden, Boston: E.J. Brill, 2003).
  • Example of Bibliography:

Jābirī (al), Muḥammad ‘Ābid. Madkhal Ilā al-Qur’ān al-Karīm: Fī al-Ta‘rīf bī al-Qur’ān. Beirut: Markaz Dirāsāt al-Wahdah al-‘Arabiyyah, 2006.

Muhadjir, H. Noeng. Metodologi Penelitian Kualitatif. Yogyakarta: Rake Sarasin, 2002. 

Mir, Mustansir. “Language.” In The Blackwell Companion to The Qur’ān, edited by Andrew Rippin. USA; UK; Australia: Blackwell Publishing, 2006.

Sebti, M. “The Decline of Thought in the Arab World According to Muhammad ’Abed al-Jabiri.” Diogenes 57, no. 2 (May 1, 2010): 92–100.

Claude Gilliot and Pierre Larcher. “Language and Style of the Qur’ān.” In Encyclopaedia of the Qur’ān, diedit oleh Jane Dammen McAuliffe. Vol. 3. Leiden, Boston: E.J. Brill, 2003.

Pramudya, Wildan, “Antropologi Zakat: System of Giving dalam Islam”, Wildan Pramudya, 30 Aug 2010,, accessed 26 May 2014.

Please consider the following creteria:

  • The title of the article submittd to Revelatia should reflect a specific focus of study, based on researches--be they library or fieldwork researches--and thus the author can have a general statement and sub-title specifically confining the scope of study
  • The article submitted should be based on research--be it library or fieldwork or other kinds of researches
  • The article should present bibliography which entails primary sources--books, manuscripts, interviews, or observation--and updated secondary sources from books or peer reviewed journals
  • The article should contain an argument/thesis/finding which contribute to scholarly discussion in a field of study which should clearly be mentioned and systematically presented in abstract, content, and conclusion
  • The article should use good English, or at least can be understood; the author is fully responsible in fixing and editing English; the copy editor of Revelatia is responsible only for minor typos and understandable grammatical erros
  • The style and format, including the structure of article, footnotes, bibliography, should follow those of Revelatia
  • The template of Revelatia article in word document format is available for download here.



  1. It is suggested to use a reference manager at styling the footnote and the bibliography, such as ZoteroMendeley, et cetera;
  2. The article template in docx file format may be downloaded here. Jamia font used in the template is available here.
  3. The PDF version of this guideline and the Arabic transliteration guideline are available for download here.

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