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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

The authors must prepare their articles according to the following formatting requirements:

File Format: 
Microsoft word .doc/.docx format. The document should not be locked or protected. 
It is expected to be limited to 6,000 words excluding references.
Arabic, English and Tamil. Authors should make sure that their manuscript has been spell and grammar checked prior to submission. 
Arabic in Sakkal Majalla with 14 point font, English in Arial with 12-point font , Tamil in Latha Unicode with 10 point font.
Layout and spacing:
Paper Size: A4 (21 x 29,7 cm)
Orientation: Portrait
Margins (Top, Bottom, Left, Right): 2.5 cm each.
Text Alignment: Justified
Line Spacing: Single
Authors do not insert header, footer or page numbers. Do not format text in multiple columns. Blank lines should be left only if necessary. Authors do not use multiple spaces.

Content organization

Beginning section: 
The following elements are required, in order:
  • Title, authors and affiliations
  • Abstract and keywords
  • Introduction
Middle section: 
The following elements can be renamed as needed:
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results & Discussion
  • Conclusion
Ending section: 
The following elements are required, in order:
  • Acknowledgments (Optional)
  • References
  • Appendix(es) (if applicable)
The title should be specific, descriptive, concise, and comprehensible to readers outside the field. Written in upper case, bold letters and centered. Limited to 250 characters. The Title should be a brief indicating the contents of the paper. The Title Page should include the authors’ full names and affiliations, the name of the corresponding author along with phone, address and E-mail.
The abstract should describe the main objective(s) of the study, explain how the study was done and summarize the most important results and their significance. The abstract should not exceed 300 words. Keywords The list should be presented horizontally and should include 4-6 keywords or key phrases that reflect the content of the manuscript. The keywords or key phrases should be separated by commas. Only proper nouns and proper adjectives and abbreviations should be capitalized.
Headings are written in upper case, bold letters after a blank line. Sub- headings are written in sentence case, italic letters. They are numbered using Arabic numerals (1, 1.1, 1.2, 1.2.1…, 2, 2.1…). Limit manuscript sections and sub-sections to 3 heading levels.
Tables should be followed APA referencing method.
Figures should be followed APA referencing method.
References should be followed APA referencing method.
Any appendixes that are necessary follow the References section. The heading for each appendix should include a label identifying it as an appendix and a title. If only one appendix exists, the label should be Appendix; if multiple appendixes exist, the labels should include capital letters (e.g., Appendix A, Appendix B). The label and the title should be on separate lines and should be sentence case, bold, and centered. Additional Guidelines Arabic words should be transliterated according to the style annexed with the download page of the journal website.

For Further Details

The Editor,
Al-Bukhari Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies,
School of Arabic and Islamic Studies,
B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology,
GST Road, Vandalur, Chennai - 600048.
Tamil Nadu, India.
Email: editor.albukharijournal@gmail.com

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