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Author Guidelines

The papers submitted to Ilahiyat Studies should make some noticeable contribution to Islamic and religious studies.

Not Published Anywhere

The papers will be held to imply that it contains original unpublished work and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere.

Process of Reviewing Articles

Since Ilahiyat Studies sends all papers for review, a copy should be submitted in a form suitable for sending anonymously to the reviewers. Manuscripts are evaluated by anonymous peer review, therefore, authors must remove all identifying information from the their texts. Authors should refer to themselves in the text and citations in the third person. For example, instead of writing "I argue (Nasr 2007)...", write "Nasr (1997) argues..."
Later corrections can be accepted only at the Editor's discretion and may incur a charge to the author. Authors will receive page proofs.
All submissions are assessed by referees, but the Editorial Board reserves the right to decide what articles will be published.
Unsolicited book reviews may not be published.

Author's Personal Information

Full name(s) of author(s) must be listed, along with university or professional affiliation, address, city, state, country, phone/fax number(s), and email address where you can be reached. Provide a two-sentence biography that we can use in your article. Current information only.


All papers must include an abstract of no more than 200 words.

Length of Articles

It is strongly advised that the length of the article should not exceed 12000 words. Book reviews and conference reports must not exceed 1500 words. All pages should be numbered consecutively.

Contents of Articles

All papers should have an introductory section in which the objectives and methodology of the article are explained and a final section, which summarizes the main points, discussed and the conclusions reached.

Formal Features of Articles

Text and references must follow the format outlined in Ilahiyat Studies Style Sheet

If you use citation management software, a CSL citation style file for Ilahiyat Studies is available here, ready for use with CSL-compliant citation managers such as Mendeley or Zotero.

Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced on the A4. Tables, graphs, and figures should be on separate pages. All submissions should be in MS-Word (97-2003, 2007 or 2010) format. Leave margins of at least 4 cm on top, bottom, and sides.


References should be below the pages in the following style. For a detailed information see Ilahiyat Studies Style Sheet

Journal Article & Entry:

Eichner, Heidrun. "Dissolving the Unity of Metaphysics: From Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī to Mullā Ṣadrā al-Shīrāzī," Medioevo, 32 (2007): 139-197.
Aydınlı, Abdullah. “Ebû Zer el-Gıfârî.” In Türkiye Diyanet Vakfı İslâm Ansiklopedisi (DİA), X, 266-269.


Kātib Chalabī, Ḥājī Khalīfa Muṣṭafá ibn ʿAbd Allāh. Kashf al-Zunūn ʿan asāmī l-kutub wa l-funūn. 2 vols. Edited by M. Şerefeddin Yaltkaya and Kilisli Rifat Bilge. Istanbul: Maarif Matbaası, 1941-1943.

Michot, Yahya M. Ibn Sīnā: Lettre au Vizir Abū Saʿd: Editio princeps d'après le manuscrit de Bursa, traduction de l'arabe, introduction, notes et lexique. Beirut: al-Burāq, 2000.

Book Chapter:

Janssens, Jules. "The Reception of Avicenna's Physics" in the Latin Middle Ages." In O ye Gentlemen: Arabic Studies on Science and Literary Culture in Honor of Remke Kruk, edited by I. Vrolijk and J. P. Hogendijk. Leiden: Brill, 2007, 55-64.

Online Citation:

Frank, Richard. “Elements in the Development of the Teaching of al-Ashʿarī.” Le Muséon: Revue D’Études Orientales 104 (1991), 141-190. doi:10.2143/MUS.104.1.2006086.

Page references to works referred to in the text should take the following form: (Touraine, 1995: 9-10).

The verses of the Qurʾān should be referred to as follows: Q 2:23; Q 17:108; the references from the Old and New Testament should carry chapter name and number, and verse number.

Arabic words should be transliterated according to the style used by the Library of Congress.


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. Is the paper original unpublished work (in any language) and not submitted to for publication elsewhere.
  2. Is the subject matter appropriate for Ilahiyat Studies?
  3. Is a separate cover page with Author name(s) and contact information prepared?
  4. Is the title of the article concise? Does it reflect the proposed research?
  5. Does the text adhere to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal Author Guidelines.

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