Pedoman Penulisan

Editors of the Wahana Islamika receive writing contributions related to the Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat program in the form of ideas, concepts, and ideas of thought with a minimal writing format including Background, Concepts/Ideas/Thoughts, Application Methods of ideas/concepts/thoughts, Discussion, and Conclusions. Especially for research, the writing guidelines are as follows:

  1. Articles can be in the form of research results in accordance with the scope of research or in-depth study that leads to providing solutions to problems that occur in society.
  2. The articles' length is between 4.000-8.000 typed using the font Book Antiqua with 12 Font Sizes and 1,15 space. See template jurnal 
  3. The articles are structured as follows:
  4. Title; This is your opportunity to attract the reader’s attention. Remember that readers are the potential authors who will cite your article. Identify the main issue of the paper. Begin with the subject of the paper. The title should be accurate, unambiguous, specific, and complete. Do not contain infrequently-used abbreviations.
  5. Author(s) Name(s); Write Author(s) names without titles and professional positions such as Prof, Dr, Production Manager, etc. Do not abbreviate your last/family name. Always give your First and Last Name.
  6. Affiliations; Write clear affiliations of all authors. Affiliation includes the name of the department/unit (faculty), university name, address, and country.
  7. Email Address; Write the email address with lowercase capitalization.
  8. Abstract; Abstract should be in one paragraph between 150-200 words with 1 space and written in two languages, namely English with Keywords and Indonesia with Kata Kunci, consisting of three to five words. The abstract should stand alone, which means that there is no citation in the abstract. Consider it the advertisement for your article. The abstract should tell the prospective reader what you did and highlight the key findings. Avoid using technical jargon and uncommon abbreviations. The abstract should succinctly describe your entire paper. It comprises the purposes of the research, the method, and the findings of the research. Keywords are the labels of your manuscript and are critical to correct indexing and searching. Therefore, the keywords should represent the content and highlight your article. Use only those abbreviations that are firmly established in the field. Each word/phrase in the keyword should be separated by a semicolon (;), not a comma (,).
  9. Introduction; In the Introduction, the Authors should state the objectives of the work at the end of the introduction section. Before the objective, the Authors should provide an adequate background and a concise literature survey to record the existing solutions/method, to show which is the best of previous research, to show the main limitation of the previous research, to show what you hope to achieve (to solve the limitation) and to show the scientific merit or novelties of the paper. Avoid a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results. Do not describe a literature survey as author by author, but should be presented as a group per method or topic reviewed, which refers to some kind of literature. This section discusses the purposes of the study or research problems, the contribution to knowledge, and the research gap. Please state them clearly in the beginning paragraph, supported by related theories in the next paragraphs.
  10. Methodology; This section explains the rationale for applying specific procedures or techniques used to identify, select, and analyze information applied to understand the research problem/project, thereby allowing the readers to critically evaluate your project’s/study's overall validity and reliability. 
  11. Results and Discussions; Results should be clear and concise. The results should summarize (scientific) findings rather than provide data in great detail. Please highlight the differences between your results or findings and the previous publications by other researchers. The discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

The discussion is written to interpret and describe the significance of your findings in light of what was already known about the issues being investigated and to explain any new understanding or insights about the problem after considering the findings. It should connect to the introduction by way of the research questions or hypotheses you posed and the literature you reviewed, but it does not simply repeat or rearrange the introduction; this section should always explain how your study has moved the reader's understanding of the research problem forward from where you left them at the end of the introduction.

The research findings in the form of research data are further discussed or critically interpreted with a particular relevant theoretical approach. The presentation of tables, images, etc., can also support data. Captions for a table are written above it with sequenced numbering so that it can be easily referred to, though not put under the pointing sentence/ paragraph. The line (border) to the table is made minimalist by eliminating the vertical lines and leaving horizontal lines deemed necessary. Captions for images are placed below the picture, also providing sequenced numbering. One page only accommodates a table or an image with a maximum of two-thirds of the page size (size adjusted as efficiently as possible).

In the discussion, it is the most important section of your article. Here you get the chance to sell your data. Make the discussion correspond to the results, but do not reiterate the results. Often should begin with a summary of the leading scientific findings (not experimental results). The following components should be covered in the discussion: How do your results relate to the original question or objectives outlined in the Introduction section (what)? Do you provide an interpretation scientifically for each of your results or findings presented (why)? Are your results consistent with what other investigators have reported (what else)? Or are there any differences?

  1. Conclusions; Conclusions should only answer the objectives of the research. Tells how your work advances the field from the present state of knowledge. Without clear Conclusions, reviewers and readers will find it difficult to judge the work and whether or not it merits publication in the journal. Do not repeat the Abstract or just list experimental results. Provide a clear scientific justification for your work, and indicate possible applications and extensions. You should also suggest future experiments and/or highlight those underway. The conclusion is intended to answer the research problems or purposes. After reading the paper, it helps the readers understand why your research should matter to them. It is not just a summary of the main topics covered or a re-statement of your research problem but a synthesis of key points and, if applicable, where you recommend new areas for future research.
  2. References; References should be typed in Alphabetical Order. The minimum requirement is 20 references with 40% journal articles. It is suggested to use reference software like EndNote, Mendeley or Zotero). Cite the main scientific publications on which your work is based. Cite only items that you have read. Do not inflate the manuscript with too many references. Avoid excessive self‐citations. Avoid excessive citations of publications from the same region. Check each reference against the original source (author's name, volume, issue, year, DOI Number). Use other published articles in the same journal as models.
  3. The Arabic term not yet an Indonesian word for absorption should be transliterated by following the "TRANSLITERATION GUIDE" outlined in this writing guide (read more CHAPTER B). 
  4. File articles in .doc, .docx or .rtf format uploaded by the author via Open Journal System (OJS) Wahana Islamika: Jurnal Studi Islamika by registering the account (register) first as the author (s) and then log into the account (login) and follow the steps.


The transfer of the Arabic Indonesian alphabet Wahana Islamika based on the Joint Decree (SKB) of the Minister of Religious Affairs and the Minister of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia, dated 22 January 1988, No. 158/1987 and 0543. b / U / 1987, as contained in the Guide Book of Arabic Translations (A Guide to Arabic Transliteration), INIS Fellow 1992.


Wahana Islamika uses technical in-notes or body notes (notes in text), using the APA 6th full-name style. In making citations, it is highly recommended to use software (such as Mendeley, Endnote, Zotero, and so on). Examples of quotes are as follows: “...... (Purwanto, 2017)”, “Mustofa (2014) said…………..”, or ………(Hasyim & Mustofa, 2013), etc. For more details can be studied in this link



At the end of the article, the author includes a Bibliography which lists the books referenced in the text (according to the innote). Reference sources are suggested to be published in the last 10 years. Relevant classic works can be referred to as a source of problems but not for comparison discussion. If the Bibliography Writing refers to the following provisions:


Shihab, M. Q. (2002). Tafsir Al-Mishbah: Pesan,Kesan dan Keserasian Al-Qur’an, Vol. 15. Jakarta:Lentera Hati.

Mustofa, A & Unggul,M. (2010). Reorientasi Ekonomi Syariah. Yogyakarta: UII Press

Stubbs, S. (2008). Inclusive Education: Where there are few resources (2002) (I. Lewis, Ed.).Oslo: The Atlas Alliance.

Scientific journals

Purwanto. (2017). “Kontribusi Pembiayaan Perbankan Syariah Terhadap Disparitas Pendapatan di Indonesia Tahun 2015-2016”. Jurnal Cakrawala, 12 (1), 13-27.

Taufik, E. T. (2020). Two Faces of Veil in the Quran: Reinventing Makna Jilbab dalam Al-Qur’an Perspektif Tafsir Maqāshidi dan Hermeneutika Ma’nā cum Maghzā. Panangkaran: Jurnal Penelitian Agama dan Masyarakat, Vol. 3, hal. 213

Sofyani, H.,Ihyaul U., Daniel S., & Sri, W.L. (2012). “Islamic Social Reporting Index Sebagai Model Pengukuran Kinerja Sosial Perbankan Syariah (Studi Komparasi Indonesia Dan Malaysia)”. Jurnal Dinamika Akuntansi, 4 (1), 36-46

Edited book

Bjork, R.A. (1988). Retrieval Inhibition as an Adaptive Mechanism in Human Memory. In H.L. Roediger III & F.I.M. Craik (Eds), Varieties of Memory & Consciousness (pp. 309-330). Hillsdale, NK: Erlbaum.

Thesis and dissertation

Purwanto. (2014). Pengaruh Kinerja Keuangan Bank Syariah dan  Good Corporate Governance Terhadap Profitabilitas Bank Syariah Di Indonesia Tahun 2010-2012. Thesis. Not Published. Yogyakarta: FIAI University of Indonesia

Journal online version

Mustofa, A. (2015). Riba dan Problematikanya dalam Ekonomi Islam. [Electronic version]. Wahana Islamika, 1 (1), 119-144