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Author Guidelines

Authors are invited to make a submission to this journal. All submissions will be assessed by an editor to determine whether they meet the aims and scope of this journal. Those considered to be a good fit will be sent for peer review before determining whether they will be accepted or rejected.

Before making a submission, authors are responsible for obtaining permission to publish any material included with the submission, such as photos, documents and datasets. All authors identified on the submission must consent to be identified as an author. Where appropriate, research should be approved by an appropriate ethics committee in accordance with the legal requirements of the study's country.

Information for authors, reviewers, and editors

Aims & Scope

The scope of ITJ is broad, focused on topics in all areas of knowledge that engage with Islam as a faith, idea, event, and institution since the seventh century to the present. We invite scholars whose works deal with these subjects from any discipline including Astronomy, STEM sciences, Social Sciences, Economics, Humanities, Arts, Literatures, Philosophy, Religious studies, Business, Law and Jurisprudence, and Health Sciences.

It is ITJ editorial policy that articles be based on original research that is informed by recent discoveries and methodological innovations. ITJ evaluates manuscripts that have not been published elsewhere in any language and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

The Editorial Office is maintained through the support of the non-profit research organization, IQ Systems Research. The Editorial Board operates independently.

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Guidelines, Procedures, and Processes

Documents containing guidelines, procedures, and processes for submitting, reviewing, and publishing articles are listed below.

An editor may reject a submission if it does not meet minimum standards of quality. Before submitting, please ensure that the study design and research argument are structured and articulated properly. The title should be concise and the abstract should be able to stand on its own. This will increase the likelihood of reviewers agreeing to review the paper. When you're satisfied that your submission meets this standard, please follow the checklist below to prepare your submission.

Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • When submitting peer-reviewed type of work, please make sure that the manuscript does not include any information that would identify the authors. This includes embedded information in the application the authors used, like Microsoft Word, please make sure you use such information from the “Preference” and “Options” tabs. Authors names are added separately, not in the main body of the text. Once the work is accepted publication, then the authors will be able to add the byline and other information to the final article.

  • This submission meets the requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • This submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (Please see exceptions and contact author for more information on this condition).
  • All references have been checked for accuracy and completeness.
  • All tables and figures have been numbered and labeled.
  • Permission has been obtained to publish all photos, datasets and other material provided with this submission.

Articles

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Reviews of works of scholarship

Essays reviewing works of scholarship (articles, monographs, research notes, etc.) are not peer-reviewed. The decision to publish or decline is made by the editorial board of the Journal/

Translations of works of scholarship

Translations of a works of scholarship that was peer-reviewed will be considered peer-reviewed. Works that were not peer-reviewed will not be indexed as peer-reviewed works.

Reports, Datasets, and Primary Sources

Content of this section can be in the form of datasets, reports, and data analysis, regardless of the kind of data, be it textual, numerical, digital, etc. Works in this section may not be peer-reviewed if it does not have a major theoretical contribution. It is reviewed, however, by the editorial board for the level of significance and relevance.

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