Author Guideline

Rechtsvinding only accepts manuscripts written in Indonesian and English. The following are our guidelines as part of the submission process to ensure your manuscript meets the journal's requirements.

  1. The manuscript has never been published before, or have been considered in other journals.
  2. Script file in Microsoft Word format (.doc) 15-25 pages.
  3. Regarding bibliography/reference, J-shel applies APA Style. Therefore, we hope the authors pay attention to it. In addition, it is recommended for authors to use a reference manager tool such as Zotero. For reference, at least 80% of journals, theses, dissertations and research reports.
  4. Each manuscript will be selected and assessed by the editorial team by involving relevant experts in their field, and then the author will get information about the status of his article: accepted, accepted with revision, or rejected.
    The team's editorial decisions are irrevocable.

General Guidelines

  1. Manuscripts are authentic research results that have not been published in other publication media or publishers.
  2. The manuscript does not contain elements of plagiarism. The editorial board will immediately reject any text that indicates plagiarism.
  3. Free submission and publication process, at no extra cost.
  4. Manuscripts that have been written according to the j-shel Guidelines: Journal of Sharia Economic Law, (in MS Word format, according to the article template) must be submitted through the Online Submission System using the Open Journal System (OJS)
  5. Manuscripts that do not match the template j-shel will be returned to the author prior to the review process.
  6. Manuscripts can be written in Indonesian or English in academic standard language.
  7. Manuscripts should consist of 3000 to 6000 words including pictures and tables.
    The manuscript is written on A4 size paper (210x297 mm), with the following special margins: left 25 mm, right 20 mm, bottom 20 mm, and top 30 mm.
  8. Words from foreign languages ​​are expressed in Italic format. Each paragraph starts 10mm from the left side border and there is no space between paragraphs. 
  9. Tables and figures are placed in a text group after the referenced table or figure. Each image must be captioned (Image Caption) below the image and numbered in English numbering format followed by the image title.
  10. Each table must be given a table title (Table Description) and numbered in English numbering format above the table followed by the table title.
  11. Image attachments must be guaranteed to print properly (font size, resolution, and line space are clearly visible).

Figures, tables, and charts should be centered between groups of text.
If it has a larger size, it can be placed in the center of the page. The table must not contain vertical lines, while horizontal lines are only allowed for important points.



A title should be the fewest possible words that accurately describe the content of the paper. (Palatino Linotype 14, bold, Justify)


Abstract summarizes briefly and clearly about: (1) brief background (if any); (2) The purpose and/or scope of the research; (3) The method (short) used; (4) Summary of results/findings; and (5) Conclusion. The number of words in the abstract is 150-200 words. Written with the font Palatino Linotype 10, 1 space.


This guideline is a template for writing the manuscript for j-shel submission and this guideline is available online at author guideline page on official website at: The article should be written between approximately 4000-5000 words including body text, all tables, figures, notes, and the reference list. The article should be written in word document (MS word), 1 space (single space), and Palatino Linotype. Paper should be in prepared in A4 paper (21cm x 29.7cm) using 2,54 cm for inside margin, 2,54 cm for outside margin, and 2,54 cm for top and bottom.  No need to alter page number in this template as the page number will be reordered at preprinting process.

The Introduction should provide a clear background, a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, the proposed approach or solution, and the new value of research which it is innovation. It should be understandable to colleagues from a broad range of scientific disciplines.Organization and citation of the bibliography are made in American Psychological Association 7th. The terms in foreign languages are written italic (italic). Authors are suggested to present their articles in the section structure: Introduction - Method - Results and Discussion – Conclusion - References. (Justify, Palatino Linotype. 10).


Explaining research chronological, including research method, research design, research procedure (in the form of algorithms, flow chart, storyboard or other), how to test and data acquisition, time and place of the research (if the article based on the field research), mention the hypothesis if your article has it (optional).  The description of the course of research should be supported by references, so the explanation can be accepted scientifically.


Results consist of the research findings, including description of the collected data, analysis of the data, and interpretation of the data using the relevant theory. It should be clear and concise. Discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

Tables and Figure

Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Title of the table should be typed above the table and align text to the left, 10pt font Times New Roman. The word “table” and “number of the table” should be typed in bold, while title of the table should not be typed in bold (normal). Numbering for the title of table should use an English word (1, 2, 3, and so forth), table should be appeared align text to the left. To write the content of the table, it should use 9pt TNR and single spaced.

Source of the table should be typed below the table, align text to the left, 10pt TNR.

Table 1.The sample of table format





Description 1



Description 2



Description 3



Description 4




Description 5

Description 6




Description 7


Picture, graph, figure, photo and diagram should be placed at the center. Picture, graph, figure, photo, and diagram should not be in colorful type (should be in white and black, or grayscale), and if it made in color, it should be readable when it later printed in grayscale.

Number and title should be typed above the picture, graph, figure, photo and diagram. Title of the figure should be numbered (use an English letter, 1, 2, 3 and so forth), typed in 10 pt TNR (in normal, not bold), center and single spaced. A title should comprise a brief description of the illustration/figure. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used. The lettering on the artwork should be clearly readable and in a proportional measure and should have a finished, printed size of 9 pt for normal text and no smaller than 7 pt for subscript and superscript characters. Figures should have a brief description in the main body of text. Please mention the source of taken figure and write it below figure, align text to the left, 10pt font Palatino Linotype.

Please kindly avoid mentioning position of figure/table e.g. “figure below” or “table as follow” because the position will be rearranged in lay-outing process.

Conclusion: This is the last section which contains conclusions and suggestions. The conclusion will be the answer to the hypothesis, research objectives and research findings. Conclusions don't have to be just a rehash of results and discussion. It should be a summary of the research results as expected by the author in the research objective or hypothesis. Advice contains suggestions related to further ideas from the research.

Bibliography: All references used in the article should be listed in this section. In this section, all references used must be taken from primary sources (scientific journals and at least 80% of all references) published in the last ten years. Each article must have at least ten references. In this case the author is advised to use the Management Reference (Mendeley, Zotero, etc.) by using the APA Style.