Information For Authors

Guidelines for Authors

(Journal of Integrated Sciences - JIS)

Important Note

All manuscripts are to be submitted at the following email address: submissions.jis@iou.edu.gm

AIMS AND SCOPE of JIS

The Journal of Integrated Sciences seeks articles that fall under the auspices of any of the Sciences of Islam and relate to today’s Muslim, although submissions may be interdisciplinary as well as long as an Islamic perspective exists. The Journal welcomes submissions that meet the general criteria of academic and scientific excellence.

MANUSCRIPT CATEGORIES AND REQUIREMENTS

To ensure completeness of content there is a recommended structure and format for different types of manuscript. The Journal of Integrated Sciences also welcomes other types of paper that do not fit into the below categories. If you are unsure whether your paper is suitable, please send a structured abstract to the editorial office in the first instance (submissions.jis@iou.edu.gm).

  • FOUR  typesFOUR types of submission are accepted for publication by the journal:
  1. RESEARCH ARTICLE
  1. LITERATURE REVIEW
  • Systematic review or other type of review
  • Guidelines and consensus statements
  1. COMMENTARIES AND RESEARCH NOTE
  • Policy review, trends, review or meta-analysis of research)
  1. BOOK REVIEW

Editorials

Unsolicited editorials may be submitted directly to: submissions.jis@iou.edu.gm or you may discuss a potential editorial with the Editor-in-Chief (email: editorinchief.jis@iou.edu.gm). Generally, editorials are between 500-1000 words.

Review Process 

All contributions will be initially assessed by the editorial committee for suitability of respective articles for the JIS. The suitable articles would be sent to a minimum of two independent reviewers who would have expertise in that area. Based on their comments, the decision will be made regarding the acceptance or rejection of the article. Authors should not submit manuscripts that are under consideration for publication elsewhere. No plagiarized content will be accepted.

Size of the Article

The perspective papers must be within the word limit between 4000 to 6000 words. Too long or too short papers will not be accepted.

Style of Article and Referencing

The perspective authors must strictly follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association- Sixth Edition. Therefore, please ensure this before submitting it to the JIS for consideration for possible publication. The papers not following APA style will be flatly rejected. Author(s) should use the latest and credible academic sources to strengthen their point of view.

A sample of the most common entries in reference lists appears below. Note that for journal articles, issue numbers are not included unless each issue in the volume begins with page one, and a DOI should be provided for all references where available.

Journal article

Rashid, S. R. , & Hussein, M. D. (2018).Repetition in Qurʾānic Qaṣaṣ With Reference to Thematic and Literary Coherence in the Story of Moses . The Journal of Islamic Sciences, 159, 483–486. doi:10.18.76/appi.ajp.159.9.4837

Book

Al-Ghazi, S. (1994). Psychoeducational assessment of students who are visually impaired or blind: Infancy through high school (2nd ed.). Austin, TX: Pro-ed.

Internet Document

Sarah, R. (2006, November 4). Countering the Sharī‘a: How Material Culture Constructs A Narrative of an “Islamic” Identity that Counters the Sharī‘ah Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vba83KSRQs

For more information on how to reference your sources, please visit http://www.apastyle.org/

Title

Title must reflect the core theme of the article. It should not be too short or too long.

Authors

There should not be more than three authors of a paper.

Abstract

Please provide an abstract of 150 to 200 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined or unusual abbreviations or unspecified references. It must capture the essence of the article.

 Keywords

 An abstract should be followed by four to five keywords which would be used for indexing.

Acknowledgement

The author(s) may acknowledge someone in the title page, if required.

Introduction

 By providing an adequate background of the issue, the introduction section should clearly state the objectives of the article. It should avoid a detailed literature survey, which should rather be included in the section on “Review of Literature.”

Review of Literature

Author should provide a substantive literature review which may also contain the conceptual background of the respective research.

Methodology

This section must clearly describe the approach used for conducting the research.

Results and Discussion

Preferably in a single section as “Results and Discussion” or if necessary, can be split into separate “Results” and “Discussion” sections. However, if necessary, sub or additional headings can be used in this section. Discussion should be logical, and results must be discussed in the light of previous literature justifying the findings.

Conclusion

It should contain one to two paragraphs summarizing the important outcome of the study.

Subdivision of the article

 Article should be divided into various clearly defined sections and sub-sections.

Table and Figures

Small tables and figures should be part of the main body of the paper. However, large tables and figures should be placed at the end in the form of appendix.

Conflict of Interest Statement

Authors are required to provide a conflict of interest statement during the submission process. Submitting authors should ensure they liaise with all co-authors to confirm agreement with the final statement.

Authorship

The list of authors should accurately illustrate who contributed to the work and how. All those listed as authors should qualify for authorship according to the following criteria:

  1. Have made substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data;
  2. Been involved in drafting the manuscript or revising it critically for important intellectual content;
  3. Given final approval of the version to be published.
  4. Agreed to be accountable for all aspects of the work.

Prior to submitting the article all authors should agree on the order in which their names will be listed in the manuscript.

ORCID

As part of the journal’s commitment to supporting authors at every step of the publishing process, the journal encourages  the submitting author (only) to provide an ORCID iD when submitting a manuscript. This takes around 2 minutes to complete.

Find more information here. https://orcid.org/.

However, this is not a requirement for publication.