Guide for Authors

 

Today, the scientific, systematic, and careful presentation of the Islamic teachings and knowledge to its global audience is an undeniable necessity. On the other hand, as the leading university in Iran and one of the premier universities of the Islamic world, the University of Tehran assumes it as its responsibility to have a significant presence and effective role in this arena. Therefore, the University of Tehran publishes the biannual Journal of Contemporary Islamic Studies (JCIS) to set the suitable grounds for the presentation of the opinions and theories of the researchers of the different domains of Islamic knowledge and to provide theoretical and practical solutions to solve the challenges faced by the contemporary Muslim world based on the Islamic teachings. The biannual Journal of Contemporary Islamic Studies (JCIS) awaits Muslim and non-Muslim researchers to provide studies, theories, and solutions to help this university fulfill its great ideals of improving the relationships among Islamic denominations as well as Abrahamic religions.

 

Authors are required to make sure the following points are met before the submission of articles to JCIS.  

  • The content of the article should be related to contemporary Islamic studies.
  • The article length should be between 5000 to 6500 words. Longer or shorter articles will not be accepted.
  • Abstract length should be between 75 to 200 words.
  • There should be 4 to 7 keywords in the article.
  • The overall structure of the article should be as following (any apparent contradiction between the article structure and the following proposed format will cause the article to be returned to the author).In-text citations should be mentioned immediately after the quoted text in the following format:
    • Title
    • Abstract
    • Keywords
    • Introduction
    • Body
    • Conclusions
    • References

 

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    • In-text citations should be mentioned immediately after the quoted text in the following format:
    • (author's last name, publication year, vol.: page number).

 

  • If a part of the Qur’ān, Nahj al-Balāgha, or Al- Ṣaḥīfat al-Sajjādīah is quoted in the article, the in-text citation will be in the following format:Transition between the different parts of the article is done merely through the presentation of subtitles with different font sizes. Any extra term such as section, part, number, etc. should be avoided.

 

 

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    • (Qur’ān chapter number: verse number); example: (Qur’ān 2:282)
    • (Nahj al-Balāgha: sermon, letter, or saying number)
    •  (Al- Ṣaḥīfat al-Sajjādīah: prayer number).

 

 

 

  • The list of references should be arranged alphabetically in the following manner:
    • Books

The last name of the first author, the first name of the first author; the first and last name of the second author, the first and last name of the third author, and so forth (publication year), the name of the book in italic. The first and last name of the translator or editor, publication place, publisher.

 

  • Articles

 

The last name of the first author, the first name of the author; the first and last name of the second author, the first and last name of the third author, and so forth (publication year), «article title». The name of the journal in italic, issue number, page numbers of the article in the journal.

 

  • The publication years should be converted to Georgian calendar years.

 

  • If the name of a book is mentioned in the text, it should be italicized.

 

  • The translation of the qur’ānic verses into English should be presented within quotation marks.

 

  • The names of the authors should be removed from the main article file, and be uploaded in a separate file entitled "author specifications" according to the format provided by the journal.

 

  • When submitting an article to the journal, three files should be uploaded (the main article file, the author specifications file, and the ethical statement).