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Author Guidelines

Contributors are kindly requested to take note of the following points when submitting their manuscripts:

1. The submitted paper should focus on issues of Islamization of knowledge.

2. The paper should at least contribute to a better understanding of its subject matter.

3. The research methodology and style should suit the modern reader.

4. Whenever verses from the Qur’an are quoted, reference should be made to their chapter and number. Sayings from Sunnah should be authenticated.

5. Detailed mathematical derivations should be supplied separately and will not be published.

6. References should be listed at the end of the paper. References in English should be written in the standard format, e.g, for essays:

Biraima, M. H., (1999): "Social Reality."Tafakkur,

Vol. 1, No. 1, Sudan,

And for books:

Biraima, M.H., (1999): A Quranic View..., (International Centre for Faith Studies), Sudan.

References in Arabic should be written as shown in the Arabic section.

7. All manuscripts should be submitted in a typewritten copy plus an electronic copy (Windows 98 or XP 200).

8. The manuscript should not exceed 35 typewritten pages (A4 size), with a separately supplied abstract of no more than 200 words.

9. Papers submitted to Tafakkur should be original, and are not expected to have been submitted for publication elsewhere.

10. The author's name his postal and electronic address as well as his phone and fax numbers should be supplied separately from the text of the paper.

11. The paper would be subjected to a double blind refereeing.

12. The editorial board reserves the right to make nonsubstantial changes in the paper, as well as not returning the original manuscripts to their authors.

13. Authors of accepted refereed papers will be paid a financial reward.

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

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