Author’s Guide


We welcome contributions from around the world pertaining to the field of Islamic governance for the betterment of human civilisation. The Journal is interdisciplinary, open access, and peer-reviewed that is published online annually by the Institute of Policy Studies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam.




  • The manuscript must be primarily written in English (United Kingdom) of no less than 5,000 words, and no more than 7,000. Should your submission substantially exceeds this limit, please attach an supplementary document explaining why the additional length is necessary. Bibliographies are also included in the total word count.
  • Do include the title, author’s full name (as preferred for publication), and author’s affiliation.
  • Please eliminate any content that identifies or suggests you as the author of the paper. This is required for our peer-review process which requires complete anonymity for the author.
  • Non-English words must follow the transliteration system of the Journal.
  • Must be related to pure and/or applied research within the Islamic Governance subject scope.
  • Must be able to be interpreted by non-specialists of your subject area.
  • Must not infringe with the policies and regulations of Universiti Brunei Darussalam, or the laws of Brunei Darussalam.




Custom: 3.5cm for Top, Bottom, Left, Right.

Paper Title

Times New Roman (Bold) 18pt

Author Name

Times New Roman (Regular) 12pt


Times New Roman (Bold) 12pt

Content Text

Times New Roman (Regular) 12pt

Page Number Font

Times New Roman (Regular) 12pt

Footnote Font

Calibri (Body) 8pt

Line Spacing

Exactly: 19pt


  • Page numbers set at the bottom right of the page
  • All citations must adhere to the Chicago 17th Footnote style of referencing
  • Content justified



Since the journal is open access, authors still retain the copyright to their articles. This follows the liberal Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY) license. The CC BY license permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided appropriate credit is given to the original author(s) and the source, a link to the Creative Commons license is included, and it is indicated if any changes were made.

How to Submit

To submit, please email your paper to Please ensure that all papers are in Microsoft Word format (2007 or later).

Peer Review Process

Selecting Reviewers


Peer reviewers are selected from our consultant editors. We will select two consultant editors who are experts in the field of your submission. All consultant editors will be familiar with the field of Islamic Governance but are also experts within their own field. As The Journal uses a double-blind peer review process, both the submitter and the reviewer will be anonymous to allow the greatest degree of objective review.


Access to Referenced Literature


We are usually able to access most literature referenced in the submissions we receive. However, there are cases where these references are inaccessible to the public or through our subscriptions. Therefore, should you have any reason to believe that your literature may be difficult to access, we ask that you attach them with your submissions or provide instructions on how to access the source of your reference(s).


*Please note that Volumes 1, 2 and 3 of The Journal were published prior to the implementation of this process therefore have not undergone peer review.