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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

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  1. Ethical Agreement form (Authors need to submit along with the manuscript submission.)


Peer Review

Manuscripts, submitted to Revelation and Science, are reviewed by the members of the journal’s editorial board and other scholars who are selected from the local as well as international academic institutions. Upon receiving the manuscript, the editorial board decides whether a manuscript falls within the journal’s scope and subject or otherwise. Once given manuscript passes that level, the editorial board then appoints a minimum of two reviewers chosen for their knowledge of experience in the subject of the manuscript; Revelation and Science uses double blind review process, in which the process of reviewing manuscripts is based on the anonymity of the author and the confidentiality of reviewers’ and editors’ reports. In this process, reviewers do not know about the authors of given papers, while authors do not know the reviewers of their manuscript, thus authors of given manuscripts are advised to avoid self-references. The review process is expected to be completed within eight weeks, but conflicting recommendations and unpredictable events may cause some delay. In certain instances, a manuscript is accepted in principle, but that does not mean full acceptance; only when the necessary changes and improvements suggested by given reviewers are satisfactorily included, then the status of the paper changes from principle acceptance into acceptance. The editorial board reserves the right to edit given manuscripts to make it more readable. Revelation and Science uses online database, with printed version, and thus respective authors are advised to submit their manuscripts online, by uploading manuscripts directly to: http://journals.iium.edu.my/revival. Manuscripts may also be submitted over to the following e-mail: revival@iium.edu.my.

 

Steps of article submission

  1. Login using your Author Username and password.
  2. Go to User Home.
  3. Click on New Submission.
  4. Select a journal section, complete checklist, write your comments,and click Save and Continue.
  5. Click Choose File, click Upload, click Save and Continue.
  6. Enter Author information (click Add Author to add a new author), enter title and abstract, select language (en for English), copy and paste references, and click Save and Continue.
  7. Click Choose File, click Upload, click Save and Continue.
  8. Check your uploaded files and click on Finish Submission.

 

Guidelines for authors

Revelation and Science receives and welcomes manuscripts and research papers that were not published or not submitted for publication elsewhere. Authors of the submitted manuscripts are required to comply with the following guidelines;

  1. The length of the submitted manuscript should be 5,000 - 8,000 words, with an abstract of 100-150 words, followed by four to five keywords. The concise abstract should present the manuscript’s contents accurately and should supplement, not duplicate.
  2. The manuscript should include introduction, sections for materials and methods, results, discussion, and acknowledgements, plus references, tables, figure captions, and appendices, in that order.
  3. Manuscripts should adhere to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, latest edition.
  4. A manuscript should contain a title page, which should be the first page. The title of the manuscript is expected to be clear and as concise as possible, desirably not more than 30 characters.
  5. The manuscript should be double spaced with a 1 in (2.5 cm) margins. Use 12-point Times New Roman Font. Material that is to be set in italics, use an italic font. Making bold is accepted only for titles and subtitles. Underline of any sentence or word is not accepted. Use capital letters only when the letters or words should appear in capitals.
  6. Each reference must be cited in the text using the surnames of the authors and the year, for example, (Walpole 1985) or (Green and Brown 1990). If there are three or more authors, the citation should give the name of the first author followed by et al. (e.g., Green et al. 1991). Some example of writing the references are as follows:


The Qur'anic verses:

  • In text: (The Qur’an 45:13)
  • In reference: The Meaning of the Holy Qur’an. Translation and Commentary by Abdullah Yusuf Ali (1991). US: Amana Corporation.


Prophetic narrations:

  • In text: (Sunan al-Termidhiyi, hadith no. 2191)
  • In reference: Al-Termiziyi, Abu ‘Isa Mohd b. ‘Isa (2002). Sunan al-Termidhiyi. Bierut: Dar Ibn Hazm.


The Bible:

  • In text: (Mark 14: 43)
  • In reference: The Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Version (1989). US: Zondervan Publishing House.


Journal Article:

One author

  • In text: (Hayman, 1991)
  • In reference: Hayman, P. (1991). Monotheism: A Misused Word in Jewish Studies. Journal of Jewish Studies, 42, 1-2.

Two authors

  • In text: (Reimann & McNally, 1995)
  • In reference: Reimann, B., & McNally, R. (1995). Cognitive processing of personally relevant information. Cognition and Emotion, 9, 324-349.

Three authors or more

  • In text: (Beck et al., 1988)
  • In reference: Beck, A.T., Epstein, N., Brown, G., & Steer, R.A. (1988). An inventory for easuring clinical anxiety: Psychometric properties. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology56, 893-897.


Book:

  • In text: (Sholton, 1989)
  • In reference: Sholton, M.A. (1989). Computer addiction? A study of computer dependency. London, England: Taylor & Francis.


Chapter in a Book:

  • In text: (Haybron, 2008)
  • In reference: Haybron, D.M. (2008). Philosophy and the science of subjective well-being. In M. Eid & R.J. Larsen (Eds.), The science of subjective well-being (pp. 17-43). New York, NY: Guillford Press.
 

Dissertation:

  • In text: (Young, 2007)
  • In reference: Young, R. F. (2007). Crossing boundaries in urban ecology: Pathways to sustainable cities (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database. (UMI No. 327681)


Conference Proceeding:

  • In text: (Herculano-Houzel et al., 2008)
  • In reference: Herculano-Houzel, S., Collins, C.E., Wong, P., Kaas, J.H., & Lent, R. (2008). The basic nonuniformity of the cerebral cortex. Proceeding of the National Academy of Science 105, 12593-12598.

 

Conference:

  • In text: (Leclerc & Hess, 2005)
  • In reference: Leclerc, C. M., & Hess, T. M. (2005, August). Age differences in processing of affectively primed information. Poster session presented at the 113th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington DC.


Newspaper:

  • In text: (Delaney et al., 2008)
  • In reference: Delaney, K. J., Karnitschnig, M., & Guth, R. A. (2008, May 5). Microsoft ends pursuit of Yahoo, reassesses its online options. The Wall Street Journal, pp. A1, A12.


Dictionaries:

  • In text: (Sadie & Tyrrell, 2002)
  • In reference: Sadie, S., & Tyrrell, J. (Eds.). (2002). The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians (2nd ed., Vols. 1-29). New York, NY: Grove.

 

Professional Website:

  • In text: (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 2008)
  • In reference: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. (2008). Biofuels. Retrieved May 6, 2008, from http://www.nrel.gov/learning/re_biofuels.html

 

Order in the reference list should follow alphabetical order.

 

For further information on citation and reference style, please visit http://www.apastyle.org/