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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.
  • Please ensure that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere.
  • Please ensure you have read the Aims and Scope of the Journal. Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of al-Burhān will be reviewed.
  • Only MS Document (Microsoft Word) format is accepted. Word Template is available from the templates section on the sidebar.
  • The title of your article should be mentioned inside the document. However, the file name should not be too long or contain non alphanumeric characters (!?"%^&*). We suggest using only FIVE words to name your MS Word file. Please do not write in CAPITAL letters apart from normal capitalization.
  • Prepare your details for registration with al-Burhan Journal website. Provide your first name as well as your family name in Latin alphabets using the Capitalise Each Word format. We encourage you to register with ORCiD and get your ORCiD identifier before submitting your manuscript.
  • Make sure that co-authors (if any) review the manuscript before you submit it and that all authors agree on the order in which authors will be listed. Do not list people as co-authors unless they have made a significant contribution to the work and will share responsibility and accountability for the results.
  • Please ensure that your manuscript adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • It is also important to point out early (in the message to the editor) what is new about your study – a common reason given by associate editors for rejection is that the paper doesn’t contribute anything new or relevant to a broad international audience.
  • All corresponding authors who comply with the requirements outlined below will receive an acknowledgement upon receipt to confirm the safe arrival of the paper.
  • Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to al-Burhan Associate Editor via alburhan@iium.edu.my

Author Guidelines

Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site https://journals.iium.edu.my/al-burhan/index.php/al-burhan/about/submissions to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned. Recommended guidelines include bibliographic and formatting standards alongside examples of common citation formats to be used in submissions.


Submission Guidelines:

  1. Submit the full article to journal’s official website address: http://journals.iium.edu.my/al-burhan or via email: alburhan@iium.edu.my
  2. Notification Acceptance and Publication Letter:
  • Letter of Acceptance/Rejection for Publication: The Editorial Board will send a letter by e-mail to the author to notify if the article reviewed has been approved or declined to be published.
  • Letter of Publication: The Editorial Board will send a letter by e-mail to the principal/correspondent author if the article has been reviewed and accepted to be published in the Journal.
  1. All reviewed papers shall be corrected by the author and resubmitted to the Journal within ONE MONTH, failure to do so by which the author is considered no longer interested in the publication.
  2. Only corrected/ amended articles according to reviewer’s comments will be accepted and considered for publication.
  3. The Journal has the right to edit the article where necessary


Submission Deadlines:

For June and December publications, the article must be submitted to the Journal editorial assistant before the first day of February and August respectively.


Ethical Statement:

The manuscript must represent original work by the author(s). None of the material should be covered by any copyright; if copyrighted material exceeding approximately 100 words from a journal article or approximately 500 words from a book is used, the author has obtained written permission for its use. Further, this work should not infringe any intellectual property rights/secrecy laws of any person/organization/government/public or private agency, nor should it contain any defamatory matter.

IIUM Press does not bear any responsibility for verifying copyright permissions provided by the author. Any breach of copyright laws will result in retraction of the published manuscript as well as reporting to relevant authorities in the authors’ institutions.


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The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


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