Author Guidelines

Ath-Thariq: Jurnal Dakwah dan Komunikasi requires manuscripts submitted to meet international standards. Please read and understand the author guidelines for the preparation manuscript. The author who submits a manuscript to the editors should comply with the author's guidelines and template. If the submitted manuscript does not comply with the guidelines or uses a different format, it will be rejected by the editorial team before being reviewed. The editorial team will only accept a manuscript that meets the specified formatting requirements  (downloadable at Template and Author Guidelines). This template is designed to assist Author in preparing the manuscript; it is an exact representation of the format expected by the editor. To use this template, please just Save As this MS Word file to your document, then copy and paste your document here. All papers submitted to the journal should be written in English language. The default language style at Ath-Thariq: Jurnal Dakwah dan Komunikasi is American English. If you prefer your article to be formatted in British English, please specify this on your manuscript on the first page. 

Paper Format

  1. Manuscripts must be in English. It should be typed in MS Word doc. format; using 12-pt Book Antiqua font; left, right, top, and bottom margins are 2,54 cm; 1.15 spaced on A4-sized paper; length: between 4,000 and 8,000 words (including abstract, references, and footnotes).
  2. The article structure contains (a) Title; (b) Author(s) name, affiliation, and email address of the corresponding author; (c) Abstract; (d) Keywords; (e) Introduction); (f) Literature review; (g) Method; (h) Findings; (i) Discussion; (j) Conclusion); (k) Acknowledgment & Authors’ Contribution; and (l) References.
  3. The citations and references should follow the style of the The American Psychological Association (APA) of Style 17th Edition ( and use Reference Management Software such as Mendeley ( or zotero ( .
  4. The manuscript must be checked in terms of grammar, structure, spelling, etc. It is suggested to use Grammar Checker Software Grammarly (


The paper title should indicate the novelty of the research. It should be concise and informative. It does not contain infrequently-used abbreviations. The main idea should be first written and followed by its explanation. Use bold for your article title, with an initial capital letter for proper nouns with 12-pt Book Antiqua font, Bold, single space. 

Authors and Affiliations

All names are listed together and separated by commas. Provide exact and correct author names as these will be indexed in official archives. Affiliations should be keyed to the author's name with superscript numbers and be listed as follows: Institut/University/Organisation, Country (without detailed address information such as city zip codes or street names).

Example: Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Metro Lampung Indonesia.

The Corresponding Author(s) should be marked with superscript. Provide the exact contact email address of the corresponding author(s) in a separate section below the affiliation.


As a primary goal, the abstract should render the general significance and conceptual advance of the work clearly accessible to a broad readership. In the abstract, minimize the use of abbreviations and do not cite references. The word length is no more than 250 words. Abstract should contain: (1) the main question and the background of the discussed issue; (2) the research novelty; (3) how the question is discussed in the paper or methodology; and (4) the main result of the discussion. Other important matters discussed in the paper that significantly contribute to the final result of the research may be noted here, but you have to consider, however, the limited space of the abstract. The abstract is written in English, typing uses line spacing 1 or single, font size 12, font Book Antiqua with the normal. 


Mention only specific concepts [word or phrase], 3-5 concepts, truly conceptual words, and not too general ones. Keywords are the labels of your manuscript and are critical to correct indexing and searching. Therefore, they should be well-selected and closely related to the topic to facilitate the reader's search, and they should represent the content and highlight your article. Use only those abbreviations that are firmly established in the field. A semicolon should separate each phrase in the Keywords (;).


The introduction includes mainly: (1) background of the research; (2) previous studies; (3) gap research from the previous studies, and (4) the importance of research and research purpose. In this section, sometimes, there are some recommendations and suggestions of the research findings.The body of the text uses the font: Book Antiqua 12, regular, line spacing 1.15, the first line of the paragraph should be indented by pressing the tab key so that between the paragraphs, there is 1 space. The length of the article is around 5000-8000 words.


Methods include the design, population, sample, data sources, techniques/instruments of data collection and data analysis procedures. Methods should make readers be able to reproduce the experiment. Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described. Do not repeat the details of established methods. The body of the text uses the font: Book Antiqua 12, regular, line spacing 1.15, the first line of the paragraph should be indented by pressing the tab key so that between the paragraphs, there is 1 space.


Results should be clear and concise. The results should summarize (scientific) findings rather than providing data in detail.


Includes a description of the findings of the work that discusses sharply (What/How), its relationship with previous concepts/theories (Why), compares critically with the work of others, and strengthens or corrects previous findings (What else). 


Conclusions should answer the objectives of research. Tells how your work advances the field from the present state of knowledge. Without clear Conclusions, reviewers and readers will find it difficult to judge the work, and whether it merits publication in the journal. Do not repeat the Abstract, or just list experimental results. Provide a clear scientific justification for your work and indicate possible applications and extensions. You should also suggest future experiments and/or point out those that are underway. The body of the text uses the font: Book Antiqua 12, regular, line spacing 1.15, the first line of the paragraph should be indented by pressing the tab key so that between the paragraphs, there is 1 space.


Recognize those who helped in the research, especially funding supporter of your research. Include individuals who have assisted you in your study: Advisors, Financial supporters, or many other supporters i.e., Proofreaders, Typists, and Suppliers who may have given materials.

Author Contributions Statement

Explain about contribution done by each au­thor to the study. Example: DS, DA, and AS conceptualized, designed and prepared the initial draft and framework and interpreted the data. 


Prepare references following American Psychological Association (APA) style. Cite recent scientific publications (within the past 10 years) that you have actually read(Primack & Escobar-Viera, 2017) . It is mandatory for every citation process to use citation automation tools from Zotero, Mendeley, or Endnote. Ensure that your citations are relevant to your work and avoid excessive self-citations or citations from the same region (Campbell & Bellar, 2022). Double-check each reference for accuracy against the original source, including authors' names, volume, issue, year, and digital object identifier (DOI) number. Your reference list should consist of primary sources, mainly scientific journals (at least 80% of the bibliography) published within the last 10 years. The remaining 20% may include research articles, reports, theses, books, and relevant publications.