Author Guidelines

Urwatul Wutsqo: Jurnal Studi Kependidikan dan Keislaman is a peer-reviewed journal, that specializes in Islamic Education research and issue. The aim is to provide readers with a better understanding of Islamic education and present developments through the publication of articles and research reports.

Articles should be written in American English / Indonesian / Arabic between approximately 5.500-7.500 words including text, all tables, figures, notes, references, and appendices intended for publication. All submissions must include approximately 200 words of abstract and keywords. Urwatul Wutsqo: Jurnal Studi Kependidikan dan Keislaman accepts only electronic submissions to Urwatul Wutsqo: Jurnal Studi Kependidikan dan Keislaman Online Journal System (OJS) by signing in Urwatul Wutsqo as an author in  or should be sent in word to

All notes must appear in body notes as citations. All works cited must appear in the reference list at the end of the article. In matter, the detailed guidelines used in this journal follow American Psychological Association (APA)(Author-date) 6th Edition (in-note), such as below:

General Guideline

The article has not been published in other journals or other places.

  • The article should be written in English (United States of America English), Arabic or Indonesian with a formal style and structure.
  • The article should be written in a word document (Microsoft Word), 1, 1,5 space, 11pt book Antiqua, 5.500 to 7.000 words.
  • The article is an original work of the author/s.
  • The author/s have responsibility to check thoroughly the accuracy of citation, grammar, table and figures before submission.
  • The author/s have responsibility to revise their article after receiving a review from the editorial boards.
  • The author/s should register at the e-journal of Urwatul Wutsqo: Jurnal Studi Kependidikan dan Keislaman before submitting their paper and fill the form completely.
  • The article should be submitted online.
  • The articles will be reviewed by Editorial Board.
  • Articles are written with systematics as follows:

    The article file must be written in Microsoft Word format. We do not accept other formats, such as LaTex files or PDFs.

    Article Length
    The article's length ranges from 10-16 pages, including references. 5500 of 7500 words

    Article Organization
    The body of the article should be set (at least) using an IMRaD structure like the following:

    • » Abstract
    • » Introduction
    • » Method
    • » Result
    • » Discussion
    • » Conclusion
    • » References
    • » Acknowledgement* [*optional]

    ABSTRACT. The abstract contains the main objectives of the study, the methods used, research findings, and conclusions. Abstract written in English and Bahasa Indonesia to use it late font Garamond 10 pt, using single line spacing between lines. Left indent 2.5 cm and right indent 0 cm and abstract length between 150 to 250 words. Keywords need to be included to describe the realm of the problem under study and the main terms that underlie the implementation of the study. Keywords can be single words or compound words. The number of keywords is around 3-5 words. These keywords are needed for computerization. Searching for research titles and abstracts is made easy with these keywords.

    INTRODUCTION. Content in the introduction, must contain: first, presentation of the main research or study topics; second, contains the latest literature related to citing the latest research literature (the last ten years) which has relevance to the article being studied; third, it can show gaps that have not been filled by previous studies, inconsistencies or controversies that arise between the existing literature; fourth, contain the problem, the purpose of the research or study, the context of the research or study, and the unit of analysis used in the study; and fifth, displaying what is discussed in the structure of the article.

    METHOD. The method section describes the steps that were passed in executing the research or study. Therefore, it is necessary to show in detail to the reader why the method used is reliable and valid in presenting research findings. The research methods section should be able to explain the research methods used, including how the procedures are implemented, an explanation of the tools, materials, media or instruments used, an explanation of the research design, population and sample (research targets), data collection techniques, instrument development, and technique of data analysis. Writing subtitles in the method should be included in the paragraph instead of bullets, or numbering. For qualitative research such as classroom action research, case studies, etc., it is necessary to add the presence of researchers, research subjects, informants who helped along with ways to explore research data, location and duration of research as well as a description of checking the validity of research results.

    RESULT. The main provisions in writing research or study findings are as follows: 1) present the research or study findings briefly, while still providing sufficient detail to support conclusions, 2) may use tables or pictures, but do not repeat the same information, by providing narration at the bottom of the table or picture so that the reader can understand the tables or pictures presented by the author, and 3) each research finding or study must be interpreted properly using standard spelling. Data analysis processes such as statistical calculations or hypothesis testing processes need not be presented, only the results of the analysis and the results of hypothesis testing need to be reported. Tables or graphs can be used by the author to describe the results of research or studies found verbally, by providing narration or comments at the bottom of the tables or graphs by referring to previous research results contained in reputable scientific journals both internationally and nationally.

    DISCUSSION. The discussion section aims to: (1) answer the problem formulation and research or study questions; (2) shows how the findings were obtained or found; (3) interpret the findings; (4) linking research findings or studies with established knowledge structures; and (5) bring up new theories or modifications to existing theories, by comparing the results of previous studies that have been published in reputable journals. In answering the formulation of the problem or research questions, the results of the study must be concluded explicitly regarding previous research. Interpretation of research findings or studies can be done using empirical logic based on existing theories or previous research results in reputable journals both international and national, while findings in the form of reality in the field are integrated or linked to the results of previous studies or with existing theories. For this purpose, the author is required to refer to international journals (Scopus) and national journals (Sinta).

    CONCLUSION. The conclusion consists of a summary of the article that presents a summary of the results of research that has been carried out and is the answer to the formulation of the problem. Conclusions must be aligned with the formulation of the problem and research objectives. If the conclusion is more than one, then it’s written using numbering numbers in paragraphs, not by using bullets, and the writer can also add the prospect of development of the results of the research or study as well as how to further implications will be the prospects of research or further research.

    ACKNOWLEDGMENT. If needed, the author can add appreciation to this section.

    References. Bibliography writing must use the Zotero application for citations and APA 7th (American Psychological Association 6th edition) as a reference style.

    Article Title
    The title of the article should be written in English, approximately 15 words, and describe the research or study conducted, with Garamond font 16 spaces 1.

    Author Details
    All contributing author names must be added, and their names are set in the correct order of publication. The author's affiliation is written in full, not abbreviated. All author email addresses must be correctly listed. Each author's full name must exist in exactly the format as it will be displayed for publication, including or excluding the necessary middle name or initials.

    Authors must declare all external research funding sources in their articles and statements for this effect should appear in the Acknowledgments section. No source of research funding comes from the personal, no need to include it in Acknowledgments.

    Abstract structure
    The author must write abstracts in English and Bahasa Indonesia with the correct structure, which includes:

    • » Purpose
    • » Method
    • » Findings
    • » Recommendations

    The abstract length is between 150 to 250 words.

    The author must write the right and short Keywords, describing the article's main topic. Minimum keyword count of 3 (three) words and a maximum of 5 (five) words.

    Titles should be short, with clear indications of differences between title hierarchies. This format is provided in the article template.

    All Images (graphics, diagrams, line drawings, web pages/screenshots, and photo images) must be submitted in electronic form. All Numbers must be of high quality, readable, and numbered sequentially with Arabic numbers. Graphs can be rendered in color to make it easier for them to look at online databases. Numbers created in MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel must be provided in their original format. Electronic figures created in other applications must be copied from the original software and pasted into an MS Word template document. Photographic images must be inserted in the main part of the article and of high quality.

    The table should be typed and included in the main section of the article. The position of the table should be inserted in text as close as possible to the reference point. Make sure that a superscript or asterisk is displayed next to the relevant item and display the appropriate explanation as a footnote on the table, image, or plate. For example, you can see it in an article template.

    Urwatul Wutsqo: Jurnal Studi Kependidikan dan Keislaman prefers articles that refer primarily to journal articles, research reports, and conference processes, rather than relying heavily on textbooks or handbooks to show the novelty of articles on the subjects discussed. The comparison of references or references is 70% derived from journals and 30% comes from textbooks. Using the Mendeley, Zotero, and EnNote apps as tools in reference is more recommended. References should be carefully checked for completeness, accuracy, and consistency. Authors are encouraged to cite at least 1 (one) article from this journal in the previous issue. The author must cite the publication in the text following the APA quotation style. At the end of the article, the reference uses alphabetically.
    The list of libraries is written in the order in which the author's name is named. (Year of Publication). Title of Writing. Published City: Publisher. or can be done with the following example.

    • Abbitt, J. T. (2011). An Investigation of the Relationship between Self-Efficacy Beliefs about Technology Integration and Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) among Preservice Teachers. Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education27(4), 134–143.
    • Adha, M. A., Supriyanto, A., & Timan, A. (2019). Strategi peningkatan mutu lulusan madrasah menggunakan diagram fishbone. Tarbawi: Jurnal Keilmuan Manajemen Pendidikan5(01), 11–22.
    • Afif, S. (2010). Manajemen Pembelajaran Full Day School (Studi Kasus di TK Ashabul Kahfi Malang). FIP UNM Malang.
    • Bustami, Y., & Corebima, A. (2017). The Effect of JiRQA Learning Strategy on Critical Thinking Skills of Multiethnic Students in Higher Education, Indonesia. International Journal of Humanities Social Sciences and Education (IJHSSE)4(3), 13–22.
    • Duran, M., & Dökme, İ. (2016). The effect of the inquiry-based learning approach on student’s critical-thinking skills. Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education12(12), 2887–2908. 10.12973/eurasia.2016.02311a
    • El Islami, R. A. Z., Nahadi, N., & Permanasari, A. (2015). Hubungan Literasi Sains dan Kepercayaan Diri Siswa pada Konsep Asam Basa. Jurnal Penelitian dan Pembelajaran IPA1(1), 16–25.
    • Hartini, S., Firdausi, S., Misbah, M., & Sulaeman, N. F. (2018). The Development of Physics Teaching Materials Based on Local Wisdom to Train Saraba Kawa Character. Jurnal Pendidikan IPA Indonesia7(2), 130–137.
    • Juhji, J. (2016). Peningkatan keterampilan proses sains siswa melalui pendekatan inkuiri terbimbing. Jurnal Penelitian dan Pembelajaran IPA2(1), 58–70.
    • Juhji, J., & Nuangchalerm, P. (2020). Interaction between Scientific Attitudes and Science Process Skills of Students towards Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge. Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists8(1), 1–16.
    • Koehler, M. J., Mishra, P., Kereluik, K., Shin, T. S., & Graham, C. R. (2014). The Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge Framework. In J. M. Spector, M. D. Merrill, J. Elen, & M. J. Bishop (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology (pp. 101–111). Springer New York.
    • Magesaharani, S., & Ibrohim, B. (2019). Implementasi Pembentukan Karakter melalui Program Boarding School SMP Aardaniah Kota Serang. Tarbawi: Jurnal Keilmuan Manajemen Pendidikan5(01), 63–74.
    • Mu’izzuddin, M., Juhji, J., & Hasbullah, H. (2019). Implementasi Metode Sorogan dan Bandungan dalam Meningkatkan Kemampuan Membaca Kitab Kuning. Geneologi PAI : Jurnal Ilmiah Bidang Pendidikan Agama Islam6(1), 43–50.
    • Yuan, H., Kunaviktikul, W., Klunklin, A., & Williams, B. A. (2008). Improvement of nursing students’ critical thinking skills through problem-based learning in the People’s Republic of China: A quasi-experimental study. Nursing & Health Sciences10(1), 70–76.