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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, or RTF document file format.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

General Guidelines

The Journal of Muslim Philanthropy & Civil Society is an international, interdisciplinary journal that publishes full length manuscripts, research notes, and book reviews that report on the subject areas of Islamic philanthropy, civil society, citizen participation, philanthropy, voluntary action, and nonprofit organizations. Submissions must be in English. JMPCS will not consider manuscripts that have been published or are under consideration elsewhere.

All correspondence regarding manuscript submissions, as well as comments on editorial policy, suggestions for future symposium issues, and proposals for Special Issues, should be directed to the Managing Editor(s).



Title Page: Include all authors' names and affiliations.

Main Document: Remove ALL identifying information and include abstract, main text of article, appendices, endnotes, references, and tables and figures.

Formatting Instructions:

  • Manuscripts should be no more than 8000 words including the main text, references, endnotes and any appendices. Major deviations from this requirement will result in manuscripts being sent back to the authors with a request to shorten the word length.
  • Use 12 point, Times New Roman font for all documents.
  • Follow the APA style for citations, reference list, and headings.
  • Include an abstract that is 150 words or less.
  • Include 4 or 5 keywords.
  • ANY direct quote requires a page reference or a reference to the name of the person and the date of the interview.
  • For transliteration, please use the IJMES Translation and Transliteration guide
  • Use footnotes only for substantive comments bearing on content. Mark consecutively beginning with numeral 1. 
  • You are responsible for making sure that the uploaded manuscript consists of the complete text of the manuscript MINUS any identifying information in the title page, acknowledgements, and/or any running headers to allow blinded review. Please note: If you have used the “track changes” feature at any point during the composition of your submission, make sure to accept all of the changes before saving the final version that you will upload. This is also true for the submission of revised manuscripts. If you do not do this, reviewers may be able to see your name and comments, compromising the blind review system. If this happens, we will have to start over with new reviewers, significantly delaying the review process.


Submitting a Manuscript

All papers should be submitted via the Open Journal Systems system. Visit https://scholarworks.iu.edu/iupjournals/index.php/muslimphilanthropy/information/authors for more details about submitting your work.


Book Reviews

Please submit book reviews to the Managaing Editor(s)


Permissions Guidelines

Written and signed permission is required to reprint tables or figures from other sources. Please check with the journal editors for more information.