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Author Guidelines

A.   General Requirements

  1. The writing is the author's original scientific work and has never been published or is in the process of being published by other media
  2. Articles could be based on either conceptual or empirical research findings. Articles must discuss issues that are of fundamental and international/global concern and importance. Issues may speak to and address local contexts, but they must be of significance to the greater regional, global, and collective interests.
  3. Manuscripts must be submitted for consideration by email; and in the form of Microsoft Word
  4. Manuscripts can be in Indonesian, Arabic, or English
  5. The text that is sent is typed in 1.5 spaces, font: Arial, size 12 Pt, and The length of the article is between 4000 to 6000 words (including bibliography, notes, and tables).
  6. Manuscripts that are sent must follow the rules for writing scientific papers and use notes in (body notes) and bibliography, reference writing according to the template provided and must use reference management tools such as Mendeley, Zotero and others. Format Reference
  7. Editors have the right to edit and make corrections to manuscripts that are not in accordance with the rules for publishing the Al-Irsyad: Jurnal Pendidikan dan Konseling
  8. The manuscript consists of nine (9) components, namely: title, Author’s identity, abstract, keywords, introductions, theoritical review, method, findings and discussion, conclusion, references. (Article Template)

B. Structure of The Manuscript

Introduction. The introduction should contain (structured) general background, the problem, previous literature review (state of art) as the basis of a statement of the scientific novelty of the article, a statement of scientific novelty, and the research problem or hypothesis. At the end of the introduction should be written the purpose of the article studies. In a scientific article, the format is not allowed for the review of the literature as well as in a research report, but expressed in the previous literature review (state of the art) to demonstrate the scientific novelty of the article and can be written development conceptually based on previous research studies.

Method. The method used to solve the problem is written in this section, Methods must be structured, clear and understandable as well as the right to use the method.

Results: Type the findings of scientific research in accordance with the method used. but must be supported by data and facts sufficient. No discussion on the results of research findings, this section describes only the findings of the research results.

Discussion: in this section is not re-write the research findings, but more scientifically reviewing the results of research, not restate data obtained research results. The scientific findings should be described in Science include: Do the scientific findings obtained? Why did it happen? Why such a variable trend? All these questions must be explained scientifically, not merely descriptive, must be supported by scientific phenomena. Furthermore, it should be explained also in comparison with the results of other researchers about the same topic. The results of the research and findings must be able to answer the research hypotheses in the introduction.

Conclusions: Each article closed with the conclusion that summarizes the answers of the hypothesis or research purposes or scientific findings obtained. Conclusions do not contain repetition of results and discussion, but rather to a summary of the findings as expected on purpose or hypothesis. If necessary, at the end of the conclusion can also write things that will be associated with the next idea of the study.

References. All references in the text of the article should be written in the References section. Reference should contain reference libraries derived from primary sources (journals). Scientific Journal of a minimum of 80% of the total bibliography) published last 5 years. Each article contains at least 15 (fifteen) reference was referenced.

Writing citations and references using automatic reference management to be more consistent in writing citations and references using reference management application program such as Mendeley, EndNote or Zotero, or other.

Example of reference writing


Al-Maqdisi, Syekh Abdul Ghani. (2006). Umdatul Ahkam (Abdullah, Abu Ahmad, Trans.). Riyadh: Dar Ibnu Khuzaimah. (Original work published 1999) →Buku terjemahan (penulis Al-Maqdisi, Syekh Abdul Ghani, penterjemah Abdullah, Abu Ahmad)

Hasibuan, Ali Daud, Syarqawi, Ahmad, & Dalimunthe, Efrida Mandasari (2018). Profesionalisasi Profesi Konseling: Tinjauan tehadap Eksistensi Guru BK di Sekolah untuk Memajukan Pendidikan Nasional. Medan: Widya Puspita.→Buku

Hasibuan, Ali Daud. (2014). Kontribusi Konsep Diri dan Kepercayaan Diri Terhadap Interaksi Sosial Siswa SMA. (Unpublished master’s thesis) Universitas Negeri Padang, Padang, Indonesia.→Tesis

Mesiono., Syarqawi, Ahmad., Khairuddin (Ed.). (2016). Bimbingan Konseling. Medan: Perdana Publishing. →Buku dengan editor

Shelly, D. R. (2010). Periodic, chaotic, and doubled earthquake recurrence intervals on the deep San Andreas fault. Science, 328(5984), 1385-1388.→Jurnal cetak

Siregar, Alfin. (2018). Psikosis pada Remaja (Usia Sekolah) Studi Kasus Penderita Gangguan Kejiwaan Perspektif Konseling Keluarga. Al-Irsyad: Jurnal Pendidikan dan Konseling, 8 (2), 108-124, →Jurnal online

United Arab Emirates architecture. (n.d.). Retrieved June 17, 2010, from UAE Interact website:

Wilkinson, R. (1999). Sociology as a marketing feast. In M. Collis, L. Munro, & S. Russell (Eds.), Sociology for the New Millennium. Paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association, Monash University, Melbourne, 7-10 December (pp. 281-289). Churchill: Celts.→Proceeding


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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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