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Author Guidelines


Al-Kuttab: Jurnal Kajian Perpustakaan, Informasi dan Kearsipan is a scientific multidisciplinary journal published by Perpustakaan UIN Syekh Ali Hasan Ahmad Addary Padangsidimpuan. The aim of this journal publication is to disseminate the conceptual thoughts or ideas and research results that have been achieved in the area of libraries, information and archieve. The editors invite librarians, lecturers, students and observers of libraries, information and archives to submit their manuscripts to our editorial team to be published in this journal. The example of writing format article is Here.


How to Write the Title, the Name, and the Author’s Address

The title of the manuscript should be written on the top of the first page with the center text alignment. Meanwhile, the author’s name (without academic degree), and the affiliation address of the author, should be written with the center text alignment also under the title of the article. The author should give two line spaces between the title and the author’s name. Then, the space between the author’s affiliation address and the abstract title is one space. The keywords must be written below the overall abstract for all words. Those should be arranged in alphabetical order and be separated by semicolon maximally three to five words. Moreover, the title of the article that is written in Bahasa Indonesia should be also stated in English either.


The Manuscript General Guidelines

The manuscript text general guidelines are as follows:

  1. The manuscript is the authentic research result that has not been published yet in other publication media or publishing houses.
  2. The manuscript does not contain any plagiarism element. The editorial board will directly reject the text that indicates plagiarism.
  3. The submission and the publication processes are free, without any additional fees.
  4. The manuscript article writing guidelines and template can be downloaded HERE. The template and the guidelines of the article writing are available in MS Word (.doc) format.
  5. The manuscript which is inappropriate with the Al-Kuttab writing guidelines will be returned to the author before the reviewing process.
  6. The manuscript should contain several aspects of a scientific article as follows: (subtitles as the order), which are: (a) the title of the article, (b) the author’s name (no accademic title), (c) the afiliated author’s address, (d) the author’s email (e) the abstract and the keywords, (f) the introduction, (g) the research method (h), the research findings and disscussion (i), the conclusion (j), the references.
  7. The subtitles included in the discussion part (Introduction, Theoretical Review, Writing Methods, Result and Discussion, and Conclusion) should be numbered in the Arabic numbering order started from one. The subtitles are written in the bold and title case format. It uses the left text alignment without underline. The next expanded subtitles should be written in the bold and sentence case format, It should uses the left text alignment and the numbering format level two.
  8. The manuscript can be written both in Bahasa Indonesia or English with the standard language. The manuscript shuould consist of ten (10) to fifteen  (15) pages including pictures and tables. The article is written on A4-sized papers (21 cmx29,7 cm), with custom margins as follows: left 3 cm, right 2,5 cm, bottom 2,5 cm and top 3 cm.
  9. The text of the articles must be in Time New Roman, 12pt font size, 1 line-spacing.
  10. The words from uncommon or foreign languages are stated in Italic format.. Each paragraph started 1 cm from the left side border.
  11. The tables and pictures are placed in the text group after the referenced tables or pictures. Each picture must be given a caption (Figure Caption) below the picture and be numbered in Arabic numbering format followed by the picture title. Each table must be given a table title (Table Caption) and numbered in Arabic numbering format above the table followed by the table title. The pictures attachment should be guaranteed that they can be printed well (font size, resolution and line space are clearly seen). The picture, the table, and the chart should be placed in the center between text groups. If it has a bigger size, it can be placed in the center of page. The table should not contain vertical lines, while horizontal lines are allowed only for the important point.


The Guidelines for the Manuscript Body Text

The title of the manuscript

The title should be informative and written briefly and clearly. The title must match the problem to be discussed. The first word must be written in capital letters. Title font is 14pt in bold and in center text format.


The abstract must be written in a maximum of 150 (one hundred and fifty) to 200 (two hundred) words and followed by 3 (three) to 5 (five) keywords. Abstracts must be written in 2 (two) languages, namely Indonesian and English.


The introduction must contain general background and literature review as the basis for research questions, statements of the novelty of scientific articles, research problems, and hypotheses. The purpose of writing the article must be stated at the end of the introduction.

The literature review

The literature review contains a systematic description of previous studies relevant to the research. This section describes the strengths and limitations of previous research that can be material for argument that the current work is conducted to refine or develop prior research. This section also contains theoretical basis, basic concepts and principles required for problem solving related to the research. The literature review can be in the form of qualitative descriptions, mathematical models, concepts, or tools related to the study. All sources cited in the study must be clearly written in the reference list.

Research Methods

The methods used in the problem solving of the research are explained in this part.

Discussion and Result

This part consists of the research results and how they are disscussed. The results obtained from the research have to be supported by sufficient data.  The research results and the discovery must be the answers or the research hypothesis stated previously in the introduction part.


This is the final part containing conclusions and advices. The conclusions will be the answers of the hypothesis, the research purposes and the research discoveries. The conclusions should not contain only the repetition of the results and discussions. It should be the summary of the research results as the author expects in the research purposes or the hypothesis. The advices contain suggestions associated with further ideas from the research.


All literature used in the article must be written systematically in this section. all literature used must come from primary sources – preferably scientific journals – published in the last 10 (ten) years. Each article must have at least 10 (ten) references.


The Guidelines for the Citations and References

All citations presented in articles originating from other articles must attach clear reference sources. The reference must use citation tools such as Mendeley or Zotero. The writing format that used in Al-Kuttab: Jurnal Perpustakaan, Informasi dan Kearsipan follows the format applied by the Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition (author-date).


The Guidelines for the Literature Reviews

The literature reviews should use a reference application management such as Mendeley or Zotero. The writing format that used in Al-Kuttab: Jurnal Perpustakaan, Informasi dan Kearsipan follows the format applied by the Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition (author-date)



  1. The paper will be reviewed and edited without changing any substantial content.
  2. The transliterated paper must be based on the transliterating rules.
  3. The rejected paper will be notified to the author via OJS or email.


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.

Copyright Notice

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


Privacy Statement

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.