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Author Guidelines

Muhammadiyah Law Review is the normal channel for publication of papers in all field of law, which include civil law, criminal law, administration law, constitutional law as well as international law. Manuscripts of articles reporting research, contemporary comments as well as book reviews will be accepted for review as papers. The manuscript should cite at least two relevant papers published within this journal. Articles should be 5,000 - 10,000 words, Contemporary Comments or note 2,000 words - 3,000 words, and Book Reviews 500 - 1,000 words. Submissions should not be under consideration elsewhere at the time of submission.


An acceptable manuscript will meet the following general criteria : it reports a worthwhile contribution to legal studies, sound methodology was used and is explained with sufficient detail so that other researchers can conduct further studies, conclusions are supported by well-analysed legal arguments, manuscripts is concise, well written, and understandable.

Manuscript should given in soft copy and arranged in Brawijaya Law Journal standard format, Title, Authors, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Result and Discussion, Conclusion and Suggestion, Acknowledgment and References. Typed at one side of white paper of A4 size, in single column, double space, 12 point times news roman font and should given line numbers.

The template for journal article, book review as well as contemporary comments/ notes can be downloaded via this website on template icon.

Title, consist of not more than 20 words. It should be written clearly and concisely describing the contents of the research as well as the idea of the nature of the work. Under the title of the article only the names of the authors should appear. Any further information, such as qualifications, present appointments, postal and email addresses should be given as a footnote on the first page.  All article submissions should also include an Abstract of no more than 150 words. An Abstract is not required for Comments and Book Reviews.


Presented briefly and clearly information concerning background, aim and purpose of the research.

It should mention time and place of the research (if applicable) and the focus of the research in first part. All legal materials, supporting documents and methods must be stated clearly and briefly.

Result and discussion be written in same part. They should be presented continuously start from main result until supporting results and equipped with a discussion.

Conclusion should be explained clearly. Suggestion placed after conclusion contains a recommendation on the research.

State the grant source and the person to whom the grant was given. Name the person to help you work.


References should follow the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (AGLC). All references to books, articles and other sources are to be identified at an appropriate point in the text by a footnote, which will correspond to the relevant footnote at the bottom of the page. The information to be included within the footnote is as detailed in the AGLC guidelines. The Guide may be viewed and downloaded here. It is the author's responsibility to ensure the style of the submission accords with the current version of the Australian Guide to Legal Citation, and manuscripts will be returned to authors for editing if they do not meet the style guidelines.



Uncommon abbreviations should be explained, with the name in full in the first instance, followed by the abbreviation in brackets. The abbreviation may then be adopted. Full stops should not be used in abbreviations or contractions. When citing a reference for the purposes of comparison, the journal uses ‘see also’.



As a general rule, direct quotations of three lines or less are embedded within the text in quotation marks. The reference to the author, date and page number appears in the footnote, which appears after the full stop or any other punctuation. A quotation of more than three lines appears as an indented paragraph, and is reduced to font size 10. Similarly, the reference to the author, date and page number appears in the relevant footnote at the bottom of the page.


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

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  • 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 acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  • 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.


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