Online Submission

IICR uses online submission only. Authors should submit their manuscript online via this email Online submission considerably shortens overall publication time. Prior to submission, authors are encouraged to read the ‘Instructions for Authors’ keenly and then proceed for the submission. 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.

Instructions for Authors

The manuscript submitted to IICR should not have been published elsewhere, and should not be under consideration by other publication.  For any questions or problems relating to your manuscript please contact the Editor at: Here are the pre-requisites to submit the paper.

  • Original report and research papers should be 5,000-8,000 words while articles can be between 2000-3000 words, accompanied by an abstract of 100-150 words. Book review should be 1,000-1,500 words. Abstracts are not required for articles.
  • When submitting, kindly upload your paper (.doc, etc.) and not .pdf files.
  • Manuscripts should be double-spaced with a 1.5 space margins. Use 12-point Times New Roman Font.
  • Manuscripts should adhere to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, latest edition.
  • The title should be as concise as possible and should appear on a separate sheet together with name(s) of the author(s), affiliation(s), and the completed postal address of the institute(s).
  • A short running title of not more than 40 characters should also be included.
  • Headings and sub-headings of different sections should be clearly indicated.
  • Please add a full bibliography at the end of your paper. The same is not required for an article.
  • References should be alphabetically ordered. Some examples are given below:


In-text: Rene Descartes & Rene Descartes (1986)

Reference: Rene Descartes, & Rene Descartes (1889). Cultural Anthropology. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.

Chapter in a Book

In-text: Alias (2009)

Reference: Alias, A. (2009). Human nature. In N. M. Noor (Ed.), Psychology from an Islamic perspective: A guide to teaching and learning (pp. 79-117). Kuala Lumpur: IIUM Press.

Journal Article

In-text: Chapra (2002)

Reference: Chapra, M. U. (2002). Islam and the international debt problem.  Journal of Islamic Studies10, 214-32.