Editorial Policy

Focus and Scope

Focus

ISLAMICA: Jurnal Studi Keislaman is a biannual (March and September) peer-reviewed academic journal published by Pascasarjana Universitas Islam Negeri (Postgraduate Studies of State Islamic University) Sunan Ampel Surabaya, Indonesia. The focus of this journal is to disseminate academic works on Islam and its diverse dimensions from interdisiplinary perspectives, and to develop scholarly communication at national and international level among academics and researchers who are interested in Islamic studies.

Scope

ISLAMICA: Jurnal Studi Keislaman covers a variety of subjects, ranging from Islamic history, law, sufism, theology, politics, philosophy, the Qur’an and hadith, to modern and contemporary developments including such issues as democracy, gender, and human rights as well as social and cultural practices in the Muslim world and societies.

The journal warmly welcomes contributions from scholars of Islamic studies and related disciplines.

Peer Review Process

The entire article will be reviewed at least by two reviewers, and revision should be accomplished and submitted by the authors to the journal before approval from the editorial board for publication.

Scanning Plagiarism

ISLAMICA uses Google Scholar to track the level of similarity and plagiarism

Publication Frequency

The journal is published twice in a year (biannually) on March and September.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Journal Policies

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

ISLAMICA: Jurnal Studi Keislaman is a peer-reviewed journal, published biannually, in print and online. ISLAMICA is published by Pascasarjana Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN) Sunan Ampel Surabaya Indonesia. This statement explains the ethical behavior of all parties involved in publishing articles in ISLAMICA, including writers, editorial board, reviewers and the publisher. This statement is based on COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Ethical Guidelines for Publication

Publishing articles is an important building bloc in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. This is a direct reflection of the quality of work of the authors and the institutions that support them. The reviewed articles support and contain the scientific method. Therefore, it is important to agree on standards of ethical behavior expected from all the parties involved in publication: authors, editors of the journal, reviewers, publisher and the public.

Pascasarjana UIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya as the publisher is responsible for guarding all stages of publishing the journal seriously and recognizes the ethical responsibilities and other responsibilities. The publisher is committed to ensure that the print ads and other commercial income has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. The publisher is also committed to assist communication with journal managers and/or other publishers, if deemed useful and necessary.

Dicision of Publication

Islamica editors are responsible for deciding the submitted articles to be published. The validity of the works and its significance for the researcher and the reader should always encourage these decisions. The editor can be guided by the policies of the board of editors of the journal and be restricted by law as should be upheld concerning defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism. Editors can negotiate with each others editor or the assessment team in making the decision.

Fair Treatment

Editors assess and review the manuscripts submitted based on their intellectual content regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, nationality, or political philosophy of the authors.

Secrecy

The editors and staffs editors must not disclose any information regarding the submitted manuscripts to anyone other than the author, expert editors, reviewers and the publisher.

Notice and Conflicts of Interest

Unpublished materials which are disclosed in the submitted manuscripts cannot be used by editors without written permission from authors.

Assessment Team Liability

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Evaluation of manuscripts by reviewers assists the journal editors in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also help writers improve.

Quickness

Chosen reviewers who feel not qualified to judge the manuscript or know that quick review will not be possible have to notify the editors.

Secrecy

Submitted manuscripts are to be treated as confidential documents. The document should not be shown or discussed with others without the authorization of the editors.

Objectivity standards

Assessment should be conducted objectively. Personal critique to the author is not justified. Assessors should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Recognition of Sources

Assessors or reviewers should identify relevant published works that are not cited by the author. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by relevant citations. An assessor should also ask the editor's attention to the similarity or overlap between the manuscript assessed and other writings which have been published.

Notice and Conflicts of Interest

Confidential information or opinion obtained through assessment of reviewers must be kept secretly and should not be used for private purposes. The assessors should not review manuscripts in which they have a conflict of interest that comes from competitive or cooperative relationships and connections, or with any author, company, or institution related to manuscript.

Author Liabilities

Reporting standards

The author should present an accurate account of the significance of the work created and its discussion. Primary data should be represented accurately in the manuscripts. An article should include sufficient details and references to permit others to review the work. Fraudulent or intentionally inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Authenticity and plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written scholarly works that are entirely original, and that they have quoted correctly when using the works and/or words of others.

Double publication, repetition and coincidence

An author should not publish the manuscript which essentially describes the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Recognition of Sources

Fair recognition of the works of others must always be given . The authors should cite the influential publications in determining the nature of the submitted manuscripts.

Authorship of Works

Authorship should be limited to those who made significant contributions to the conception, design, execution or interpretation of the study reported. All the people who made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. If there are other people who participated in certain important aspects of the research project and manuscripts, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The author has to ensure that all appropriate co-authors are listed in the manuscript,, and that all authors have seen and approved the final version of the manuscript and have agreed submission for publication.

Notice and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial conflict and other substantial conflicts that might influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All financial support for the project must be informed.

Fundamental errors in published works

If an author finds significant errors or inaccuracies in the published article, the author is obligated to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the article.