Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

El Harakah Jurnal Budaya Islam is a peer-reviewed and open-access journal published by Humas, Dokumentasi & Publikasi of Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang, which focuses on studies of Islamic Culture and local wisdom in Asia, Europe, and Indo-Pacific region.

The scope included in El Harakah Jurnal Budaya Islam, among others;

(1) Islamic culture and tradition,

(2) Islam and dynamics of local wisdom,

(3) Indonesian Islam and cultural diversity,

(4) Dynamic of interpretations and thoughts in Islamic culture,

(5) Actual values of local wisdom and Islamic culture,

(6) The roles of Islamic history and culture,

(7) Education of Islamic culture,

(8) Muslim faith and local tradition,

(9) Islamic culture and business,

(10) Cultural divergence in Islamic civilization, and

Other issues related to Islamic culture in Asia, Europe, and Indo-Pacific region.

 

Section Policies

ARTICLES

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Paper submitted to El Harakah Jurnal Budaya Islam will be reviewed by some expert of Islamic cultural studies from several universities in different countries (double-blind peer-review). It will take for about a month to conduct the review. Every paper submitted will be scanned for plagiarism before it is sent to the reviewer.

Manuscript submitted to this journal should meet the general criteria:

  • The paper submitted in the journal must follow Focus and Scope and Author Guidelines of this journal.
  • The submitted manuscript must be original, unpublished work, and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • It must fulfill scientific merit and novelty or new contribution to knowledge to the focus and scope of this study
  • Written in English or Arabic language. Authors whose English/Arabic is not their native language are encouraged to have their paper checked for grammar and clarity before submission.
  • It is free from plagiarism content. All authors are suggested to use plagiarism detection software (please use Turnitin or iThenticate). Editors will also check its similarity (maximum similarity 15%). 

Manuscripts are scrutinized for structure, organization, correctness, and clarity of language and compliance with the Author Guidelines of El Harakah Jurnal Budaya Islam. Typographical, grammatical, content clarity and format compliance of manuscripts are the author's responsibility(s). Manuscripts not meeting these conditions will be returned to the authors.

When a manuscript has passed the editorial office review process, it is subjected to a double-blind review system. At least two external reviewers are chosen from the database of this journal, the journal's editorial board, or other sources. These reviewers are subject matter experts in the field. Invitations to review are sent to the reviewers with attached abstracts. A double-blind peer review technique is used by El Harakah Jurnal Budaya Islam, an anonymous peer review system in which the identity of the manuscript's author(s) is kept hidden from the reviewers. Before a manuscript is given to a reviewer, details that could reveal to a reviewer of author(s)'s identity in the manuscript would be erased. When sending the reviewers' comments to the author(s), the reviewers' identities are likewise hidden from the author(s). Because it limits possible bias from either the selected reviewers or the authors, this journal deems the double-blind peer system a more effective review system.

Detailed information about the flow for the manuscript submission (author) to the acceptance by the editor is shown in the following figure.

In short, the steps are:

  1. Manuscript Submission (by author) (route 1)
  2. Manuscript Check and Selection (by manager and editors) (route 2). Editors have a right to directly accept, reject, or review. Prior to further processing steps, plagiarism check using Turnitin is applied for each manuscript.
  3. Manuscript Reviewing Process (by reviewers) (route 3 & 4)
  4. Notification of Manuscript Acceptance, Revision, or Rejection (by editor to author based on reviewers comments) (route 5)
  5. Paper Revision (by author)
  6. Revision Submission based on Reviewer Suggestion (by author) with the similar flow to point number 1. (route 1)
  7. If the reviewer seems to be satisfied with revision, notification for acceptance (by editor). (route 6)
  8. Galley proof and publishing process (route 7 & 8)


The steps point number 1 to 5 are considered as 1 round of the peer-reviewing process (see the grey area in the figure). The editor or editorial board considers the feedback provided by the peer reviewers and arrives at a decision. The following are the most common decisions:

  • Accept "as it is"
  • Requires minor corrections
  • Requires major revisions
  • Resubmit (conditional rejection) 
  • Reject. In this case, the reviewer provides the specific reason(s) why the manuscript is not further processed.

In general, to be acceptable, a paper should represent an advance in understanding likely to influence thinking in the field. There should be a discernible reason why the work deserves the visibility of publication in El Harakah Jurnal Budaya Islam rather than the best of the specialist journals.

The final decision of manuscript acceptance is solely made by Editor in Chief and/or Associate Editor (together with Editorial Board, if required) according to reviewers' critical comments. Publication of accepted articles including assigning the article to the published issues will be made by Editor in Chief by considering the sequence of accepted date and geographical distribution of authors as well as a thematic issue.

  

 

Publication Frequency

El Harakah Jurnal Budaya Islam (Journal of Islamic Culture) is published twice a year, in June and Desember. Each volume of this journal is published annualy.

 


 

Open Access Policy

El Harakah Jurnal Budaya Islam 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.

All articles published Open Access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.  We are continuously working with our author communities to select the best choice of license options, currently being defined for this journal is: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC-BY-SA)

This is a human-readable summary of (and not a substitute for) the license. You are free to: (a) Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format; (b) Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially. The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms. The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms. Under the following terms:

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.
  • No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

 

 

 

Publication Ethics

The publication of an article in a peer reviewed journal is an essential model for El Harakah Jurnal Budaya Islam. It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the publisher (Humas, Dokumentasi & Publikasi of Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang), editors, reviewers, and authors. The publication ethics are made with reference from the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Duties and Responsibilities of Publisher

  • The publisher aims to oversee and promote the sustainability of this journal. It works with Journal Editor Committee to create relevant journal policy and guidelines. It also promotes a better scholarly communication system for the journal management. It assists the publication and indexing of all journal articles.
  • The publisher ensures that journal editors, authors, reviewers, and other stakeholders adopt best publishing policies and practices.
  • The publisher will review the journal policies regularly and update the policies when necessary. The publisher appoints Senior Ethics Advisor and panels to advise on publication misconducts, issues related with human ethics, journal policy and guidelines, etc. periodically. If allegations of misconducts are brought to the attentions by journal editors, authors, reviewers, sponsors, or users, the publisher is also responsible for the investigation of any suspected publication misconducts and provides solution of these cases.
  • The publisher will also work and collaborate with Senior Ethics Advisor and panels to handle any potential breaches cases of intellectual property, laws and issues related to these.

Duties and Responsibilities of Editors

  • Publication Decisions: The editor is responsible for deciding on accepting, rejecting or requesting modifications to the manuscript. In some instances, the editors may require multiple rounds of reviews and modifications. The editors communicate review result in a timely fashion.  The editor reserves the right to edit, clarify or shorten the manuscript as deemed necessary.
  • Fair Review: The editor must ensure that each manuscript submitted to El Harakah Jurnal Budaya Islam is reviewed for its intellectual content without regard to the author’s race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship or political philosophy. The decisions will be based on the paper’s importance, originality, clarity, and relevance to the journal’s scope.
  • Confidentiality: The editor and editorial staff must ensure that information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept confidential.
  • Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: The editor and members of the editorial board of this journal shall not use unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript for his/her own research without the author’s explicit written consent.


Duties and Responsibilities of Reviewers

  • Contribution to Editorial Decisions: Peer reviewers assist the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.
  • Promptness: Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.
  • Confidentiality: Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
  • Standards of Objectivity: Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
  • Acknowledgement of Sources: Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
  • Disclosure and Conflict of Interest: Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Duties and Responsibilities of Authors

  • Reporting Standards: Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
  • Data Access and Retention: Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
  • Originality and Plagiarism: The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
  • Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication: An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
  • Acknowledgement of Sources: Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
  • Authorship of the Paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
  • Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
  • Fundamental errors in published works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

 

 

Plagiarism Notice & Research Misconduct Allegation

Plagiarism occurs when an author takes ideas, information, or words from another source without proper credit to the source. Even when it occurs unintentionally, plagiarism is still a serious academic violation, and unacceptable in international academic publications. When the author learns specific information (a name, date, place, statistical number, or other detailed information) from a specific source, a citation is required.  

When the author takes an idea from another author, a citation is required—even if the author then develops the idea further. This might be an idea about how to interpret the data, either what methodology to use or what conclusion to draw. It might be an idea about broad developments in a field or general information. Regardless of the idea, authors should cite their sources. In cases where the author develops the idea further, it is still necessary to cite the original source of the idea, and then in a subsequent sentence the author can explain her or his more developed idea.

When the author takes words from another author, a citation and quotation marks are required. Whenever four or more consecutive words are identical to a source that the author has read, the author must use quotation marks to denote the use of another author’s original words; just a citation is no longer enough.

El Harakah as a respected international journal, wants to ensure that all authors are careful and comply with international standards for academic integrity, particularly on the issue of plagiarism

El Harakah takes academic integrity very seriously, and the editors reserve the right to withdraw acceptance from a paper found to violate any of the standards set out above. For further information, potential authors can contact the editorial office at elharakahjurnal@gmail.com

Research Misconduct Allegation

Research misconduct refers to fabrication, falsification, citation manipulation, or plagiarism in producing, performing, or reviewing research and in writing it up, or in the reporting of research results. When authors are found to have been involved in research misconduct or other serious irregularities involving articles that have been published in scientific journals, the editors have the responsibility to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the scientific records.

In cases of suspected misconduct, the editors and editorial board will use the best practices of COPE to assist them in resolving any complaint and addressing the misconduct fairly. This will include an investigation of the allegation by the editors. A submitted manuscript that is found to contain such misconduct will be rejected. In cases where a published paper is found to involve such misconduct, a retraction will be published and linked to the original article.

The first step in such a process involves determining the validity of the allegation and assessing whether it is consistent with the definition of research misconduct. This also involves determining whether the individuals alleging misconduct have relevant conflicts of interest. If scientific misconduct or the presence of other substantial research irregularities is a possibility, the allegations will be shared with the corresponding author, who, on behalf of all of the co-authors, will be requested to provide a detailed response. After the response is received and evaluated, additional reviews and involvement of experts (such as statistical reviewers) may be needed. For cases in which it is unlikely that misconduct has occurred, clarifications, additional analyses, or both, published as letters to the editor, and often including a correction notice and correction to the published article, are sufficient. 

Institutions are expected to conduct an appropriate and thorough investigation of allegations of scientific misconduct. Ultimately, authors, journals, and institutions have an important obligation to ensure the accuracy of scientific records. By responding appropriately to concerns about scientific misconduct, and taking necessary actions based on evaluation of such concerns, such as corrections, retractions with replacement, or retractions, Karsa: Jurnal Sosial dan Budaya Keislaman will continue to fulfill its responsibilities of ensuring the validity and integrity of the scientific record.

The explanation of Allegation of Research Misconducts follows the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), which can be accessed at https://publicationethics.org/misconduct

 

Retraction

Papers published in El Harakah Jurnal Budaya Islam will be considered for retraction if:

  1. there is clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g., data fabrication) or honest error (e.g., miscalculation or experimental error)
  2. the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper cross-referencing, permission, or justification (i.e., cases of redundant publication)
  3. they constitute plagiarism
  4. they involve unethical research

The mechanism of retraction follows the Retraction Guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), which can be accessed at https://publicationethics.org/files/retraction%20guidelines.pdf.

 

 

Article Processing Charge

 

El Harakah Jurnal Budaya Islam is an open access international journal. Readers can read and download any full-text articles for free of charge (fully Open Access). We welcome article submissions 

Article Submission: 0.00 (USD)
Authors are not required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Starting from the manuscript submission in January 2022, author(s) (excluding Member of Editors/Editorial Board/Active Reviewer) should pay an Article Processing Charge (APC) of USD 70 per article or USD 35 for article collaborating with non-Indonesian authors, once the manuscript was accepted. An invoice will be sent to the Authors whose article was accepted. The accepted articles will not be published until the APC was paid by the Author(s). The APC will be used for the full-text PDF articles production cost.