Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope


Afshaha: Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra Arab emphasizes the study of Arabic language and literature in all countries in general and especially in Islamic countries by emphasizing the theories of Arabic language and literature and their practice in scientific works through the publication of articles and book reviews.


Afshaha: Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra Arab specializes in revealing original research and current issues on the theory and practice of language and literature in various parts of the world. This journal warmly welcomes contributions from scholars from related fields who consider the following topics; semantic, semiotic, pragmatic, lexicology, lexicography, and in literary studies, such as literary history, literary theories, literary criticism.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

All submitted manuscripts are subject to a strict peer-review process by at least two reviewers that are experts in the area of the particular paper. The review process is a double-blind peer review. The factors considered in the review are relevance, soundness, significance, originality, readability, and language.
The accepted research articles will be available online following the journal peer-reviewing process. The language used in this journal is Arabic, English, and Bahasa. The possible decisions include acceptance, acceptance with revisions, or rejection. If authors are encouraged to revise and resubmit a submission, there is no guarantee that the revised submission will be accepted. Rejected articles will not be re-reviewed. Legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism constrain manuscript acceptance. No research can be included in more than one publication.


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.


Publication Ethic

✔ Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

This Statement is based on COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

✔ Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in Afshaha: Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra Arab is essential in developing a coherent and respected knowledge network. It directly reflects the quality of the authors' work and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody scientific methods. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in publishing: the author, the editor, the reviewer, the publisher, and the society. As the publisher of Afshaha: Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra Arab, the Arabic Literature Department takes its guardianship duties over all publishing stages seriously, recognizing its ethical and other responsibilities. The Department of Arabic Literature is committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint, or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions.

✔ Publication Decisions

The editors of Afshaha: Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra Arab are responsible for deciding which articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making their decisions.

a. Plagiarism Screening

The author only must submit a manuscript free from plagiarism and academic malpractices. The editor, however, will check all submitted papers through Turnitin.

b. Play

An editor at any time evaluates manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

c. Confidentiality

The editors and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

✔ Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in editors' own research without the author's express written consent.

✔ Duties of Reviewers

a. Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists the editors in making editorial decisions and, through the editorial communications with the authors, may also assist the author in improving the quality of the paper.

b. Promptness

Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editors and excuse himself from the review process.

c. 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.

d. Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

e. Acknowledgment of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that the authors have not cited. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by a proper 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 they know personally.

f. 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 with conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships with any authors, companies, or institutions related to the papers.

✔ Duties of Authors

a. Reporting Standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed and 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.

b. Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works and that if they have used the work and words of others, this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

c. Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication

An author should not generally publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to multiple journals concurrently constitutes unacceptable publishing behavior.

d. Acknowledgment of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have influenced the nature of the reported work.

e. Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have contributed significantly to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported research. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where others 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 in 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.

f. 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.

g. Fundamental errors in Published Works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in their published work, the author must promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.