Journal History

Ilmu Dakwah: Academic Journal for Homiletic Studies was born in 2002. In the early years of publication, the Journal was an information medium for internal discussion forum of academic community in Da'wah Faculty of IAIN Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung.

The first period or pioneering period of journal lasted for seven years (2002-2010). At that time the focus of journal were phenomenon of da'wah and scientific of da'wah. The issue of publishing in this period had not been consistent. In one year (volume) one or two numbers (editions) can be published. In 2002 and 2003 it published only 1 number: Vol. 1 No. 1 December 2002, and Vol. 1 No. 2 June 2003. In 2004-2012 it continued the number of journal from issue number 3 to 20 and changed the volume every 1000 pages from Volume 2 to 6. The format of the da'wah science journal print in this period is quite good with B-5 paper. It appeared because the print version and the circulation was not too much, but some numbers of publication are not well archived. In this period, the journal had print ISSN (1693-0843) in 2007 and published jointly  with Asosiasi Profesi Dakwah Indonesia (APDI) in 2008.

The Second Period or the development period of journal lasted for five years, since 2011 to 2015. This period was marked by the development of journal scientific fields by adding a study of communication science. It occured as a consequence of the campus type change from IAIN to UIN and changes the Faculty of Da'wah to the Faculty of Da'wah and Communication. The name of the journal still uses the old name Ilmu Da'wah: Academic Journal for Homiletic Studies. In this period the journal had online ISSN (2407-5469) in 2014 with the new name: Jurnal Ilmu Dakwah (e-Journal) and continued his volume and number. this ISSN only used for 1 number: Vol. 6 No. 20, 2012. And after discussing between journal editor and staff of PDII LIPI the ISSN never been used because of different name of journal. The journal gained the online ISSN with the same name as print ISSN in 2016.

The third period or period of strengthening of journal is from 2015 until now, marked by specified of the journal scope in the field of da'wah studies with the scope (but not limit): Islamic Communication/ public speaking (Tabligh), Islamic Counseling (Irsyad), Da'wah Management (Tadbir) and Islamic Community Development (Tamkin). The publication of communication science was separated by making a different journal, namely Communicatus: Journal of Communication Sciences. In addition, the journal also began to transform from the printed format to an online format by obtaining Online ISSN (2548-8708) with the similar name to Print ISSN: Ilmu Dakwah: Academic Journal for Homiletic Studies with OJS web address: http://journal.uinsgd.ac.id/index.php/idajhs. In this period the journal renewed its jointly publication with Asosiasi Profesi Dakwah Indonesia (APDI) in 2017. The format of paper in this periode untul now is B-5, similar to previous periode.