Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Al-Bayan:  Jurnal Studi Al-Qur'an dan Tafsir is a biannual and peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing the scholarly study of Qur’an from many different perspectives. Particular attention is paid to the works dealing with:

  1. Qur’anic Studies
  2. Qur’anic sciences
  3. Living Qur'an
  4. Qur’anic Stuides accros different areas in the world (The Middle East, The West, Archipelago and other areas)
  5. Methodology of Qur’an and Tafsir studies


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Some policies in the review of Al-Bayan: Jurnal Studi Al-Qur'an dan Tafsir:

  1. Any submitted paper will be reviewed by two reviewers appointed by the editorial board.
  2. Review process employs Double-blind Review, namely, the reviewer does not know the identity of the author, and the author does not know the identity of the reviewer.
  3. In the review process, reviewers consider the correspondence of title, abstract, discussion (findings) and conclusions. In addition, reviewers also consider the novelty, scientific impact, and references used in the paper.


Publication Frequency

Al-Bayan: Jurnal Studi Al-Qur'an dan Tafsir is published by Qur’anic and Tafsir studies Programme at  Faculty of Ushuluddin State Islamic University Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung, twice a year (June and December).


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.

Benefits of open access for the author, include:

  • Free access for all users worldwide
  • Authors retain copyright to their work
  • Increased visibility and readership
  • Rapid publication
  • No spatial constraints



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Publication Ethic

Publication Frequency

Al-Bayan: Jurnal studi Al-Qur'an dan Tafsir  published by Qur’anic and Tafsir studies Programme at Ushuluddin Faculty, The state Islamic University Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung. This journal publishes biannually in June and December)

Publication Ethics

Al-Bayan:  jurnal studi Al-Qur'an dan Tafsir is a biannual and peer-reviewed journal dedicated to disseminating the scholarly study of Qur’an from a wide range of scholarly perspectives, reflecting the diversity of approaches and characteristic of this field.

In harmony with Qur’an and Tafsir studies Program, this journal is committed to upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process and we recommend the Committee on Publication Ethics.

Publication Ethics for Journal Editors

Editors are responsible for everything published in the journal after seeking the agreement from the editorial board. Editors should also measure the quality of the material they accept for the journal and a willingness to publish corrections and clarifications when required; include the legal requirement related to defamation, intellectual property, and plagiarism.

  1. Editors should act in a fair and balanced way when carrying out their duties, without discrimination based on gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religious or political beliefs.
  2. Editorial team members should not reveal any information related to the article without the author’s consent.
  3. The editor should return immediately of any article fail to be published in this journal and not to be used for personal purposes.
  4. Editors should provide guidance to authors and reviewers on everything that is expected of them.


Publication Ethics For Reviewers

Reviewers assist editors in making editorial decisions on submitted papers/articles

  1. Reviewer is responsible for the review recommendations
  2. Review of paper is done objectively and supported by clear arguments.
  3. A reviewer is responsible for quotes, references, and plagiarism for articles reviewed.
  4. Reviewer keeps the confidentiality of information for personal gain.


The Responsibilities of author

  1. The author must present his or her article of thought or research, honestly, and without plagiarism, and data manipulation.
  2. The author is responsible for the submitted confirmation of the articles that have been written.
  3. The author must comply with the requirements of the publication in the form of originality of the work, not plagiarism, and the paper/article has not been published in other journals or publications.
  4. The author points out the references of the cited opinions and works of others
  5. The author writes the paper or article ethically, honestly and responsibly, by applicable scientific authorship rules.
  6. Authors are prohibited from sending/publishing the same article in more than one journal or publication.
  7. The author does not object if the paper goes through editing without changing the substance or basic idea of writing.


The Responsibilities of Publisher

  1. Qur’anic and Tafsir studies Programme as a publisher of Al-Bayan:  Jurnal Studi Al-Qur'an dan Tafsir is responsible for publishing articles after going through the process of editing, peer review, layout in accordance with the rules of publishing scientific journals.
  2. Qur’anic and Tafsir studies Programme as a publisher of Al-Bayan:  Jurnal Studi Al-Qur'an dan Tafsiris responsible for ensuring academic freedom for editors and reviewers in carrying out their duties.
  3. Qur’anic and Tafsir studies Programme as a publisher of Al-Bayan:  Jurnal Studi Al-Qur'an dan Tafsir is responsible for maintaining privacy and protecting intellectual property and copyright, and editorial freedom.


Plagiarism Checker

Every submitted paper will go through plagiarism screening by Turnitin.


References Management

In writing Citation and Bibliography,  Al-Bayan: Jurnal Studi Al-Qur’an dan Tafsir uses the Mendeley Reference Management Software.