Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Starting in 2024, 'Khazanah Theologia' redefines its journey to focus on the dynamic intersection of Cyber Theology and Digital Religion, recognizing the profound impact of digital transformation on religious spheres. As a leading academic platform, we invite incisive scholarly discourse on how digital landscapes reshape religious practices, theological thought, and spiritual experiences. Our interdisciplinary approach covers topics from the influence of digital media on religious communities to the ethical dimensions of technology in religious settings. Committed to advancing a deep understanding of digitalization's role in theology and religious life, 'Khazanah Theologia' offers a diverse mix of theoretical and empirical insights, reflecting global and local perspectives in this rapidly evolving field

Core Areas:

1. Digital Religious Practices

  • Examination of religious rituals, worship, and community interactions in virtual environments
  • Impact of digital platforms (e.g., social media, religious apps) on religious practice and experience
2. Theological Responses to Digital Culture
  • Theological analysis and interpretation of digital culture and its symbols.
  • Christian, Islamic, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and other religious perspectives on digital phenomena
3. Internet, Social Media, and Religious Communities
  • Influence of internet and social media on the formation and dynamics of religious communities
  • Online religious movements and their sociological and theological implications
4. Ethical and Moral Dimensions of Technology in Religion
  • Ethical challenges and moral questions posed by emerging technologies in religious contexts
  • Discussion of AI, virtual reality, and other technologies from a theological perspective
5. Theology in the Digital Public Sphere
  • The role of religion and theology in digital public discourse
  • Analysis of religious narratives and symbols in the digital media landscape
6. Interfaith Dialogue and Digital Platforms
  • Use of digital spaces for interfaith dialogue and understanding
  • Comparative studies of religious discourses across digital platforms
7. Religion, Technology, and Education
  • Digital tools and methods in religious education and theological studies
  • E-learning, online courses, and their impact on religious and theological education


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Some policies in the review of Khazanah Theologia:

  1. The reviewers will review the submitted article that follow the guidelines and template of the journal provided
  2. The review process in this journal employs a double-blind peer-review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa.
  3. In the review process, the article will be reviewed by at least two reviewers to ensure the quality of the article.
  4. In the review process, the reviewers ensure the quality of the articles of its title, abstract, discussion and conclusion. Besides, the reviewers also address the novelty and its contribution to the scientific discussion and verify the plagiarism and ethics of publication.
  5. The reviewer also provide feedback on whether the article is accepted, rejected or need minor or major revision.

Reviewers are required to recommend a particular course of action, but should bear in mind that the other reviewers of a particular manuscript may have different technical expertise and/or views, and the editors may have to make a decision based on conflicting advice. The most useful reports, therefore, provide the editors with the information upon which a decision should be based, setting out the arguments for and against publication.

Editorial decisions are not a matter of counting votes or numerical rank assessments, and we do not always follow the majority recommendation. We try to evaluate the strength of the arguments raised by each reviewer and by the authors, and may also consider other information not available to either party. Our primary responsibilities are to our readers and to the scientific community at large, and in deciding how best to serve them we must weigh the claims of each manuscript against the many others also under consideration.

We may return to reviewers for further advice, particularly in cases where they disagree with each other, or where the authors believe they have been misunderstood on points of fact. We therefore ask that reviewers should be willing to provide follow-up advice as requested. We are very aware, however, that reviewers are usually reluctant to be drawn into prolonged disputes, so we try to keep consultation to the minimum as we judge necessary to provide a fair hearing for the authors.


Publication Frequency

The Journal is published three times a year by the Post-Graduate Program Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN) Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung, Indonesia.The journal also publishes review articles and book reviews.


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 Ethics

Khazanah Theologia, e-ISSN 2715-9701 (Online), is a peer-reviewed journal published by Pascasarjana, UIN Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung. This statement clarifies the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of posting an article in this journal, including the author, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewed and the publisher. This statement based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed Khazanah Theologia is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore essential to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society. 

Pascasarjana, UIN Sunan Gunung as publisher of Khazanah Theologia takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing exceptionally seriously, and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or additional commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. Besides, Pascasarjana of UIN Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung, and the Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and publishers where this is useful and necessary.

Publication decisions

The editor of the Khazanah Theologia is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should publish. 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 this decision.

Fair 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.


The editor 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 use in an editor's research without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also help the author in improving the paper.


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.


Any manuscripts received for review must treat as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should conduct 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 reported should accompany by the appropriate 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 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 actions and if the authors have used the works, or words of others that this has 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 paper concurrently to more than one journal 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 article and have agreed to its submission for publication.

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.


Reference Management

uses the Mendeley Reference Management Software


Plagiarism Policy

Khazanah Theologia editorial board recognises that plagiarism is not acceptable and therefore establishes the following policy stating specific actions (penalties) upon identification of plagiarism/similarities in articles submitted for publication in Khazanah TheologiaKhazanah Theologia will use Turnitin's originality checking software as the tool in detecting similarities of texts in article manuscripts and the final version of articles ready for publication. A maximum of 20% of similarities is allowed for the submitted papers. Should we find more than 20% of the similarity index, the article will be returned to the author for correction and resubmission.

Level of Plagiarism

Minor: A short section of another article is plagiarised without any significant data or idea taken from the other paper
Action: A warning is given to the authors and a request to change the text and properly cite the original article is made

Intermediate: A significant portion of a paper is plagiarised without proper citation to the original paper
Action: The submitted article is rejected and the authors are forbidden to submit further articles for one year

Severe: A significant portion of a paper is plagiarised that involves reproducing original results or ideas presented in another publication
Action: The paper is rejected and the authors are forbidden to submit further articles for five years.

It is understood that all authors are responsible for the content of their submitted paper as they all read and understand Copyright Notice. If a penalty is imposed for plagiarism, all authors will be subject to the same penalty.



Khazanah Theologia requires that articles be composed in English. It emphasizes the use of clear, precise language and the importance of following standard grammar and spelling rules.


Ownership and Management

Khazanah Theologia is owned by UIN Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung. The journal's operations and management are funded by the university and through a combination of sources, including publication fees. This support is crucial for maintaining the journal's high-quality publication standards, ensuring a thorough peer-review process, and providing open access to a global audience of researchers and readers. The commitment of UIN Sunan Gunung Djati to advancing scientific research and technology is reflected in its support and ownership of Khazanah Theologia, which aids in spreading valuable knowledge and encourages collaboration internationally.


Revenue Sources

Khazanah Theologia utilizes a variety of revenue sources to sustain its operations, while maintaining a commitment to transparency. We provide clear information about our revenue model on our website. Our revenue sources include the Article Processing Charge (APC), which authors pay upon manuscript acceptance to cover publication costs. Institutional support from UIN Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung and other academic institutions assists with our administrative and technological needs. In line with our policy, we do not accept advertising on our website to preserve content integrity. Grants, sponsorships, and donations from aligned entities support initiatives like special issues and conferences. Importantly, our revenue sources do not influence editorial decisions; manuscripts are evaluated solely based on scientific quality. We prioritize affordability, accessibility, and publishing standards to maintain transparency in our operations.