Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The concept of Halal transcends borders and cultures. It holds significance for Muslims and non-Muslims alike. The issue of halal has become a global trend and is no longer limited to Muslims and certain religions but is related to lifestyle. The halal lifestyle refers to consuming halal products in goods and services that adhere to Islamic law (sharia). Therefore, halal products rely not only on halal food but also on tourism, finance, cosmetics, medicine, medical services, education, fashion,  logistics, and arts and culture. Indonesian Journal of Halal Research aims to serve as a global hub for research on Halal practices, facilitating cross-cultural dialogue and understanding, and addressing the global implications of Halal certification and standards. The research published in Indonesian Journal of Halal Research offers valuable insights for scholars, policymakers, businesses, and the wider community. It informs decision-making, encourages best practices, and drives innovation within the Halal industry.

Indonesian Journal of Halal Research (e-ISSN: 2657-0165, p-ISSN: 2656-3754) is a premier scholarly publication dedicated to advancing the understanding and exploration of halal-related topics, practices, and industries. By making our journal freely accessible, we aim to reach a global audience and contribute to the global discourse on Halal matters. We provide a platform for researchers from different parts of the world to connect and share their insights, disseminate their findings and insights, promote the growth and development of the global halal ecosystem, encourage collaboration between researchers from diverse backgrounds, fostering a rich exchange of ideas and a more comprehensive understanding of Halal practices and their implications. The journal covers issues such as Halal Food and Products, Halal Medicine, Halal Tourism, Halal Lifestyle, Halal Education, Halal Management, and Halal Industry. The theoretical halal and the current issues of applied halal are also welcome. Indonesian Journal of Halal Research is published in February and August each year (biannually), with ten articles per year.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

The peer review process aims to ensure that high-quality manuscripts relevant to the topics of the journal are published. All manuscripts submitted to the journal are peer-reviewed following the procedure outlined below.

Administrative submission evaluation
All submissions are checked by the Journal Administrator to ensure that they conform to the paper requirements outlined on the author information page of the journal website. Issues such as paper length, the standard of the English language, format of diagrams, referencing style, plagiarism, etc. are considered. If the submission does not meet all or some of these criteria the submission will be declined, and the authors asked to resubmit after addressing the issues.

Initial Editorial evaluation
One of the Chief Editors evaluates all submitted manuscripts. A manuscript can be rejected at this stage due to not being insufficiently original, having serious scientific flaws, having poor language, or being outside the aims and scope of the journal. Manuscripts that meet the minimum criteria are either managed by the Chief Editor or passed to an Associate Editor to manage the peer review process.

Indonesian Journal of Halal Research adopts a double-blind peer-reviewing that which the reviewer does not know the author's identity and vice versa. The initial authors and articles are not displayed until the articles are accepted for further review and publication. Some policies in the review of the Indonesian Journal of Halal Research:

  1. Any submitted paper will be reviewed by reviewers. The reviewers will review the submitted article that follows the guidelines and template of the journal provided.
  2. Review is done to provide good quality script guarantees. A reviewer is an expert who is deep in understanding with research on Halal or related.
  3. Each submitted paper will be reviewed by at least two reviewers to ensure the quality of the article.
  4. The review process will consider novelty, objectivity, methods, scientific impact, conclusions, and references. The reviewers ensure the quality of the articles of their title, abstract, methods, result and discussion, and conclusion. Besides, the reviewers also verify the plagiarism and ethics of publication.
  5. The reviewer also provides feedback on whether the article is accepted, rejected, or needs minor or major revision.
  6. The editor of the Indonesian Journal of Halal Research has the full right to decide whether the article is accepted or rejected.

Please confirm by email: ijhar@uinsgd.ac.id after making the submission


Publication Frequency

Indonesian Journal of Halal Research published in February and August each year (biannually), with 10 articles per year

Please submit your article using our online journal system


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.

This journal is open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to users or / institutions. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to full-text articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or author. This is in accordance with The Budapest Open Access Initiative.



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Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Indonesian Journal of Halal Research is a peer-reviewed journal, published twice a year by Halal Center UIN Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung, It is available online as open access sources as well as in print. This statement clarifies the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the editor-in-chief, the Editorial Board, the reviewer, and the publisher. This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication
The publication of an article in Indonesian Journal of Halal Research 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 methods. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the editor, the reviewer, the publisher, and the society. As the publisher of Indonesian Journal of Halal Research takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing seriously and it recognizes its ethical and other responsibilities. Halal Center UIN Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung is committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint, or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. 

Publication Decisions
The editors of Indonesian Journal of Halal Research 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.

Plagiarism Screening
It is basically the author’s duty to only submit a manuscript that is free from plagiarism and academic malpractices. The editor, however, double-checks each article before its publication. The first step is to check plagiarism against offline databases developed by Jurusan Ilmu Komunikasi and, secondly, against as many as possible online databases.

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 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 express written consent of the author.


Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Peer review assists the editors in making editorial decisions and the editorial communications with the authors may also assist the author in improving the quality of 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 editors and excuse himself from the review process.

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.

Acknowledgment 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 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 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 with any of the authors, companies, or institutions related to the papers.

Review Process
Every manuscript submitted to Indonesian Journal of Halal Research is independently reviewed by at least two reviewers in the form of a "double-blind review". The decision for publication, amendment, or rejection is based upon their reports/recommendations. In certain cases, the editor may submit an article for review to another, the third reviewer before making a decision, if necessary.

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.

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.

Acknowledgment 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 research. 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 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.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

  1. If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.
  2. The confidential and anonymous treatment of human participants’ data is considered the norm for the conduct of research. Authors should recognise the entitlement of both institutions and individual participants to privacy, and should accord them their rights to confidentiality and anonymity. This could involve employing ‘fictionalising’ approaches when reporting, and where using such approaches researchers should fully explain how and why they have done so. However, in some circumstances individual participants, or their guardians or responsible others, may want to specifically and willingly waive their right to confidentiality and anonymity: researchers should recognise participants’ rights to be identified in any publication of their original works or other inputs if they so wish. This statement baseb on the ethical guidance of the privacy and data storage from BERA Ethical Guidelines for Educational Research (4th ed.)

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts 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.


Allegations of Research Misconduct

Research misconduct means fabrication, falsification, citation manipulation, or plagiarism in producing, performing, or reviewing research and writing article by authors, or in reporting research results. When authors are found to have been involved with research misconduct or other serious irregularities involving articles that have been published in scientific journals, Editors have a responsibility to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the scientific record.

In cases of suspected misconduct, the Editors and Editorial Board will use the best practices of COPE to assist them to resolve the complaint and address 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 contain such misconduct, a retraction can be published and will be linked to the original article.

The first step involves determining the validity of the allegation and an assessment of whether the allegation is consistent with the definition of research misconduct. This initial step 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 are shared with the corresponding author, who, on behalf of all of the coauthors, is requested to provide a detailed response. After the response is received and evaluated, additional review and involvement of experts (such as statistical reviewers) may be obtained. 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 the scientific record. By responding appropriately to concerns about scientific misconduct, and taking necessary actions based on evaluation of these concerns, such as corrections, retractions with replacement, and retractions, Indonesian Journal of Halal Research will continue to fulfill the 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


Plagiarism Check

Every submitted paper will go through plagiarism screening by Editorial Board using Turnitin software.


References Management

In writing Citation and References, the Indonesian Journal of Halal Research uses the Mendeley Reference Management Software.