Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Al-Muamalat: Jurnal Ekonomi Syariah is a Journal of Sharia Economic Development published by the Department of Muamalah, Faculty of Sharia and Law, UIN Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung. They are published every six months to publish scientific papers, synopsis of research reports, and discussion of books in Sharia Economics. Focus and scope Al-Muamalat: Jurnal Ekonomi Syariah, namely sharia economic law and Islamic law, and sharia economics.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Some policies in the review of Al-Muamalat: Jurnal Ekonomi Syariah:

  1. Reviewers will review any submitted paper.
  2. Review process employs a double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa.
  3. In the review process, reviewers consider the correspondence of title, abstract, discussion (findings) and conclusions. Beside, reviewers also examine the novelty, scientific impact, and references used in the paper.

 

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

All parties involved in the publishing process or publication of the Muamalat Journal, i.e., Manager, Editor, Reviewer, or Author should understand and adhere to the norms or ethics of scientific publications. This rquirement is based on the Head of LIPI Regulation no. 5 of 2014 on the Code of Scientific Publication. Basically, scientific papers for publication should consider the ethical values of publication: (i) Neutrality (free from conflicts of interest in the management of publications); (ii) Justice (respect the authorship rights); and (iii) Honesty (free from duplication, fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism (DF2P) in publication).

Description:

A. Duplication is publishing the same article in more than one publisher without updating content, data, and/or citing previous publications;

B. Fabrication is producing fake data;

C. Falsification is altering the data with the intent to conform to the researcher's wishes through the manipulation of research material, or research process, alter or exclude certain data or results in such a way that the research is not presented accurately;

D. Plagiarism is misusing ideas, thoughts, processes, objects, and results of the research, in the form of data or words/phrases, including research materials, research plans, and manuscripts without listing the source as an appreciation of pre-existing scientific work.

Duties and Responsibilities of Journal Manager

  1. Determine the name of the journal, scope of science, publication frequency, and submission of accreditation if necessary.
  2. Determine the membership of the editorial board.
  3. Respect confidential issues for the researchers, writers, editors, and reviewers.
  4. Review the journal policy and share it to the authors, editorial boards, reviewers, and readers.
  5. Identify published manuscripts in other scientific journals, to avoid duplicate publications.
  6. Provide guidance to the editors and reviewers.
  7. Publish the journal regularly.
  8. Ensure the availability of funding to maintain journal publication.
  9. Build networking and marketing for partnership.
  10. Prepare the license and other legality aspects.

Duties and Responsibilities of Editor

  1. Select articles to fit the readers' needs,
  2. Improve the quality of publications continually,
  3. Implement procedures to ensure the quality of published articles,
  4. Prioritize the freedom of opinion objectively,
  5. Maintain the integrity of the author's academic record,
  6. Deliver corrections, clarifications, withdrawals and apologies as needed,
  7. Responsible for the style and format of article writing, while the contents and all statements in the article are the responsibility of the author,
  8. Actively soliciting the opinions of authors, readers, reviewers, and members of the editorial board to improve the quality of publications,
  9. Remind the researchers about the ethical publications,
  10. Evaluate the impact of publication policy on the authors and partners to improve responsibility and minimize errors,
  11. Have an open-minded viewpoint to the new or contrary opinions,
  12. Avoid non-objective decision by not relying on self, authors, or third party opinions,
  13. Encourage authors to make improvements to the article before it published.

Duties and Responsibilities of Reviewers

  1. Receive the assignment from the editor to review the article and submit the review to the editor, to determine the feasibility of an article to be published.
  2. Reviewer shall not review the articles related to him or her, either directly or indirectly.
  3. Maintain the author's privacy by not disseminating the results of corrections, suggestions, and recommendations.
  4. Encourage the authors to make improvements to the article.
  5. Review the revised article as requested by the editor.
  6. Provide constructive feedback on articles received with improvement.
  7. Before accepting/rejecting the article, consider whether the article is in line with the field of knowledge/expertise of the reviewer, and whether they can finish the reviewing tasks.
  8. The results of the review will contribute to the decision of editorial board whether the article deserves to be published or not.
  9. Provide comments and special notes on each section in the article.
  10. In making recommendations of the review results, the reviewer need to explain in detail their reasons and judgments in deciding whether the articles are accepted, rejected or revised.

Duties and Responsibilities of Authors

  1. Ensure that the author(s) meets the criteria as follows: (a) have a significant contribution to the planning, compilation, data collection, analysis and interpretation of the data; (b) contribute significantly to the preparation, revision and finalization of the articles; and (c) be responsible for the accuracy and integrity of scientific writing.
  2. Submit the manuscript of the article in accordance with the guideline or template provided.
  3. Use the reference manager application.
  4. Ensure consistency of author’s identities and the number of authors who are registered in the submission process and those listed on the article.
  5. Include the institution's email address in the identity section.
  6. Explain the limitations of the study.
  7. Respond to comments made by the reviewer professionally and on time.
  8. Inform the editor in case the author wants to retrieve the submitted article submission.
  9. Declare the origin of the resources (including funding), either directly or indirectly.

 

Peer Review Process

Some policies in the review Al-Muamalat: Jurnal Ekonomi Syariah:

  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.

 

Publication Frequency

Al-Muamalat: Jurnal Ekonomi Syariah will be published in January and July

 

Plagiarism Notices

Al-Muamalat: Jurnal Ekonomi Syariah 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 Al-Muamalat. Al-Muamalat 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 Al-Muamalat: Jurnal Ekonomi Syariah Copyright and Licensing Terms. If a penalty is imposed for plagiarism, all authors will be subject to the same penalty.

Note. Acceptance limit is 20% with out references.

 

Reference Management

To guarantee the reference quality of articles and ensure that there are no errors in reference writing, authors are advised to use reference management applications such as Mendeley, Zotero, Endnote and others.

 

Retraction and/or Corrections

Authors are discouraged from withdrawing submitted manuscripts after it is in the publication process (review, copyedit, layout, etc.,). During the time, Al-Muamalat had spent valuable resources besides time spent in the process. Should under any circumstances that the author(s) still request for a withdrawal, author(s) should pay back every effort put into the manuscript processes at an amount of IDR 1.000.000 (US $70). Paid upon official request from the author(s) in an email sent to Al-Muamalat editor using the same email address used in correspondence.

Al-Muamalat editors shall consider retracting a publication if:

  1. They have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of a major error (eg, miscalculation or experimental error) or as a result of fabrication (eg, of data) or falsification (eg, image manipulation);
  2. It constitutes plagiarism;
  3. The findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper attribution to previous sources or disclosure to the editor, permission to republish, or justification (ie, cases of redundant publication);
  4. It contains material or data without authorisation for use;
  5. Copyright has been infringed or there is some other serious legal issue (eg, libel, privacy);
  6. It reports unethical research;
  7. It has been published solely based on a compromised or manipulated peer review process;
  8. The author(s) failed to disclose a major competing interest (a.k.a. conflict of interest) that, in the view of the editor, would have unduly affected interpretations of the work or recommendations by editors and peer reviewers

Notices of retraction would:

  1. Be linked to the retracted article wherever possible (ie, in all online versions);
  2. Clearly identify the retracted article (eg, by including the title and authors in the retraction heading or citing the retracted article);
  3. Be clearly identified as a retraction (ie, distinct from other types of correction or comment);
  4. Be published promptly to minimise the harmful effects;
  5. Be freely available to all readers (ie, not behind access barriers or available only to subscribers);
  6. State who is retracting the article;
  7. State the reason(s) for retraction;
  8. Be objective, factual and avoid inflammatory language

Retractions are not usually appropriate if:

  1. The authorship is disputed but there is no reason to doubt the validity of the findings;
  2. The main findings of the work are still reliable and correction could sufficiently address errors or concerns;
  3. An editor has inconclusive evidence to support retraction or is awaiting additional information such as from an institutional investigation;
  4. Author conflicts of interest have been reported to the journal after publication, but in the editor’s view, these are not likely to have influenced interpretations or recommendations or the conclusions of the article.

Al-Muamalat editors shall consider issuing an expression of concern if:

  1. they receive inconclusive evidence of research or publication misconduct by the authors;
  2. there is evidence that the findings are unreliable but the authors’ institution will not investigate the case;
  3. they believe that an investigation into alleged misconduct related to the publication either has not been or would not be, fair and impartial, or conclusive;
  4. an investigation is underway but a judgment will not be available for a considerable time

Al-Muamalat editors shall consider issuing a correction if:

  1. a small portion of an otherwise reliable publication proves to be misleading (especially because of honest error);
  2. the author/contributor list is incorrect (i.e. a deserving author has been omitted or somebody who does not meet authorship criteria has been included);

The mechanism follows the guidelines from the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

 

Publication Fees

No fees incurred for article processing, submission, and publication.

Under the condition mentioned above, we are waiving in full for authors from developing countries to submit papers to the Al-Muamalat: Jurnal Ekonomi Syariah.

However, should authors or other parties need print/hard copies of the journal, an IDR 200.000/copy should be paid for the printing, binding, and post (Indonesian postal service). Please note that international courier delivery service will cost more and need a separate discussion.

Please send us an email stating your interest in printed copies and receive further details.