Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The scope of Al Qalam: Jurnal Ilmiah Keagamaan dan Kemasyarakatan includes the following areas:


A.     Religious Studies and Economy

  1. Historical, sociological, anthropological, and psychological approaches to religion.
  2. Comparative study of the doctrines and practices of religions.
  3. Marketing Management, Finance Management, Strategic Management, Operation Management, Human Resource Management, E-business, Knowledge Management, Corporate Governance, Management Information Systems, International Business, Business Ethics and Sustainability, Entrepreneurship.


B.     Education

  1. History of education.
  2. Education systems.
  3. Educational sciences.
  4. Philosophy and educational thinking.
  5. Issues related to contemporary education.


C.     Islamic Thought

  1. Islamic theological doctrines.
  2. Islamic movements.
  3. Islamic political thought.
  4. Islam and human rights.
  5. Islam and Gender.
  6. Islam and environmental issues.
  7. Islam and contemporary issues.


D.     Islamic Philosophy

  1. Early Islamic philosophy.
  2. Islamic epistemology.
  3. Islamic metaphysics.
  4. Later Islamic philosophy.
  5. Islamic philosophy of science.


E.     Qur’anic Studies

  1. Methods in Qur’anic studies.
  2. Quranic exegesis.
  3. Hermeneutic approaches to the Quran.
  4. Quranic philology.
  5. Living Qur’an.
  6. Qur’an digital studies.


F.     Hadith Studies

  1. Methods in Hadith studies.
  2. Living Hadith.
  3. Hadith studies in the West.
  4. Hadith digital studies.


G.     Islamic Mysticism

  1. The doctrines and practices of Islamic mysticism.
  2. Sects and prominent figures in Islamic mysticism.
  3. "Neo-sufi" movements.
  4. Sufi healing.
  5. Modern trends in Islamic mysticism.

This journal aims to cover a wide range of topics within the religious, educational, philosophical, and mystic domains, with a focus on Islamic perspectives and contemporary issues.



Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Jurnal Al Qalam: Jurnal Ilmiah Keagamaan dan Kemasyarakatan implement each accepted manuscript will go through a review process by the Editor and reviewers, using a Single-Blind Review Process, which the reviewer does not know the identity of the author, and the author did not know the identity of the reviewer.


Jurnal Al Qalam: Jurnal Ilmiah Keagamaan dan Kemasyarakatan implement policies Single-Blind Review, every manuscript received will be sent to Reviewers who registered in The Jurnal Al Qalam: Jurnal Ilmiah Keagamaan dan Kemasyarakatan. The review process lasts a maximum of up to 30 (thirty) days with the allocation of time given to each reviewer to complete its review process is a maximum of ten (10) working days. If the partners designated bestari previously not able to finish his review work within the time limit specified then chairman of the Chairman of Editorial Board will appoint a replacement to do a review Reviewers manuscript.


In the review process, reviewers provide considerations relating to compatibility between the title, abstract, introduction, discussion (results) and conclusion. In addition reviewer also give consideration associated with novelty, scientific impact and references used


Review Process:

  1. Author submits the manuscript.
  2. Editor Evaluation [some manuscripts are rejected or returned before the review process]
  3. Single-Blind Review process
  4. Editor Decision (Acceptend Submission, Revisions Required, Resubmit For Review, Decline Submission)
  5. Confirmation to the authors Final decision of articles acceptance will be made by Editors according to reviewer’s comments. Publication of accepted articles including the sequence of published articles will be made by Editor in Chief by considering sequence of accepted date and geographical distribution of authors.


Publication Frequency

Al Qalam Journal: Religious and Social Scientific Journal published every 2 months / 6 times a year (January, March, May, July, September, November)


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 utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


Publication Fee

All articles that have a high impact on the development of science and articles written by STIQ lecturer Rakha Amuntai or in collaboration with STIQ lecturer Rakha Amuntai are all free, and for authors other than those mentioned above, they must make a payment of Rp. 1,000,000


Publication Ethics

Al Qalam: Jurnal Ilmiah Keagamaan dan Kemasyarakatan (P-ISSN: 1907-4174 ; E-ISSN: 2621-0681) is a peer-reviewed journal published Alqur'an Science College. 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

RThe publication of an article in a peer-reviewed AlQalam: Jurnal Ilmiah Keagamaan dan Kemasyarakatan 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. Alqur'an Science College as publisher of AlQalam: Jurnal Ilmiah Keagamaan dan Kemasyarakatan 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, the Alqur'an Science College, 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 AlQalam: Jurnal Ilmiah Keagamaan dan Kemasyarakatan 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.


Plagiarism Check

Al Qalam uses google scholar and plagscan checking before deciding whether an article is accepted or not.


Author Fee

All articles that have a high impact on the development of science and articles written by STIQ lecturer Rakha Amuntai or in collaboration with STIQ lecturer Rakha Amuntai are all free, and for authors other than those mentioned above, they must make a payment of Rp. 1,000,000


Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:


Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.


Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.


Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.