Publication Ethic

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Al-Mabsut: Journal of Islamic studies and social sciences is a national peer-reviewed journal published twice a year by the Institut Agama Islam Ngawi, East Java, Indonesia. This statement explains the ethical behavior of all parties involved in publishing articles in Al-Mabsut, including the authors, the editorial board, review partners, and publishers. This statement is based on COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Publishing Ethics Guidelines

The publication of al-Mabsut journal articles is an important building block in the development of a coherent and respected knowledge network. This is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the supporting institutions. The articles reviewed support and contain the scientific method. Therefore, it is important to agree on the standards of ethical behavior that are expected for all parties involved in publishing, namely: authors, journal editors, review partners, publishers, and the public.

Institut Agama Islam Ngawi as the publisher of al-Mabsut is responsible for seriously overseeing all stages of publishing and acknowledging ethical and other responsibilities. The responsibility of the institution in addition to commitment, namely management. The Institute ensures that reprint advertising and other commercial revenues have no impact or influence on editorial decisions. The institution is also committed to assisting in communication with other journal managers and/or publishers if deemed useful and necessary.

Publishing Decision

Al-Mabsut editors are responsible for deciding which of the submitted articles should be published. The validation of the work and its importance to researchers and readers should always drive that decision. Editors may be guided by the discretion of the journal's editorial board and limited by legal requirements as they must be enforced regarding defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editor may consult with other editors or the review team in making this decision.

Fair Treatment

Editors always judge manuscripts based on their intellectual content without distinction of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, nationality or political philosophy of the authors.


Editors and editing staff must not disclose any information about submitted manuscripts to anyone other than the authors, expert editors, peer reviewers, and publishers in order to maintain publication ethics and subjective identity.

Notices and Conflicts of Interest

Unpublished material disclosed in a submitted manuscript may not be used in the editors' own research without the express written consent of the author.

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

The peer reviewer's assessment assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through editorial communication with the author can also help the author improve his or her writing.


Any selected rater who feels unqualified to assess the research reported in a manuscript or knows that his rapid review will be impossible should notify the editor and absolve himself from the assessment process.


Any manuscripts received for assessment must be treated as confidential documents. The document may not be shown or discussed with others unless authorized by the editor.

Objectivity Standard

Assessment must be done objectively. Personal criticism of the author is not allowed. Assessors must state their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Source Acknowledgment

Assessors must identify relevant published works that were not cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument has been previously reported must be accompanied by a relevant citation. An appraiser should also ask the editor to note any similarities or overlaps between the manuscript being assessed and other published work.

Notices and Conflicts of Interest

Confidential information or opinions obtained through the assessment of peer reviews must be kept confidential and may not be used for personal gain. Assessors should not weigh manuscripts where they have a conflict of interest stemming from a competitive, cooperative, or other relationship or connection with any author, company, or institution with which the article relates.

Reporting Standard

Authors must present an accurate report of the work created and an objective discussion of its significance. The main data must be represented accurately in writing. An essay should include sufficient detail and references to allow others to repeat the work. Fraudulent or intentionally inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Originality and Plagiarism

Authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and that they have quoted correctly when using other people's work and/or words.

Multiple, Repeat or Concurrent Publishing

An author in general may not publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or major publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal at the same time is unethical and unacceptable behavior.

Source Acknowledgment

Fair acknowledgment of the work of others should always be given. Authors should cite publications that were influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Writing Authorship

Authorship should be limited to those who made significant contributions to the conception, design, execution or interpretation of the reported study. All significant contributions must be listed as co-authors. If there are other people who take part in certain important aspects of the research project, they must be acknowledged or listed as contributors. Appropriate authors must ensure that all appropriate co-authors are included in the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have approved its submission for publication.

Notices and Conflicts of Interest

All authors must disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict that may be suspected of influencing the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All financial support for the project must be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works

If an author finds significant errors or inaccuracies in his published work, it is the author's obligation to immediately notify the editor or journal publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the writing.