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FITRAH: Jurnal Kajian Ilmu-Ilmu Keislaman, E-ISSN:  2460-2345   is an international peer-reviewed journal published twice a year in June and December by Institute for Research and Community Service, IAIN Padangsidimpuan, Indonesia. The Editor team of FITRAH journal invites with pleasure researchers, scholars, professionals, academics, or practitioners, to submit high-quality manuscripts based on research or library studies for publication in Journal Fitrah. The manuscripts must be written in English. All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed and published in online and print versions.  The journal implies research articles and scientific commentaries in Islamic sciences related to 1. Islamic Theory; 2. Islamic Education; 3. Islamic Law; 4. Islamic economics

 

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Articles Focus on Islami Theory and Education
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Some policies in the review of FITRAH: Jurnal Kajian Ilmu-ilmu Keislaman.
  1. The reviewers will review the submitted article that follows 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's and author's 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 its quality of the article.
  4. In the review process, the reviewers ensure the quality of the articles of their 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 provides feedback on whether the article is accepted, rejected or needs minor or major revision.

 

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FITRAH: Jurnal Kajian Ilmu-ilmu Keislaman is published twice a year (June and December), and each number (issue).

 

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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 / institution. 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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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...

 

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FITRAH: Jurnal Kajian Ilmu-Ilmu Keislaman, is a peer-reviewed journal published by the LPPM IAIN Padangsidimpuan. 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 is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed FITRAH: Jurnal Kajian Ilmu-Ilmu Keislaman 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. 

LPPM IAIN Padangsidimpuan as the publisher of FITRAH: Jurnal Kajian Ilmu-Ilmu Keislaman 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 LPPM IAIN Padangsidimpuan, 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 FITRAH: Jurnal Kajian Ilmu-Ilmu Keislaman 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.

Confidentiality

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.

Promptness

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.

Confidentiality

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.

 

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FITRAH: Jurnal Kajian Ilmu-ilmu Keislaman does not charge APCs, submission charges, or another fee. All processes of article publication are free of charge.

 

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FITRAH: Jurnal Kajian Ilmu-ilmu Keislaman published by Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Padangsidimpuan recognizes that plagiarism is not acceptable for all authors and therefore establishes the following policy stating specific actions (penalties) when plagiarism is identified by FITRAH: Jurnal Kajian Ilmu-ilmu Keislaman anti-plagiarism software detection using Turnitin software (https://www.turnitin.com) in an article that is submitted for publication.

“Plagiarism is copying another person’s text or ideas and passing the copied material as your own work. You must both delineate (i.e., separate and identify) the copied text from your text and give credit to (i.e., cite the source) the source of the copied text to avoid accusations of plagiarism. Plagiarism is considered fraud and has potentially harsh consequences including loss of a job, loss of reputation, and the assignation of reduced or failing grade in a course."

This definition of plagiarism applies to copied texts and ideas:

  1. Regardless of the source of the copied text or idea.
  2. Regardless of whether the author(s) of the text or idea which you have copied actually copied that text or idea from another source.
  3. Regardless of whether or not the authorship of the text or idea which you copy is known
  4. Regardless of the nature of your text (journal paper/article, web page, book chapter, paper submitted for a college course, etc) into which you copy the text or idea
  5. Regardless of whether or not the author of the source of the copied material gives permission for the material to be copied; and
  6. Regardless of whether you are or are not the author of the source of the copied text or idea (self-plagiarism).
When plagiarism is identified by the Plagiarism Checker (using Turnitin software),  the Editorial Board is responsible for the review of this paper and will agree on measures according to the extent of plagiarism detected in the article in agreement with the following guidelines:
1.  Minor Plagiarism: A small sentence or short paragraph of another manuscript is plagiarized without any significant data or ideas taken from the other papers or publications.
Punishment: A warning is given to the authors and a request to change the manuscript and properly cite the original sources.

2.  Intermediate Plagiarism: A significant data, paragraph, or sentence of an article is plagiarized without proper citation to the original source.
Punishment: The submitted article is automatically rejected.

3.  Severe Plagiarism: A large portion of an article is plagiarized that involves many aspects such as reproducing original results (data, formulation, equation, law, statement, etc.), ideas, and methods presented in other publications.
Punishment: The paper is automatically rejected and the authors are forbidden to submit further articles to the journal.


 

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Review Guidelines for Reviewers
Responsibility of Peer Reviewer
Peer reviewer is responsible for critiquing by reading and evaluating manuscripts in the field of expertise, then giving constructive advice and honest feedback to the author of the article submitted. Peer reviewers, discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the article, how to increase the strength and quality of the paper, and evaluate the relevance and authenticity of the manuscript.

Before reviewing, please note the following:

  • Is the article requested to be reviewed in accordance with your expertise? If you receive a script that covers the topics that are not appropriate areas of your expertise, please notify the editor as soon as possible. Please recommend an alternative reviewer.
  • Do you have the time to review this paper? The review process must be completed within two weeks. If you agree and require a longer period, notify the editor as soon as possible, or suggest an alternative reviewer.
  • Is there any potential conflict of interest? Meanwhile, conflicts of interest will not disqualify you as a reviewer, disclose all conflicts of interest to the editor before reviewing. If you have any questions about potential conflicts of interest, do not hesitate to contact the editorial office.

Review Process

When reviewing the article, please consider the following:

  • Title: is it clearly illustrating the article?
  • Abstract: does it reflect the contents of the article?
  • Introduction: does it describe the accuracy of matters submitted by the author and clearly state the problem being considered? Typically, the introduction should summarize the context of the relevant research, and explain the findings of the research or other findings, if any, offered for discussion. This research should explain the experiments, hypotheses and methods.

Content of the Article
In order to determine the originality and suitability for the journal, are there any elements of plagiarism in this paper field? Quick literature search can use certain tools such as Scopus to see if there are similarities from other parts.

  • if the study had been previously done by other authors, it is still eligible for publication?
  • is the article is fairly new, fairly deep, and interesting to be published?
  • does it contribute to knowledge?
  • does the article adhere to the standards of the journal?
  • Scope - Is the article in line with the objectives and scope of the journal?

Research Method
Comprehensive and perfect:

  • does the author accurately describe how the data is collected?
  • is the theoretical basis or reference used appropriate for this study?
  • is the exposure design suitable for the answer to the question?
  • are there any new methods? If there is a new method, does the author explain it in details?
  • is there any appropriate sampling?
  • have the tools and materials used been adequately explained? and
  • does the article exposure describe what type of data is recorded; right in describing the measurement?

Research Finding and Discussion.

This is where the author must explain the findings in his/her research. It should be clearly laid out and in a logical sequence. You will need to consider whether the appropriate analysis has been carried out.

  • are the claims in this section is supported by the fair results and quite reasonable?
  • does the author compare the research results with other previous ones?
  • do the results of research written in the article contradict the previous theories?

Conclusion

This should indicate the findings clearly. It also explains about the advantages and disadvantages of the Article's findings, and the possibility of developing the research.

  • does the conclusion explain how a better scientific research to be followed-up?
  • Is the Author indicate the findings clearly and explains about the advantages and disadvantages of their research.?*

Tables and Pictures:
Is it suitable with the referred explanation by showing data that is easy to interpret and understandable for the readers?

Writing Styles

  • Authors must be critical mostly of the literature systematic review of the issues, which is relevant to the field of study.
  • Reviews should be focused on a single topic.
  • All exposure should be in English and written in good and coherent grammar.
  • Easy to understand
  • Interesting to read

Originality Research.

  • The original data and testing, it must present data that offers a new approach to improve systems, processes, and precision of the tools which are used.
  • Research policy and observational analysis, it should clarify the feasibility, effectiveness, and implementation of the research results.
  • In Practice (case study), The paper should explain the situation regarding the future challenges in Islamic Theory, Islamic Education, Islamic Law, and Islam Economics.

Final Review

  • All results of the review submitted by reviewers are confidential
  • If you want to discuss the article with a colleague, kindly inform the editor
  • Do not contact the author directly.
  • Ethical issues:
  1. Plagiarism: if you suspect the article is mostly plagiarism from other authors, please let the editor knows the details.
  2. Fraud: It is very difficult to detect a fraud category, but if you suspect the results in the article are not true, please inform the editor
  3. Complete "The Review" by the due date to the editorial team. Your recommendation for the article will be considered when the editor makes a final decision and your honest feedback is highly appreciated.
  4. When you write a comment, please show the part of the comment that is only intended for the editor and parts that can be returned to the author.
  5. Please do not hesitate to contact the editorial team with any questions or problems that you may encounter.

FITRAH: Jurnal Kajian Ilmu-ilmu Keislaman
Published by Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian kepada Masyarakat
Institut Agama Islam Negeri Padangsidimpuan, Indonesia
Jl. T. Rizal Nurdin Km. 4,5 Sihitang, Kota Padang Sidempuan
Phone: 0634-22080
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E-ISSN : 2460-2345

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