Publications Ethics

A peer-reviewed Journal, Ascarya: Journal of Islamic Science, Culture and Social Studies (ISCS) publishes articles in the Multidisciplinary fields of Islamic Science, Culture, and Social Studies. As a result of this statement, the ethical behavior of all parties engaged in the act of publishing an article in this journal has been clarified. This statement applies to the author(s), the chief editor(s), and the Editorial Board as well as the peer-reviewer(s) and Perkumpulan Alumni dan Santri Mahyajatul Qurro' Publisher. This statement is based on the Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

Journal of Islamic Science, Culture, and Social Studies (ISCS) publishing is essential in developing a cohesive and accepted knowledge network. It reflects the writers' work quality and the institutions that support them. They promote and exemplify the scientific approach. It is critical to establish ethical expectations for all parties engaged in publishing: author, journal editor, peer reviewer, publisher, and society. Perkumpulan Alumni dan Santri Mahyajatul Qurro' as the publisher of Islamic Science, Culture, and Social Studies (ISCS), recognizes its ethical and other obligations. We are dedicated to ensuring that financial ties, personal relationships,  political or religious beliefs, institutional affiliations do not affect editorial choices. The Perkumpulan Alumni dan Santri Mahyajatul Qurro' and Editorial Board will also aid in interactions with other journals and publishers.

Publication decisions

The editor of the Journal of Islamic Science, Culture, and Social Studies (ISCS) is determining which papers should be published. Such judgments must always be driven by the validity of the work in the issue and its value to academics and readers. The editors may be led by the editorial board's rules and bound by any legal requirements that are in effect at the time involving libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editors may consult with other editors or reviewers in reaching this judgment.

Fair Play

Manuscripts are reviewed only from the aspect of substance, conformity with author guidelines, and the journal's scope. The assessment of the manuscript is free from discriminatory practices, especially about skin color, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic background, nationality, or political ideology of the author.


The Editor-in-Chief and editorial staff affiliated with this journal may not disclose any information about articles submitted on ISCS to anyone. Information about articles is permitted only for publication purposes and is limited to the authors concerned, reviewers, prospective reviewers, other editorial advisors, and publishers.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest 

Unpublished information disclosed in the submitted manuscript will not be used by the editors and members of the editorial board for their research purposes without the author's express written permission. Information or special ideas obtained by the editorial board, reviewers, and all parties who obtain information due to handling the manuscript will be kept confidential and not used for personal gain.

Regarding the paper review process, see the reviewer's guidelines.

Duties of peer reviewers 

Contribution to editorial decisions 

The editorial board will discuss with the authors, reviewers, and publisher teams if necessary to assist the Editor-in-Chief in making a choice (between acceptance and rejection) and, in some cases, can also assist the author in improving the quality of his work.


Any reviewer who is selected and finds out that they are not eligible to review the author's article or who feels unable to complete the review process on time must immediately notify the Editor in Chief so that another reviewer can replace him/her to complete the review process according to the journal's timeline. The following is the timeline of the peer reviewer process in the ISCS journal for more details.


Manuscripts for evaluation must be handled as confidential papers. They may not be displayed or discussed with anyone else unless allowed by the Editor-in-Chief.

Standards of objectivity 

The review must be carried out objectively. Personal attacks against the author are not tolerated. Reviewers must clearly state their opinion and provide sufficient supporting evidence.

Acknowledgment of sources

The reviewer should help locate and locate relevant published material that the author has not referenced. References must support previously published claims, observations, derivations, or arguments. Reviewers should also draw the attention of the Editor to any significant similarity or overlap between the article under consideration and other publication data of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and conflict of interest 

Confidential information or ideas received through peer review must be kept confidential and not exploited for personal gain. Reviewers should avoid examining papers in which they compete, collaborate, or have other ties or affiliations with the author, company, or institution with which the paper was submitted.

Duties of authors

Reporting standards 

Authors presenting original research findings must include an accurate description of the work performed and an impartial evaluation. The underlying data should be appropriately reflected in the manuscript. The paper must provide sufficient information and references to allow others to reproduce the work. Deliberately deceptive or false statements are declared unethical and should be avoided.

Originality and Plagiarism 

The writers must guarantee that their writings are unique. If writers utilize the work and words of others, they must adequately reference or quote them.

  • To check the possibility of plagiarism, it uses the application Turnitin
  • The article must be below 25% of plagiarism (exclude Quotes and Bibliografi).

Plagiarism includes:

  • The word for word Plagiarism. The author uses the names of other authors (precisely) without mentioning the source.
  • Plagiarism over the source. The author uses the idea of others without giving enough recognition (without mentioning the source expressly).
  • Plagiarism of Authorship. The author is acknowledged as the author of the paperwork of others.

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publications

Papers discussing the same research results may not be published in more than one journal or other publication by the same author. Simultaneously submitting the same article to more than one publication is an unethical and inappropriate publishing activity.

In this regard, if it is known that this kind of practice exists by the author, then the author will automatically be included in the blocklist category by the ISCS journal.

Acknowledgment of sources 

Authors are required to give credit in recognition of the work of others. Authors must also reference publications that have influenced the character of the research presented appropriately and correctly. In ISCS journals, authors must use one of the reference management tools (Zotero/Endnote/Mendeley).

Authorship of a manuscript 

Authorship should be limited to individuals who significantly contributed to the study's idea, design, implementation, or interpretation. Co-authors should include everyone who made substantial contributions. Others who have contributed to certain substantive areas of the study effort should be acknowledged and listed in the Acknowledgments section. The relevant author must ensure that the list of manuscript authors includes all acceptable co-authors (as defined above) and no inappropriate co-authors and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the work and approved its submission for publication.

Hazards and human or animal subjects 

If the experiment is carried out using a substance, technique, or equipment instrument with a unique hazard, the author must adequately disclose it in the report. If the research includes animal or human subjects, authors must include a statement in the paper stating that all procedures were carried out following applicable laws and institutional norms and that the appropriate institutional committee authorized it. Authors should add a statement in their publication stating that informed consent was obtained for human subject experiments. In this regard, the human person's rights must always be respected by the author.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest 

Any conflict of interest, whether of a financial or substantial nature and the like, that could be deemed to influence the findings or interpretation of the authors in the paper must be disclosed by all authors in their submissions. All sources of funding for the project must be stated.

Fundamental errors in published works 

When an author discovers errors or inaccuracies in his published work, it is the responsibility of the author to contact the Editor-in-Chief of the journal or publisher as soon as possible and collaborate with them to withdraw the manuscript or issue an appropriate erratum policy under the Crossmark Policy.

Publisher’s confirmation 

In situations of suspected or proven scientific error, publishing fraud, or plagiarism, the Perkumpulan Alumni dan Santri Mahyajatul Qurro' will take all necessary steps to explain the problem and revise the article in question in close consultation with the Editor in Chief. This situation necessitates the application of one of the provisions in the ISCS journal's Crossmark Policy or revocation of the defective work in its entirety in an impossible situation.

In its publishing programs, Perkumpulan Alumni dan Santri Mahyajatul Qurro' and the Journal of Islamic Science, Culture, and Social Studies (ISCS) do not discriminate based on age, color, religion, creed, handicap, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race, gender, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or sexual orientation.