Peer Review Policy
The publication of articles in the Muamalah Journal only depends on scientific validity and coherence as assessed by our editors and/or peer reviewers, who will also assess whether the writing is understandable and whether the work is a useful contribution to the field. Muamalah acknowledges the efforts and suggestions made by its reviewers.
Preliminary evaluation of the manuscript
The editor will first evaluate all submitted manuscripts. Rare though it may be, it is entirely feasible for an outstanding manuscript to be accepted at this stage. Those who are rejected at this stage are not original enough, have serious scientific deficiencies, or fall outside the aims and scope of Muamalah (Sharia Economic Law). Those that meet the minimum criteria are forwarded to experts for review.
Types of peer review
The review process uses a double blind review, which means the identity of the reviewer and author is hidden from the reviewer, and vice versa.
Reviewers are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript:
- Be original by clearly stating goals and gaps
- Is methodologically sound
- Follow appropriate ethical guidelines
- Have results/findings that are presented clearly and support the conclusion
- Correctly refer to previous relevant work
- Reviewers are not expected to proofread or copy manuscripts. Language correction is not part of the peer review process.
The reviewer advises the editor, who is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article. Editors will make decisions based on this report and, if necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board. Editor's decision is final.
Become a Reviewer
If you are not currently a reviewer for the journal Muamalah, but would like to be added to the reviewer list, please contact us. The benefits of reviewing for the journal Muamalah include the opportunity to see and evaluate the latest work in related research fields at an early stage, and to be recognized in our list of reviewers. You may also cite your work for Muamalah as part of your professional development requirements.