Peer Review Policy

Articles’publication in Medina-te :JurnalStudi Islam is dependent solely on scientific validity as judged by the editors and/or peer reviewers, who will also assess whether the message delivered in the article is comprehensible and whether the it represents a useful contribution. Medina-te :JurnalStudi Islam acknowledges the effort and suggestions made by its reviewers. 

Initial evaluation of manuscripts

The Editor will first evaluate all manuscripts submitted. Although rare, yet it is entirely feasible for an exceptional manuscript to be accepted at this stage. Those articles rejected at this stage are usually insufficiently original, have serious scientific flaws, or are out of the aims and scope of the journal. Those articles that meet the minimum criteria are passed on to the reviewers for peer review process.

Type of peer review

Review process employs a double blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed.

Review reports

Reviewers are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript;

  • Is original by stating the objectives and gap clearly
  • Is methodologically sound
  • Follows appropriate ethical guidelines
  • Has results/findings which are clearly presented and support the conclusions
  • Correctly references previous relevant work

However, the reviewers are not expected to correct or copyedit manuscripts. Language correction is not part of the peer review process.

Decision

The reviewers will advise the editor, who is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board. Editor’s decision is final.

Becoming a Reviewer

If you are not currently a reviewer for Medina-te :JurnalStudi Islam, but would like to be added to the list of reviewers, please contact us. The benefits of reviewing for Medina-te :JurnalStudi Islam include the opportunity to see and evaluate the latest articles in related research area at an early stage, and to be acknowledged in our list of reviewers. You may also be able to cite your work for Medina-te :JurnalStudi Islam as part of your professional development requirements.