Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The main aim of Indonesian Journal of Arabic Studies is to promote the study of Arabic language, literature, and teaching and learning Arabic as foreign language through the publication of research articles. The scope of the research includes:

  • Arabic linguistics (phonology, morphology, Syntax And Semantic Of Arabic), Including – But not Limited to – Arabic Theoretical Linguistics, Arabic Historical Linguistics, Arabic Sociolinguistics, Pragmatics, Arabic Typology, Arabic Stylistics, Arabic Lexicography, Arabic Computational Linguistics, And Arabic Corpus.
  • Arabic Literature including Arabic Literary Theory, Arabic Literary History, Arabic Literary Criticism
  • Arabic applied linguistic, including Arabic language pedagogy, Arabic Teaching Curriculum, Arabic Teaching Material, Arabic Teaching Methods, Arabic Teaching Strategy, Arabic Teaching Media, Arabic Teaching Instructional Evaluation and Assessment, Arabic Teaching Technology, Information and Communication Technology for Arabic Teaching, Arabic for Specific Purposes,Arabic Second Language Acquisition, Arabic translation, Arabic language planning and policies.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

The Indonesian Journal of Arabic Studies uses an online submission and review system. The submission and peer review of every article must be managed using this system and based on the following Peer Review Policy:

  • Manuscript articles that submit by online to the Indonesian Journal of Arabic Studies will be checked by the board of editors regarding focus and scope, an article template, and plagiarism (maximum similarity 15%)
  • The manuscript that qualifies the focus and scope of the Indonesian Journal of Arabic Studies will be continued to the review process, which, at least, will be reviewed by reviewers with a double-blind review.
  • The reviewing process will consider novelty, objectivity, method, scientific impact, conclusion, and references.
  • The reviewing process by the reviewer is done at least four weeks until eight weeks.
  • The editor will make the final decision regarding the submission to the corresponding author based on the reviewer’s recommendation.
  • Indonesian Journal of Arabic Studies Editorial Board shall protect the confidentiality of all material submitted to the journal and all communications with reviewers. 




Open Access Policy

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. Articles are published under the term of a  Lisensi Creative Commons Atribusi-BerbagiSerupa 4.0 Internasional

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Benefits of open access for the author, include:

  • Free access for all users worldwide
  • Authors retain copyright to their work
  • Increased visibility and readership
  • Rapid publication
  • No spatial constraints



The Indonesian Journal of Arabic Studies strives for the constant availability of published articles and online accessibility. With this in mind, The Indonesian Journal of Arabic Studies  content is continually archived and preserved in the Internet Archive, please visit the journal membership in archive.org.



Plagiarism Policy

The editor of the Indonesian Journal of Arabic Studies will screen manuscripts for plagiarism using Turnitin. The maximum similarity is 15%, and the author must reduce it after the review and evaluation process. This facility is provided by the editor. The results of the screening will be delivered at the same time as the comments on the manuscript process. 

Indonesian Journal of Arabic Studies: The editorial board recognizes that plagiarism is not acceptable and therefore establishes the following policy, stating specific actions (penalties) when plagiarism is identified in an article that is submitted for publication in the Indonesian Journal of Arabic Studies. It will use Turnitin originality checking software as our tool in detecting similarities of texts in articles. A maximum of 20% of similarities is allowed.


Plagiarism involves the "use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work."


Papers must be original, unpublished, and not pending publication elsewhere. Any material taken verbatim from another source needs to be clearly identified as different from the present original text by (1) indentation, (2) use of quotation marks, and (3) identification of the source.

Any text of an amount exceeding fair use standards (herein defined as more than two or three sentences or the equivalent thereof) or any graphic material reproduced from another source requires permission from the copyright holder and, if feasible, the original author(s) and also requires identification of the source; e.g., previous publication.

When plagiarism is identified, the Editor in Chief responsible for the review of this paper and will agree on measures according to the extent of plagiarism detected in the paper in agreement with the following guidelines:

Level of Plagiarism

MinorA short section of another article is plagiarized without any significant data or idea taken from the other paper

Action: A warning is given to the authors and a request to change the text and properly cite the original article is made

Intermediate: A significant portion of a paper is plagiarized without proper citation to the original paper

Action: The submitted article is rejected and the authors are forbidden to submit further articles for one year

Severe: A significant portion of a paper is plagiarized that involves reproducing original results or ideas presented in another publication

Action: The paper is rejected and the authors are forbidden to submit further articles for five years.

It is understood that all authors are responsible for the content of their submitted paper as they all read and understand the journal's Copyright and Licensing Terms. If a penalty is imposed for plagiarism, all authors will be subject to the same penalty.

If the second case of plagiarism by the same author(s) is identified, a decision on the measures to be enforced will be made by the Editorial board (Editor-in-Chief, and Editorial members) with the Chair of the Editor in Chief. The author(s) might be forbidden to submit further articles forever.

This policy applies also to material reproduced from another publication by the same author(s). If an author uses text or figures that have previously been published, the corresponding paragraphs or figures should be identified and the previous publication referenced. It is understood that in the case of a review paper or a paper of a tutorial nature much of the material was previously published.

The author should identify the source of the previously published material and obtain permission from the original author and the publisher. If an author submits a manuscript to the Indonesian Journal of Arabic Studies with significant overlap with a manuscript submitted to another journal simultaneously, and this overlap is discovered during the review process or after the publications of both papers, the editor of the other journal is notified and the case is treated as a severe plagiarism case. Significant overlap means the use of identical or almost identical figures and identical or slightly modified text for one-half or more of the paper. For self-plagiarism of less than one-half of the paper but more than one-tenth of the paper, the case shall be treated as intermediate plagiarism. If self-plagiarism is confined to the methods section, the case shall be considered as minor plagiarism.

If an author uses some of his previously published material to clarify the presentation of new results, the previously published material shall be identified and the difference to the present publication shall be mentioned. Permission to republish must be obtained from the copyright holder. In the case of a manuscript that was originally published in conference proceedings and then is submitted for publication in the Indonesian Journal of Arabic Studies either in identical or in expanded form, the authors must identify the name of the conference proceedings and the date of the publication and obtain permission to republish from the copyright holder. The editor may decide not to accept this paper for publication.

However, an author shall be permitted to use material from an unpublished presentation, including visual displays, in a subsequent journal publication. In the case of a publication being submitted, that was originally published in another language, the title, date, and journal of the original publication must be identified by the authors, and the copyright must be obtained. The editor may accept such a translated publication to bring it to the attention of a wider audience. The editor may select a specific paper that had been published (e.g. a “historic” paper) for republication in order to provide a better perspective of a series of papers published in one issue of the Indonesian Journal of Arabic Studies. This republication shall be clearly identified as such and the date and journal of the original publication shall be given, and the permission of the author(s) and the publisher shall be obtained.

Indonesian Journal of Arabic Studies layout editor for the Journal is responsible for maintaining the list of authors subjected to penalties and will check that no authors of a submitted paper are on this list. If a banned author is identified, the layout editor will inform the Editor-in-Chief who will take appropriate measures. This policy will be posted on the website with the instructions for submitting a manuscript, and a copy will be sent to the authors with the confirmation email upon initial receipt of their original manuscript.

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Copyright & Licensing

As an author of Indonesian Journal of Arabic Studies, I declare that: 
  1. My paper is authentic; my own writing and it has not been published/proposed on any other journals and publication.
  2. My paper is not plagiarism but my original idea/research.
  3. My paper is not written by other help, except with Board of Editors and Reviewers recommendation who have been chosen by this journal.
  4. In my paper, there are no other writings or opinions except referred in bibliography and relevant with the rule of writing in this journal.
  5. Original authors of an article published will retain the copyright of the article.
  6. I make this assignment surely. If there are distortion and untruth in this assignment, later, I will take responsibility as the current law.
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Articles are published under the term of a Lisensi Creative Commons Atribusi-BerbagiSerupa 4.0 Internasional.