Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope


The focus of this journal is an effort to load scientific works related to thoughts or studies in the field of Islamic law and actualize and add to the treasure of a better understanding of Islamic law through the publication of articles and research reports.


Al-Istinbath: Jurnal Hukum Islam encompasses a broad range of research topics in Islamic law: Islamic Family Law, Islamic Criminal Law, Islamic Politics, Islamic Justice, Legal Assistence in Islam, Muamalah, Fiqh dan Ushul Fiqh.

Section Policies


  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed


  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Unchecked Indexed
  • Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The suitability of manuscripts for publication in Jurnal Al-Istinbath is judged by peer reviewers and editorial board. All the review process are conducted in double-blind peer review. Chief Editor handles all correspondence with the author and makes the final decision as to whether the paper is recommended for acceptance, rejection, or needs to be returned to the author for revision.

Chief Editor and Section Editors will evaluate the submitted papers on praqualification step for suitability of further review process. The manuscripts will be evaluated by two qualified peer reviewers selected by Chief Editor and Section Editors. The peer reviewers should examine the manuscript and return it with their recommendation to the Chief Editor or Section Editors as soon as possible, usually within 3 weeks. If one of peer reviewers recommend rejection, the Chief Editor will ask a third Section Editors to decide the acceptance or rejection of the paper.

Papers needing revision will be returned to the authors, and the authors must return the revised manuscript to the Chief Editor via OJS of Jurnal Al-Istinbath. Chief Editor send the revised manuscript to Section Editors to check whether the manuscript is revised as suggested by peer reviewers. Sections Editors could give recommendation to Chief Editor that the manuscript should return to authors, accept, or reject within 2 weeks. After acceptance letter sent by Chief Editor, manuscript is forwarded to technical editor for editing and layout process. Chief Editor would send a letter announcing the publication issue and invoice attached with proof to authors.

There are four steps of revision process by authors: 1) revision manuscript to accomodate Section Editors suggestions (praqualification step) within 2 weeks; 2) revision manuscript to accomodate peer reviewer suggestions within 2-4 weeks; 3) revision to accomodate Section Editors suggestions within 2-4 weeks (if any); and 4) revision to accomodate editorial meeting suggestions within 1 week (if any). Manuscripts that exceed the revision deadline will be withdrawn. Authors may request for extension to Chief Editor before the revision expires. The time interval from the date the manuscript is submitted to the acceptance for publication varies, depending on the time required for review and revision process.

Manuscripts are rejected usually for 3 general reasons: 1) The topic of manuscript does not fit in the journal scope and may be better suited for publication elsewhere. 2) The substance of the manuscripts does not meet Jurnal Al-Istinbath standards; the data may be incomplete; the methodology used is not appropriate; lack of novelties and no advancement of the existing knowledge; or there are no consistency among objectives, research design/method, evidence, and conclusion. 3) Manuscript are not written following Jurnal Al-Istinbath guidelines in Intruction to Authors. These manuscripts may be rejected without review process. Manuscripts could also be rejected in the review process if Authors do not revise the manuscripts as suggested by reviewers and editorial board, also do not give response/rebuttal against the suggestions.

If manuscript is rejected, the author will be notified by Chief Editor with a statement of reasons for rejection. The author may appeal to Chief Editor if he or she believes an unfair judgement has been made which enclose the author’s reasons. Chief Editor will review and discuss the reasons with Section Editors responsible for the manuscript, and later decide whether to accept or deny the appeal. The author(s) will receive the final version of the manuscript as a PDF file. proof  of all manuscripts will be provided to the corresponding author. The proof should be read carefully, checked against the typed manuscript, and the corrections may be returned within 7 days.

Authors submitting manuscripts should understand and agree that copyright of manuscripts published are held by Jurnal Al-Istinbath. The statement to release the copyright to Jurnal AL-Istinbath is stated in Form A. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)  where Authors and Readers can copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, as well as remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, but they must give appropriate credit (cite to the article or content), provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.


Publication Frequency

Al-Istinbath : Jurnal Hukum Islam publishes twice a year. Each issue number (issue) amounts to a minimum of five (5) the title.

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.

Plagiarism Check

Al-Istinbath Editorial Board will ensure that every published article will not exceed 20% similarity Score. Plagiarism screening will be conducted by Al-Istinbath Editorial Board using Crossref Similarity Check (powered by iThenticate)

Journal Archiving

This journal utilizes the RJI Archive Journal 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...