Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Focus and Scope of Al-Qalam Jurnal Penelitian Agama dan Sosial Budaya :

Al-Qalam is a scientific journal that publishes literary and fieldwork studies. The focus of studies is related to religious and socio-cultural research. The scope of journal includes Guidance for Religious Communities and Religious Services, Religious Education as well as Religious matters, Contemporary religious script, socio-religious history, religious archeology, Archipelago Religious Arts and Culture.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

This journal accepts articles from research in religious and socio-cultural research. The type of peer review used in this journal is a blind peer review so that the reviewer and author do not know each other. minimum of one independent reviewer will review each article. The editor will direct articles that have this theme to be peer-reviewed.

The reviewers are allotted 2 weeks to review the manuscript. The Board of Editors will consider the reviewer’s decision to determine the ensuing process of the manuscript. Once the manuscript has been received with notations of minor or major revisions, it will be returned to the author for revisions. Authors are allotted 3-6 weeks to revise manuscripts accepted with major revisions. Whereas for manuscripts accepted with minor revisions, 1 week is allotted for revision.

In the final decision, the editor considers the feedback the peer-reviewers provided and decides. The following are the most common decisions:

Accept without any changes (acceptance): the journal will publish the paper in its original form.

Accept with minor revisions (acceptance): the journal will publish the paper and ask the author to make minor corrections.

Accept after major revisions (conditional acceptance): the journal will publish the paper provided the author makes changes suggested by reviewers and/or editors.

Revise and resubmit (conditional disclaimer): the journal is willing to reconsider the paper in another round of decision-making after the authors make major changes.

Reject paper (outright refusal): the journal will not publish the paper or reconsider it even if the author makes major revisions.


Indexing and Abstracting

Indonesian Scientific Journal Database (ISJD) [1990] (http://isjd.pdii.lipi.go.id/)

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Accreditation Certificate

AL-Qalam Has Been Accreditation By SINTA 2 Kemenristek DIKTI Number:  10/E/KPT/2019 Valid Until April 2024


Plagiarism Check

We strongly recommend our authors to carefully write the manuscript without any plagiarism, because we will check them using software (Turnitin) before we send them to the reviewers. The authors must ensure that the articles sent to the editor are the results of their work, not duplicated or recycled. If the author cites the writings of other researchers or the results of his/her own research please do not forget to write the source of the article(s). An article that contains more than 20 percent similarity, or containing similarities without giving enough credits; containing important points in the results section and or conclusion section similar to other research; will be questioned, and the manuscript will be returned to the author/s.


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors are not required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will not be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs


Publication Frequency

Al-Qalam was published by Balai Penelitian dan Pengembangan Agama Makassar, which used to be called the Balai Penelitian Lektur Keagamaan Ujung Pandang. This journal is published every year in June and November.


References Management

Citations and bibliography in Al-Qalam use Mendeley or Resource Management Software


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