Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Ilmuna, journal of Islamic Education is published 2 times a year printed and online by Islamic Religious Education Study Program of STIT al Urwatul Wutsqo Jombang. This statement shows the ethical behavior of all components involved in publishing the articles in Ilmuna: journal of Islamic Education, including authors, editors, review partners, and publisher. This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Plagiarism Rules

To validate the submitted articles, the editorial team checked the manuscript on Google scholar and turnitin software.

Publishing Ethics Guidelines


The publication of articles in Ilmuna: Journal of Islamic Religious Education Studies is an important building block in the development of coherent and respected knowledge network. This is a direct reflection of the work quality of authors and the institutions support them. The articles reviewed support and contain the scientific method. Therefore, it is important to agree on the ethical behavior standards that expected for all components involved in publishing, such as authors, journal editors, review partners, publisher, and the society.


Islamic Religious Education Study Program of Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Tarbiyah al Urwatul Wutsqo - Jombang as the publisher of Ilmuna: Journal of Islamic Education is seriously commit to overseeing all stages of publishing, and admits ethical or other responsibilities. The other commitment is ensuring that reprint advertisement and commercial income does not have effect or influence editorial decisions, and to assist communication with other journal managers or publishers if necessary.



Publishing Decision

The editor of Ilmuna Journal: The Journal of Islamic Religious Education Studies is responsible to decide which submitted articles should be published. The decision made is based on validation result and the readers’ needs of the researcher result. The editors are guided by the journal's editorial staff policies and confined by legal requirements must be uphold regarding defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. In making decision, the editor may consult with other editors or the review team.

Fair Treatment

Editors always judge manuscripts based on their intellectual content without any distinction of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic, nationality or authors’ political philosophy.



Editors and editing staff may not convey any information about submitted manuscripts to other, except the authors, expert editors, review partners and publishers.

Any manuscripts received to be assessed must be confidential documents. The document may not be shown or discussed with others unless with editor permission.


Contribution to Editorial Decisions

The peer review assists editors in making decisions, then the communication between editors and authors help authors to revise their writing.



The selected evaluator who feels unqualified to assess the research reported in a manuscript or knows that his/her rapid review will be impossible should notify the editor and break away him/herself from assessment process.


Objectivity Standard

Assessment must be objective. Personal criticism towards the author is not allowed. Assessors must state their views clearly using supporting arguments.


Source Acknowledgment

Assessors have to identify relevant published works that were not cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument has been previously reported must be accompanied by a relevant citation. An assessor should also ask the editor to note any similarities or overlaps between the manuscript being assessed and other published article.

Fair acknowledgment towards other people’s work should always be given. Authors should cite publications that were influential in determining the nature of the reported research result.

Notices and Conflicts of Interest

The material written in a manuscript but not published is forbidden to be used by editors to support their own research without authors’ agreement.

Partners’ information or opinion as assessment result must be kept secret and may not be used for personal interest. The assessors should not consider manuscripts which they have a conflict of interest from a competitive, cooperative, or other relationship with any author, company, or institution relates the article.

All authors must notify in their manuscript, any financial or other substantive conflict which suspected to influence the manuscript results or interpretation. All financial support for the project must be notified.

Reporting Standard

Authors must present their work accurate report created, and an objective discussion of its significance. The main data must be represented accurately. The essay should include sufficient detail and references to allow others to repeat the work. The unfair or inaccurate statements are unethical and unacceptable behavior.

Originality and Plagiarism

Authors should ensure that their work is original, and they have quoted correctly when using other people's work and/or words.


Multiple, Repeat or Concurrent Publishing

An author in general may not publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or major publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal at the same time is unethical and unacceptable behavior.


Writing Authorship

Authorship should be confined to those who give significant contributions to the conception, design, execution or interpretation of the reported study. All significant contributions must be listed as co-authors. And the other people who take part in certain important aspects of the research project, they are listed as contributors. Appropriate authors must ensure that all appropriate co-authors are included in the paper, and they have seen and approved the paper final version and have approved its submission for publication.


 Fundamental error in published articles

If the author finds significant errors or inaccuracies in his published articles, they have to notify the editor or journal publisher and cooperate with the editor to revise or correct the writing immediately.