Syaikhuna: Jurnal Pendidikan dan Pranata Islam is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal. Every article submitted to Syaikhuna: Journal of Islamic Education and Institutions for publication is subject to peer review. Peer review in this journal is the evaluation of a submitted article by two or more individuals who have similar competencies to the author. It aims to determine the appropriateness of academic papers for publication. The peer-review method is used to maintain quality standards and give credibility to the article. Peer review in Syaikhuna: Journal of Islamic Education and Institutions takes place in 9 steps with the following description.

  1. Article submission

Corresponding or submitting authors submit articles to the journal. This is done through an online system supported by the Open Journal System (OJS). But to make it easier for authors, Syaikhuna: Jurnal Pendidikan dan Pranata Islam also temporarily accepts article submissions via email.

  1. Editorial Office Assessment

The submitted articles were first assessed by Syaikhuna: Jurnal Pendidikan dan Pranata Islam. The editors check whether they fit the focus and scope of the Journal. The composition and organization of the article is evaluated against the journal's Author Guidelines to ensure it includes the required sections and language style. In addition, an assessment of the minimum required quality of the article for publication begins at this step, including an assessment of whether there are any major methodological weaknesses. Any submitted article that passes this step will be checked by Turnitin to identify any plagiarism prior to review by the reviewers.

  1. Assessment by Chief Editor

The Editor-in-Chief checks whether the article is appropriate for the journal, original enough, interesting, and significant enough to be published. Otherwise, the article may be rejected without further review.

  1. Invitation to Reviewer

The handling editor sends invitations to individuals he/she believes would be appropriate reviewers (also known as raters) based on expertise, proximity of research interests, and no conflict of interest considerations. The peer-review process in Syaikhuna: Journal of Islamic Education and Institutions involves a community of experts in the field of Islamic Education and Islamic studies who are qualified and capable of conducting a fairly impartial review. objectivity is also maintained by the double-blind peer review used in this journal. that is, the reviewers do not know the identity of the authors, otherwise the authors do not know the identity of the reviewers. Articles are sent to reviewers anonymously.

  1. Response to Invitation

Potential reviewers weigh the invitation against their own expertise, conflicts of interest and availability. They then decide to accept or decline. In the letter of invitation, the editor may ask the potential reviewer for suggestions of alternative reviewers, when he or she declines to review.

  1. Review Conducted

Reviewers allocate time to read the article several times. The first reading is used to form an initial impression of the work. If major problems are found at this stage, the reviewer may feel comfortable rejecting the article without further work. Otherwise, they will read the article several more times, making notes to build up a detailed point-by-point review. The review is then submitted to the journal, with a recommendation to accept, or reject it, or with a request for revision (usually marked as major or minor) before reconsideration.

  1. Journal Evaluating Reviews

The Editor-in-Chief and the handling editor consider all the reviews returned before making an overall decision. If the reviews differ greatly between the two reviewers, the handling editor may invite additional reviewers to get additional opinions before making a decision.

  1. Decision Communicated

The editor emails the decision to the author including relevant reviewer comments. Reviewer comments are sent anonymously to the corresponding author to take the necessary actions and responses. At this point, reviewers are also sent an email or letter informing them of the outcome of their review.

  1. Last Step

If accepted, the article is sent to copy-editing. If the article is rejected or sent back to the author for major or minor revisions, the handling editor will include constructive comments from the reviewers to help the author improve the article. The author should make corrections and revise the article according to the reviewers' comments and instructions.

Once revisions have been made, the author should resubmit the revised article to the editor.

If the article is sent back for revision, reviewers should expect to receive a revised version, unless they have opted out of further participation. However, if only minor changes are requested, this follow-up review can be done by the handling editor.

If the editor proceeds with the revised article, it is considered accepted. Accepted articles will be published online and all are freely available as downloadable pdf files.