Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement


El-Wasathiya: Journal of Religious Studies is a best-partner national journal published twice a year in print and online by the Nahdlatul Ulama Islamic College (STAINU) Madiun, East Java, Indonesia. This statement explains the ethical behavior of all parties involved in publishing articles in El-Wasathiya, including authors, editorial boards, best-partner partners, and publishers. This statement is based on COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.


Publishing Ethics Guidelines


The publication of articles in El-Wasathiya is an important building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. This is a direct reflection of the quality of work of the writers and institutions that support them. Articles that are reviewed support and contain scientific methods. Therefore, it is important to approve the standards of ethical behavior expected for all parties involved in the publication, namely: writers, journal editors, bestari partners, publishers, and the public.


The Nahdlatul Ulama Islamic High School (STAINU) Madiun as the publisher of El-Wasathiya is responsible for overseeing all stages of publication seriously and recognizing ethical responsibilities and other responsibilities. Besides being committed to ensuring that reprint advertisements and other commercial income do not have an impact or influence on editorial decisions, they are also committed to assisting communication with other journal managers and / or publishers if deemed useful and necessary.


Issuance Decision


The El-Wasathiya editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted must be published. Validation of the work and its important meaning for researchers and readers must always encourage that decision. Editors can be guided by journal editorial board policies and are limited by legal provisions as they must be enforced regarding defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. Editors can negotiate with other editors or assessment teams in making this decision.


Fair Treatment


Editors always judge texts based on their intellectual content regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship or political philosophy of the authors.




Editors and editing staff may not disclose any information about the manuscript submitted to anyone other than the author, expert editor, best partner, and publisher.


Notification and Conflict of Interest


Unpublished material revealed in the submitted text may not be used in the editor's own research without the written written consent of the author.


Contributions to Editorial Decisions


Partner evaluations help editors in making editorial decisions and through editorial communication with the author can also help the author improve his writing.




Each selected assessor who feels that he or she does not meet the qualifications to assess the research reported in a text or knows that the review is fast will be impossible to tell the editor and free himself from the assessment process.




Each text received to be assessed must be treated as a confidential document. The document may not be shown or discussed with others unless authorized by the editor.


Standard of Objectivity


Assessment must be done objectively. Personal criticism of the author is not justified. Assessors must express their views clearly with supporting arguments.


Source Recognition


The assessor must identify the relevant published work that is not quoted by the author. Each statement that an observation, derivation, or previously reported argument must be accompanied by a relevant quote. An appraiser must also ask the editor to pay attention to the similarity or overlap between the manuscript being assessed and other writings that have been published.


Notification and Conflict of Interest


Confidential information or opinions obtained through evaluating partner partners must be kept confidential and may not be used for personal gain. Assessors may not weigh a text in which they have a conflict of interest that arises from a relationship or connection that is competitive, collaborative or otherwise with any writer, company or institution related to the writing.


Reporting Standards


The author must present an accurate report of the work made and objective discussion of its significance. The main data must be represented accurately in writing. An article must include sufficient details and references to enable others to repeat the work. Fraudulent statements or intentionally inaccurate behavior are unethical and unacceptable.


Originality and plagiarism


Writers must ensure that they have written works that are entirely original, and that they have cited correctly when using other people's work and / or words.


Double Issuance, Repetition or Concurrent


A writer in general may not publish texts that essentially explain the same research in more than one main journal or publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously is unethical and unacceptable behavior.


Source Recognition


Fair recognition of the work of others must always be given. The authors must cite publications that have an influence in determining the nature of the work reported.


Authorship Writing


Authorship must be limited to those who make important contributions to the conception, design, execution or interpretation of reported studies. All people who make important contributions must be included as co-authors. If there are other people who participate in certain important aspects of the research project, they must be recognized or included as contributors. The right writer must ensure that all appropriate co-authors are included in the writing, and that all co-authors have seen and agreed to the final version of the writing and have agreed to submit it for publication.


Notification and Conflict of Interest


All authors must notify in their manuscripts any financial conflicts or other substantive conflicts that might be suspected of affecting the results or interpretation of their text. All financial support for the project must be notified.


Basic errors in published works


If an author finds errors or inaccuracies that mean in his publication work, it is the duty of the author to immediately notify the editor or publisher of the journal and work with the editor to retract or correct the writing.