Al MA' ARIEF : JURNAL PENDIDIKAN SOSIAL DAN BUDAYA  published by Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) as a forum for fostering creativity and exchange of ideas among academics, lecturers, researchers, practitioners and observers of educational issues. This journal discusses the main issues of social sciences, history, economics, sociology, geography, anthropology, social gender, learning in social studies, culture, and other relevant social sciences, both in theory development, implementation and development of the overall Social and Cultural education system. This Code of Ethics is expected to be obeyed by all parties involved in publishing, namely writers, journal managers (editors), sustainable partners (reviewers) and publishers.

Publication Decisions
The editor determines the publication process and integrates the functions of authors, partners, and journal managers to publish good and reliable journals. The editor is responsible for deciding whether or not to publish articles submitted to the journal. Editor refers to the editorial board's policies that are limited by legal provisions, such as defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism. Editors can discuss with other editors or reviewers in making this decision. Editors work based on the following ethical principles and standards:
1. Fair Process
Editors evaluate the content of the manuscript based on their expertise regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, Nationality, or the author's political philosophy.
2. Confidentiality
The editor and any editorial staff are not allowed to disclose any information about the manuscript to anyone other than the author, peer review or reviewer, other editorial adviser, and publisher. Any manuscript received by a reviewer or peer reviewed must be treated as a confidential document. . Manuscripts may not be displayed or discussed with others except as permitted by the editor
3. Avoiding Conflicts of Interest
Unpublished material in a submitted manuscript may not be used in the editor's own research without written consent from the author. Confidential information or ideas obtained through peer review must be safeguarded confidentiality and not used for personal gain. Reviewers do not have to consider texts in which they have a conflict of interest due to competitive, collaborative, or other relationships with one of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the text.

Reviewers' job is to critically examine the substance of the scientific paper according to their area of ‚Äč‚Äčexpertise.

Reviewers are tasked with providing input on the decision of the Editorial team regarding the feasibility of a manuscript for publication. Peer reviews assist editors in making editorial decisions and through editorial communication with the authors can also help authors to improve the quality of the articles they have compiled. to review the manuscript provided by the editor or completely outside of his competence, he must immediately refuse and do not carry out the review process. If you know another expert who is more suitable, you can recommend the editor to ask that expert as a sustainable partner.

Objectivity Standards
The manuscript review process must be carried out objectively. The author's personal criticism is something that should not be done. Reviewers must provide their views clearly and accompanied by supporting arguments.

Source Statement
Reviewers should identify other relevant works that have not been cited by the authors. Every statement that is the result of previously used observations, derivations, or arguments must be accompanied by relevant quotations. The peer review or reviewer should also consider any substantial similarities or overlaps between the manuscript under consideration and other published papers. Proper recognition of the work of others should always be given. Authors must cite publications that influence the determination of the nature of their research.

Author's Duties
Reporting Standards
The author of the original research report must present an accurate report of the research and review undertaken. The data taken must be written accurately in the research report. The manuscript should be detailed and have sufficient references to allow others to properly refer to it. Falsification of reports or intentionally inaccurate behavior is unethical and unacceptable.

Originality and Plagiarism
Authors must ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and / or words of others then they must cite them properly. According to applicable regulations, an author should not publish manuscripts that describe the same research foundations in more than one journal or major publication. Submitting the same manuscript for more than one journal at the same time is unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.