Balanca is a Journal of Islamic Economics and Business published by Faculty of Islamic Economics and  Business of IAIN Parepare. It is a peer-reviewed open access journal in the fields of communication and socio religious studies. The publication of an article in Balanca is an essential building block in the development of a respected network of knowledge. This statement clarifies ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in our journals, including the authors, the editors, the peer-reviewers and the publisher Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Parepare. This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editors, the reviewers, and screening for plagiarism

Duties of Authors

Authors are responsible for providing original data without plagiarism and fraudulent data. Many forms of plagiarisms such as copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another's paper without attribution, passing off researchers are prohibited. The author should ensure that they have written entirely original works concerning the manuscript submitted to Balanca. Authors are obliged to follow in peer review process set by Balanca. The submitted paper should not be under consideration or accepted for other journals. Where parts of the data have been published elsewhere, the sources have to be acknowledged or cited properly. Proper citation and permission are required when the authors reproduce data from other sources.

Duties of the Journal Editors

Balanca editors are responsible for deciding which submitted articles should be published and which one to be rejected. They have to evaluate the submitted manuscript for their intellectual and academic content without discrimination on race, gender, religious belief, citizenship, ethnic origin, the political or geographical origin of the authors. Balanca editors must not spread any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted paper must not be used in editors own research without the express written consent of the author.


Duties of Reviewers.

Reviewers are requested to assist in improving the quality of the submitted paper through an objective review process within a scheduled period of time and to contribute to the decision-making process on the paper. The editors have to inform reviewers if find any published or submitted content similar to that under their review. Reviewers should avoid conflict of interest with respect to the research, the authors and/or the research funders. Any confidentially of information supplied by the editor or author should be maintained.

Screening For Plagiarism.

All submitted papers will be screened by plagiarism using Turnitin and Plagiarism Checker.