Publication Ethics

Edium: Journal of Islamic Education Management is a peer-reviewed journal. This statement clarifies the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing articles in this journal as well as allegations of research misconduct, including authors, editor-in-chief, Editorial Board, peer-reviewers, and publisher (Department of Islamic Education Management, Parepare State Islamic Institute, Indonesia). Islamic Education Management, Institut Agama Islam Negeri Parepare, Indonesia). This statement is based on the COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Journal Publication Ethics Guidelines

Publication of articles in Edium: A peer-reviewed journal of Islamic Education Management is an important cornerstone in the development of a coherent and respected knowledge network. 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. Therefore, it is important to agree on the expected standards of ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: authors, journal editors, peer reviewers, publishers and the public.

Department of Islamic Education Management, Institut Agama Islam Negeri Parepare, Indonesia Edium publisher: Journal of Islamic Education Management takes the task of guardianship over all stages of publishing very seriously, and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprinting, or otherwise does not impact or influence editorial decisions.

Allegations of Research Misconduct

Research misconduct refers to falsification, manipulation of citations, or acts of plagiarism that occur in the process of producing, conducting, or reviewing research and writing articles by authors, as well as in the reporting of research results. If an author is involved in research misconduct or other serious irregularities associated with an article that has been published in a scientific journal, the Editor has the responsibility to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the scientific record.

In the event of an allegation of misconduct, the Editor and Editorial Board will follow COPE best practices to help handle complaints and address the misconduct fairly. This process involves investigating the allegations raised by the Editors. If a submitted manuscript is found to contain violations, it will be rejected. If at any time it is revealed that a published manuscript contains such violations, a retraction will be announced and linked to the original article.

The first step involves determining the validity of the allegations and assessing whether they are consistent with the definition of research misconduct. This initial step also involves determining whether the individual reporting the misconduct has a relevant conflict of interest. 

If there is a possibility of scientific misconduct or the presence of other substantial research misconduct, the allegation is presented to the corresponding author, who, on behalf of all co-authors, is asked to provide a detailed response. Once the response is received and evaluated, additional review and involvement of experts (such as statistical reviewers) may be obtained. For cases where misconduct is unlikely, clarification, additional analysis, or both, are published in the form of a letter to the editor, and often including a notice of correction and correction to the published article is sufficient.

Institutions are expected to conduct appropriate and thorough investigations into allegations of scientific misconduct. Ultimately, authors, journals, and institutions have an important obligation to ensure the accuracy of the scientific record. By responding appropriately to concerns about scientific misconduct, and taking necessary actions based on an evaluation of those concerns, such as correction, retraction with replacement, and revocation, the journal Edium: Journal of Islamic Education Management will continue to fulfill its responsibility to ensure the validity and integrity of the scientific record.

Publication decision

The editor of Edium: Journal of Islamic Education Management is responsible for deciding which articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validity of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers should always drive the decision. The editors may be guided by the journal's editorial board policy and constrained by applicable legal requirements regarding defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism. Editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making these decisions.

Complaints and Appeals

Edium: The Journal of Islamic Education Management will have a clear procedure in handling complaints against the journal, the Editorial Staff, the Editorial Board, or the Publisher. The complaint will be clarified to the respected personal related to the complaint case. The scope of the complaint includes anything related to the journal's business process, e.g. editorial process, citation manipulation found, unfair editors/reviewers, peer-review manipulation, etc. Complaint cases will be processed in accordance with COPE guidelines.

Fair play

An editor evaluates a manuscript based on its intellectual content at all times without regard to the author's race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, nationality, or political philosophy.


Editors and any editorial staff should not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisors, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosures and conflicts of interest

Unpublished material disclosed in the submitted manuscript may not be used in the editor's research without written permission from the author.



Reviewer Duties

Contribution to Editorial Decisions 

Peer review helps editors in making editorial decisions and through editorial communication with authors can also help authors in improving the manuscript.


Any selected reviewer who feels unqualified to evaluate the research described in a manuscript or realizes that the review cannot be conducted immediately is expected to notify the editor and request permission to withdraw from the review process.


Any manuscript received for review should be treated as a confidential document. It should not be shown or discussed with others except with the permission of the editor.

Objectivity Standard 

The review should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Source Acknowledgment 

Reviewers should identify relevant published works that have not been cited by the authors. Any statement whose observation, derivation or argument has been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also bring to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and other published papers of which they are personally aware.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest 

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review should be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers should not consider a manuscript that has a conflict of interest caused by a competitive, collaborative, or other relationship or connection with any author, company, or institution associated with the paper.

Author Duties

Reporting standards 

Authors of original research reports must present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. The underlying data should be accurately presented in the paper. A manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to enable others to replicate the work. False or deliberately inaccurate statements constitute unethical and unacceptable behavior.

Data Access and Retention 

Authors are requested to provide raw data in relation to papers for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data, where possible, and should, in any event, be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable period of time after publication. Authors are responsible for the reproducibility of the data.

Originality and Plagiarism 

Authors must ensure that they have written the entire original work, and if the author has used the work and/or words of others that the work has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publications 

In general, an author should not publish a manuscript describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or major publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously is unethical and unacceptable publishing behavior.

Acknowledgment of Sources 

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others should always be given. Authors should cite publications that were influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship and Article Contributions

Authorship should be limited to those who have made significant contributions to the conception, design, conduct or interpretation of the reported research. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors.

If there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.

Corresponding authors should ensure that all appropriate and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and approved its submission for publication.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest 

All authors must disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed as affecting the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project must be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published work 

When an author discovers significant errors or inaccuracies in his or her published work, it is incumbent upon the author to immediately notify the journal editor or publisher and work with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Ethical Oversight 

If the research work involves chemicals, humans, animals, procedures, or equipment that have unusual hazards in their use, the authors should clearly identify these in the manuscript to comply with the ethical conduct of research using animals and human subjects. If required, the authors should provide legal and ethical clearances from legal associations or organizations. 

If the research involves confidential data and business/marketing practices, authors should clearly explain whether or not the data or information will be safely concealed.