Peer review proces
Edium: Journal of Islamic Education Management operates as a double-blind peer-reviewed journal, where every article submitted for publication must undergo a peer review process. Peer review in this journal is an evaluation of a submitted paper by two or more people who have similar competencies to the author to assess the feasibility of publication of the academic paper. The purpose of this process is to determine the extent to which the article conforms to publication standards. The use of the peer-review method aims to maintain quality and give credibility to each published article. The peer review process at Edium: Journal of Islamic Education Management consists of 9 steps, which are explained in detail.
1. Manuscript Submission
Correspondent authors or authors who submit their manuscripts to the journal through an online system supported by the Open Journal System (OJS).
2. Editorial Assessment
Manuscripts submitted through Edium: Journal of Islamic Education Management are first assessed by the editors to ensure conformity with the focus and scope of the journal. The assessment includes an evaluation of the structure and organization of the manuscript, which is measured against the journal's author guidelines to verify the presence of the required elements and writing style. At this stage, an assessment of the minimum quality required for publication is also initiated, including an evaluation of potential significant methodological weaknesses. Any paper that passes this stage will undergo a Turnitin check to detect potential plagiarism before further processing by the reviewers.
3. Assessment by the Editor-in-Chief
The Editor-in-Chief checks whether the manuscript is appropriate for the journal, original enough, interesting, and significant enough to be published. Otherwise, the manuscript may be rejected without further review.
4. Invitation to Reviewers
The responsible editor invites individuals deemed suitable as reviewers, based on competence, compatibility of research interests, and no consideration of conflicts of interest. The peer-review process in Edium: Journal of Islamic Education Management involves a community of experts in the field of Islamic Education Management and Educational Administration who have sufficient qualifications and capabilities to conduct objective assessments. The principle of impartiality is upheld through the implementation of a double-blind peer review system, where the reviewer does not know the identity of the author, and vice versa. In other words, manuscripts are sent to reviewers anonymously to maintain objectivity in the review process.
5. Response to Invitation
Potential reviewers consider the invitation based on their own expertise, conflict of interest, and availability. They then decide to accept or decline. In the invitation letter, the editor may ask the prospective reviewer for alternative reviewer suggestions, in case he/she declines to review.
6. Review Conducted
Reviewers allocate time for repeated readings of the manuscript. The first reading is done to form an initial impression of the work. If significant problems are found at this stage, the reviewer may decide to reject the paper without continuing further reading. However, if there are no major issues, they will read the paper repeatedly, taking notes to compile a detailed point-by-point review. The review is then submitted to the journal, accompanied by a recommendation to accept, reject, or request revisions (which may be marked as major or minor) before the revisions are reviewed again.
7. Journal Evaluates Review
The Editor-in-Chief and handling editor consider all returned reviews before making an overall decision. If the reviews between the two reviewers differ greatly, the editor-in-charge may invite additional reviewers for additional opinions before making a decision.
8. Decision Communicated
The editor emails the decision to the author including relevant reviewer comments. Reviewers' comments are sent anonymously to the relevant authors to take necessary actions and responses. At this stage, reviewers will also be sent an email or letter informing them of the outcome of their review.
9. Final Step
If accepted, the manuscript 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 manuscript as per the reviewers' comments and instructions.
Once revisions have been made, authors should resubmit the revised manuscript to the editor.
If the manuscript is sent back for revision, the reviewers will receive the revised version, unless they choose not to participate further. However, if only minor changes are requested, this follow-up review may be done by the handling editor.
If the editor is happy with the revised manuscript, it is considered accepted. Accepted manuscripts will be published online and all are freely available as downloadable pdf files.