Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Publication ethics and malpractice statement for Al-I’lam journal of contemporary Islamic communication and media statement is based on committee on publication ethics’ (COPE) practice guidelines for journal editors.

Al-I’lam is a journal dedicated to presenting, promoting, enhancing and contributing to understanding of Communication, Media, Islam and Muslim in contemporary world.

Unethical behavior is unacceptable and Al-I’lam does not tolerate plagiarism at all. The editorial board is responsible for preventing any form of malpractice.  Authors who submit articles to the Al-I’lam should ensure that manuscript contents are original.


 Editors Duties

  • Publication Decisions: The editors have the right to decide whether to accept or reject the manuscripts or request corrections.
  • Review of Manuscript: The editor ensures that each manuscript is properly evaluated to examine the originality of the contents. After the manuscript passes the test, it will be forwarded to two reviewers for double-blind peer review. Each reviewer will make recommendations to accept the manuscript, to modify or to reject it. The review period will be no more than 30 days.
  • Fair Review: The editor must evaluate the manuscript based on its intellectual content regardless of authors’ sex, gender, race, religion, citizenship, etc.
  • Confidentiality: The editor must ensure that the manuscripts is kept confidential.
  • Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: The editor cannot use unpublished materials or disclose the submitted manuscript.

Reviewers Duties

  • Confidentiality: The editor and the editorial staff must not disclose any information regarding the submitted manuscripts.
  • Acknowledgement of Sources: Reviewers should ensure that authors have acknowledged all sources of data used in the research.
  • Standards of Objectivity: Review of submitted manuscripts will be conducted objectively. The reviewers have to express their views clearly.
  • Promptness: If a reviewer believes it is not possible for him/her to review the research reported in a manuscript within the designated guidelines, or within stipulated time, he/she should notify the editor, so that accurate and timely review can be ensured.

Authors Duties

  • Originality: Authors must ensure that their work is original.
  • Acknowledgement of Sources: Author(s) should acknowledge all sources of data used in the research and cite publications used in the research.
  • Authorship: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a contribution to the study. The corresponding author should ensure that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
  • Data Access and Retention: Authors should retain raw data related to their submitted papers, and should provide it for editorial review, upon request.

Fundamental errors in published works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her submitted manuscript, the author(s) have to notify.

Conflicts Of Interest

The implemented blind review policy is meant to prevent conflict of interest. It the case of conflict of opinion among the reviewers, the editorial board will resolve it.