Publication Ethic

Guidelines for Journal Publication Ethics

The Sharia Economics Program, Faculty of Islamic Religion, Yudharta University Pasuruan, Indonesia, publishes an open-access, peer-reviewed, and scholarly journal. MALIA: Jurnal Ekonomi Islam aims to publish original research articles from academics and practitioners on various topics in Islamic Economics, including research reports, case studies, theoretical applications, critical studies, and literature reviews. The journal's scope includes Islamic banking and finance, Islamic capital markets, Sharia businesses, and halal industries. However, it is open to other themes that align with the journal's scope.

As the publisher of MALIA: Jurnal Ekonomi Islam, Yudharta University Pasuruan pays close attention to all stages of publication and is aware of ethics and other obligations. We are dedicated to ensuring that editorial decisions are not influenced by advertising, reprints, or additional commercial funds. If useful and necessary, the Editorial Team of MALIA: Jurnal Ekonomi Islam will assist in discussions with other relevant parties.

The COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors serve as the basis for this statement.


Authors Duties

  1. Standardization of Reporting. Authors of reports should present the originality, accuracy, and clear research objectives to provide a strong impact on society both academically and practically. The data should be presented in a manner suitable for publication. All references must be cited correctly using appropriate software; incomplete references constitute unethical and unacceptable behavior.
  2. Data Access and Retention. Raw data may be requested by the editorial team to ensure the quality of the research. Authors need to prepare the data and indicate a reasonable research period.
  3. Originality and Plagiarism. Authors must write properly and cite references appropriately to prevent plagiarism. MALIA: Jurnal Ekonomi Islam only accepts low manuscript similarity (below 20%).
  4. Multiple, Excessive, or Concurrent Publications. Submitting manuscripts to 2 journals with the same title is prohibited.
  5. Appropriate acknowledgment should be clearly written and included at the end of the research. Mentioning influential individuals or organizations who contributed but are limited to writing should be reported, emphasizing the absence of conflicts of interest among the authors.
  6. Authorship criteria include individuals who make significant contributions to the manuscript, including conceptualization, research design, and in-depth analysis of research findings. Co-authors consider everyone who contributed to the editing and methodological processes (data collection and data processing). One person should be selected as the corresponding author responsible for ensuring the final version of the article follows appropriate rules and has been approved by all authors as well as publication consent.
  7. Conflict of Interest and Disclosure. State no conflicts of interest and disclose any financial assistance or support related to the publication, which must be included in the acknowledgment section.
  8. Fundamental Errors in Published Work. Any errors in the manuscript are the responsibility of the authors to correct and collaborate with the editorial team.
  9. Risks and Human or Animal Subjects. Any research involving hazardous procedures on humans or animals must be clearly stated in the report.


Editorial Duties

  1. The manuscript evaluation process by editors must not contain discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation, beliefs, ethnicity, nationality, and other political philosophies of the authors.
  2. Disclosing any additional information about related authors, reviewers, prospective reviewers, editorial advisors, and publishers is strictly prohibited. The editorial team must send blind manuscripts that do not contain author information to reviewers.
  3. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest. Without written consent from the authors, any unpublished material provided in the submitted work shall not be used by the editor for personal research.
  4. Every article submitted to the journal for publication must be a decision made by the journal's editorial board. This decision should always be based on the validity of the work in question and its contribution to knowledge, practitioners, and readers. The editorial board's policies may serve as guidelines, and editors may be constrained by any laws applicable at the time regarding defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. If necessary, editors may consult with other members or reviewers when deciding on unethical issues.
  5. Manuscript Review. Each manuscript must be evaluated for its originality by the editor first. Editors must fairly and intelligently organize and utilize peer review. Editors should specify which parts of the publication are peer-reviewed and include a description of the peer review process in the material for authors. For manuscripts under consideration for publication, editors should use peer reviewers who are acceptable by selecting individuals with sufficient knowledge and avoiding those with conflicts of interest.


Reviewer Duties

  1. Contributions to Editorial Decision Making. Reviewers advise on the decision of manuscripts to be published by the journal and communicate it to the editorial board, as well as assist authors in improving their manuscripts.
  2. Reviewers who are not aligned with the manuscript's research field and do not need to be part of the review process need to report themselves to the editor and excuse themselves from the review process along with their reasons.
  3. Objective Standards. The review process should be conducted objectively without considering unnecessary personal criticisms and providing clear guidance when giving feedback to the authors.
  4. All research manuscripts submitted to reviewers must be kept confidential and should not be disclosed to anyone without permission from the editor.
  5. Conflict of Interest and Disclosure. Reviewers must maintain the confidentiality of the manuscript's ideas and are strictly prohibited from using them for their advantage. Additionally, any relationships or connections between parties (organizations, authors, or businesses) cannot be part of decision-making. Reviewers must make decisions based on the objectivity of the manuscript's quality.
  6. Reference Acknowledgment. Reviewers should identify reference articles that have not been cited by the authors. Any claims that observations, deductions, or arguments have been previously published must be accompanied by relevant citations. Additionally, reviewers should alert the editor to any overlap or significant similarity between the manuscript under consideration and other published papers they are personally familiar with.