Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope


Millah: Journal of Religious Studies (E-ISSN: 2527-922X) is an international double-blind peer-review journal focusing on original research articles related to religious studies. The journal welcomes contributions on the following topics:

  • Religious studies
  • Islamic studies
  • Christian studies
  • Hindu studies
  • Buddhist studies
  • other relevant religious studies.



Section Policies

Islamic law and jurisprudence

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Islamic economics and finance

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Islamic education

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Religion studies

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Book Review

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process


Millah: Journal of Religious Studies values the role of reviewers in the peer-review process that enables us to publish high-quality materials in a timely way.

Reviewers are expected to accept for review only articles in which they have sufficient expertise. Any conflict of interest must be reported to the Editor.

Reviewers should submit their reviews using the online form provided on the portal. They are expected to provide a clear recommendation and justification for their recommendation for either acceptance or rejection of an article.

Reviewers should appreciate that they are a privileged group of persons who are having first-hand access to unpublished work and they should therefore maintain the confidentiality of all such works to which they are given access.

Reviewers must analyse the methodology and results and discuss whether these could be repeated.

Reviewers must identify gaps that could or should be addressed in order to provide better understanding of the results.

Reviewers should provide comments on how the article can be enhanced in terms of focus, style and length.

Reviewers must check whether the references are relevant, recent and in the proper format.

Reviewers must comment on the overall originality of the work and its contribution to the field.

Reviewers will be expected to re-review articles which are submitted again after substantial improvements.



Publication Frequency

The journal publishes two issues in one volume a year. The issues are expected to be published in February and August of each year.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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Article Processing Charges


Submission fees. There are no submission fees for Millah: Journal of Religious Studies.

Publication fees. Upon acceptance, author(s) will be charged Rp2,500,000 for Indonesian authors.

Millah: Journal of Religious Studies is funded by the Faculty of Islamic Studies, Islamic University of Indonesia. Additional publication fees are charged to improve the journal's quality and took effect in 2022.




Peer Review Process


The peer review process in Millah: Journal of Religious Studies can be described as follow:

Each submitted article will be firstly checked by the editor-in-chief for journal standards, the relevance of topics, and plagiarism check.

When an article meets journal standard, the relevance of topics, and plagiarism check, the editor-in-chief assign a managing editor or a section editor who will send the article to at least two reviewers.

Millah: Journal of Religious Studies applies a double-blind policy for the peer review process. The author sends the article with no knowledge of reviewers and the author's name is enclosed to reviewers. 

After receiving the review results, the editor-in-chief will decide whether the article should be accepted, accepted after revision, or rejected.

Once an article is accepted, it will be sent to a copy editor and a layout editor for the final process before publishing.



Copyright Notice


Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).



Plagiarism Check

Every article submitted to Millah: Journal of Religious Studies is subject to a plagiarism check. Millah uses TurnItIn to check plagiarism with a rigid rule that only article with less than a 20% similarity index is accepted for journal publication.


Publication Ethic


Millah: Journal of Religious Studies is applying for COPE Membership. This ethical statement binds the behavior of the authors, the editors, the reviewers, and the publisher. This statement is based on Elsevier recommendations and COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Ethical Guidelines for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in Millah: Journal of Religious Studies is a significant contribution to religion studies especially for Islamic issues and to the process of improving knowledge. The articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for the author, the editor, the peer reviewer, and the publisher.

Universitas Islam Indonesia as the publisher takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and recognizes the ethical and other responsibilities.

Millah: Journal of Religious Studies is committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint, or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions.

Duties of Authors

Reporting Standards

The authors should present a reliable and accurate working paper as well as a discussion of its significance. The data should be reported accurately in the article. A paper has to be equipped with sufficient detail and relevant references. Fraudulent or inaccuracy statements that lead to unethical behavior are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention

Millah: Journal of Religious Studies may ask the Authors to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, public access, or retention purposes.

Originality and Plagiarism

The authors have to ensure to cite and quote appropriately when using the working paper of others. Any form of plagiarism from passing off another's paper as the author's own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another's paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others are unethical publishing behavior and unacceptable.

Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication

Basically, an author is strictly not allowed to publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication concurrently. It constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgment of Sources

The author should acknowledge the work of others properly. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.


Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution only to the paper. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. The others should be acknowledged properly. 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.

Human or Animal Subjects

If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) has approved them. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.


Duties of Editors

Publication Decisions

The editor of a peer-reviewed journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published, often working in conjunction with the relevant society (for society-owned or sponsored journals). The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers (or society officers) in making this decision.


Fair Play

An editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.


Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Editors should recuse themselves (i.e. should ask a co-editor, associate editor or other members of the editorial board instead to review and consider) from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions connected to the papers. Editors should require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interests are revealed after publication. If needed, other appropriate action should be taken, such as the publication of a retraction or expression of concern. It should be ensured that the peer-review process for sponsored supplements is the same as that used for the main journal. Items in sponsored supplements should be accepted solely on the basis of academic merit and interest to readers and not be influenced by commercial considerations. Non-peer-reviewed sections of their journal should be clearly identified.


Involvement and Cooperation in Investigations

An editor should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, in conjunction with the publisher (or society). Such measures will generally include contacting the author of the manuscript or paper and giving due consideration of the respective complaint or claims made, but may also include further communications to the relevant institutions and research bodies, and if the complaint is upheld, the publication of a correction, retraction, expression of concern, or other note, as may be relevant. Every reported act of unethical publishing behavior must be looked into, even if it is discovered years after publication.


Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Editors are assisted by peer reviewers to decide the editorial aspects as well as for improving the quality of the papers.


Whenever the appointed reviewer is not able to review because of an unqualified reason or is unable to respond promptly so he or she should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.


Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.


Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgment of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.


Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer's own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

This publication's ethics are mostly derived, and adapted from Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement based on COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.