Editorial Policies

Home / Editorial Policies


Editorial Policies

Aims and Scope

Educational programs serving early childhood are becoming increasingly complex, diverse, and comprehensive. The practice of parenting and education in families and communities that are cross-religious and cultural has been passed down from generation to generation needs to be studied more seriously with the perspective of the theory of early childhood development and education, to become a solution to the problem of children's education Al-Athfal: Jurnal Pendidikan Anak (Al-Athfal: Early Childhood Education Journal) is a professional publication for academics, government, and non-government agencies, early childhood practitioners, such as classroom teachers, child care providers, and teacher educators, all of whom are dedicated to the education and care of young children, from birth to eight years. The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles covering child growth and development, children's relations with family and society, developmental observation, assessment, educational environment and curriculum, health, safety, nutrition, professionalism, leadership, administration, and management. It a multi-disciplinary and multi-sector approach. The Article analyzes conceptual developments, problems, trends, policies, and practices offering well-documented viewpoints and practical recommendations. Although the journal al-Athfal does not reject all aspects of child development and Education, several research areas are prioritized. Emphasis areas include;

• Child education across cultures

• Child Education in Islamic perspective

• Multicultural and education for all

• Theory, research, and practice, relating to the development of religion and culture-based concepts

• Early Childhood Education innovation and technology

• Qualitative and quantitative research and case studies

Section Policies


  Open Submission                                                 Indexed                                               Peer-Reviewed 

Peer Review Process

At least two reviewers independently review every manuscript submitted to Al-Athfal: Jurnal Pendidikan Anak/Al-Athfal: Early Childhood Education Journal in the form of "double-blind review." The decision for publication, amendment, or rejection is based upon their reports/recommendation. In some instances, the editor may submit an article for review to the third reviewer before deciding, if necessary.

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.

Waiver Policy

All article published in Al-Athfal: Jurnal Pendidikan Anak/Al-Athfal: Early Childhood Education Journal is Open Access. Open Access publishing implies that all readers, anywhere globally, are allowed unrestricted access to the article's full text immediately on publication in Al-Athfal journal. Furthermore, no payment is collected from the readers for accessing and using the articles.


This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries. It permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.