Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Sunan Kalijaga: International Journal of Islamic Civilization (SK.IJIC) is an international refereed journal published by the Faculty of Adab and Cultural Sciences of State Islamic University (UIN) Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta Indonesia. SK.IJIC is aimed to promote scholarly research on Islamic Civilization within multidisciplinary approaches.

SK.IJIC covers contemporary studies on Islamic Civilization which may include the area of (but are by no means limited to):
  • Culture
  • Peace and conflict resolution
  • Language
  • history

Other areas may also be considered within the frame of Islamic Civilization.


Section Policies

Note From The Editor

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Peer Review Process

Every manuscript submitted to Sunan Kalijaga: International Journal of Islamic Civilization is independently reviewed by at least two reviewers in the form of "peer review". Decision for publication, amendment, or rejection is based upon their reports/recommendation. In certain cases, the editor may submit an article for review to another, third reviewer before making a decision, if necessary.

Generally, there are five stages for publication in SK.IJIC.

  • Initial screening by Editor-In-Chief. The Editor will first evaluate all manuscripts submitted. Although rare, yet it is entirely feasible for an exceptional manuscript to be accepted at this stage. Those rejected at this stage are insufficiently original, have serious scientific flaws, or are outside the aims and scope of the SK.IJIC. Those that meet the minimum criteria are passed on to experts for review.
  • Peer-review by reviewers. All submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates the already published works, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication.
  • First decision (can be rejected or accepted with revision). The manuscript: Is original by stating the objectives and gap clearly, Is methodologically sound, Follows appropriate ethical guidelines, Has results/findings which are clearly presented and support the conclusions, Correctly references previous relevant work
  • Revision stage.
  • Final decision (the revised manuscript will either be accepted or rejected). Reviewers advise the editor, who is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board. Editor’s decision is final.


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.



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


Plagiarism Screening

Manuscripts submitted to SK.IJIC will be automatically screened for plagiarism using plargiarism checkers (tools). Papers found to contain a significant amount of plagiarism (including self-plagiarism) will be automatically rejected.

SK.IJIC, as a respected international journal, wants to ensure that all authors are careful and comply with international standards for academic integrity, particularly on the issue of plagiarism.

Plagiarism occurs when an author takes ideas, information, or words from another source without proper credit to the source. Even when it occurs unintentionally, plagiarism is still a serious academic violation, and unacceptable in international academic publications.

When the author learns specific information (a name, date, place, statistical number, or other detailed information) from a specific source, a citation is required. (This is only forgiven in cases of general knowledge, where the data is readily available in more than five sources or is common knowledge, e.g., the fact that Indonesia is the most populous Muslim country in the world.)

When the author takes an idea from another author, a citation is required—even if the author then develops the idea further. This might be an idea about how to interpret the data, either what methodology to use or what conclusion to draw. It might be an idea about broad developments in a field or general information. Regardless of the idea, authors should cite their sources. In cases where the author develops the idea further, it is still necessary to cite the original source of the idea, and then in a subsequent sentence the author can explain her or his more developed idea.

When the author takes words from another author, a citation and quotation marks are required. Whenever four or more consecutive words are identical to a source that the author has read, the author must use quotation marks to denote the use of another author’s original words; just a citation is no longer enough.

SK.IJIC takes academic integrity very seriously, and the editors reserve the right to withdraw acceptance from a paper found to violate any of the standards set out above. For further information, potential authors can contact the editorial office.


Publication Frequency

Sunan Kalijaga: International Journal of Islamic Civilization is published twice a year, March and September.


Article Processing Charges

Sunan Kalijaga: International Journal of Islamic Civilization does not charge APCs, submission charges, or another fee. All processes of article publication are free of charge.