Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Fikri: Journal of Religion, Social and Cultural Studies is reviewed journal published twice a year in print and online by the Ma'arif NU Institute for Islamic Studies (IAIMNU) Metro Lampung, Indonesia. This statement explains the ethical behavior of all parties involved in publishing articles in Fikri, including authors, editorial boards, reviewers, and publishers.

Publishing Ethics Guidelines

Publishing articles in Fikri is an important building block in the development of a coherent and respected knowledge network. This is a direct reflection of the work quality of the authors and the institutions that support them. The articles reviewed support and contain scientific methods. It is therefore important to agree to the standards of ethical behavior expected for all parties involved in publishing: authors, journal editors, reviewers, publishers, and the public. Ma'arif NU Institute for Islamic Studies (IAIMNU) Metro Lampung as the publisher of Fikri is responsible for guarding all stages of publishing seriously and acknowledging ethical responsibilities and other responsibilities. Institutions other than committed to ensuring that reprint advertisements and other commercial revenue have no impact or effect on editorial decisions, are also committed to assisting communication with other journals and / or publishers if it is useful and necessary.

Publishing Decision

The Fikri editor is responsible for deciding which of the submitted articles to be published. Validation of the work and its significance for researchers and readers should always encourage the decision. Editors may be guided by the journals editorial policy and limited by legal provisions as should be maintained regarding defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism. Editors may negotiate with other editors or assessment teams in making this decision.

Fair Treatment

Editors always rate the text based on their intellectual content without distinction of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship or political philosophy of authors.


Editors and editing staff may not disclose any information about the manuscript submitted to anyone other than the author, expert editor, bestarist, and publisher.

Notice and Conflict of Interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in the submitted manuscript shall not be used in the editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Obligations of the Assessment TeamContributions to Editorial Decisions

Assessment of reviewers help editors in making editorial decisions and through editorial communication with authors can also help authors improve their writing.   


Any assessors selected who feel ineligible to assess the research reported in a script or know that a quick review will be unlikely to have to notify the editor and free him from the assessment process.


Any text received for judgment must be treated as a confidential document. The document should not be shown or discussed with others unless authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity

Assessment must be done objectively. Criticism is personal to the author is not justified. Valuers must express their views clearly with supportive arguments.

Source Recognition

Valuers must identify relevant published works that are not quoted by the author. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument has been previously reported must be accompanied by the relevant quotation. An assessor should also ask the editor to pay attention to the similarity or overlap between the assessed text and other published articles.

Notice and Conflict of Interest

Confidential information or opinions obtained through  reviewers’ assesement  shall be kept confidential and shall not be used for personal gain. Assessors shall not weigh the manuscript in which they have a conflict of interest arising from a connection or a competitive, cooperative, or other connection with any author, company, or agency associated with the article.

Author's ObligationsReporting Standards

The author must present an accurate report of the created work and an objective discussion of its significance. The principal data must be accurately represented in writing. A post should include enough detail and references to enable others to repeat the work. Fraudulent or intentionally inaccurate statements are unethical and unacceptable behavior.

Authenticity and Plagiarism

The authors must ensure that they have written works that are entirely original, and that they have quoted correctly if using the work and / or the words of others.

Double Publishing, Repetition or Simultaneously

A writer in general should not publish a script that essentially explains the same research in more than one major journal or publication. Submitting the same script to more than one journal simultaneously is unethical and unacceptable behavior.

Source Recognition

Fair recognition of the work of others must always be given. The authors should cite the influential publications in determining the nature of the work reported.


Authorship should be limited to those who make an important contribution to the reported conception, design, execution or interpretation of the study. All important contributors should be listed as co-authors. If there are others who participate in certain important aspects of the research project, they must be recognized or listed as contributors. The right writer should ensure that all appropriate joint authors are included in the paper, and that all joint authors have seen and approved the final version of the text and have agreed to submit it for publication.

Notice and Conflict of Interest

All authors must notify in their text any financial conflicts or other substantive conflicts that may be allegedly influencing the outcome or interpretation of their manuscript. All financial support for the project should be notified.

A fundamental mistake in published works

If an author finds significant errors or inaccuracies in his or her publications, it is incumbent upon the author to immediately notify the editor or publisher of the journal and work with the editor to retract or correct the writing.