Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

ALSUNIYAT Journal is a scientific journal in the field of Arabic language education, literature, and culture, published by the Department of Arabic Education, Faculty of Language and Literature of the University Indonesia of Education. ALSUNIYAT Journal contains writings on the results of thoughts and research in the fields of Arabic language education, literature, and culture.  The topics covered include: 1) learning Arabic language and literature; 2) innovation in Arabic language and literature learning; 3) studying Arabic culture; and 4) Arabic linguistics.

Published every April and October.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The journal uses a double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts; one reviewer from outside and one editor from the journal typically involved in reviewing a submission. The journal will screen the paper for plagiarism using Turnitin software.

The steps cover:

Step 1: Initial review (2 weeks)

The Editorial Team will filter newly-submitted manuscripts for compliance with the scope of the ALSUNIYAT and basic stylistic and bibliographic requirements and for plagiarism using Turnitin software (the paper similarity index should be less than 15%).

If the manuscript is unsuitable, it will be rejected without further review. The Editorial Team will email the author the initial review outcome (rejection of the manuscript).

If the manuscript is suitable, the Editorial Team will email the author the initial review outcome (accepted for review).

Step 2: Peer review (2-4 months)

The manuscript will be assigned to the Section Editor, who will then send it to at least 2 (two) peer-reviewers in the relevant field to undergo a double-blind peer review.

The review results are:

    Accepted with minor revision.

    Accepted with major revision.

    Accepted as it is.


Authors will accept a decision on the manuscript after receiving at least two review reports. In cases where the reports differ significantly, the Section Editor will invite additional reviewers before deciding.

If accepted, Section Editor will return the manuscript to the author for formatting.

If revisions are required, the author must do them as suggested by the reviewers.

Step 3: Revision stage (2 weeks)

The Editorial Team will further evaluate the revisions.

If further corrections are needed, then Section Editor will repeat the cycle. The Section Editor will ask the author for further revision.

Step 4: Final decision

The revised manuscript will be accepted or rejected. This decision depends on whether the manuscript has been upgraded to a level suitable for publication. The manuscript will be rejected if it has not made the necessary changes.

If all revisions are finalized, the manuscript will be accepted. Then the Letter of Acceptance (LoA) is assigned to the article and sent to the author.

The Editor-in-Chief will make the final decision to accept the manuscript based on recommendations from the Section Editors/following approval by the Editorial Board.

The entire process for each article from submission to publication may take a minimum of 2 (two) months to a maximum of 1 (one) year, depending on the authors' efforts to do the revisions and slot for publication from the journal.


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.

Benefits of open access for the author, include:

Free access for all users worldwide
Authors retain copyright to their work
Increased visibility and readership
Rapid publication
No spatial constraints

Works/articles in this journal as are bound to Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.



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Publicathion Ethic and Malpractice Statement

ALSUNIYAT Journal is a scientific journal in the field of Arabic language education, literature and culture, multilingual (Arabic and English), and published by the Department of Arabic Education, Faculty of Language and Literature of the Indonesia University of Education, in partnership with IMLA (Association of Arabic Lecturers)

Alsuniyat Journal contains writings on the results of thoughts and research in the fields of Arabic language education, literature and Culture.  The topics covered include: 1) Learning Arabic Language and Literature, 2) Innovation in Arabic language and literature learning, 3) Study of Arabic culture, 4) Arabic linguistics.

This statement clarifies ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer reviewers and the publisher Department of Arabic Education, Faculty of Language and Literature of the Indonesia University of Education. This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Plagiarism Checker

The article that can be reviewed by editor board after completing the attachment of plagiarism checker and stated that article at least 75% is origin using tools of checker [Turnitin software https://www.turnitin.com].

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed ALSUNIYAT: Jurnal Penelitian Bahasa, Sastra, dan Budaya Arab is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editors, the peer reviewers, the publisher, and the society.

Indonesia University of Education as the publisher of ALSUNIYAT: Jurnal Penelitian Bahasa, Sastra, dan Budaya Arab takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and it recognizes the ethical and other responsibilities a journal publisher holds. It is committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions.

Publication Decisions

The editors of the ALSUNIYAT: Jurnal Penelitian Bahasa, Sastra, dan Budaya Arab is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors 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 editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play

An editor evaluates manuscripts for their intellectual content regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


The editors and the editorial staff will 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 will not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions 

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.


Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself/herself 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.

Acknowledgement 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 

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.

Duties of Authors

Reporting standards 

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention 

Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism 

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication 

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources 

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper 

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects 

If the work involves human, animals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest 

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict 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.

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.


Plagiarism Policy

AlSUNIYAT: Jurnal Penelitian Bahasa, Sastra, dan Budaya Arab,  Department of Arabic EducationFaculty of Language and Literature of the Indonesia University of Education recognizes that plagiarism is not acceptable for all authors and therefore establishes the following policy stating specific actions (penalties) when plagiarism is identified by ALSUNIYAT anti-plagiarism software detection using Turnitin software (https://www.turnitin.com) in an article that is submitted for publication.

When plagiarism is identified by the Plagiarism Checker (using Turnitin software),  the Editorial Board is responsible for the review of this paper and will agree on measures according to the extent of plagiarism detected in the article in agreement with the following guidelines:

Minor Plagiarism

A small sentence or short paragraph of another manuscript is plagiarized without any significant data or idea taken from the other papers or publications.

Punishment: A warning is given to the authors and a request to change the manuscript and properly cite the original sources.

Intermediate Plagiarism

A significant data, paragraph, or sentence of an article is plagiarized without proper citation to the original source.

Punishment: The submitted article is automatic rejected.

Severe Plagiarism

A large portion of an article is plagiarized that involves many aspects such as reproducing original results (data, formulation, equation, law, statement, etc.), ideas, and methods presented in other publications.

Punishment: The paper is automatic rejected and the authors are forbidden to submit further articles to the journal.


Article Procceessing Charges

The following author fees are assessed by this journal:

Submission of Article: 0.00 (IDR)
It is not necessary for authors to pay an article submission fee in order to cover review expenses during the submission process.

Publication of Article: 150 USD/1.500.000 IDR

The writers must pay an article publication fee if their paper is accepted for publication.

The purpose of article processing charges is to enhance layout editing, proofreading, and readability.