Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Religio Education inviting authors to participate in presenting their best articles related to focuses on:
Islamic Studies
Islamic Education;
Social Religion;
Religion & Culture;
General Education;
Philosophy of Religion.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All papers are fully peer-reviewed. We only publish articles that have been reviewed and approved by highly qualified researchers with expertise in a field appropriate for the article. We used single blind peer-reviewing process. Detailed information about the flow for the manuscript submission (author) to the acceptance by editor is shown in the following figure.


In short, the steps are:

  1. Manuscript Submission (by author) (route 1)
  2. Manuscript Check and Selection (by manager and editors) (route 2). Editors have a right to directly accept, reject, or review. Prior to further processing steps, plagiarism check using turtitin is applied for each manuscript.
  3. Manuscript Reviewing Process (by reviewers) (route 3-4)
  4. Notification of Manuscript Acceptance, Revision, or Rejection (by editor to author based on reviewers comments) (route 5)
  5. Paper Revision (by author)
  6. Revision Submission based on Reviewer Suggestion (by author) with similar flow to point number 1. (route 1)
  7. If reviewer seems to be satisfied with revision, notification for acceptance (by editor). (route 6)
  8. Galley proof and publishing process  (route 7 and 8)

The steps point number 1 to 5 is considered as 1 round of peer-reviewing process (see grey area in the figure). And, our reviewing process at least goes through 2 round of reviewing process.


The journal editor or editorial board considers the feedback provided by the peer reviewers and arrives at a decision. The following are the most common decisions:

(i)   accept without any changes (acceptance): the journal will publish the paper in its original form

(ii)  accept with minor revisions (acceptance): the journal will publish the paper and asks the author to make small corrections

(iii) accept after major revisions (conditional acceptance ): the journal will publish the paper provided the authors make the changes suggested by the reviewers and/or editors

(iv)revise and resubmit (conditional rejection): the journal is willing to reconsider the paper in another round of decision making after the authors make major changes

reject the paper (outright rejection): the journal will not publish the paper or reconsider it even if the authors make major revisions

The Journal operates a peer review process and promotes blind reviewing process. 

The acceptance or rejection of articles will be decided by the editorial boards based the review results supplied by the reviewers.

There are no communications between authors and editors concerning the rejection decision.

Authors whose papers are rejected will be informed with the reasons of the rejection.


Publication Frequency

Religio Education published twice a year (Mei and November), always places the  results of Islamic based Educational thoughts and methodologies as the main focus of Islam and Muslim in the central focus of academic inquiry and invites any discussions as the aim and scopes.


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. More...


Religio Education

Religio Education is an international journal published by the Department of General Education, Universitas Pendidikan Indoneisa, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. This journal is the best research result that focuses on Islamic Studies, Social Culture, and General Education. The journal scope includes Islamic Studies, Islamic Education, Interpretation, Social Religion, Social Culture, Religion and Culture, General Education and Philosophy of Religion. The editorial team invites researchers, scholars, and Islamic and social observers to submit research articles that have never been published in the media or other journals. The journal is published twice a year in May and November. The journal's first publication will begin in 2021.



Religio Education inviting authors to participate in presenting their best articles related to socio-religious issues, humanity, Islamic education, Islamic studies, Islamic religious education, general education, religious philosophy and interpretive studies, by presenting research data, literature review and original thoughts, which is presented through a process of analysis and in-depth discussion, in finding novelties that are beneficial to the progress and civilization of Muslims and mankind throughout the world.


Author (s) Publication Ethics

To submit the article, author (s) must submit an ethic statement. The ethic statement can be downloaded in here

Religio Education

Author(s)’ Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

The undersigned

1) Name:    ________________________________________________

Affiliation:  ________________________________________________

2) Name:    ________________________________________________

Affiliation:  ________________________________________________

3) Name:    ________________________________________________

Affiliation:  ________________________________________________

4) Name:    ________________________________________________

Affiliation:  ________________________________________________


hereby declare that I/we:

1) accept and comply with Religio Education publication ethics and publication malpractice statement.

2) the manuscript entitled:


I/we sent to Religio Education is my/our original work which is free from plagiarism and has not been published before either in printed or online and is not being sent to/reviewed by other publishers.

3) agree with the final version of the manuscript sent by Religio Education editors as the final proof.

Signed: ________________________________________ Date ______________

Signed: ________________________________________ Date ______________

Signed: ________________________________________ Date ______________

Signed: ________________________________________ Date ______________


Plagiarism Screening

Before going to review process, all manuscripts will be checked that they are free from plagiarism practice using "Turnitin" software. If there an indication of plagiarism, the manuscript will instantly be rejected.


Guidelines for Journal Publication

General Guidelines 

  • Every article submited to Religio Education should be written in English and has never been published or is not in the process of being submitted for publication in other media and does not contain plagiarism elements.
  • Articles can be in-depth analysis of interpretation, literature review, case studies, and from research.
  • Please make the page setting of your word processor to A4 format with the margins: bottom 3 cm and top 3 cm, left 3 cm and right 2.5 cm. For the body of the paper, please use Garamond 12, single spacing. 
  • Should always be written in with the fonts Garamond 12, especially also in the figures and tables. The length of article is 5000-7000 words including all pictures, tables, nomenclature, references, etc.
  • Articles that are submitted must be in accordance with focus and scope of journal, which consists of: Islamic Studies; Islamic Education; Social Religion; Religion & Culture; General Education; and Philosophy of Religion.

Title of Article: Write A Sentence That Describes The Substance Of The Article; Maximum 16 Words; Use Center Alignment; Use Garamond 12 Bold; Use Capital Letters; Line Spacing Single

Abstracts: use garamond 12, Bold, Capitalize Each Word, left aligment.

Write abstract in English, use Garamond 10 for body of the abstract with one spacing between lines, justified, consists of a maximum 200 words. Inform; the issue, purpose (contains objectives of the research), method (delivers data collection of the research), results of the research (refers to collected data as an effort to answer research question), impact and conclusion (summary of the finding and the result of the research)

Introduction (Garamond 12, Bold, left aligment)

The introduction should cover three things: 1) the problem being studied; 2) the urgency of raising the problem being studied; and 3) the way the author discusses the problem. For this reason, the author needs to pay attention to the following points: First, the author describes the core of the problem to be discussed, the background, and the position of the author's article in the middle of related studies. In this case, the author can describe the relationship between the article and the articles or other works that have been published, conduct a brief review of the articles or works, and show the originality of the author's article. Second, the authors describe important aspects related to the problem being studied. In this case, the author can also mention the reasons and purposes for discussing the problem in the article in question. This section is intended to show the scholarly contribution of the author in the articles he writes-that the issues raised by the author are very important for publication.

Methods (Garamond 12, Bold, left aligment)

Method consists of description of research type, data collection, data source, data type, and data analysis. It is written in a paragraph form

Results and Discussion

Findings (can be in form of subheading)

Informing a number of important (original) field data obtained from questionnaires, surveys, documents, interviews, observations, literature review and other data collection techniques, containing 3000-5000 words, use Garamond 12, single spacing, and APA Style six edition and management references by mendeley, can be completed with tables or graphs to clarify the results.

All figures and tables should be centered and numbered consecutively. Tables (refer with: Table 1, Table 2,…) should be presented above the table contain in center alignment. A descriptive title should be placed after table title (refer with: Table 1, table 2,…) above each table. The source of the table should be placed below the table in right alignment. Example:

                        Table 1. Summary of Islamic Education Student













                             Source: Book of SMU Labschool UPI

Figures (refer with: Figure 1, Figure 2,…) should be presented below each figures and followed by the descriptive of the figure             

                                     Figure 1. Isola Building


Presenting the data that has been interpreted and analyzed by a specific technique and has been processed by the specific theory (also from researcher idea). Citations in Text use APA style sixt edition using manager reference (mendeley).


Write succinctly and clearly the result of research then describe the logical consequence in developing science and praxis of Islamic education (Conclusion is not indented and uses Garamond 12).


Contains books with a maximum published year of the last 10 years and journals of a maximum of the last 5 years and is arranged alphabetically. References contain at least 80% of the journal.


Al-Bar, Ibnu Abd. 2017. Al-Intiqāi Fī Fadhāil Al-Aimmah Ats-Tsalātsah Al-Fuqahā. Beirut: Dār al-Kutub al Ilmiyyah.

Hasbullah, Abu Hasan. 2012. Teknologi Makin Maju, Pemikiran Makin Mundur. Selangor: Utusan Karya.


López, Fernando Bravo. 2019. “Towards a Definition of Islamophobia: Approximations of the Early Twentieth Century.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 34(4):556–573. doi: 10.1080/01419870.2010.528440

Marranci, Gabriele. 2018. “Multiculturalism, Islam and the Clash of Civilisations Theory: Rethinking Islamophobia.” Culture and Religion 5(1):105–17. doi: 10.1080/0143830042000200373.

Parhan, Muhamad, Mohammad Rindu Fajar Islamy, Nurti Budiyanti, Risris Hari Nugraha, and Pandu Hyangsewu. 2020. “Responding to Islamophobia by Internalizing the Value of Islam Rahmatan Lil Alamin through Using the Media.” Islam Realitas: Journal of Islamic and Social Studies 6(2):137–149. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.30983/islam_realitas.v6i2.3695.


Ethics Statement

(Based on Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME)'s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors)

Ethical guidelines for journal publication

The publication of an article in the peer-reviewed journals published by Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia is process of permanent knowledge improvement. 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 behaviour for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society of society-owned or sponsored journals.

We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful to editors.

(Based on Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME)'s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors)

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 behavior and are unacceptable". Review and professional publication articles should also be accurate and objective, and editorial opinion works should be clearly identified as such.

Data access and retention

Authors may be 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, 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. Plagiarism takes many forms, 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. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

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. In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper. Publication of some kinds of articles (e.g. guidelines, translations) in more than one journal is sometimes justifiable, provided certain conditions are met. The authors and editors of the journals concerned must agree to the secondary publication, which must reflect the same data and interpretation of the primary document. The primary reference must be cited in the secondary publication.


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. 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 to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors ( so its mean that manuscript at least have author and co author). 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. If the work involves chemicals, 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. 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.

(Based on Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME)'s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors)

Publication decisions

The editor of a peer-reviewed JIJICT 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 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 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 member 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.

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.

(Based on Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME)'s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors)

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. Peer review is an essential component of formal scholarly communication, and lies at the heart of the scientific method.


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 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

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.



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