Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal Title:

The Sociology of Religion study program has published the scientific journal of the sociology of religion, Faculty of Social Sciences, UIN North Sumatra Medan since 2017. This journal discusses religion's sociological perspective, such as religious and community studies, and socio-religious conflicts. religion and media, sociological studies, anthropological studies, religious studies, and research results related to social science themes


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The review process in the Scientific Journal of Sociology of Religion uses double-blind peer review where neither the author nor the reviewer will know each other the owner of the article and the reviewer of the article.


Publication Frequency

The review process in the Scientific Journal of Sociology of Religion uses double-blind peer review where neither the author nor the reviewer will know each other the owner of the article and the reviewer of the article


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...


Publishing Ethics

Journal Management Code of Ethics

  1. Determine the name of the journal, scientific scope, periodicity, and accreditation if necessary.
  2. Determine the membership of the editorial board.
  3. Define the relationship between publishers, editors, review partners, and other parties in a contract.
  4. Appreciate confidential things, both for contributing researchers, authors, editors, and review partners.
  5. Implement norms and provisions regarding intellectual property rights, especially copyrights.
  6. Review journal policies and submit them to authors, editorial board, review partners, and readers.
  7. Create behavioral code guidelines for editors and review partners.
  8. Publish journals regularly.
  9. Ensure the availability of funding sources for the sustainability of journal publications.
  10. Build a network of cooperation and marketing.
  11. Prepare permits and other legal aspects.

Editor's Code of Conduct

  1. Strive to improve the quality of publications on an ongoing basis. Implement processes to ensure the quality of published papers. 
  2. Prioritizing freedom of opinion objectively.
  3. Maintaining the integrity of the author's academic track record.
  4. Submit corrections, clarifications, withdrawals, and apologies if necessary.
  5. Responsible for the style and format of the written word, while the content and all statements in the written work are the responsibility of the author.
  6. Assessing the effect of publication policies on the attitudes of authors and review partners and improving them to increase responsibility and minimize errors.
  7. Have an open mind to new opinions or views of others that may conflict with personal opinions.
  8. Do not defend your own opinion, the author, or a third party which can result in an unobjective decision.
  9. Encouraging authors to make improvements to their written work so that it is worthy of publication

Review Partner Code of Conduct

  1. Received an assignment from the editor to review the written work and submit the results of the study to the editor, as material for determining the feasibility of a written work to be published.
  2. The written work is reviewed on time according to the style of the publication environment based on scientific principles (data collection methods, author's legality, conclusions, etc.).
  3. Review the written work that has been repaired following predetermined standards.
  4. Encouraging authors to make improvements to written works by providing criticism, suggestions, input, and recommendations.
  5. Maintain the privacy of the author by not disseminating the results of corrections, suggestions, and recommendations.
  6. The reviewer may not conduct a review of the written work that involves himself, either directly or indirectly.
  7. Follow the guidelines for reviewing papers for review partners and fill out the written assessment form determined by the editor.
  8. Studying written work substantively, not studying grammar or punctuation and typos.
  9. Guarantee the principles of truth, novelty, and authenticity; prioritize the benefits of writing for the development of science, technology, and innovation; and understand the impact of writing on the development of science.
  10. Do not defend your own opinion, the author, or a third party which can result in a non-objective decision recommendation.
  11. Uphold objectivity, free from influence from anywhere.
  12. Guarantee the confidentiality of the findings contained in the paper until it is published.
  13. Have a broad understanding of the expertise that is occupied so that it can provide a proper and correct review of written works.
  14. Refuse to conduct a study if the written work to be studied is not from the field of expertise. If you know that other experts are more suitable, you can give recommendations to the editor to ask that expert to become a review partner.
  15. Have an open mind to new opinions or views of others that may conflict with personal opinions.
  16. Refuse to conduct a review if it cannot meet the deadline given by the editor. If unable to do so, the review partner notifies the editor as early as possible.
  17. The results of the study are presented honestly, objectively, and supported by clear arguments. Some of the possible recommendations from the review are:
    • Received without repair
    • Accepted with minor fixes (after correction by author, no need to return to review partner)
    • Received with major improvements (after correction by author, returned to review partner for review)
    • Rejected and recommended for publication in other suitable place
    • Rejected and recommended not to be published anywhere because the work is scientifically flawed or has a detrimental impact on users/society.

Code of Ethics for Authors/Article Writers

  1. The author is collectively responsible for the work and content of the article including methods, analysis, calculations, and details.
  2. The author immediately responds to comments made by review partners in a professional and timely manner.
  3. The author informs the editor if he will withdraw his written work.
  4. The author explains the limitations of the research.
  5. The author respects if there is a publisher's request not to publish the findings in the form of interviews or through other publication media before being published by the publisher.
  6. The author informs the editor about (several) papers that are part of a gradual, multidisciplinary, and different perspective research.
  7. The author makes a statement that the paper submitted for publication is original, has never been published anywhere in any language, and is not in the process of being submitted to another publisher.
  8. If there is an error in the writing, the author immediately notifies the editor or publisher.
  9. Use of materials in other publications that have copyright must first obtain written permission and ensure acknowledgment.
  10. The author refers to the work of others appropriately in the citations and quotations used in the written word.
  11. 11. When submitting new findings or improving the findings of others, the authors mention the work of others that have been done previously.
  12. The author does not copy the bibliography of a publication if he does not read the cited paper himself.
  13. If requested, the author provides evidence that the research conducted has complied with research ethical requirements including providing field notes.
  14. The author responds adequately if there are comments or responses after the paper is published

The Code of Ethics for Scientific Publications referred to by the Scientific Journal of Sociology of Religion (JISA) based on the LIPI Head Regulation Book on the Code of Ethics for Scientific Publications sourced from the Committee on Publication Ethics  (COPE).



Plagiarism includes but is not limited to:


  1. Referring to and/or quoting terms, words and/or sentences, data, and/or information from a source without mentioning the source in the citation notes and/or without adequately stating the source;
  2. Referring to and/or randomly quoting terms, words and/or sentences, data, and/or information from a source without mentioning the source in the citation notes and/or without adequately stating the source;
  3. Using the source of ideas, opinions, views, or theories without stating the source adequately;
  4. Formulate in your own words and/or sentences from the source of the words and/or sentences, ideas, opinions, views, or theories without adequately stating the source;
  5. Submit a scientific work produced and/or published by another party as a scientific work without stating the source adequately.


Each article submitted to this JISA Journal must be attached with a statement signed by the author that:

  1. The article is plagiarism free;
  2. If in the future it is proven that there is plagiarism in the article, then the author is willing to accept sanctions by the provisions of the legislation.


  1. rebuke;
  2. Written warning;
  3. Revocation of articles;
  4. Cancellation of issuance.

Plagiarism Free Statement Letter can be downloaded here 

The rules regarding plagiarism of scientific work can be downloaded here:

Regulation of the Minister of National Education of Indonesia Number 17 of 2010 concerning Prevention and Overcoming of Plagiarism in Higher Education


Author Fees

This journal charges author fees as follows.

Article Publication: (Rp)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publication costs.

Fast Track Review: (Rp)
With payment of this fee, review, editorial decision, and author notification on this manuscript will occur within one month.


Submission Charge

The Scientific Journal of Sociology of Religion charge the author for submitting articles



Jurnal ini menggunakan lisensi Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

Dengan lisensi ini berarti terbitan ini digunakan dengan cara:

  1. Atribusi (BY), yang membutuhkan atribusi ke pencipta aslinya
  2. Non-Commercial (NC), yang mana ciptaan tersebut tidak digunakan untuk tujuan komersial 
  3. Berbagi Serupa (SA), yang memungkinkan adanya karya turunan di bawah lisensi yang sama atau serupa 


Author Guidelines


  1. The article should have not been published in any media publication and does not contain more than 25% plagiarism.
  2. Articles can be written in English or Indonesian for 15-20 pages excluding titles, abstracts, authors, affiliations with authors, author correspondence, and references
  3. If the article is written in Indonesian, the abstract must be typed in English. Meanwhile, if the article is written in English, then the abstract must be typed in English only. This abstract section is typed in Times New Roman font and a font size of 10 pt. Abstract word count 150-200. The English abstract must be equipped with 3-5 keywords.
  4. The manuscript typed by Microsoft Word, Times New Roman font size 12 pts, 1,5 spaced. Especially for articles, use 3 cm left margin, 2,5 cm top margin, 2,5 cm right and bottom margin.

Writing guidelines related to Font Size, Title, Abstract, Number of Pages, and others can be read in the following template






Phil Al Makin, Islamic Philosophy, UIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta

Ahmad Najib Burhani, Religion Studies (Scopus ID: 45861172800),  LIPI

Sehat Ihsani, Sociology of Religion, UIN Ar-Raniry Aceh

Husnul Khitam, Sociology, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, United States

Wahyudi Akmalia, Department of Malay Studies, National University of Singapore

Rahman Latif Alfian, IAIN Purwokerto Jawa Tengah (Scopus ID: 57207470251), Indonesia

Subkhani Kusuma Dewi, Western Sydney Australia

harmona daulay, Universitas Sumatera Utara (Scopus ID: 57200068718), Indonesia

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Ja’far, Institut Agama Islam Negeri Lhokseumawe Aceh (Scopus ID: 57218400745), Indonesia

Sakti Ritonga, Universitas Islam Negeri Sumatera Utara (Scopus ID: 58035694500), Indonesia

Maraimbang, Universitas Islam Negeri Sumatera Utara