Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope


Peurawi: Media Kajian Komunikasi Islam focuses on the islamic communication. The study of islamic communication which focuses on universal and Islamic values by upholding diversity and humanity.



This Journal studies are published based on research results both theoretically and practically of Islamic communication, and other topics related to communication and jurnalism field. We welcomes the articles that consider the following general topics:

  • Communication
  • Islamic Communication
  • Journalism
  • Intercultural
  • New Media and Communication technology
  • Public Relations
  • Broadcasting


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Jurnal Peurawi uses a double-blind review policy, in which both the author(s)' and the reviewer(s)' identity is hidden until the manuscript is accepted for publication.

Each submitted manuscript is evaluated on the following basis:

  1. The originality of its contribution to the research field;
  2. the soundness of its theory and methodology;
  3. the coherence of its analysis;
  4. the capacity of the content to engage with readers

Normal turn-around time for screening and evaluation of manuscripts is four to six months from the date of receipt. Based on reviewers' recommendations, the Editorial Board of Jurnal Peurawi has full rights to decide whether an article will be published, re-submitted to the author(s) for revision or rejected. Articles submitted to the Jurnal Peurawi can be in English or Bahasa Indonesia. Abstracts must be written in English.


Publication Frequency

Jurnal Peurawi is published twice a year in April and October by the UIN Ar-Raniry Postgraduate Program in Islamic Communication and Broadcasting (S2) in Banda Aceh. 


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.



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Author Fee

Jurnal Peurawi (JP) DOES NOT CHARGE fees for submission, article processing (APCs), review and publication of accepted manuscripts.

A Journal subscription is also open to any individual without any subscription charges. All published manuscripts will be available for viewing and can be downloaded from the journal portal for free.


Screening for Plagiarism Policy

To ensure the originality of the articles, Jurnal Peurawi uses plagiarism checkers. The most common tools used are Google search engine, plagiarism checker, viper, duplichecker.com, and Copyleaks.com. Plagiarism check is conducted in the screening process of the submitted manuscripts. Only plagiarism-free manuscripts will be sent to the assigned editor(s) and channeled into the review process. Submissions with minor plagiarism issues will be returned to the author(s) with the request to remedy the identified flaws and resubmit the manuscript. Manuscript with serious plagiarism issues will be rejected and archived.


Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statements

The Journal is committed to maintain ethical behaviour 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 (Graduate Program of UIN Ar-Raniry, Indonesia). This statement is based on COPE & Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.


Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication
The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal such as Jurnal Peurawi contributes to the development of a reliable body of scholarly knowledge. It reflects the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles embody and strengthen the scientific method. It is therefore important to maintain high standards of ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society.

The Graduate Program of the State Islamic University of Ar-Raniry as publisher of Jurnal Peurawi takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing seriously and we recognize our ethical and responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprinting or other commercial activities have no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, the Graduate Program of the State Islamic University of Ar-Raniry and the Editorial Board will facilitate communication with other journals and/or publishers when necessary and appropriate.

Publication decisions

The editor of the Jurnal Peurawi 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
The editor at any time evaluates 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.


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 a manuscript or knows that its timely review will be impossible should notify the editor and decline to act as reviewer.

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 without bias. 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. Findings, arguments and observations that have already been made by authors before, must be properly cited. 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 s/he has 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.


Quality standards

A manuscript should substantiate the significance of the theme under investigation and treat it in a coherent theory-guided and methodologically sound way. 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 are unacceptable and constitute unethical behavior.

Originality and Plagiarism
The authors should guarantee that their work is entirely original. If the authors have used the work and/or words of others, it must be appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
An author should not publish manuscripts containing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal constitutes unethical behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others is an essential requirement for ethically sound research. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of their manuscript.

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 submitted 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.

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 her/his 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.


Code of Conduct and Roles Responsibilities

Jurnal Peurawi aims to ensure highest ethical standards for publication, generate public trust in scientific findings and assure that authors of manuscripts receive due credit for their ideas. All processes adhere to the Publication Ethics (COPE) and its Best Practice Guidelines in every possible way.


Manuscripts that are found to have been plagiarized from a manuscript by other authors will be considered as plagiarism. A plagiarism screening process will take place at the beginning of the review process before the manuscript is sent out to the reviewer(s) and in the editing process. If plagiarism is detected after the manuscript is published, the editor will immediately remove the article from the issue list with notification of publication ethics infringement.

Duplicate Submission

Manuscripts that are found to have been published elsewhere, or to be under review elsewhere will be considered as duplicate submission and violation of submission regulations. If authors have used their own previously published work, or work that is currently being reviewed, as the basis for a submitted manuscript, they are required to properly cite the previous work to avoid self-plagiarism.

Citation Manipulation

Submitted manuscripts that are found to include false citations is considered as citation manipulation.

Data Falsification

Submitted manuscripts that are found to have falsified research results and findings (including the manipulation of graphs, images, or charts) will be considered as data falsification.

Improper Author Attribution

All sources used in the submitted manuscript must be given proper attribution as required by the license derived from the original source.

Conflicts of Interest

Jurnal Peurawi encourages authors to avoid any conflicts of interests (COIs, also known as ‘competing interests’) that occur when issues outside research could be reasonably perceived to affect the neutrality or objectivity of the work or its assessment. However, any potential conflict of interest must be declared – whether or not it actually had an influence – to allow informed decisions. In most cases, this declaration will not stop work from being published nor will it always prevent someone from being involved in a review process.

Upon cases of uncertainty, declaration of a potential interest or discussion with the editors is strongly encouraged. Undeclared interests may lead to rejection or re-assessment of the manuscript that might cause withdrawal from publication.

Conflicts of interest include:

  1. Financial – funding and other payments, goods and services received or expected by the authors relating to the subject of the work or from an organization with an interest in the outcome of the work.
  2. Affiliations – being employed by, on the advisory board for, or a member of an organization with an interest in the outcome of the work.
  3. Intellectual property – patents or trademarks owned by someone or their organization.
  4. Personal – friends, family, relationships, and other close personal connections.
  5. Ideology – beliefs or activism, e.g. political or religious, relevant to the work.
  6. Academic – competitors or someone whose work is critiqued.

Authors must declare current or recent funding and other payments, goods or services that might influence the work. All funding, whether a conflict or not, must be declared in the ‘Acknowledgments’. Declared conflicts of interest (if any) will be considered by the editor and reviewers and stated in the published article.

Editors and reviewers should not be involved with a submission when they:

  1. Have a recent publication or current submission with any author.
  2. Collaborate or recently collaborated with any author.
  3. Have a financial interest in the subject of the work.
  4. Experience inability to be objective.

In any way possible, Jurnal Peurawi aims to avoid assigning submissions to editors and inviting reviewers, should there be a conflict of interest; in which they should decline in any of the above situations and declare any conflicts to the journal. Reviewers must declare their interests in the ‘Confidential’ section of the review form, which will be considered by the editor. Close competitors should consider declining. Editors and reviewers must declare if they have previously discussed the manuscript with the authors during the initial editorial meeting.

Sanctions of mentioned violations

In the event that there is evidence of violations of any of the above mentioned policies:

  1. Immediate rejection of the infringing manuscript.
  2. Immediate rejection of every other manuscript submitted to Jurnal Peurawi by the author(s) of the infringing manuscript for two subsequent issues (12 months).
  3. Blacklisted as author or demoted user access from author to reader
  4. Prohibition of the authors from serving on the Editorial Board of Jurnal Peurawi.

In cases where the violations of the above policies are found to be particularly severe, the publisher reserves the right to impose additional sanctions beyond those described above.


Author(s) responsibilities:

  1. The author(s) should present their research results clearly, honestly, plagiarism-free, and ensure that no manipulation of data has occurred.
  2. The author(s) is responsible to confirm the submission of the manuscripts.
  3. The author(s) must adhere to the requirements of publication in the form of originality, no-plagiarism, and confirm that the manuscript has never been published in another journal or in any other publication.
  4. The author must provide adequate references and other literature.
  5. The author(s) must submit a manuscript in line with prevailing ethical standards.
  6. The author(s) is prohibited to send a similar manuscript to any other journal or publication.
  7. The author(s) must hold no objection if the submitted manuscript is being corrected by the reviewers without changing its basic idea or substance.

Editor(s) responsibilities:

  1. The editors of Jurnal Peurawi conduct regular editorial meetings in which they make decisions on the publication of submitted manuscripts. The editor is guided by valid law concerning defamation, copyright violation and plagiarism.
  2. In the process of the acceptance of a manuscript, the editor team works based on editorial procedures and requirements as stated in the journal policies and guidelines.
  3. In the review process and decision-making on submitted manuscripts, the editorial team does not discriminate against the author(s) due to race, gender, religion, ethnicity, citizenship, or ideology.
  4. The editor and the editorial team will not provide any information about the submitted manuscript, except there is permission from the author(s).
  5. A manuscript that is not published after being submitted will be returned to the author and archived.

Reviewer(s) responsibilities:

  1. The reviewer helps the editor in making decisions on the submitted manuscript.
  2. The reviewer is responsible for providing recommendations on reviewed manuscript.
  3. The review of the manuscript is done free of bias and substantiated by clear arguments.
  4. The reviewer maintains confidentiality. S/he does not use information contained in the manuscript under review for personal gain.

Publisher responsibilities:

  1. Jurnal Peurawi is responsible to publish the manuscript after screening, reviewing, editing, and layouting in accordance with the rules of standard of scientific journal publishing.
  2. Jurnal Peurawi is responsible to guarantee academic freedom for the editor, the reviewers and the author(s).
  3. Jurnal Peurawi is responsible for maintaining confidentiality, protecting intellectual property and copyright and guaranteeing editorial freedom.