Publication Ethics

ALSINATUNA : (ISSN [print] : 2477-5371 and ISSN [online] : 2503-2690) is a scientific journal in Arabic which focuses on current issues and contemporary discourses related to Arabic education and linguistics, at  High School and Higher Education. This journal is published by Arabic Education Program (PBA), Faculty of  Education and Teacher Training (FTIK), State Islamic Institute (IAIN) of Pekalongan in collaboration with Arabic Teachers Association of Indonesia (IMLA). Address Jl.Kusuma Bangsa No.9 Pekalongan, Phone. (0285) 412575, Fax. (0285) 423418, Website :, | E-mail : [email protected]

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in ALSINATUNA journal is a significance in the development of a coherent and network of knowledge. It represents 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 editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society.

Arabic Education Department, Faculty of Education and Teacher Training IAIN Pekalongan as the publisher of ALSINATUNA journal takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, the Arabic Education Department, Faculty of Education and Teacher Training Pekalongan and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.

Publication decisions

The editorial team of ALSINATUNA 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 at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regarding to race, gender, sexual orientation, belief, ethnic, origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


The editorial team must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone besides the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in submitted manuscripts are not allowed to be used for editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer reviewer assists the editor in making editorial decisions and communicate with the author to improve the paper.


The unqualified selected referee who review the research in a manuscript or knows that it prompts review will be impossible to notify the editor and excuse himself in the review process.


Any received manuscripts must be positioned as confidential documents in reviewing process. They are not allowed to be discussed with others without the editor's authority.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal author's criticism is not allowed. Reviewers should express their views clearly in the form of supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement resulted from an observation, derivation, or argument based on the previous work should be completed by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also meet to the editor's attention regarding any substantial similarity or overlap in the manuscript according to the consideration on the other published papers of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidentially and it must not be used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts which have conflicts of interest resulted from competitive, collaborative, other relationships or connections with the authors, companies, or institutions related to the papers.

Duties of Authors

Reporting standards

Authors should present accurate and significant topic as well as significant and appropriate objective. The obtained data should be presented accurately in the article, which should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Inaccurate statements represent unethical behaviour and considered as unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention

Authors should provide the raw data obtained in the research and it should provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases). If the data are practicable, it should be prepared to retain the data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written original works. If there is any work and/or words from the others, it must be appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

An author should not submit the similar manuscripts to two or more different journals or primary publication. Submitting the similar manuscript to more than one journals constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and it is not permitted.

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 referred to those who promote significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. The others who provide significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. For them who participate in certain substantive aspects of the research project, are acknowledged as contributors. The corresponding author should enlist all appropriate co-authors and there must be no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper. That all co-authors have approved the final version of the paper and agreed to its submission for publication.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards, 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 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.