About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Al-Qadau: Peradilan dan Hukum Keluarga Islam is a scholarly journal that focuses on justice and Islamic family law issues.


Jurnal Al-Qadau emphasizes the study of Islamic family law and Islamic law in Islamic countries in general and specifically in Indonesia by emphasizing the theory of Islamic family law and Islamic law and its practice in the Islamic world that developed in attendance through publications of articles and book reviews.


This journal specializes in studying the theory and practice of Islamic family law and Islamic law in Islamic countries and is intended to express original research and current issues. This journal welcomes the contributions of scholars from related fields who consider the following general topics:

  • Islamic Constitution law
  • Islamic Family Law
  • Family Law
  • Family Studies
  • Customary Law
  • Sharia Economic Law
  • Islamic Comparative law
  • Anthropological Law
  • Sociological Law
  • Marriage and Gender Issues
  • History of Islamic Family Law and Islamic Law

Peer Review Process

Every manuscript submitted to Al-Qadau: Jurnal Peradilan dan Hukum Keluarga Islam is independently reviewed by at least two reviewers in the form of "peer-review" to increase the quality of the articles. The decision for publication, amendment, or rejection is mostly based upon their reports or recommendations. In certain cases, the editor may submit an article for review to another third reviewer before making a decision, if necessary. 

Each article sent will be evaluated on the basis of the following considerations:

  • The results of scientific work are the work of the Original
  • Conformity between methodologies and research topics
  • Have a good analysis
  • The ability to communicate with readers
  • Based on the recommendations of the reviewer
  • The normal time for screening and evaluation of manuscripts is four to six months from the date of receipt
  • Articles submitted to Samarah: Jurnal Hukum Keluarga dan Hukum Islam can use Indonesian, English, or Arabic. However, abstracts must be in Indonesian and English.

The Editorial Team of Jurnal Al-Qadau, however, has the full right to decide whether the article is accepted or rejected


Publishing Ethics

This publishing ethics is mostly adopted from Elsevier Publishing Ethics

Duties of the Publisher

As the publisher of the journal, Jurusan Hukum Keluarga Islam UIN Alauddin Makassar must stand as guardian of the scholarly papers published by the journal. The publisher must fully support the huge efforts made by the editors. As a peer-reviewed journal, the publisher must establish solid communication with the reviewers.

The publisher should have relationships with other institutions in the field. Besides, we must also provide editors with technical, procedural, and legal support. And the most important thing is to educate authors and researchers on publishing ethics.

Duties of the Editors

Publication Decision

The editor of the journal is solely and independently responsible for deciding which articles submitted to the journal should be published. 


The editor shall ensure that the peer review process is fair, unbiased, and timely. Research articles must typically be reviewed by at least two external and independent reviewers. The editor must maintain good communication with reviewers.

Fair Play

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

The editor shall use the journal's standard electronic submission system for all journal communications.

The editor shall establish, along with the publisher, a transparent mechanism for appeals against editorial decisions.

Duties of the Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions, and through the editorial communications with the author, it 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.


Reviewers must keep the received papers as confidential documents. They must not share the review or information about the paper with anyone or contact the author directly without permission from the editor. 

Standard of Objectivity and Competing Interests

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Reviewers should be aware of any personal bias they may have and take this into account when reviewing a paper. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

If a reviewer suggests that an author include citations to the reviewer's (or the associates') work, this must be for genuine scientific reasons and not with the intention of increasing the reviewer's citation count or enhancing the visibility of their work (or that of their associates). 

Duties of Authors

The author must ensure that his or her manuscript does not infringe any copyright laws and must indemnify the editors and publisher against any copyright infringement. It is the responsibility of the authors to obtain permission to use copyrighted material and provide such evidence upon submitting the manuscript.

Above all, matters about journal publishing ethics refer to "Peraturan Kepala Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia Nomor 5 Tahun 2014 Tentang Kode Etika Publikasi Ilmiah" (The Rules of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences Regarding the Code of Scientific Publication Ethics), which can be downloaded HERE.


Authors should submit only original work that is not plagiarized and has not been published or is being considered elsewhere. Turnitin will be used by the editorial team to check for similarities between the submitted manuscript and existing literature.

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.