About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Al Daulah : Jurnal Hukum Pidana dan Ketatanegaraan (Al-Daulah : Journal of Criminal Law and Constitution) focuses on areas in :

  1. Islamic Criminal Law
  2. Criminal Law
  3. Islamic Contitutional Law
  4. Constitutional and Administrative law
  5. Humaniter Law and International Law

Peer Review Process

Every manuscript submitted to Al Daulah : Jurnal Hukum Pidana dan Ketatanegaraan is independently reviewed by at least two reviewers in the form of "peer-review". It is due to increase the quality of articles. Decision for publication, amendment, or rejection is mostly based upon their reports/recommendation. In certain cases, the editor may submit an article for review to another, third reviewer before making a decision, if necessary. The Editorial Team, however, reserves the right to make the final decision on the status of the manuscript with regard to publication.

Publishing Ethics

This publishing ethics is mostly adopted from Elsevier Publishing Ethics

Duties of the Publisher

As the publisher of the journal, Jurusan Hukum Pidana dan Ketatanegaraan UIN Alauddin Makassar must stand as a guardiance of the scholarly papers published by the journal. The publisher must fully support the huge efforts made by the editors. As a peer review journal, the publisher must built a solid communication with the reviewers.

The publisher should have relationship 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/researchers on publishing etics.   

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, timely. Research articles must typically be reviewed by at least two external and independent reviewers. The editor must keep a good communication with reviewers.

Fair Play

The editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content regardless of race, gender, sexual, orientation, religous 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 appeal 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 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 includes citations to the reviewer's (or the associates') work, this must be for genuine scientific reasons and not with the intention of increasing reviewer's citation count or enhancing the visibility of their work (or that of their associates). 

Duties of Authors

The authors must ensure that his/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 Indonesian Institute of Sciences Regarding of Code of Scientific Publication Ethics) as it can be downloaded HERE.

Plagiarism Policy

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

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.


Al-Daulah : Jurnal Hukum Pidana dan Ketatanegaraan has been covered by the following indexing site:

  1. Google Scholar
  2. Index Copernicus International (ICI)
  3. SINTA
  4. Garuda
  6. Indonesia One Search
  7. Crossref
  8. BASE
  9. Repository UIN Alauddin
  10. ResearchGate
  11. Hukum Online
  12. CiteFactor
  13. WorldCat
  14. Publons
  15. PKP Index
  16. Dimensions

Journal History

Jurnal al-Daulah ini merupakan jurnal yang mempublikasikan Artikel dan Hasil Penelitian tentang Hukum Hukum Pidana dan Ketatanegaraan