About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The journal Al-Risalah contains works whose material focuses on the results of research and thoughts related to the development of scientific disciplines, both sharia and legal disciplines in general. Also works covering thoughts that integrate religious disciplines (sharia) and legal disciplines in general.

The scope of this journal includes:

  1. Jurisprudence
  2. Ushul al-Fiqh
  3. Tafseer and Ulumul Quran
  4. Hadith and Ulumul Hadith
  5. Islamic Politics and Thought
  6. International Relations in Islam
  7. Civil law
  8. Criminal law
  9. International law

Peer Review Process

Every manuscript submitted to Al-Risalah : Jurnal Ilmu Syariah dan Hukum 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.

Publication Ethics

Jurnal Al-Risalah Ilmu Syariah dan Hukum 

This publishing ethics is mostly adopted from Elsevier Publishing Ethics

Duties of the Publisher

As the publisher of the journal, Shariah and Law Faculty 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

  • Plagiarism and self-plagiarism are not allowed;
  • The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted;
  • An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable;
  • 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.

Working Process:

  1. Editorial Team checking manuscript on offline and online database manually (checking proper citation and quotation);
  2. Editorial Team checking manuscript by using Turnitin app. If it is found plagiarism indication (more than 30%), the board will reject the manuscript immediately.

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.

Article Processing Charges

Al Risalah Journal welcomes article submissions and does not charge Article Processing Charges (APCs).

Article Submission: 0.00 (RP)

Authors are not required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Article Publication Charges (APCs): 0.00 (RP)

For Libraries/Individuals, can read and download any full-text articles for free of charge.


Al Risalah Journal has been covered by the following indexing site:

  1. Google Scholar
  2. Moraref
  3. Garuda
  4. Dimensions
  5. ROAD
  6. BASE
  7. WorldCat
  8. SJIfactor
  9. CiteFactor
  10. Scilit
  11. KindCongress
  12. Crossref
  13. OUCI
  14. DRJI
  15. Neliti

Journal History

Jurnal Al-Risalah merupakan jurnal ilmiah yang dibentuk oleh dosen Fakultas Syariah dan Hukum UIN Alauddin Makassar. Jurnal ini merupakan wadah bagi para dosen dan alumni terbaik (cumlaude) untuk menerbitkan hasil penelitian atau pemikiran yang terkait pengembangan ilmu khususnya disiplin ilmu syariah dan hukum