Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Mosque and Islamic Organization Journal aims to provide a means for sustained discussion of relevant issues that fall within the focus and scopes of the journal which can be examined empirically in the following fields:

1. Mosque Studies connected with various perspectives, not limited on:

  • Islamic Science
  • Economics 
  • Management and Organization
  • Social and Culture
  • Politics and Policy
  • Education
  • Science and Technology
  • Architecture
  • History
  • Society
  • Gender
  • Disaster
  • Relations within or between religions

2. Islamic organization or managed by Islamic principles from various perspectives, not limited on:

  • Management and Strategy
  • Performance Organization
  • Organization Behavior
  • Human Capital
  • Work Spirituality
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Financial
  • Leadership
  • Gender
  • Research Methodology


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Mosque and Islamic Organization Journal (MIOJ) conducted a double-blind peer review. Peer reviewers have similar competencies to paper authors. So that every submitted paper is subject to peer review. MIOJ ensures that all published manuscripts are of high quality and credibility. The peer-review process can be seen from the following 10 (ten) descriptions:

1. Submission of papers. Each correspondence author can only submit papers through the Open Journal System (OJS). Authors can ask questions via email as a follow-up step (mosque.mioj@gmail.com).

2. Editorial assessment. The MIOJ editor will assess each submitted manuscript. The three components that are of initial concern to the Editor are the suitability of the focus and scope of the MIOJ, the composition and arrangement of papers against the guidelines for writing mosques, the minimum quality of papers, including methodological weaknesses and the suitability of objectives with the discussion, and checking for plagiarism through Turnitin.

3. Assessment by the Chief Editor. The editor-in-chief may reject a paper if it is judged inappropriate for the journal, not original, not attractive, and does not impact readers.

4. Invitation to Reviewers. The managing editor sends invitations to individuals he believes will be appropriate reviewers (also known as referees) based on expertise, the affinity of research interests, and no conflict of interest considerations. Mosque and Islamic Organization Journal engages a community of experts in the narrowly defined fields of Mosques, Islamic Organization, Da'wah Management, or Islamic Studies who are qualified and able to conduct a sufficiently impartial review. Impartiality is also maintained by the double-blind peer review used in this journal. The reviewer does not know the author's identity; otherwise, the writer does not know the reviewer's identity. The author's identity is deleted before the paper is sent to the reviewers.

5. Reviewers' responses to invitations. Potential reviewers weigh invitations against their expertise, conflicts of interest, and availability. They can accept or reject. In the invitation letter, the Editor may ask potential reviewers for alternative reviewer suggestions when there is a rejection of the paper.

6. Review is conducted. The reviewer allocates time to read the paper several times. The first reading is used to form an initial impression of the work. If significant problems are discovered at this stage, the reviewer may feel comfortable rejecting the paper without further work. If not, they'll review the article several times, taking notes to build a detailed point-by-point review. The review is then submitted to the journal with a recommendation to accept or reject it or with a revision request (usually marked as major or minor) before reconsideration.

7. Editor-in-Chief and Editors evaluate reviews. The Editor-in-Chief and Editor consider all returned reviews before making an overall decision. If the studies differ significantly between the two reviewers, the Editor in charge may invite additional reviewers to obtain other opinions before deciding.

8. Decision for the author. The Editor emails the decision to the author, including the relevant reviewer's comments. Reviewer comments are sent anonymously to the author for necessary action and response. At this point, the reviewer will also be sent an email or letter letting them know the result of their review.

9. Copy-editing. If accepted, the paper is sent to copy-editing. Suppose the article is rejected or returned to the author for major or minor revisions. In this case, the handling editor will include constructive reviewer comments to help the authors improve the article. The author must make corrections and revise the paper according to the comments and instructions of the reviewers.

10. Revision of papers. After revisions, the author must return the revised form to the Editor. If a paper is sent back for revision, reviewers should expect to receive the revised version unless they choose not to participate further. However, if only minor changes are requested, the handling editor may perform this follow-up review.


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.


Archiving Policy

As a publisher in scholarly research, higher education, and professional development, UIN Fatmawati Sukarno Bengkulu recognizes the roles of both librarian and publisher as custodians of scholarly content. It is committed to preserving the scholarship in its research for future generations.

With this in mind, Mosque and Islamic Organization Journal content is continually archived and preserved in the following schemes:

Internet Archive:

These schemes allow libraries to activate perpetual access rights when needed and assure libraries and publishers that their shared investments are protected and preserved for the future.

Please contact us for further information about the Mosque and Islamic Organization Journal digital preservation policy.


Screening for Plagiarism

Manuscript submitted to Mosque and Islamic Organization Journal (MIOJ) will be screened using Turnitin similarity detection tool. MIOJ will immediately reject papers leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism.

MIOJ wants to ensure that all authors are careful and comply with international standards for academic integrity, particularly on the issue of plagiarism.

Plagiarism occurs when an author takes ideas, information, or words from another source without proper credit to the source. Even when it occurs unintentionally, plagiarism is still a serious academic violation and unacceptable in international academic publications.

When the author learns specific information (a name, date, place, statistical number, or other detailed information) from a specific source, a citation is required. (This is only forgiven in cases of general knowledge, where the data is readily available in more than five sources or is common knowledge, e.g., the fact that Indonesia is the most populous Muslim country in the world).

When the author takes an idea from another author, a citation is required even if the author then develops the idea further. This might be an idea about how to interpret the data, either what methodology to use or what conclusion to draw. It might be an idea about broad developments in a field or general information. Regardless of the idea, authors should cite their sources. In cases where the author develops the idea further, it is still necessary to cite the original source of the idea, and then in a subsequent sentence, the author can explain her or his more developed idea.

When the author takes words from another author, citation and quotation marks are required. Whenever four or more consecutive words are identical to a source that the author has read, the author must use quotation marks to denote the use of another author's original words; just a citation is no longer enough.

Mosque and Islamic Organization Journal takes academic integrity very seriously, and the editors reserve the right to withdraw acceptance from a paper found to violate any of the standards set out above. For further information, potential authors can contact the editorial office at mosque.mioj@gmail.com


Publication Fee

Mosque and Islamic Organization Journal (MIOJ) does not charge APCs, submission charges, or another fee. All processes of article publication are free of charge.


Withdrawal of Manuscript

The author is not allowed to withdraw submitted or published manuscripts (unless there are compelling reasons), because the withdrawal is a waste of valuable resources that editors and reviewers spent a great deal of time processing submitted manuscripts and works invested by the publisher.

If the author still requests withdrawal of his/her manuscript the author will be asked to submit an "Article withdrawal Form" signed by all authors (or) the corresponding author of the manuscript stating the reasons for manuscript withdrawal. Authors must not assume that their manuscript has been withdrawn until they have received appropriate notification to this effect from the editorial office. Please contact mosque.mioj@gmail.com for the "Article withdrawal Form".

However, it is unethical to withdraw a submitted or published manuscript from one journal if accepted by another journal.


Correction and Retraction

Mosque and Islamic Organization Journal (MIOJ) takes its responsibility to maintain the integrity and completeness of the scholarly record of our content for all end users very seriously. Changes to articles after they have been published online may only be made under the circumstances outlined below. MIOJ places great importance on the authority of articles after they have been published and our policy is based on best practice in the academic publishing community.

An Erratum is a statement by the authors of the original paper that briefly describes any correction(s) resulting from errors or omissions. Any effects on the conclusions of the paper should be noted. The corrected article is not removed from the online journal, but notice of erratum is given. The Erratum is made freely available to all readers and is linked to the corrected article.

A Retraction is a notice that the paper should not be regarded as part of the scientific literature. Retractions are issued if there is clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, this can be as a result of misconduct or honest error; if the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper referencing, permission or justification; if the work is plagiarized; or if the work reports unethical research. To protect the integrity of the record, the retracted article is not removed from the online journal, but notice of retraction is given, is made freely available to all readers, and is linked to the retracted article. Retractions can be published by the authors when they have discovered substantial scientific errors; in other cases, the Editors or Publisher may conclude that retraction is appropriate. In all cases, the retraction indicates the reason for the action and who is responsible for the decision. If a retraction is made without the unanimous agreement of the authors, that is also noted. In rare and extreme cases involving legal infringement, the Publisher may redact or remove an article. Bibliographic information about the article will be retained to ensure the integrity of the scientific record.

A Publisher's Note notifies readers that an article has been corrected subsequent to publication. It is issued by the Publisher and is used in cases where typographical or production errors (which are the fault of the Publisher) affect the integrity of the article metadata (such as title, author list or byline) or will significantly impact the readers' ability to comprehend the article. The original article is removed and replaced with a corrected version. Publisher's Notes are freely available to all readers. Minor errors that do not affect the integrity of the metadata or a reader's ability to understand an article and that do not involve a scientific error or omission will be corrected at the discretion of the Publisher.

In such a case, the original article is removed and replaced with a corrected version. The date the correction is made is noted on the corrected article. Authors should also be aware that an original article can only be removed and replaced with a corrected version less than one year after the original publication date. Corrections to an article which has a publication date that is older than one year will only be documented by a Publisher's Note.

The following guideline may also be helpful: COPE Guidelines for Retracting Articles