Publication Ethics

Maddah : Journal of Islamic Communication and Counseling (p-ISSN: 2656-4238 e-ISSN: 2656-8101) is a journal that contains actual issues related to Islam, Islamic communication and broadcasting produced by academics through various literature studies (Library research ) or field studies to be published in a scientific journal. Maddah Journal is published twice a year (every six months, published in January and July) by the Islamic Communication and Broadcasting Study Program. Faculty of Da'wah, Ibrahimy Situbondo University.

In maddah journal publication, each article in the journal is peer reviewed which is an important model for our journal. Discipline standardization is an important reference for all elements involved in publishing activities: authors, journal editors, reviewers, and publishers.

Publishing Ethics

Publishing articles in the Maddah Journal is excellence in comprehensive Islamic knowledge, communication and broadcasting. This is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. The articles discussed are extracted from pesantren values and local wisdom of communication and contain scientific methods. Therefore, it is important as a provision for all parties involved in publication and writing activities to agree on a standard that is expected, namely: writers, journalists, reviewers, publishers, and the public.

Maddah Journal Managers have the flexibility and be selective in accepting, selecting, processing and publishing articles in journal form with the applicable rules.

Editorial Team Responsibilities

Publishing Decision

The Maddah editorial team is responsible for deciding which articles fit the theme and then publishing them. Validation of the work and its meaning for researchers and readers should always drive decisions. Editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and limited by legal provisions enforced against defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editor may consult with other editors or a team of assessors in making this decision.

Fair treatment

Editors always assess manuscripts based on their intellectual content without distinction of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin or nationality of the author.


Editors and editors must not disclose any of the submitted information to anyone other than the authors, expert editors, intelligent partners and publishers.

Notice and Conflict of Interest

Unpublished material disclosed in a submitted manuscript may not be used in the research itself without the express written consent of the author.

Responsibilities of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Smart partner assessment assists editors in making editorial decisions and through editorial communication with authors can also help writers improve their writing.


Any selected assessors who are not qualified to assess research reported in a manuscript or find that the rapid review is unlikely to notify the editor and release them from the assessment process.


Any manuscripts received for evaluation must be treated as confidential documents. Documents may not be presented or discussed with others unless authorized by the editor.

Objective Standard

Assessment must be done objectively. Personal criticism for the author is not justified. Appraisers must express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Respect for Resources

Appraisers must identify relevant published work not cited by the author. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument has been previously reported must be accompanied by a relevant citation. The assessor must also ask the editor to pay attention to similarities or overlap between the manuscript being assessed and other published writings.

Notice and Conflict of Interest

Confidential information or opinions obtained through the best partner assessment must be kept confidential and must not be used for personal gain. Appraisers are not allowed to consider a manuscript in which there is a conflict of interest originating from a competitive, cooperative or other relationship or relationship with the author, company, or any institution related to the writing.