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Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Tarjih dan Pengembangan Pemikiran Islam is a peer-reviewed journal published by Majelis Tarjih dan Tajdid Pimpinan Pusat Muhammadiyah [The Fatwa and Islamic Research Council, The Central Board of Muhammadiyah]. The publication is intended for developing discourses on Islam and Muslim Societies based on practical-academic approaches. The journal, then, covers all aspects of theme and research related to Islam: text, history, doctrine; norm; value; institution, culture, et cetera. As academic discussion, papers published in this journal have no intentions other than to show the variations of Muslims’ attitude and their understanding and comprehending on Islam and Islamic doctrines. The themes, however, are only approached for the development of Islamic studies in an academic sphere.

Jurnal Tarjih dan Pengembangan Pemikiran Islam warmly welcomes scholars from the entire world with their various backgrounds and disciplines to publish their works as long as the papers highlight scientific-academic spirits. All papers published in the journal, therefore, do not reflect the official view of Muhammadiyah and/or The Fatwa and Islamic Research Council of Muhammadiyah.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Jurnal Tarjih dan Pengembangan Pemikiran Islam implements double blind review policy by peer-reviewers who will give their recommendations and suggestions to the journal editors. The reviewers are assigned based on their academic backgrounds after they have voluntarily registered or requested by the editors. Scholars whose consent is Islamic studies in general may offer their time and effort to be reviewers through registration menu. The review takes as long as six weeks since the editors assign a reviewer and the review will be assigned to other reviewer if the former does not submit his/her review in time. Article review and evaluation includes, but not limited to:

  • the theme that suit the journal’s focus and scope;
  • qualified, academic research paper;
  • novelty of the article;
  • adequate literature review;
  • acceptable data supporting the analysis;
  • rational analysis and argument;
  • primary sources as main references;
  • good organization of the article;
  • logic reasoning based conclusion;
  • language and technical arrangement.


Publication Frequency

Jurnal Tarjih dan Pengembangan Pemikiran Islam is published collectively twice a year in June and December. Individual article will be published and added to the current issue as soon as it is ready for publication prior to June for first issue and December for the second issue


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.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...