Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Al-Qudwah Journal contains articles and scientific works about:
1. Study of Al-Qur'an
2. Hadith Studies
3. Contemporary Interpretation Studies
4. Study of Al-Qur'an Manuscripts and Interpretation


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Al-Qudwah publishes two issues per year in June and December. The submitted manuscript is first reviewed by an editor. It will be evaluated in the office, whether it is suitable for Al-Qudwah focus and scope or has a major methodological flaw and similarity score by using Turnitin. The manuscript will be sent to at least two anonymous reviewers (Double Blind Review). Reviewers' comments are then sent to the corresponding author for necessary actions and responses.

The suggested decision will be evaluated in an editorial board meeting. Afterword, the editor will send the final decision to the corresponding author. Utilizing feedback from the peer review process, the Editor will make a final publication decision. The review process will take approximately 4 to 12 weeks. Decisions categories include:

  1. Reject - Rejected manuscripts will not be published and authors will not have the opportunity to resubmit a revised version of the manuscript to Al-Qudwah.
  2. Resubmit for Review– The submission needs to be reworked, but with significant changes, may be accepted. However, It will require a second round of review.
  3. Accept with Revisions - Manuscripts receiving an accept-pending-revisions decision will be published in Al-Qudwah under the condition that minor/major modifications are made. Revisions will be reviewed by an editor to ensure necessary updates are made prior to publication.
  4. Accept - Accepted manuscripts will be published in the current form with no further modifications required.


Publication Frequency

Al-Qudwah is a journal published by the Qur'an and Tafsir Science Study Program and the Hadith Science Study Program, Faculty of Ushuluddin, State Islamic University Sultan Syarif Kasim Riau.


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 is open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to users or / institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to full text articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or author. This is in accordance with Budapest Open Access Initiative.



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About the Journal

Al-Qudwah is a journal published by the Qur'an and Tafsir Science Study Program and the Hadith Science Study Program, Faculty of Ushuluddin, Universitas Islam Negeri Sultan Syarif Kasim Riau. The Journal contains articles and scientific works about the Study of Al-Qur'an, Hadith Studies, Contemporary Interpretation Studies, Study of Al-Qur'an Manuscripts, and Interpretation.