Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Articles to be received and published in the Journal of Counseling RELIGI Journal of Islamic Counseling Guidance should be included within the scope of the field of Islamic guidance and counseling but not limited in

  • Islamic Guidance
  • Islamic Counseling
  • Psychoterapy
  • Sufistic Therapy
  • Individual and Group Counseling
  • Community Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Parenting Counseling
  • Teen and Adult Issues in guidance and Counseling
  • Contemporary Issues in Islamic guidance and Counseling
  • Indigineous Counseling
  • Multiculture Counseling

note: all of the articles should adjust to the current theme

Section Policies


  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted to this journal must follow focus and scope, and author guidelines of this journal. The submitted manuscripts must address scientific merit or novelty appropriate to the focus and scope. All manuscripts must be free from plagiarism contents. All authors are suggested to use plagiarism detection software to do the similarity checking. Editors will check the plagiarism detection of articles in this journal by software. Maximum of similarity up to 20%.

The research article submitted to this journal will be peer-reviewed at least 2 (two) or more expert reviewers. The reviewers will give scientific valuable comments improving the contents of the manuscript.

Final decision of articles acceptance will be made by Editors according to reviewers comments. Publication of accepted articles including the sequence of published articles will be made by Editor in Chief by considering sequence of accepted date and geographical distribution of authors as well as thematic issue.

Publication Frequency

Journal of Counseling COUNSELING Islam RELIGI journal published twice a year (June and December). Any number of issue ( issue ) amount to a minimum of ten (10) the title of the article.

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.

Editorial Policies

Publication of articles in peer reviewed journals is an important model for our journal. It is necessary to agree on the expected standards of ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: writers, editors, and publishers mitra bestari.

Decisions Publications

Editor responsible for deciding articles submitted to the journal should be published or not. Editor refer to the policies of the journal editorial board and constrained by legal requirements such as defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism. Editors can talk with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair Play

The editors in evaluating the script based on the content of their intellectual outlook regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, nationality, or political philosophy of the authors.


Editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about the manuscript to anyone other than the authors, thinkers partners or reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher.

Each manuscript received bestari reviewer or partners should be treated as confidential documents. They may not be displayed or discussed with others except as permitted by the editor.

Conflict of Interest

Unpublished material in a submitted manuscript must not be used in the editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Confidential information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have a conflict of interest due to a competitive, collaborative, or other relationships with one of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the paper.

Reviewers Tasks

Provide input to the decision of the Editorial team

Peer review helps the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the articles are made.


Each bestari selected partners who feel qualified to review the script given by the editor or completely outside the competence of the intellect must be refused and did not do a review process.

Objectivity standards

Manuscript review process should be conducted objectively. The author's personal criticism is inappropriate to do. Reviewers must provide their views clearly and accompanied with supporting arguments.

statement of Resources

Reviewers should identify other relevant work that has not been cited by the author. Each statement is the result of observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by relevant quotes. Mitra bestari or reviewer should also consider the substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published papers.

Proper recognition of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of their research.

 task Writer

Reporting standards

The author reports of original research should present an accurate account of the research and studies conducted. Data taken must be written accurately in the research report. A script must detail and has enough references to enable others to refer to both. Reports of fraud or intentionally inaccurate constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and / or words of others then they shall mengukitnya correctly according to the rules.

A writer is not supposed to publish the manuscript which describes essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently is unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

authorship Script

Authorship should be limited to those who have made significant contributions to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the study reported. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.

The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and other writers included in the manuscript, and all authors must have seen and approved the final version of the manuscript and agreed to publish.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have an unusual hazards inherent in their use, the authors clearly have to identify it in the script.

The fundamental error in the works published

When the authors found a significant error or inaccuracy in his / her own work published, it is the duty of the writer to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the manuscript

Plagiarism Check

Journal of RELIGI COUNSELING Journal of Islamic Counseling Guidance uses Viper to check posts before they are published