Journal Policies

Publication Ethics

Al-Irsyad: Journal of Islamic and Contemporary Issues adheres to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) standards on publication ethics. Submission of an article implies that:

The work described has not been published previously except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis.
That it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
That its submission and publication in the journal is known and approved by all Authors.
The work is the Author’s own and there is no falsification, fabrication of data or plagiarism, including duplicate publication of the authors’ own work without proper citation.

Any cases of ethical misconduct are treated very seriously and will be dealt with using the guidelines issued by the COPE. For further details please visit:

Code of Conduct for Journal Editors
Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers


Copyright Policy

Upon acceptance of an article, Authors will be asked to transfer copyright. This transfer will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information. A notification will be sent to the corresponding Author confirming receipt of the manuscript.

If excerpts from other copyrighted works are included, the Author(s) must obtain written permission from the copyright owners and credit the source(s) in the article.

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Open Access Policy

Al-Irsyad: Journal of Islamic and Contemporary Issues is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access.

Publication Charges

The publication fee for this journal is RM 300.00 for Malaysian, and USD 80 for Non Malaysian. The publication fee is charged only for accepted paper. The author/corresponding author has to pay the publication as per the method determined by the executive editor. The author will get official receipt of publication fee with proper seal and signature.

Review of Manuscript

Al-Irsyad: Journal of Islamic and Contemporary Issues practices double-blind academic review; both author and reviewer are unknown to one another. Every submitted manuscript, if deemed appropriate, will go through a review process that involved a minimum of one reviewer to a maximum of three reviewers. The number of reviewers is at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief in consultation with the Editorial Panel. The review may be lengthy, but all efforts are made to ensure that an outcome be made known to the author at the soonest possible time. Delays are often commonplace as reviewers are working academics with heavy work commitments. Patience on the part of authors is greatly appreciated.

Ethical and Legal Considerations

All articles submitted to the al-Irsyad are accepted on the basis that authors have obtained permission from the copyright owner for the use of material such as figures, tables or large sections of text that have been published previously. All copyrighted material must be properly credited in the manuscript.

If the paper involves human or animal research, the authors must provide the ethics approval number from the relevant tertiary institution(s).

By submitting a manuscript for review, authors indemnify the journal and its editorial staff for any civic or criminal liability that might arise from authors not obtaining such permissions or including classified material in their submission.