Focus and Scope
Kalimātunā: Journal of Arabic Research is focused on of Arabic education. This journal published by the Arabic Education Department, Faculty of Education, Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University of Jakarta.
This journal warmly welcomes contributions from students, scholars, and practitioners of Arabic education in Indonesia and around the world. All articles will be reviewed by editors before accepted for publication. All authors will take public responsibility for the content of the manuscript submitted to Kalimātunā.
The focus is to provide readers with a better understanding of Arabic instructional through the publication of articles. Specifically, this journal encompasses original research articles about:
- Alquran and Arabic language
- Arabic linguistics studies in micro and macro terms (such us phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics; sociolinguistics, anthropolinguistics, philology, and script studies)
- Balāgah or Arabic stylistic (pragmatics in Arabic and ‘ilm ma‘aniy, rhetoric of Arabic and ‘ilm bayān, figurative style of Arabic and ‘ilm badī‘)
- Language acquisitions of Arabic language
- Pedagogical Arabic instructional as a foreign language and for non-native speaker (such us strategy, approach, methods, techniques, teaching model, media and ICT for Arabic teaching)
- Policies on Arabic teaching (such us language curriculum development, language evaluation and assessment, language testing, teaching material for Arabic lessons)
- Open Submissions
- Peer Reviewed
Peer Review Process
Kalimātunā: Journal of Arabic Research is a peer-reviewed journal published twice a year since 2022. Manuscripts submitted to this journal should be written in Arabic, Indonesian, or English and should address its main focus and scope, the teaching and learning of Arabic as a foreign language and its related issues. The journal primarily accepts original-research-based manuscripts for its publication and only accepts a small proportion of non-research papers. All submitted manuscripts are subject to stages of editorial process including a double-blind review process. Once a manuscript is submitted to the journal through an online submission process, an assigned section editor will do an initial screening to examine eligibility of the manuscript for a full review process (for example, whether it is in compliance with the focus and scope of the journal). If it passes the initial screening, the manuscript will be blindly reviewed by two reviewers, and a third reviewer maybe added in case the two reviewers have differing opinions on the review results. Considering review reports by the peer reviewers, the journal’s editorial board will finally deliberate on the final decision, whether to accept or reject the manuscript.
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...
The articles published in Kalimātunā: Journal of Arabic Research will be considered to retract in the publication if:
1. They have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error)
2. the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper crossreferencing, permission or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication)
3. it constitutes plagiarism
4. it reports unethical research
The mechanism of retraction follow the Retraction Guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) which can be accessed at https://publicationethics.org/files/retraction%20guidelines.pdf
Kalimātunā: Journal of Arabic is an open-access journal. Authors should not pay some processing fees (Free Charges) for article processing and DOI maintenance once their articles has been accepted. And readers can read and download any full-text articles for free of charge. Readers can read and download any full-text articles for free of charge.
Kalimātunā: Journal of Arabic is a peer review scientific journal that promotes disemination of nursing sciences and health sciences. This journal also generates and interchanges of knowledge related to all aspect of nursing sciences. This statement clarifies the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of posting an article in this journal, including the author, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewed and the publisher. This statement based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors
Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication
The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed Kalimātunā: Journal of Arabic is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society.
Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University of Jakarta as publisher of Kalimātunā: Journal of Arabic takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions.
In essence, the publication of Kalimātunā: Journal of Arabic adheres to the Regulation of the Head of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) No. 5 dated 2014 regarding Publication Ethics which is substantially in line with core practices developed by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) in order to promote integrity in scientific research and its publication. Such core practices also ultimately aim to make ethical practices a defining character of the publishing culture.
In managing its publication, Kalimātunā: Journal of Arabic firmly upholds three fundamental ethical principles: 1) Neutrality, being free from any forms of conflicts of interest, 2) Fairness, providing equal authorship opportunities on the basis of academic merit and competence, and 3) Integrity, being free of duplication, falsification, and plagiarism. This publication ethics applies to all parties involved including authors, editorial board members, reviewers, and the publisher.
The editor of the Kalimātunā: Journal of Arabic is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.
Duties of Authors
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour 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 that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
Acknowledgement of Sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. 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 no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
Fundamental errors in published works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
Kalimātunā: Journal of Arabic recognizes that plagiarism is not acceptable for all author and therefore establishes the following policy stating specific actions (penalties) when plagiarism is identified by Kalimātunā: Journal of Arabic anti-plagiarism software detection (we are using turnitin.com ) in an article that is submitted for publication.