Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Study on the values in Al-Qur'an which literary and community-based, Hadith and its understanding which literary and community-based, the text of Tafsir and Hadith in Islamic manuscript and the other disciplines related to Al-Qur'an and Hadith in an Indonesian landscape, with special reference to culture, diversity, living norms and customs, politics, sociology, psychology, anthropology, history, philosophy, and doctrines.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Unchecked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Mashdar: Jurnal Studi al-Qur'an dan Hadis is an electronic journal published by Pascasarjana UIN Imam Bonjol Padang - West Sumatera, Indonesia. The research article submitted to this online journal will be peer-reviewed at least by 2 (two) reviewers which are experts in their field of study. The editor-in-chief makes the final decision on the acceptance or rejection of the article based on the reviewers' comments. Screening of plagiarism will be done utilizing Turnitin. The accepted research articles will be available online following the journal peer-reviewing process. This journal uses double blind- reviews on the article.

Languages used in this journal are Indonesian and English.


Open Access Policy

Mashdar: The Journal of Studies of the Qur'an and Hadith gives open access to all articles published on the principle that research is freely available to support greater global knowledge exchange.

All articles are published openly then permanently free for everyone to read and download. We continue to work with our writers community to select the best choice of licensing options, currently being defined for this journal as follows:

Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)



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...


Publication Frequency

Mashdar: Jurnal Studi al-Qur'an dan Hadis publishes two issues per year. Every June and December.


Plagiarism Policy

The articles submitted to Mashdar: Jurnal Studi al-Qur'an dan Hadis will be processed after passing the similarity check with a maximum Similarity index of 25%


Author Fees

Submission and Publication in this journal is free of charge


Advertising Policy

Advertisements will not influence editorial materials. Readers can criticize the ad by sending it to the office. Advertisements will appear in print or online versions, depending on request. For all inquiries, contact:

Mashdar: Jurnal Studi Al-Qur'an dan Hadis
Pascasarjana UIN Imam Bonjol Padang
Kampus I : Jl. Jend. Sudirman No. 15 Padang Barat,  Kota Padang, West Sumatera, Indonesia.
Official Email. mashdar@uinib.ac.id


Retraction & Correction (R & C) Policy


We understand that the authors have worked carefully preparing manuscripts, and we have carried out peer-review processes. However, sometimes, there is the potential for published articles to be withdrawn or deleted for scientific reasons. It should not be done lightly and can only occur under extraordinary circumstances. Therefore, corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies, when needed, will be carried out with strict standards to maintain confidence in the authority of its electronic archives. Our commitment and policy are to maintain the integrity and completeness of critical scientific records for researchers' and librarians' archives.

 Article Retraction

MASHDAR: JURNAL STUDI AL-QUR’AN DAN HADIS is committed to playing its part in maintaining the integrity of the scholarly record; therefore, it is necessary to retract articles occasionally. Articles may be retracted if:

  • There is a significant scientific error that would invalidate the article's conclusions, for example, where there is clear evidence that findings are unreliable, either due to misconduct (e.g., data fabrication) or honest error (e.g., miscalculation or experimental error).
  • The findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper cross-referencing, permission, or justification (i.e., cases of redundant publication).
  • Ethical issues include plagiarism (appropriation of another person's ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit, including those obtained through confidential review of others' manuscripts) or inappropriate authorship.

To ensure that retractions are handled according to publication best practices and following COPE retraction guidelines, MASHDAR: JURNAL STUDI AL-QUR’AN DAN HADIS adopts the following retraction process:

  • An article requiring potential retraction is brought to the journal editor's attention.
  • The journal editor should follow the step-by-step guidelines according to the COPE flowcharts (including evaluating a response from the article's author in question).
  • Before any action is taken, the editor's findings should be sent to the Ethics Advisory Board. The purpose of this step is to ensure a consistent approach in accordance with industry best practices.
  • The final decision as to whether to retract is then communicated to the author and, if necessary, any other relevant bodies, such as the author's institution on occasion.
  • The retraction statement is then posted online and published in the next available issue of the journal (see below for more details of this step).

Note that if authors retain the copyright for an article, this does not mean they automatically have the right to retract it after publication. The integrity of the published scientific record is of paramount importance, and COPE’s Retraction Guidelines still apply in such cases.

Article Correction

MASHDAR: JURNAL STUDI AL-QUR’AN DAN HADIS should consider issuing a correction if:

  • A small part of an otherwise reliable publication reports flawed data or proves misleading, especially if this results from honest error.
  • The Author or Contributor list is incorrect (e.g., a deserving author has been omitted or someone who does not meet authorship criteria has been included).

Corrections to peer-reviewed content fall into one of three categories:

  • Publisher correction (erratum): to notify readers of a critical error made by publishing/journal staff (usually a production error) that has a negative impact on the publication record or the scientific integrity of the article, or on the reputation of the Authors or the journal.
  • Author correction (corrigendum): to notify readers of an important error made by the Authors, which negatively impacts the publication record or the scientific integrity of the article or the reputation of the Authors or the journal.
  • Addendum: an addition to the article by its Authors to explain inconsistencies, to expand the existing work, or otherwise explain or update the information in the main work.

The decision of whether a correction should be issued is made by the Editor(s) of a journal, sometimes with advice from Reviewers or Editorial Board members. Handling Editors will contact the authors of the paper with a request for clarification, but the final decision about whether a correction is required and which type rests with the editors.

 Article Removal

In an extremely limited number of cases, removing a published article from our online platform may be necessary. This will only happen if an article is clearly defamatory, or infringes others’ legal rights, or where the article is, or we have good reason to expect that it will be, the subject of a court order, or where the article if acted upon, may pose a serious health risk. In such circumstances, while the article's metadata (i.e., title and author information) will be retained, the text will be replaced with a screen indicating that the article has been removed for legal reasons.

Article Replacement

In cases where an article, if acted upon, may pose a severe health risk, the original paper's authors may wish to retract the flawed original and replace it with a corrected version. Under such circumstances, the above procedures for retraction will be followed with the difference that the article retraction notice will contain a link to the corrected re-published article together with a history of the document.