Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

This journal contains all themes related to NU from the perspective of law, fiqh, politics, culture, education, ideology, boarding schools, economics, NU leaders' thoughts and other perspectives related to Nahdhatul Ulama.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Peer Review Process

JOURNAL OF NAHDLATUL ULAMA STUDIES (JNUS) maintains the standards of peer review while increasing the efficiency of the process.

All research articles published in JNUS undergo full peer review, key characteristics of which are listed below:

  • All research articles are reviewed by at least two suitably qualified experts.
  • All publication decisions are made by the journals’ Editors-in-Chief on the basis of the reviews provided
  • Members of the international Editorial Boards lend insight, advice, and guidance to the Editors-in-Chief generally and to assist decision making on specific submissions
  • Managing Editors and Editorial Assistants provide the administrative support that allows JNUS to maintain the integrity of double-blind peer review while delivering rapid turnaround and maximum efficiency to authors, reviewers, and editors alike.
  • JNUS additionally benefits through the manuscript referral process from the high-quality peer review conducted by established journals.
  • the period of peer review, editing, copyediting and proofreading process usually takes 6-8 months.

Peer review of referred papers:


Editors of JNUS will decide promptly whether to accept, reject, or request revisions of referred papers based on the reviews and editorial insight of the supporting journals. In addition, Editors will have the option of seeking additional reviews when needed. The authors will be advised when Editors decide further review is needed.

Peer review of novel submissions:


Articles submitted directly to JNUS will be fully peer-reviewed by at least two appropriately qualified experts in the field selected by the Editor-in-Chief. The Editor-in-Chief or a designated member of the Editorial Board will then decide whether to accept, reject or request revisions based on the reviews and comments received.

Editors will decide whether each submission reports well-conducted research with conclusions supported by the data presented in the paper. Assessments of priority will not be a factor in decision-making, but all papers must make an incremental or novel addition to the literature.


Publication Frequency

JOURNAL OF NAHDLATUL ULAMA STUDIES (JNUS) published at least 10 papers every year or Volume by Lakpesdam PCNU Kota Salatiga, Central Java, Indonesia every January and July.


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.


All research articles published in Journal of Nahdlatul Ulama Studies (JNUS)  are fully OPEN-ACCESS: immediately freely available to read, download, and share. Articles are published under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License which permits use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium provided the original work is properly cited.



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