Focus and Scope

Sakina: Journal of Family Studies is a means of communication and scientific publication originating from research in the field of family law with various aspects and approaches, including:
  • Marriage
  • Inheritance
  • Grants, Wills, Sadaqah
  • Waqf
  • Astronomy (Falak)
  • Gender
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Peer Review Process

The peer review process at Sakina: Journal of Family Studies begins internally, where each submission is first evaluated by a specialized editor designated by the editorial board. This editor assesses the manuscript and decides whether to proceed with external peer review or reject it outright due to various reasons such as overlap with recent publications, divergence from the journal's scope, lack of novel insights, scientific flaws, or unprofessional presentation. If the editor deems the submission relevant and of interest to the journal's readership, it proceeds to external peer review.

We adhere to a 'double-blind' reviewing system, ensuring anonymity between reviewers and authors. Each submission undergoes evaluation by at least two expert reviewers selected by the editorial board. Reviewers are identified based on their expertise, contacted regarding their availability and interest, and provided with the manuscript abstract and reviewing instructions. Once reviewers accept the task, they access the manuscript and submit their critiques through our Open Journal System (OJS).

Upon receiving two comprehensive reviews, the editorial board considers the feedback alongside the paper's potential for revision and its place in the publication queue. Factors such as the novelty of information, clarity of message, and breadth of appeal are weighed in the decision-making process. The editorial board reserves the right to prioritize articles for publication based on these considerations.

Common reasons for rejection post peer review include lack of substantial new contributions or excessively specialized content. Upon acceptance, manuscripts may proceed to publication or require minor or major revisions as suggested by reviewers. Authors are promptly notified of acceptance or rejection, with clear guidance provided for revisions if necessary.

Content Licensing, Copyright and Permissions

Journal of Family Studies have CC-BY-SA or an equivalent license as the optimal license for the publication, distribution, use, and reuse of scholarly work.


Journal of Family Studies is licensed under a  Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International

Article Processing Charges (APCs) & Article Submission Charges

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission FREE: 0.00 (USD)

Fast-Track Review FREE: 0.00 (USD)

Article Publication FREE: 0.00 (USD)

Journal History

Sakina: Journal of Family Studies is a means of communication and scientific publication originating from research in the field of family law with various aspects and approaches. Sakina: Journal of Family Studies is published four times a year in March, June, September, and December. Sakina: Journal of Family Studies is managed by the Islamic Family Law Study Program, Sharia Faculty, Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang.