Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The journal focuses subjects regarding of library, information, and archieve sciences. The journal's scope as follows;

  • Information Literacy
  • Bibliometrics
  • Digital Library
  • Integrated Library System (ILS) / Technology in Library
  • Library Preservation
  • Library Management
  • Library Collection Development
  • Knowledge Management
  • Online Database / Electronic Publishing
  • Citation Studies
  • Webometrics
  • Archieve


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Every manuscript submitted to Al-Kuttab : Jurnal Kajian Perpustakaan, Informasi dan Kearsipan undergoes a double-blind peer review process, starting with an initial review by the editorial board members and being independently reviewed by at least two reviewers. The decision for publication, amendment, or rejection is mostly based on their reports or recommendations. Where manuscript revision is required, authors are urged to ensure that the necessary corrections are made before the manuscript can be accepted for production. The Editorial Board members, however, reserve the right to make the final decision on the status of the manuscript with regard to publication.


Open Access Policy

This 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, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. However, users may not use the material for commercial purposes.



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 Ethics

Publication Ethics of  Al-Kuttab : Jurnal Kajian Perpustakaan, Informasi dan Kearsipan

This statement clarifies ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in our journals, including the publisher, Perpustakaan UIN Syekh Ali Hasan Ahmad Addary Padangsidimpuan, the editors, the peer-reviewers and the authors.


1. Duties of the Publisher

  • As the publisher of the journal, Perpustakaan UIN Syekh Ali Hasan Ahmad Addary Padangsidimpuan must stand as a guardiance of the scholarly papers published by the journal.
  • The publisher must fully support the huge efforts made by the editors.
  • As a peer review journal, the publisher must built a solid communication with the reviewers.
  • The publisher should have relationship with other institutions in the field. Besides, we must also provide editors with technical, procedural, and legal support. And the most important thing is to educate authors/researchers on publishing etics.   

2. Duties of the Editors

  • Publication Decision

The editor of the journal is solely and independently responsible for deciding which articles submitted to the journal should be published. 

  • Peer-Review

The editor shall ensure that the peer review process is fair, unbiased, timely. Research articles must typically be reviewed by at least two external and independent reviewers. The editor must keep a good communication with reviewers.

  • Fair Play

The editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content regardless of race, gender, sexual, orientation, religous belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

The editor shall use the journal's standard electronic submission system for all journal communications.

The editor shall establish, along with the publisher, a transparent mechanism for appeal against editorial decisions.

3. Duties of the Reviewers

  • Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper. Peer review is an essential component of formal scholarly communication, and lies at the heart of the scientific method.

  • Confidentiality

Reviewers must keep the received papers as confidential documents. They must not share the review or information about the paper with anyone or contact the author directly without permission from the editor. 

  • Standard of Objectivity and Competing Interests

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Reviewers should be aware of any personal bias they may have and take this into account when reviewing a paper. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

If a reviewer suggests that an author includes citations to the reviewer's (or the associates') work, this must be for genuine scientific reasons and not with the intention of increasing reviewer's citation count or enhancing the visibility of their work (or that of their associates). 

4. Duties of Authors

  • The authors must ensure that his/her manuscript does not infringe any copyright laws, and must indemnify the editors and publisher against any copyright infringement.
  • It is the responsibility of the authors to obtain permission to use copyrighted material and provide such evidence upon submitting the manuscript.

Furthermore, matters regarding journal publishing ethics can refer to "Regulation of the Head of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences Number 5 of 2014 concerning the Code of Ethics for Scientific Publications" as can be downloaded HERE.


Publication Fee

Al-Kuttab: Jurnal Kajian Perpustakaan, Informasi dan Kearsipan does not charge author(s) APCs (Article Publication Charges), submission charges, or another fees. All processes of article publication are free of charge.