Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

TADBIR: Journal of Dakwah Management FDIK IAIN Padangsidimpuan is a scientific journal raised by the Dakwah Management Study Program FDIK IAIN Padangsidimpuan, which has the scope and focus of publication: management of da'wah, theoretical and practical da'wah, as well as the application of aid relations management and Islamic da'wah.



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Publications Ethic

Publication Ethics

Tadbir: Jurnal Manajemen Dakwah FDIK IAIN Padangsidimpuan is a peer-reviewed national journal, available in print and online and published two times a year. This statement clarifies ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the chief editor, the editorial board, the peer-reviewer­­­­­ and the publisher of Faculty of Da’wa and Communication Science.

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed Tadbir: Jurnal Manajemen Dakwah  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.  

Faculty of Da’wa and Communication Science as publisher of TADBIR: Jurnal Manajemen Dakwah 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.

Publication Decisions

The editor of the Tadbir: Jurnal Manajemen Dakwah  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.

Fair Play

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 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.


Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.


Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
 Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Duties of Authors

Reporting Standards

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.



Peer Reviewers

Several policies in the Tadbir Journal of Da'wah Management.
1. Reviewers will review submitted articles following the journal guidelines and templates provided
2. The review process in this journal uses double blind peer review, meaning that the identities of the reviewers and authors are kept secret from the reviewers, and vice versa.
3. In the review process, the article will be reviewed by a minimum of two reviewers to ensure the quality of the article.
4. In the review process, the reviewer ensures the quality of the article starting from the title, abstract, discussion and conclusion. In addition, reviewers also discuss its novelty and contribution to scientific discussions and verify plagiarism and publication ethics.
5. Reviewers also provide feedback on whether the article is accepted, rejected or requires minor or major revisions.


Reviewer Guideline

Carefully read the following Author Guidelines:

A. General Requirements

Manuscripts submitted to Tadbir: Journal of Da'wah Management must be research-based papers that have not been published or are being considered elsewhere.
1. Manuscripts must be in Indonesian, English or Arabic. It has to be typed in an MS Word document. Format; Use Times New Roman 12 pt font; left, top margin 4 cm, and right, bottom margin 3 cm; Exact spacing 18 pt with A4 paper size; Length 14-30 pages or 6000-9000 words.
2. The manuscript will be reviewed by the subject reviewer, while the editor has the right to edit the manuscript for format consistency without changing the substance.
3. Make sure the manuscript is prepared using the Article Template. Use the Online Submission Guidelines for access to the Open Journal System (OJS).
4. Manuscripts must be submitted via OJS (Tadbir: Da'wah Management Journal website). For confirmation, the Submission Checklist and Statement of Originality must be sent via email to the Journal Editor (jurnaltadbir123@gmail.com)
5. Citations and references must follow the American Psychological Association (APA) 7th Edition style and use ZOTERIO (http://www.zotero.org) or MENDELEY (www.mendeley.com) Reference Management Software.
Manuscripts should be checked for grammar, structure, spelling, etc. It is recommended to use GRAMMARLY Grammar Checker Software (http://app.grammarly.com).

B. Manuscript Structure
1. The article structure contains (a) Title; (b) Author Name, (c) Affiliation, (d) Email Address; (e) English Abstract and Indonesian Abstract; (f) Keywords; (g) INTRODUCTION (WITHOUT title); (h) RESEARCH METHODS; (i) RESULTS AND DISCUSSION; (j) CONCLUSIONS (and Suggestions); (k) Acknowledgment (if required); and (l) References.
2. Title: The title of the article is written in a simple, concise, and informative form in a phrase or clause format (Cases, Bold, Middle, Times New Roman 12, max 15 words)
3. Author's Name: The author's full name should be written without an academic degree in Times New Roman 12 pt.
4. Affiliation: Affiliation (University full name, and country) must be written below the name in Times New Roman 12.
5. Email address; The Correspondent Author's email address should be listed under affiliation in Times New Roman 12. (The Correspondent Author will handle correspondence throughout all stages of grading and publication, as well as post-publication; this responsibility includes answering any future questions about the paper's Methodology and Materials). Please ensure that an email address is provided and that contact details are kept up to date with the Corresponding Author.

6. English/Arabic Abstract and Indonesian Abstract: An abstract must be included with each manuscript; must be clear, and descriptive, and provide a brief description of the problem being studied. Also, without figures, tables, equations, or quotations), between 150–250 words, and written as one paragraph in English in single-spaced Times New Roman 12. The abstract should include the research objectives, methodology, and findings. The abstract should end with comments about the importance of the results or conclusions.
7. INTRODUCTION: This section introduces your paper including research background, problems to be solved, and a review of related findings consisting of 700 – 1200 words (1.5 – 2.7 pages) written in Word (doc/docx) with Times New Roman font 12 Line Spacing Exactly 18 pt with A4 paper size, written without a title. The introduction should include key references to the appropriate work. This states the significant contribution of the research. The introduction must contain the research background, research context, literature review, and research objectives (at the end of the introduction). The introduction should explicitly state the research gap and demonstrate the scientific merit or novelty of the research. All introductions should be presented in paragraph form, not instructions.
8. RESEARCH METHODS: This subheading must contain a brief description of the research methods; includes research design, research sources (population/sample/research participants, instruments used, data collection techniques, and data analysis) without subtitles, consisting of 1 – 2 paragraphs (150 – 300 words or 0.5 – 1 page). Written in Times New Roman 12 font with exact line spacing of 18 pt.
9. RESEARCH FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION: This section will describe the research findings, and then end with a discussion. Must consist of 1500 – 4500 words (4 – 8 pages). Research findings are an explanation of research results based on data analysis using both qualitative and quantitative approaches. The findings section contains a description of the results of data analysis to answer the research questions. They should summarize (scientific) findings rather than provide data in great detail. Please highlight any differences between your results or findings and previous publications by other researchers. This section should be described in several sub-sections with a detailed explanation of the findings. First Sub-Topic (Finding 1): Authors should make sub-topics in bold and each word in capital letters. Findings are an overview of results that can be supplemented with charts, graphs, diagrams, or tables; Second Sub Topic (Finding 2): Findings should summarize (scientific) findings rather than provide detailed data. Please highlight any differences between your results or findings and previous publications by other researchers. This section should be described in several sub-sections with a detailed description of the findings; Third Sub-Topic (Discussion): This sub-topic explains the relationship of your findings with theory and other research findings. Not to repeat research findings or theory, but to outline the results. Authors must demonstrate the novelty of this study compared to other studies.
10. CONCLUSION: This section is in the form of paragraphs consisting of 1 – 2 paragraphs (300 – 500 words or 0.5 – 1 page only). It should clearly state its findings. Also, explain the strengths and weaknesses of your findings and the possibility of research development.
Acknowledgments: If necessary, it must be conveyed in this sub-discussion regarding the involvement of other parties or institutions or institutions in the research being carried out, it is sufficient to write it in 2-5 sentences.
11. REFERENCES: Every source cited in the body of the article must be included in the References, and all sources listed in the References must be cited in the body of the article. References must be more recent (published in the last 5-10 years). The primary sources cited in your paper are journal articles, proceedings, and research reports including theses and dissertations which can be accessed online (show address/URL DOI). Citation of online journal articles at least 80% of the total references cited. References should be presented alphabetically and chronologically and in Times New Roman 12 font, aligned, with single line spacing and hanging indents. Check each reference against the original source (author name, volume, issue, year, DOI number). Please use the Reference Manager Application (ZOTERIO/MENDELEY) to manage your paper references. Use other articles published in the same journal as the model.
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Authors only need to submit manuscripts that are free from plagiarism and academic malpractice. However, editors double-check each article before publication. The first step is to check plagiarism against an offline database developed by the Faculty of Da'wah and Communication Studies at the State Islamic University (UIN) Syekh Ali Hasan Ahmad Addary Padangsidimpuan, Indonesia. Second, against as many online databases as possible.