Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Al-Mujtahid: Journal of Islamic Family Law mainly focuses on Islamic Family Law and Islamic Law. with various approaches of normative, philosophy, history, sociology, anthropology, theology, psychology, and is intended to communicate the original researches and current issues on the subject.

Detailed scopes of articles accepted for submission to Al-Mujtahid: Journal of Islamic Family Law are:

  1. Study of the Islamic Social Institution of Family Law
  2. Basic Study of Islamic Family Law Science
  3. Islamic Family Law Dispute Resolution
  4. Contemporary Study of Islamic Family Law
  5. Islamic Family Law in the World


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Publication of articles in Al-Mujtahid: Journal of Islamic Family Law is dependent solely on scientific validity and coherence as judged by our editors and/or peer reviewers, who will also assess whether the writing is comprehensible and whether the work represents a useful contribution to the field. Al-Mujtahid: Journal of Islamic Family Law acknowledged the effort and suggestions made by its reviewers.

Initial evaluation of manuscripts

The Editor will first evaluate all manuscripts submitted. Although rare, yet it is entirely feasible for an exceptional manuscript to be accepted at this stage. Those rejected at this stage are insufficiently original, have serious scientific flaws, or are outside the focus and scope of the Al-Mujtahid: Journal of Islamic Family Law. Those that meet the minimum criteria are passed on to experts for review.

Type of peer review

Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates the already published works, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. The method is a blind peer review.

Review reports

Reviewers are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript:

  • Is original by stating the objectives and gap clearly
  • Is methodologically sound
  • Follows appropriate ethical guidelines
  • Has results/findings which are clearly presented and support the conclusions
  • Correctly references previous relevant work
  • Reviewers are not expected to correct or copyedit manuscripts. Language correction is not part of the peer-review process.


Reviewers advise the editor, who is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board. The editor’s decision is final.

Becoming a Reviewer

If you are not currently a reviewer for Al-Mujtahid: Journal of Islamic Family Law but would like to be added to the list of reviewers, please contact us. The benefits of reviewing for Al-Mujtahid: Journal of Islamic Family Law include the opportunity to see and evaluate the latest work in the related research area at an early stage, and to be acknowledged in our list of reviewers. You may also be able to cite your work for Al-Mujtahid: Journal of Islamic Family Law as part of your professional development requirements. Al-Mujtahid: Journal of Islamic Family Law reviewers are volunteers who contribute their expertise to the science, thus no financial payments are made.


Publication Frequency

Al-Mujtahid: Journal of Islamic Family Law is published twice a year in June and December.


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.