Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted to Thawalib must follow the guidelines of this journal's authors and be done through the OJS environment. Submitted manuscripts must discuss scientific benefits or novelty in accordance with the objectives and scope. All manuscripts must be free from plagiarism content, all authors are advised to use plagiarism detection software to check similarities.
Incoming articles will be reviewed by the editorial team as an initial process. The editorial team will evaluate the appropriateness of the content, focus and methodology in the article. The article is then sent to 1 (one) expert reviewer in the Blind Review Process position. Notes from the reviewers are then sent back to the authors to be adjusted to journal writing standards. The revised manuscript decision will be re-evaluated at the editorial board meeting. Later, the editorial decision at the meeting will be informed to the author.
The editor makes decisions based on the reviewer's recommendations.
Review Process:

Author submit the manuscript 
Editor Evaluation (some manuscript are rejected or returned before the review process) 
Bind peer review process 
Editor Decision 
Confirmation to the author

The estimated total time required on average is 12 weeks (3 months)


Screening for Plagiarism

In order to ensure that submitted and published articles are free from plagiarism, editors will use Turnitin's web-based software to check the similarity index with a quality standard of 25%. This process is carried out when the author submits the article for the first time (submission) and the second or next time (revision/after being revised based on reviewer input).

If the article meets the standards, the article can be processed to the next stage (review or publish). Otherwise, the author will be asked to correct it.

Apart from using Turnitin, the editor will also check with Google Scholar and other means. This step is intended to ensure that articles are neither the result of plagiarism nor are already sent/published to other journals (double submission).