Statement and Policy

Journal of Islamic Law (JIL) applies zero tolerance towards plagiarism and establishes the following policy stating specific actions (penalties) when plagiarism is identified in an article submitted for publication in Journal of Islamic Law (JIL).

  • Plagiarism involves the "use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's original work."
  • Papers must be original, unpublished, and not pending publication elsewhere. Any material taken verbatim from another source needs to be identified as different from the present original text by (1) indentation, (2) use of quotation marks, and (3) identification of the source.

Any text of an amount exceeding fair use standards (herein defined as more than two or three sentences or the equivalent thereof) or any graphic material reproduced from another source requires permission from the copyright holder and, if feasible, the original author(s) and also requires identification of the source; e.g., previous publication.

All submitted papers will be checked for their similarity by Turnitin.

When plagiarism is identified, the Principal Editor responsible for the review of this paper and will agree on measures according to the extent of plagiarism detected in the paper in agreement with the following guidelines:


Similarity Level

Jurnal Pemberdayaan Masyarakat: Media Pemikiran dan Dakwah Pembangunan practices zero tolerance towards plagiarism. We use iThenticate to evaluate the similarity index, and then the editor decides the case of possible plagiarism (a similarity report will be provided to the author). The Editorial Board has passed the following actions:

  1. Similarity Index Above 40%. Article Rejected (due to poor citation or poor paraphrasing, article outright rejected, NO RESUBMISSION accepted).
  2. Similarity Index (25-40%). Send to the author for improvement (provide correct citations to all places of similarity and do good paraphrasing even if the citation is provided).
  3. Similarity Index Less Than 25%. Accepted or citation improvement may be required (proper citations must be provided to all outsourced texts).

In cases 2 and 3: The authors should revise the article carefully, add required citations, and do good paraphrasing to outsourced text. Furthermore, resubmit the article with a Turnitin report showing NO PLAGIARISM and similarity less than 25%.