collections_bookmark Focus and Scope

Al-Hilal Journal is a scientific journal published in April and October per year by the Islamic Astronomy at the Faculty of Sharia and Law, Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN) Walisongo, Semarang colaboration with Asosisasi Dosen Falak Indonesia (ADFI).
Articles published in this journal are the results of empirical research in Islamic Astronomy (such as qibla, salat times, Islamic Calendar, Eclipse and others), and its approaching on other area studies (mathematics, physics, astrophysics, social, politics, anthropology, ethnography and others).
This journal has specifications as a medium of publication and communication of Islamic Astronomy ideas derived from theoretical and analytical studies, as well as research results in the field of both natural and social science. The editor hopes that writers, researchers and legal experts will contribute in this journal.


create_new_folder Section Policies

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

device_hub Peer Review Process

Al-Hilal Journal is a journal that implements the peer review process. All articles submitted to this journal will be reviewed in a closed (double-blind review) by a minimum of two reviewers (associate editor). The response from the reviewer will be the consideration for the editor (editorial board) to determine whether an article can be published (accepted), published if revised or discarded (rejected). The returned articles must be upgraded by the authors. After the authors make improvements in accordance with feedback from the reviewer, the author should resend (re-submit) and will be reviewed again. To avoid plagiarism all articles submitted to Al-Hilal Journal will be checked with anti-plagiarism software. The editor's final decision on the manuscript is decided by the Editor in Chief.


event_note Publication Frequency

Al-Hilal: Journal of Islamic Astronomy is published twice a year (April and October)


copyright 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.


unarchive Archiving

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...


bookmark_border About Journal

Al-Hilal – Journal of Islamic Astronomy is a scientific journal concerned on developing Islamic Astronomy Studies. This Journal is published by Syaria Faculty and Law twice on one year as a publication media and thoughts exchange also research results related with Islamic Astronomy Study. Redaction team very hopefull to writers and Islamic Astronomy Scientis to contribute in this journal.


bookmark_border Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.


Al-Hilal: Journal of Islamic Astronomy does not charges any submission or publication fees. No fees incurred for article processing: submission, neither reviewing the articles.

Under the aforementioned condition, we are waiving in full for authors that need this journal. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.


bookmark_border Copyright Transfer Agreement

In order for Al-Hilal: Journal of Islamic Astronomy to publish and distribute research articles, editors need publishing rights (transferred from author to publisher). This agreement relates to the transfer/publishing copyright license to Al-Hilal: Journal of Islamic Astronomy, but the authors still have significant rights to use and share their published articles. 

Al-Hilal: Journal of Islamic Astronomy supports the need for writers to share, disseminate and maximize the impact of their research and these rights, in any database. As a journal article writer, you have the right to various uses of your articles, including use by the institution or company where you work. Copyrights can be used without the need for special permission. Authors who publish articles in the Al-Hilal: Journal of Islamic Astronomy have broad rights to use their work for teaching and scientific purposes without asking for permission, including:
• use the author for lectures, presentations, or conferences and distribute copies to participants;
• distribution to colleagues for research use;
• used in compilations of the author's next work;
• be included in a thesis or dissertation;
• reuse of sections or excerpts from articles in other works (with full acknowledgments of the final article);
• preparation of derivative works (other than commercial purposes) (with full acknowledgment of the final article);
• voluntary posting on open web sites operated by authors or writers' agencies for scientific purposes

The Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that if accepted for publication, the copyright for publishing (publishing right) of the article shall be assigned/transferred to Al-Hilal: Journal of Islamic Astronomy

Authors whose articles are declared accepted for publication will be confirmed via email to send a Copyright Transfer Agreement.


bookmark_border Publication Ethics

Al-Hilal: Journal of Islamic Astronomy is a peer-reviewed journal, published biannually by Fakultas Syari’ah dan Hukum, Universitas Islam Negeri Walisongo Semarang, Indonesia (Faculty of Syari’ah and Law, Walisongo State Islamic University Semarang, Indonesia). It is available online as an open-access source as well as in print. The following section clarifies the ethical behavior of all the parties involved in the act of publishing an article in the journal, including the author, editor-in-chief, the editorial board, the reviewers, and the publisher. This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
Ethical Guidelines for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in Al-Hilal: Journal of Islamic Astronomy is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a clear reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody scientific methods. It is therefore important to agree upon the standards of expected ethical behavior for all the parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, editor, reviewers, publisher, and society. The publisher of Al-Hilal: Journal of Islamic Astronomy is obliged to take all the stages of the publishing processs seriously and to recognize its ethical standards and other responsibilities. Fakultas Syari’ah dan Hukum, Universitas Islam Negeri Walisongo Semarang, Indonesia is committed to ensuring that advertising, reprinting or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions.

Publication Decisions

The editor of Al-Hilal: Journal of Islamic Astronomy is responsible for deciding the best eligible articles for publication. The validation of the work in question and its importance for researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors are guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and are constrained by the legal requirements in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making their decisions.

Fair Play

Editors will always evaluate manuscripts in terms of their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or the 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 material disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's research without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers

1)   Contribution to Editorial Decisions: Peer reviews assist the editor in making editorial decisions, and through the editorial communications with authors may also assist them in improving the paper.

2)   Promptness: Any selected referees who feel unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript, or know that a prompt review will be impossible, should notify the editor and excuse themselves from the review process.

3)   Confidentiality: 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.

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

5)   Acknowledgment of Sources: Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any observation, derivation, or argument that has 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.

6)   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

1)   Reporting Standards: Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work undertaken, 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 behavior and are unacceptable.

2)   Originality and Plagiarism: Authors should ensure that their work is entirely original, and if they have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

3)   Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication: In general, authors should not 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 behavior and is unacceptable.

4)   Acknowledgment 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.

5)   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 study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors, while others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project 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 agreed to its submission for publication.

6)   Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts 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.

7)   Fundamental Errors in Published Works: If authors discover a significant error or inaccuracy in their published work, they should promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with them to retract or correct the paper.


bookmark_border Screening for Plagiarism Policy

All articles submitted will be screened for plagiarism by Turnitin.

Al-Hilal: Journal of Islamic Astronomy
Published by Faculty of Sharia and Law Universitas Islam Negeri Walisongo Semarang in collaboration with Asosiasi Dosen Falak Indonesia (ADFI)
Jl Prof. Dr. Hamka Kampus III Ngaliyan Semarang 50185
Phone: (024) 7601291

 Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

STATCOUNTER (View my Stats)