Journal Policies

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.


TAFHIM: IKIM Journal of Islam and the Contemporary World recognizes the valid concerns of authors, readers, librarians, and others regarding the need for long-term preservation and access to scholarly research. Our journal archiving and preservation policy includes the following measures:
○ Website:
Our electronic content (website, articles, manuscripts, etc.) is stored in two sources. Content on one server is online and accessible to the readers. The copy of the same content is kept as a backup on the offline resources.
○ Indexing services:
All journal issues are abstracted and indexed by several abstracting and indexing services, which store much essential information about the articles.
○ Self-archiving:
TAFHIM: IKIM Journal of Islam and the Contemporary World allows authors to deposit their original version and published final version/PDF in an institutional repository or to publish it on the author’s personal website and departmental website (including social networking sites, such as ResearchGate,, etc.), at any time after publication in the journal. Publisher copyright and source must be acknowledged, and a link must be made to the article’s published link.
○ National Libraries:
All journal issues are deposited in the Malaysian National Library—the legal deposit library in Malaysia. The copies of the articles are available to their depository system as an alternative to the journal’s own.
○ MyJurnal:
TAFHIM: IKIM Journal of Islam and the Contemporary World articles are also stored in MyJurnal as an online system used by the Malaysian Citation and Infometrics Center. MyJurnal collects and indexes all the Malaysian journals.
MyJurnal contains bibliographic data and full-text contents of TAFHIM: IKIM Journal of Islam and the Contemporary World articles.


The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


Journal submissions are assigned to editors in an effort to minimise potential conflicts of interest. The following relationships between editors and authors are considered conflicts and are avoided:
○ Current colleagues
○ Recent colleagues
○ Recent co-authors
○ Doctoral students for which the editor served as committee chair.

After papers are assigned, individual editors are required to inform the managing editor of any conflicts not included in the list above. In the event that none of the editors satisfy all of the conflict screens, co-editors who are least conflicted will be assigned to the manuscript. In addition, co-editors who are least conflicted are assigned for all paper submissions by sitting editors. Journal submissions are also assigned to referees to minimise conflicts of interest. After papers are assigned, referees are asked to inform the editor of any conflicts that may exist.


○ All advertisements and commercially sponsored publications are independent from editorial decisions. The Editorial Board does not endorse any product or service marked as an advertisement or promoted by a sponsor in TAFHIM: IKIM Journal of Islam and the Contemporary World publications. Editorial content is not compromised by commercial or financial interests, or by any specific arrangements with advertising clients or sponsors.
○ The TAFHIM: IKIM Journal of Islam and the Contemporary World management reserves the right to decline any type of advertising that is damaging to the brand of TAFHIM: IKIM Journal of Islam and the Contemporary World or is inappropriate to the content held in the journal.
○ Once an advertisement has been deployed online, it will be withdrawn from the journal site at any time if the Editor(s)-in-Chief or Publisher requests its removal.
○ Advertisements and editorial content must be clearly distinguishable. The journal will not publish “advertorial” content, and sponsored supplements must be clearly indicated as such. If a supplement did not undergo peer review or underwent a peer review-process different from the rest of the journal that should be explicitly stated.
○ Editorial decisions will not be influenced by current or potential sponsors and advertisers, and will not be influenced by marketing decisions. Advertisers and sponsors have no control or influence over the results of searches a user may conduct on the website by keyword or search topic.
○ Please send any complaints about advertising to: [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected].