Peer Review Process

Full Confidentiality

Each article submitted to the journal will be managed with full confidentiality. Each submission will be reviewed by the Managing Editor of Journal of Shariah Law Research (JSLR) on a case-by-case basis.

Journal Guarantees

The journal guarantees that the merit of an article will stand alone independently from the fame of the corresponding author or co-authors.


When the Editorial Board finds that the article meets the basic requirements of the journal (see Submission Guidelines), the article will be sent two "blindfolded" reviewers (also known as referees) appropriate to the subject matter. Author's name of the article will be kept confidential from reviewers to prevent from bias evaluation.

Total of Reviewers

The journal ensures that the authors of the submitted articles remain anonymous from the reviewers. The journal recommends that you name at least 2 potential reviewers (5 would be most welcomed) that are experts in the field that you are publishing. This would assist in hastening the editorial and review process and, therefore allow your submitted articles be published in a timely manner.

Unacceptable Articles

In the unlikely event that only one of the reviewers find the submission unacceptable, the article will be sent to another reviewer for a final assessment. This will assist the editorial board to decide whether the article can be published in JSLR.

Final Draft

Final edits are sent to the Editorial Board Members and Proofreaders of JSLR to check for accountability and other issues. If there are any technical error in the article, editor will ask the author to make corrections.

Time Frame of Reviewing Process

From our previous experiences, it will take approximately 2-6 months from submission to completion of the publication process.

Information of Publications

Author will be informed about the publication of the Journal by official email, when all the process completed.

Gift to Author

A copy of JSLR will be given to author (1 copy only) after the journal have been printed by publisher as our gift.