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Editorial Policies

Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

RELEVANCE Journal of Management and Business is an academic journal published by Department of Sharia Management of Business, Faculty of Islamic Economics and Business, IAIN Surakarta. RELEVANCE aims to publish articles in the field of Islamic Management and Business, including but not limited to research results, scientific studies and field cases.

RELEVANCE is published twice a year for the same volume. It has a purpose to provide a media for academics, researchers, experts and observers to communicate in the framework of scientific development in the field of islamic Management and Business. Submitted manuscript, correspondences and subscribtion request can be addresed to editors. Department of Sharia Management of Business, Faculty of Islamic Economics and Business, IAIN Surakarta, Indonesia

Section Policies


  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed

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.


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Peer Review Process

All submitted manuscripts have nor been published before neither being submitted to other journals. All received manuscripts undergo double blind reviews; such detail as follow:


Scope screening. Relevance: Journal of Management and Business editor-in-chief  would check for the article possible plagiarism detecting with such software as Turnitin, under setting up of non-repository and non-bibliography form. More than 30% of its similarity, the manuscript would be not considered to proceed the next screening. The editor would also screen all submitted manuscripts for its conformity to Relevance of Management and Business’s focus and scope.  

Initial screening. The editor-in-chief would assign manuscripts that pass initial screening to section editors. Assistant editors help the managing editor to handle tehnical editing review, such as grammatical error, citing, and paraphrase; while the principal section editor would select a principal editorial board to initiate blind review process of the manuscript.

Content Review. A blind reviewer would critically evaluate the content of the manuscript, including the title, abstract, introduction, research question, thesis argument, method of gathering and analysing data, discussion, and openly suggesst related refences that may enrich the discussion of the manuscript.

Expert Review. Another blind reviewer would examine the discussion of the manuscript and help to put the discussion on the global context of economic discourse.

Revise the Manuscript. The author would make a revision based on reviewer comments (content and technical error) which will have up to two-four weeks. It is once again valued by the section editor to question whether the revised version is appropriate or not. If it is so inadequate that the section editor will advise the author to revise it again.

Final decision.  The revised manuscript is either accepted or rejected; if the author(s) are unable to make the required changes, the manuscript is rejected.

Galley. The manuscript is handed over to the journal’s lay outer; then returned to the author for proofreading and final approval.

Published. The final version of the manuscript will be published on the latest issue of Relevance: Journal of Management and Business.