About the Journal

Focus and Scope

UMRAN serves as a platform for academics, practitioners, and researchers to publish research findings and disseminate knowledge related to Islamic and Civilizational Studies.

It accepts manuscripts and research papers about Islamic History, Islamic Culture and Civilization, Philosophy and Islamic Thought, Sufism and Theology, Islamic Politics and Political Economy, Islamic Economics and Finance, Islamic Management, Islamic Law and Jurisprudence, Islamic Arts, Fiqh Science and Technology as well as Islamic Education.

It also publishes multidisciplinary topics of concern; however, the focus and issues discussed must be related to Islam and Muslim society regardless of geographical differences.

Peer Review Process

A peer review practise ensures the quality of the published paper as it maintains the objectivity in scholarly publishing. All reputable scientific journals practice peer reviews. Hence, our referees play a vital role in maintaining the high standards of UMRAN.

Upon submission, the author must ensure the paper abide by a blind review guideline (click here). 

Every manuscript submitted will be screened for the fulfilment of submission guideline and undergo content review to determine if it suits the scope of the Journal and fulfils the quality requirement. The manuscript will be returned to the writer/s if it requires further editing before it is sent for review.

UMRAN follows a double-blind peer-review process. Peer reviewers are experts chosen by journal editors to provide a written assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the written manuscript, to improve the manuscript and identify the most appropriate and highest quality material for the Journal.

In the peer-review process, the papers are sent out for double-blind independent reviews from experts in the field. Authors are encouraged to indicate the names of three potential reviewers during the submission, but the editors will make the final choice. The editors are not, however, bound by these suggestions. When the editorial board has successfully received feedback from reviewers, the corresponding author will be duly contacted.

Comments from external reviewers are sent to the authors, and they are notified of the Journal's decision (to accept, to accept with revisions or to reject). 

This entire review process is estimated to take between 2-4 months. The Editor's decision is final.

The Editor reserves the right to modify the typescripts to eliminate ambiguity and repetitions and improve communication between the author and reader. If extensive changes are required, the manuscript will be returned to the author for revision.

Special issues and/or conference proceedings may have different peer review procedures involving, for example, Guest Editors, conference organisers or scientific committees. Authors contributing to these projects may receive full details of the peer review process on request from the editorial office.


Publication Frequency

UMRAN is published online with a frequency of three (3) issues per year (March, July, November).


Open Access Policy

This Journal provides immediate open access to its content and supports a greater global exchange of knowledge; hence, papers are to be made freely available to the public.

Abstracting/Indexing Services

This Journal is indexed by Following databases:

  • UlrichsWeb
  • Malaysian Citation Index (MyCITE) and Malaysian Abstracting and Indexing System (MyAIS)
  • My Jurnal

Plagiarism Policy

The Journal Editorial board recognises that plagiarism is not acceptable. Therefore, it establishes the following policy stating specific actions (penalties) when plagiarism is identified in an article that is submitted for publication in UMRAN-International Journal of Islamic and Civilizational Studies.

Paper submitted to UMRAN will be screened using the Turnitin application to avoid plagiarism. This Journal shall not compromise any submitted manuscript detected with plagiarism.

  • Sponsors


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