Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The focus and scope of the Al-Athfaal: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Anak Usia Dini is the dissemination of conceptual thinking in the field of Early Childhood Education. Includes: (1) Research Results of Early Childhood Education and Learning; (2) Management of early childhood education; (3) Psychology of early childhood development; (4) early childhood learning media; (5) Early childhood physical education.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

The policy review of the Al-Athfaal Journal is: Every paper submitted will be reviewed by at least two peer reviewers. Reviewers are not aware of the identity of the writer, and the author is also unaware of the identity of the reviewer (Blind Peer Reviews). The review process will consider novelty, objectivity, methods, scientific impact, conclusions, and references. The editor will notify you of the results of the review as soon as possible, hopefully between. Thisprocess review takes 4 weeks. After the article has beenreviewed, the editor journalwill return it to the author for revision via email. Every article submitted will be assessed from the scientific and methodological aspects. 

1-2 months. Please note that paper submissions may be sent to this journal, the duration of the review process can be up to 3 months.


Publication Frequency

Al-Athfaal : Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Anak Usia Dini published two a year, every June and December


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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Publication Ethic and Misconducts

Al-Athfaal: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Anak Usia Dini is a peer-reviewed journal. This statement explains the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing articles in this journal as well as alleged research violations, including the authors, editor-in-chief, Editorial Board, peer-reviewers, and publishers of the PIAUD Department, Faculty of Tarbiyah and Teacher Training, Raden Intan State Islamic University Lampung. This statement is based on the COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Guidelines for Journal Publication Ethics The

Articles in Al-Athfaal: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Anak Usia Dini  is an important building block in the development of a coherent and respected knowledge network. This is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. Therefore, it is important to agree on the standards of ethical behavior expected of all parties involved in the act of publishing: authors, journal editors, peer reviewers, publishers, and the public.  

Raden Intan State Islamic University Lampung as the publisher of Al-Athfaal takes the duty of guardianship over all stages of publishing very seriously, and we are aware of our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions.

Alleged Research Infringement Research

the error means falsification, falsification, manipulation of citations, or plagiarism in producing, conducting, or reviewing research and writing articles by authors, or in reporting research results. When authors are found to be involved in research violations or other serious irregularities involving articles that have already been published in a scientific journal, the Editor has a responsibility to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the scientific record.

In cases of suspected violations, the Editors and the Editorial Board will use  COPE best practices to help them resolve complaints and deal fairly with violations. This will include an investigation into the allegations by the Editor. Submissions found to contain these errors will be rejected. In cases where the published paper is found to contain such errors, a retraction may be issued and will be linked to the original article.

The first step involves determining the validity of the allegation and assessing whether the allegations are consistent with the definition of research misconduct. This initial step also involves determining whether the individual committing the offense has a relevant conflict of interest. 

If a scientific error or the presence of other substantial research irregularities is a possibility, the allegations are shared with the appropriate authors, who, on behalf of all co-authors, are asked to provide detailed responses. Once responses are received and evaluated, additional review and involvement of experts (such as statistical reviewers) can be obtained. For cases where infringement is unlikely, clarification, additional analysis, or both, published as a letter to the editor, and often including notification of corrections and corrections to the published article is sufficient. 

Institutions are expected to carry out proper and thorough investigations into suspected scientific misconduct. Ultimately, authors, journals, and institutions have an important obligation to ensure the accuracy of scientific records. By responding appropriately to concerns about scientific errors, and taking the necessary actions based on the evaluation of these issues, such as corrections, retractions with replacements, and retractions, the journal Al-Jabar will continue to fulfill its responsibility to ensure the validity and integrity of the scientific record.

Publication decisions The

Editor is responsible for deciding which articles submitted to the journal should be published.

Editors may be guided by the discretion of the journal's editorial board and limited by legal requirements such as those that would apply regarding defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Complaints and Appeals

Al-Athfaal: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Anak Usia Dini journal will have a clear procedure for handling complaints against the journal, Editorial Staff, Editorial Board, or Publisher. Complaints will be clarified to a respected person regarding the complaint case. The scope of the complaint includes everything related to the journal's business processes, i.e., editorial processes, manipulation of found citations, unfair editors/reviewers, peer-review manipulation, etc. Complaint cases will be processed according to COPE guidelines.


discussion permits the publication of debate posts either on its website, by letter to the editor, or on a moderated external site.

Fair play

An editor evaluates manuscripts at all times for their intellectual content regardless of the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, nationality, or political philosophy of the authors.


Editors and any editorial staff may not disclose any information about submitted manuscripts to anyone other than the respective authors, reviewers, prospective reviewers, other editorial advisors, and publishers, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished material disclosed in submitted manuscripts may not be used in the editor's own research without the written consent of the author.

Data Sharing Policy

Al-Athfaal: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Anak Usia Dinil is committed to a more open research landscape, facilitating faster and more effective research discovery by enabling reproducibility and verification of data, methodologies, and reporting standards. We encourage authors of articles published in our journal to share their research data including, but not limited to: raw data, processed data, software, algorithms, protocols, methods, and materials.

Duties of Reviewers

Contribute to Editorial Decisions

Peer reviews assist editors in making editorial decisions and editorial communication with authors can also assist authors in improving papers.


Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that immediate review is not possible, must notify the editor and withdraw from the review process.


Any manuscript received for review must be treated as a confidential document. They may not be shown or discussed with others except as permitted by the editor.

Review Standards Objectivity reviews

must be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees must express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgment of Sources

Reviewers must identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument has been previously reported must be accompanied by a relevant citation. Reviewers should also call the editor's attention to any substantial similarities or overlaps between the manuscript under consideration and other published papers of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

Information or privileged ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have a conflict of interest resulting from a competitive, collaborative, or other relationship or connection with the author, company, or any institution with which the paper is related.

Author's Duties

Reporting Standards

Authors of original research reports must present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. The underlying data must be represented accurately on paper. A paper must contain sufficient detail and references to allow others to replicate the work. Deceptive or intentionally inaccurate statements are unethical and unacceptable behavior.

Originality and Plagiarism

Authors must ensure that they have written an entirely original work, and if the author has used the work and/or words of others, then this has been properly cited or cited.

Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publications

An author may not, in general, publish a manuscript describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or major publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal at the same time constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgment of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others should always be given. Authors should cite publications that were influential in determining the nature of the reported work.


should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, conduct, or interpretation of the reported study. All persons who have made significant contributions must be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they must be recognized or listed as contributors.

Correspondence authors must ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have approved its submission for publication.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors must disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that may be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project must be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published work

When an author discovers significant errors or inaccuracies in his published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal or publisher's editor and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Ethical Oversight 

If research work involves chemicals, humans, animals, procedures, or equipment that have unusual hazards inherent in their use, authors must clearly identify these in the manuscript to comply with the ethical conduct of research using both animal and human subjects. If required, Authors must provide legal and ethical permission from legal associations or organizations. 


If the research involves confidential data and business/marketing practices, the author must clearly justify whether the data or information will be securely hidden or not. 




Al Athfaal: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Anak Usia Dini, with registered number p-ISSN: 2622-5484 (printed), e-ISSN: 2622-5182 has been indexed at:


2. Garuda

3. Base

4. Crossref

5. Mendelay

6. WordCat

7. PenelitianBib

8. Moraref


10. Sinta





Plagiarism Check

Plagiarism screening will be carried out by the OJS Editorial Board using Grammarly Plagiarism Checker and Cross Check Plagiarism Screening Services powered by Turnitin.com


Article Processing Charges (APCs)

Al Athfaal: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Anak Usia Dini does not charge any submission or publication fees, and no fees are incurred for article processing or for the review process.


All translation or proofreading costs are borne by the author. Translation and proofreading services are provided by external parties.



Articles published in Al Athfaal: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Anak Usia Dini will be considered republished if:

  1. They have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of errors (eg data generation) or honest errors ( e.g. miscalculation or experimental error)
  2. findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper cross-reference, permission or justification (i.e. cases of over-publication)
  3. it includes plagiarism
  4. it reports unethical research

The revocation mechanism follows the Publication Ethics Committee's Revocation Guidelines (COPE) which can be accessed at  https://publicationethics.org/files/retraction%20guidelines.pdf


Revenue Sources

Al Athfaal: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Anak Usia Dini is an open access journal, published in both online and print versions. Source of income from institutional support (faculty). Source of income used to maintain administration and printing costs. In addition, a very insignificant share of revenue also comes from subscriptions.



Guidelines for Advertising

  1. All ads must be approved by the publisher or editor.
  2. Advertising is a separate part of the content. Editors may not shape content to accommodate advertisements while advertisers and sponsors must not have prior knowledge of our editorial content.
  3. Advertisements in publisher journals do not constitute a guarantee of, or endorsement of, the product, service, company, or the claims made in such advertisements by the publisher, the public, or editorial partners.
  4. Advertising is clearly distinguished from editorial content.
  5. Advertisers have no control or influence over the search results that users may make in the publisher's journal.
  6. All advertisements must identify the advertiser by trademark or signature.
  7. The publisher is not responsible for any damages, including but not limited to actual, direct, incidental, or consequential damages, for errors in displaying advertisements.
  8. Any use of publication trademarks or copyrighted material for links to and from the website must be approved, in advance, by the publisher. Such unauthorized linking is prohibited.
  9. All advertisers must be non-discriminatory in terms of gender, age, race, religion, marital status, or physical disability, complying with all applicable laws and regulations.
  10. Publisher does not release personally identifiable data of our website users.


Direct Marketing

In promoting journals and research results, journals carry out direct marketing activities, including requests for manuscripts made on behalf of the journal, right on target, on target, and unobtrusive. All information provided about the publisher or journal is expected to be honest and not misleading to the reader or author.



Journal History

  1. The first issue (Vol.1 No.1, 2018), Al-Athfaal has been published in the print version.
  2. The Al-Athfaal start the double-blind peer-reviewed since Vol 3 No 1, April 2020.
  3. Since 8 December 2020, Al-Athfaal has been indexed by DOAJ (The Directory of Open Access Journals).
  4. In December 2020, Al-Athfaal has been indexed by SINTA (Sinta 4).
  5. Since 26 March 2020, established an MoU with Perkumpulan Pengelola Jurnal PAUD Indonesia (PPJ PAUD Indonesia).
  6. Manuscript Published is written in standard English since Volume 5 Number 1, 2022.


Digital Preservation

Al-Athfaal: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Anak Usia Dini strives for the constant availability of published articles and online accessibility. With this in mind, Al-Athfaal: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Anak Usia Dini content is continually archived and preserved in the Internet Archive, please visit the journal membership in archive.org


Deposit Policy

The submitted version, accepted version, and published version can be deposited in an institutional or other repository of the author’s choice at any time. A few to mention, author(s) may deposit and use the document as follows:

  1. on the personal website
  2. on the company or institutional repository
  3. on subject repositories
  4. with individuals requesting personal use for teaching and training within the author's institution, and as part of an author's grant applications or theses/doctorate submissions, etc.

Please visit the journal Copyright Notice make sure that you consult all of related policies on the website to prevent any disputes or doubts. If you have any inquiries, contact Editor alathfaal@radenintan.ac.id.


Screening for Plagiarism

Manuscript submitted to Al-Athfaal: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Anak Usia Dini will be screened using Turnitin similarity detection tool. Al-Athfaal: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Anak Usia Dini will immediately reject papers leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism.

Al-Athfaal: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Anak Usia Dini wants to ensure that all authors are careful and comply with international standards for academic integrity, particularly on the issue of plagiarism.

Plagiarism occurs when an author takes ideas, information, or words from another source without proper credit to the source. Even when it occurs unintentionally, plagiarism is still a serious academic violation and unacceptable in international academic publications.

When the author learns specific information (a name, date, place, statistical number, or other detailed information) from a specific source, a citation is required. (This is only forgiven in cases of general knowledge, where the data is readily available in more than five sources or is common knowledge, e.g., the fact that Indonesia is the most populous Muslim country in the world.)

When the author takes an idea from another author, a citation is required even if the author then develops the idea further. This might be an idea about how to interpret the data, either what methodology to use or what conclusion to draw. It might be an idea about broad developments in a field or general information. Regardless of the idea, authors should cite their sources. In cases where the author develops the idea further, it is still necessary to cite the original source of the idea, and then in a subsequent sentence, the author can explain her or his more developed idea.

When the author takes words from another author, citation and quotation marks are required. Whenever four or more consecutive words are identical to a source that the author has read, the author must use quotation marks to denote the use of another author's original words; just a citation is no longer enough.

Al-Athfaal: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Anak Usia Dini takes academic integrity very seriously, and the editors reserve the right to withdraw acceptance from a paper found to violate any of the standards set out above. For further information, potential authors can contact the editorial office at alathfaal@radenintan.ac.id


Withdrawal of Manuscript

The author is not allowed to withdraw submitted or published manuscripts (unless there are compelling reasons), because the withdrawal is a waste of valuable resources that editors and reviewers spent a great deal of time processing submitted manuscripts and works invested by the publisher.
If the author still requests withdrawal of his/her manuscript the author will be asked to submit an "Article withdrawal Form" signed by all authors (or) the corresponding author of the manuscript stating the reasons for manuscript withdrawal. Authors must not assume that their manuscript has been withdrawn until they have received appropriate notification to this effect from the editorial office. Please contact alathfaal@radenintan.ac.id for the "Article withdrawal Form".
However, it is unethical to withdraw a submitted or published manuscript from one journal if accepted by another journal.




Correction and Retraction

Al-Athfaal: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Anak Usia Dini takes its responsibility to maintain the integrity and completeness of the scholarly record of our content for all end users very seriously. Changes to articles after they have been published online may only be made under the circumstances outlined below. Al-Athfaal: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Anak Usia Dini places great importance on the authority of articles after they have been published and our policy is based on best practices in the academic publishing community.

An Erratum is a statement by the authors of the original paper that briefly describes any correction(s) resulting from errors or omissions. Any effects on the conclusions of the paper should be noted. The corrected article is not removed from the online journal, but notice of erratum is given. The Erratum is made freely available to all readers and is linked to the corrected article.

A Retraction is a notice that the paper should not be regarded as part of the scientific literature. Retractions are issued if there is clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, this can be as a result of misconduct or honest error; if the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper referencing, permission, or justification; if the work is plagiarized; or if the work reports unethical research. To protect the integrity of the record, the retracted article is not removed from the online journal, but notice of retraction is given, is made freely available to all readers, and is linked to the retracted article. Retractions can be published by the authors when they have discovered substantial scientific errors; in other cases, the Editors or Publisher may conclude that retraction is appropriate. In all cases, the retraction indicates the reason for the action and who is responsible for the decision. If a retraction is made without the unanimous agreement of the authors, that is also noted. In rare and extreme cases involving legal infringement, the Publisher may redact or remove an article. Bibliographic information about the article will be retained to ensure the integrity of the scientific record.

A Publisher's Note notifies readers that an article has been corrected subsequent to publication. It is issued by the Publisher and is used in cases where typographical or production errors (which are the fault of the Publisher) affect the integrity of the article metadata (such as title, author list, or byline) or will significantly impact the readers' ability to comprehend the article. The original article is removed and replaced with a corrected version. Publisher's Notes are freely available to all readers. Minor errors that do not affect the integrity of the metadata or a reader's ability to understand an article and that do not involve a scientific error or omission will be corrected at the discretion of the Publisher.

In such a case, the original article is removed and replaced with a corrected version. The date the correction is made is noted on the corrected article. Authors should also be aware that an original article can only be removed and replaced with a corrected version less than one year after the original publication date. Corrections to an article that has a publication date that is older than one year will only be documented by a Publisher's Note.

The following guideline may also be helpful: COPE Guidelines for Retracting Articles