Journal History

As one of the oldest and the biggest faculties in State Institute for Islamic Studies Imam Bonjol of Padang, Faculty of Islamic Education (Tarbiyah) and Teacher Training has had a scientific journal “Al-ta'lim : Jurnal Ilmiah Kependidikan dan Keislaman” since 1994.  Its first edition which appeared in the period of October-December 1994 was supervised by Syafrizal, MS, Dra. Rosnida Abdullah, Drs. Hafni Ladjid and led by Drs. Syakirman M. Noor, MA, Drs. Armen Mukhtar as co-editor, and Drs. Ilman Nasution as Secretary.  Editorial members included Drs, M. Basyiruddin Usman, M.Pd., Drs. Em Dasril., Dra. Hallen A, M.Pd., Dra. Mimi Suharti M., Drs. Zulfahmi HB, M.Hum., Drs. Hadeli, MA., Drs. Zainal Asril., Dra. Idda Trisna., Drs. Rusli., Yuhardi, S.Pd., and Besral, S.Pd.

This journal has ever been accredited C in the year of 2000 as stated in the Decree of Directorate General of Higher Education, Department of National Education, Number 69/DIKTI/Kep/2000, dated on May 21st, 2000.  With high spirit and countless efforts of the editorial board (Dr. Syamzul Nizar, MA and Drs. Ilman Nasution as Editorial in Chief and Chief Assistant Editor and other Editorial Team), the journal was later accredited B as stated in the Decree Directorate General of Higher Education, Department of National Education, Number 34/DIKTI/Kep/2002 dated on March 6th, 2002.  Not long after that, however, the journal was temporarily off printed for about three years.  This was caused by the following reasons: lack of financial assistance, The editorial in Chief moved to another university, while some editorial members continued their education to Post Graduate Program.

In the year of 2012, the Dean appointed Dr. Martin Kustati, M.Pd., and Zulvia Trinova, S.Ag, M.Pd as Editorial in Chief and Chief Assistant Editor, Editorial Boards and Reviewers as decreed in In.5/PP/00.9/4/4487.a/2012 to republish Al-Ta’lim. Ever since,     Dr. Martin Kustati, M.Pd. was sent to join in Workshop on Management and Science Journal Editing in Klub Butik Resort, Batu, Malang. This national event was aimed at improving the quality of journals as recommended by current accreditation requirements.  As a result, ‘Al-Ta’lim’ successfully came to publication based on ISSN 1410-7546 in the year of 2012 as issued in volume 19 number 1.

Within the annual evaluation of the journal profile, editorial members have been looking for qualified scripts either from Indonesian universities or overseas.  By 2014, this journal has had its Open Journal Systems (OJS).  Although the system is currently in the stage of accomplishment, the journal has had cross-reviewers from various national and international colleges and universities.  Seven of the nine articles published in the recent ‘Al-Ta’lim’ came from outside State Institute for Islamic Studies Imam Bonjol Padang.

Al-Ta'lim journal was fully onlined on Volume 21, Number 1, 2014. In this period, Editorial board received articles in Indonesia, English, or Arabic. Based on the evaluation and willingness to achieve the vision and mission of the journal, the editorial board began to publish the journal and Arabic through Volume 21, Number 2, 2014.

Al-Ta’lim journal is accredited by the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education Republic of Indonesia No. 51/E/KPT/2017 on December 4, 2017 (Amendment of No. 48a/KPT/2017 on October 30, 2017)

The newest template has been published since Volume 23, Number 2, 2016.