The International Journal of Halal Research is a refereed academic journal that aims to comprehensively integrate dimensions of knowledge conventionally regarded as separate and strengthen the efficiency of human intellectual progress. The journal combines scientific and religious aspects of Halal research and promotes universal values. While acknowledging the substantial progress made in the scientific fields, the journal is committed to the idea that the search for solutions to human predicaments can be enhanced by referencing an epistemological framework that is not restricted to reason and observation alone but acknowledges the role of religion. The journal is intended to provide a platform for research communities from different disciplines to disseminate, exchange and communicate within the Halal research scope and represents the diverse methodological approaches to Halal research and many subfields that constitute the discipline. It also intended to encourage methodological innovation by promoting experimentation in different qualitative and quantitative research methods. The IJHR covers theoretical and applied sciences and studies related to integrating scientific knowledge and religion. The journal is a compilation of academic and research articles, review articles, conference reports, and abstracts that address contemporary issues within its scope.

The halal lifestyle has become a global trend and is no longer limited to Muslims and specific religions. It refers to consuming halal products in goods and services that adhere to Islamic law (sharia). Therefore, halal products rely on halal food and tourism, finance, cosmetics, medicine, education, fashion, medical services, logistics, and arts and culture. As a result, halal goods and services offer enormous economic potential in Indonesia, which has the world's largest Muslim population. However, the halal industry must first find innovative technology and solutions to numerous problems.

Hence, the subject areas to cover in this journal can be widely related to halal research. The subject areas will include but are not limited to food and beverages, cosmetics and personal care, pharmaceuticals, governance and compliance, media and recreation, travel and hospitality, and halal-related services, which may cover science and technology and non-science and technology.