Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The journal has a wide scope in terms of the subject areas it covers, which include, but are not limited to: 

  • Accounting: Accounting and Reporting for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions, Islamic Accounting, Shari`ah Auditing, Takaful Accounting and Reporting, Waqf Accounting and Management

  • Governance and CSR: Corporate Social Responsibility in Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions, Islamic Corporate Governance, Shari`ah Governance

  • Finance and Banking: History of Islamic Financial Institutions, History of Islamic Wealth Management, Islamic Banking, Islamic Capital Market, Islamic Finance, Islamic Financial Institutions, Islamic Legal Maxims for Islamic Finance, Islamic Microfinance, Islamic Money Market, Islamic Resource Economics, Islamic Venture Capital, Islamic Wealth Management, Options, Futures and Derivatives in Islamic Finance, Qard Hasan Institutions, Risk Management in Islamic Finance, Shari`ah Aspects in Business and Finance, Sukuk, Takaful/Retakaful, Microtakaful, and Retrotakaful, Waqf Financing and Development, Zakah and Waqf

  • Ethics: Corporate Ethics in Islamic Finance, Islamic Business Ethics

  • Law: Applied Shari`ah, Islamic Economics, Islamic Jurisprudence, Islamic Law of Contract, Law of Islamic Financial Transactions, Legal Aspects of Islamic Banking, Legal Documentation of Islamic Banking, Shari`ah Compliance of Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

  • Each submission will be reviewed by 2 anonymous reviewers. Reviewers are expert in the relevant field and have track record of publications. Referees can give the decision as "accept", "reject" or "revision". When there will be an extreme disagreement between 2 reviewers, editor may refer the paper to a third reviewer.

  • Reviewers usually get 28 days to prepare and send their report. A reviewer can get a 2 weeks grace time if such request is received in writing.

  • An editorial decision is made purely based on the review reports.

For more information please see the Editorial Policy


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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Editorial Board

Dato’ Dr Che Musa Che Omar
Universiti Kuala Lumpur
1016, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur

Associate Editor
Dr Salih Yucel
Associate Professor
Charles Sturt University
Quad 3, 102 Bennelong Pkwy, Sydney NSW 2127


Editorial Advisory Board Members

Professor Ahmad Basri Bin Ibrahim
International Islamic University

Professor Mohamad Akram Laldin
International Shari`ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA)

Professor Mohamad Ali Abdul-Hamid
University Utara Malaysia

Professor S. Nazim Ali
Hamad Bin Khaliafa University

Professor Mashood Baderin
University of London
United Kingdom

Professor Siraj Sait
Centre for Islamic Finance
University of East London
United Kingdom

Professor Engku Rabiah Adawiah Engku Ali
International Islamic University Malaysia


Editorial Board Members

Associate Professor Umar Aimhanosi Oseni
International Islamic University

Dr Sa’id Adekunle Mikail
INCEIF (The Global University of Islamic Finance)

Dr Mohd Norfian Alifiah
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Dr Mohd Zulkeflee Abd Razak
Universiti Tenaga Nasional

Dr Abdullah Mohammaed Ahmed Ayedh
Islamic Science University of Malaysia