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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published or proposed to another journal (or an explanation is provided to the editor in the comments).
  • The paper is in Microsoft Word format according to the Journal's template:
  • Reference URLs and DOI have been provided in the reference list where possible. References are in APA style according to the downloaded template. Finally, I have uploaded my references in the online section with one line free among each other.
  • All the metadata in the submission process is included especially references, leaving one line black between contributions.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographical requirements summarized in the author's guidelines, which can be found on the journal information page.
  • If you are submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, follow the instructions on Ensuring blind review.
  • I have decided to suggest two possible reviewers for my research paper. For this purpose, I need to upload a new document identifying some essential information: name and surname, institutional email, institution, country and motivation for suggesting them as possible reviewers.

Author Guidelines

The European Journal of Islamic Finance editorial team features articles on a wide range of business-related topics, such as business and management, finance, banking about the Islamic world. Proposals must offer original and substantive content based upon expert analysis, professional research or significant experience.

Only pitches that follow our submission guidelines will be considered.

Prospective contributors should forward a detailed and brief outline of proposed content, including a list of the articles being offered to our readership. Any relationship between the author and subject organization must be disclosed. We look for practical applications supported by real-world examples and ideas that are clearly new, or at least clearly a new way of looking at something of interest to our audience. We also ask ourselves if potential contributors are authoritative and persuasive enough to provide our readers with an intellectual return on time invested.

Feature articles and contributions must be well-structured with introductions that are engaging and quickly get to the point. Graphs, tables and charts are acceptable, but only if they are required to advance an argument and provided as separate high-resolution files that can be edited.

Format Requirements

All papers are encouraged to be in the following format:  (Double-column, 10-pt Times New Roman, Single-spaced), plus keywords.

Papers in MS Word format (MSOffice 97 and above)

Images (line graphs, images), with minimum 300dpi resolution.

Author profile: Maximum 100 words

For submission guidelines and journal format, please download the journal template.

 Please, consider that the paper should include the following sections: 

  • Abstract (Structured and with the identification of the aim of the study, the main methodology insights, and the conclusions of the article) ā€“ less than 300 words.
  • Keywords ā€“ please provide 3-6 keywords related to your paper. They are essential for indexing purposes. 
  • Introduction (Structured introduction in which authors provide the positioning literature of the paper, the gap, the purpose and aim of the paper, the contribution in terms of literature and the organization).
  • Literature review (in the case of a practical paper we would suggest authors assess a literature review of the variables under investigation in the study).
  • Methodology (This section should provide how the author conducted their study. It should be provided by scientific references).
  • Results (This section provides the main theoretical or practical results of the study).
  • Discussion (It is highly appreciated. Particularly, this section aims to summarise and interpret the main results achieved).
  • Conclusion (This section concludes the paper considering the sum of the paper, the main contribution in terms of the literature, the main practical contribution, the limitations of the study, and the future research possibilities for scholars).
  • References (for the style please see the template)
  • Appendices are possible.
  • Graphs, tables, and charts are acceptable, but only if they are required to advance an argument and provided as separate high-resolution files that can be edited.
  • Acknowledgements are possible; please provide them in an additional file. 

Authors are encouraged to provide their ORCID id in their profile for indexing and citation purposes.

Please, note that once you submit your paper, it will be considered automatically that you agree to be a reviewer for other papers that other authors submit.
Thank you for your interest in our publication. All contributed content is greatly appreciated.

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