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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, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • This paper without the information of the author(s) and the text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Author can refer to the latest published articles of Journal of Islamic Finance to follow its format. In general, the following is the paper format for Journal of Islamic Finance:


Name of the Author and the Affiliation must not be in the paper.


Page Layout

            Paper   : Custom Size (Width: 9.2cm and Height: 26.2cm)

            Top      : 1.32cm

            Left      : 2.03cm

            Bottom : 1.27cm

            Right    : 2.11cm



            Font     : Times New Roma, size: 17


Author’s Name & Affiliation

            Font for Author’s Name        : Times New Roman, size: 13

            Font for Author’s Affiliation   : Times New Roman, size: 8



            An abstract of not more than 250 words

            Font     : Times New Roman, size: 9



            Font     : Times New Roman, size: 8


Body Text

            Manuscripts must be typed with a single spacing throughout.

            Font                : Times New Roman, size: 10

            Equation          : Use Microsoft Equation 3.0 or above



                        Placement of Table      : Centre

                        Title of the Table         : Above the Table, Centre

                        Font for the Title          : Times New Roman, size 8    



                        Placement of Figure     : Centre

                        Title of the Figure        : Below the Figure, Centre

                        Font for the Title          : Times New Roman, size 8    


Any word or words to be abbreviated should be written in full when first mentioned followed by the abbreviation in parentheses.



(APA - American Psychological Association style)


When quoted in the text style is: ... Smith (1995) ... or (Brown and Jones, 2002) or ... Smith et al. (2004a).


Journal and book titles should be written out in full.

Examples are:


Guidolin, M. and Timmermann, A. (2005). Economic Implications of Bull and Bear Regimes in UK Stock and Bond Returns. The Economic Journal115, 111-143.

Phelps-Brown, H. (1981). Labour Market Policy, in Changing Perceptions of Economic Policy (Ed.) F. Cairncross, Methuen, London, pp. 68-113.

Mundell R. A. (1968). International Economics. Macmillan: New York

Rodrik, D. (1997). TFPG Controversies, Institutions and Economic Performance in East Asia. National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper, No. 5914.


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