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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 file is in Microsoft Word document.

Author Guidelines

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

The submission file is in Microsoft Word document.
Articles should be between 5000-10000 words in length, including abstract, tables, figures, references and appendices.

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


Page Layout

            Paper   : Custom Size (Width: 19.21 cm and Height: 26.21 cm)

            Top      : 2.25 cm

            Left      : 1.8 cm

            Bottom : 1.0 cm

            Right    : 1.87 cm



            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


 Keywords (Italic)

            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.



 The referencing style of the manuscript should strictly follow the style adopted by the journal (based on APA - American Psychological Association style).  The list should be in alphabetical order. Author(s) are to ensure submission of manuscript is according to the format specified.


In Text:

…... Smith (1995) ... or (Brown and Jones, 2002) or ... Smith et al. (2004a)


Journal Article

Sonko, M. (2020). Customers’ perceptions on Islamic banking: A case study in the Gambia. Journal of Islamic Finance, 9(1), 13–23.

Antova, I., & Tayachi, T. (2020). Managing crypto-pegged exchange rates risks in Islamic banks in the era of digitalization economy and tokenization. Journal of Islamic Finance, 9(1), 13–23.


Chapter in Book

Ginting, L.M., & Redzuan, N.H. (2020). A study on the influence of Islamic financial literacy in managing cash and debt among millennial in Indonesia. In Kassim, S., Anwar Othman, A.H., & Haron, R. (Eds.). Handbook of research on Islamic social finance and economic recovery after a global health crisis (pp. 1-20). Pennsylvania: IGI Global.



Oseni, U.A., Hassan M.K., & Hassan, R. (2019). Emerging Issues in Islamic finance law and practice in Malaysia. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Limited.


Working Paper

Ismail, A.G., Zaenal, M.H., & Taufiq, U. (2016). Can Islamic philanthropy increase financial inclusion? (IRTI Working Paper 1437-02). Jeddah: Islamic Research and Training Institute.



Gold Banking – A Game Changer for Islamic Finance. (2020). Islamic Finance. Retrieved May 6, 2019, from


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