Ethical Statement

Journal of Islamic Finance (JIF) is highly committed to upholding ethics in publication and quality of articles. The journal strives to abide by the Code of Conduct as defined by the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE). Conformance to standards of ethical behaviour is therefore expected of all parties involved: Authors, Editors and Reviewers.


Plagiarism Issues

The manuscript must represent the original work by the author(s) and has not been published or being considered elsewhere at the time of submission.  All submissions to the journal will be screened using Turnitin software and must not score higher than 23% similarity for the reviewing process.  Reference from other publications must be appropriately cited or quoted.

None of the material should be covered by any copyright; if copyrighted material exceeding approximately 100 words from a journal article or approximately 500 words from a book is used, the author has to obtain written permission for its use. The work should not infringe any intellectual property rights/secrecy laws of any person/organization/government/public or private agency, nor should it contain any defamatory matter.

IIUM Press does not bear any responsibility for verifying copyright permissions provided by the authors. Any breach of copyright laws will result in retraction of the published manuscript as well as reporting to relevant authorities in the authors' institutions.


Duties of Authors

  • Responsible for ensuring only new and original work is submitted.
  • Must not reproduce work that has been previously published in other journals.
  • Must not submit any articles that are being reviewed or considered by JIF to other journals simultaneously.
  • To only publish their work elsewhere after receiving a formal rejection from JIF or if their request for withdrawal is officially accepted by the journal.
  • To inform the Editor-in-Chief or the publisher of any inaccuracy of data in their published work so that correction or retraction of article can be done.
  • Should make significant contributions and be held accountable for any shortcomings in their works.


Duties of Reviewers

  • Must disclose any competing interest before agreeing to review a submission.
  • May decline to review any submission due to a conflict of interest or inadequate knowledge.
  • Review all submissions objectively, fairly, and professionally.
  • Reveal any ethical misconduct encountered while reviewing to the Editor-in-Chief for further action.
  • To ensure the originality of a submission and be alert to any plagiarism and redundant publication.
  • To not disclose the content of the submission without permission.
  • Adhere to the duration specified for the review process. Request for extension to review is at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief.


 Duties of Editor

  • Evaluate manuscripts fairly and solely on their intellectual merit.
  • Ensure confidentiality of manuscripts and not disclose any information regarding manuscripts to anyone other than the people involved in the publishing process.
  • Responsible for deciding when and which articles are to be published.
  • Provide clear instructions to potential contributors to the submission process and what is expected of the authors.
  • Ensure appropriate reviewers are selected/ identified for the reviewing process.



  • Authors should state their results clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification, or inappropriate data manipulation. The methods used in the work should be clearly and unambiguously described so that the findings can be repeated and confirmed by other researchers.


Conflicts of Interest

 A statement on conflict of interest must be included in the manuscript if authors receive any support that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.


Authorship and Collaboration

 Name of authors listed in a manuscript should represent only those who have made significant contributions to the publication. Others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the work must be acknowledged or listed as contributors. It is the duty of the corresponding author to ensure only those who have significantly contributed to the manuscript be included as authors.