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ISRA International Journal of Islamic Finance

ISSN: 0128-1976

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Content: Table of Contents
Information: Journal information  |  Editorial Team  | Author Guidelines

Other: Sample article  
This journal is owned by International Shari'ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA) and delivered by Emerald Publishing Services

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CiteScore 2019: 0.4
CiteScoreTracker 2020: 1.0 (Updated Monthly)

The ISRA International Journal of Islamic Finance (IJIF) is a fully peer reviewed refereed journal, published bi-annually and aimed at academicians as well as practitioners. It aspires to promote publications of written materials in the areas of Islamic economics, finance, banking, capital markets, takaful and law. The inaugural issue was published in December 2009.

The journal is unique because it not only publishes articles of academic rigour but also articles by practitioners who have experience in applied Islamic finance. The journal also showcases current research works or ongoing projects under the heading "Research Notes".

The journal boasts a comprehensive International Editorial Advisory Board comprising Shari’ah scholars and academicians. These members contribute their vast experience to the journal by refereeing the articles submitted; offering advice to the Editorial Committee; and also contributing articles to the journal themselves.

Aims and scope

It is the aspiration of the editorial committee that IJIF achieves the highest rank in quality and substance. It is thus our aim that the journal be carried in the Thompson Reuters’ ISI and Scopus databases. By ensuring high standards in articles published in Islamic finance we ensure that further innovation and research is carried out and promoted in the Islamic finance industry and academia.

IJIF publishes 2 issues per annum.

Peer review

IJIF operates a double blind peer review model. All articles undergo an initial assessment by the journal editor. If they are considered suitable for peer review, articles will then be reviewed by a minimum of two external reviewers to assess its suitability for publication. Final responsibility for editorial decisions rest with the journal editor.

Open access

All articles published in IJIF are published Open Access under a CCBY 4.0 licence. For further information on licencing please see the author guidelines.

Publishing Services partnership

ISRA International Journal of Islamic Finance is published by Emerald Publishing on behalf of the International Shari'ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA). IJIF is owned by the International Shari'ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA). IJIF is published under a platinum OA arrangement, in that all charges for publishing an OA article in IJIF are funded by the International Shari'ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA). There is no charge to the author.

You can view the journal's transparency statement here.

This journal is abstracted and indexed by:

  • Scopus
  • Cabell's Directories
  • Index Islamicus
  • EconLit
  • EBSCO Products
  • ProQuest
  • Scientific Indexing Services
  • EconBiz
  • Emerging Sources Citation Index (Clarivate Analytics)
  • Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC)

This journal is a member of and subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics. More on Emerald's approach is available in our Publication Ethics guidelines.